IN BRIEF - As wild catches plummet...squid aquaculture?
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Global squid catches have declined considerably, from 3.1 million tonnes in 2000 to 2.9 million tonnes in 2020.
One solution to this is aquaculture, but farming squid has proved difficult. For the past 60 years, scientists have tried to establish squid aquaculture, but with minimal success. However, now a group of scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have developed a squid aquaculture system that may work and would be cheap enough to operate to compete with imported squid. The group claims to have succeeded in controlling the full life cycle of the squid.
The scientists at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have grown 10 generations of the oval squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and have been working closely with one commercial partner while also being in contact with five or six others. However, with squid prices being low, farming is not profitable at the moment.
"The market in China is very different." A Russian business official attending the China (Fuzhou) Fisheries & Seafood Expo 2023 highlights fishery cooperation with China.
The three-day expo, which concluded on Sunday in Fuzhou City, east China's Fujian Province, attracted over 500 enterprises from 16 countries and regions including China, Russia, Indonesia, South Korea and Ecuador
The Tuvalu Fisheries Department will be conducting a 5 weeks Fisheries Observer Basic Training Course from the 02nd October to 03rd November this year, 2023.
Fisheries Observers work aboard commercial fishing vessels, where they are the eyes and ears of our Tuvalu Government. They collect biological and compliance data that assists scientists, fisheries enforcement officers and economists to provide the advice and support that managers need to make wise decisions on the future use of this important resource.
The work is rewarding and challenging, requiring dedicated, honest and tough individuals, who can work long hours, can be away from home long periods and often in very difficult conditions at sea and can communicate and interact well with different people while at the same time, be considerate and conscious of the sensitivity of the environment they are working in.
Tuvalu Fisheries Department now invites applications from both gender (both Male and Female) Tuvaluan citizens for this up-coming training.
The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, has vindicated this Tuesday the strength of the companies in the sea-industry chain in Galicia, which place the community as a leader in this sector, at the same time that he has demanded the drop in VAT for fish and you preserve them.
During a visit to the Profand facilities in Vilagarcía de Arousa, he underlined the commitment of the regional government to this business fabric with a "powerful future".
Rueda recalled that Galicia closed 2022 with a new record for exports in the sea sector, exceeding 2,700 million euros, "which makes this industry one of the most internationalized in the Galician economy."
Yesterday, the salmon farming company Ventisqueros published its fourth ESG Report, corresponding to the company's environmental, social and corporate governance indicators and its 2022 operation.
Ventisqueros carried out the launch through the Teams platform with the entire company connected, to later publish an interview, on its RRSS, with José Luis Vial, general manager of Ventisqueros; Igor Stack, Manager of Regulations, Concessions, Certifications and the Environment; and Agustín Waidele, Director of Communications.
Author: Loreto Appel / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here
Bonito is gradually reaching the main markets of the Cantabrian coast. Today it was the turn of Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, which held the first auction of inshore bonito with the Eusko Label of this 2023 campaign. The small gear vessel "Gure Ama Martina" has unloaded close to 12,000 kilos of this tuna.
While the first specimens are being auctioned, the bulk of the artisanal fishing fleet in Euskadi is in full preparation for the tuna tuna tuna
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Two of Japan’s biggest trading companies, Marubeni and Sumitomo, have separately begun partnerships with insect protein companies, aiming to both use and sell the alternative protein for aquaculture feed purposes in Japan.
Japan is the second-largest user of fishmeal in the world, with much of it imported from Peru for its yellowtail and sea bream aquaculture operations. But recently, prices for fishmeal have been rising, leading to interest in alternatives.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
The Government of the Faroe Islands will impose further restrictive measures against Russia by considerably limiting port access for Russian fishing vessels.
Only fishing vessels exclusively conducting fisheries under the bilateral agreement between the Faroe Islands and Russia will be allowed to enter Faroese ports. The activities of Russian fishing vessels in port will be restricted to crew change, bunkering, provisioning, landing and transshipment.
Services related to maintenance will be prohibited and the purchase of goods restricted.
Blumar announced the results obtained during the first quarter of 2023, announcing a 23% increase in its operating income compared to the same period of 2022, equivalent to $182.4 million dollars. This increase is generated by a 3% higher turnover in fishing and 39% in the aquaculture segment, the latter favored by a good price scenario and a 30% increase in sales volume.
They will export fish by air from Neuquén. It will be the first time it happens from that province. An idea that was also presented in Mar del Plata, but has not materialized yet.
More than a year ago, the flag line tried to do something similar to facilitate the logistics for exports of fresh fish and shellfish, at least to neighboring countries. For this purpose, the work group "Innovation in export processes in Air Transport" was formed.
Author: Gustavo Seira / Pescare | Read the full article here
Earlier this year, Frosta, a leading German manufacturer of frozen products, launched NPD vegan fish fingers across major German retailers, after three years of development.
Frosta, which reported increased sales of its brand of frozen foods in 2022, said that part of the success came from its plant-based innovations, such as vegan Asian street food dishes.
Additionally, despite the overall frozen fish market sharply declining sales, Frosta’s fish sticks were “the darlings of the public,” becoming an increasingly popular choice among consumers, reported the company.
Described as “indistinguishable” from the classics, the vegan product targets the growing flexitarian consumer in Germany. It is manufactured at an exclusive production line at Frosta’s facility in the seaside town of Bremerhaven.[continues...]