IN BRIEF - Trollers, state file new appeal in lawsuit to halt SE Alaska salmon fishery
Monday, May 29, 2023
Plaintiffs want to end program to provide more salmon to endangered whales
A new appeal has been filed in a fisheries case rooted in the alleged impact of the Southeast Alaska commercial salmon troll fishery on endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) in Puget Sound.
The Alaska Trollers Association (ATA) on Monday asked the U.S. District Court for Western Washington to deny a plea from the Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) in Seattle to end an already funded prey increase program intended to provide more salmon to the endangered killer whales. The WFC continued litigation to halt the commercial salmon troll fishery, contending that halting that fishery would provide more fish in Puget Sound for then endangered whales.
The WFC argues in its motionthat “any risk of adverse impacts to SRKW from vacatur of the prey increase program has been largely negated by the court’s partial vactur of the incidental take statement (ITS) authorizing the commercial harvest of Chinook salmon-the activities that necessitated the mitigation in the first place.”
The Guardeses Longliners Organization (Orpagu) is attending Conxemar this year with a novel initiative and with which the organization hopes to mark a before and after in the sale of swordfish thanks to ronqueo, the art of cutting up pieces that is usually used with tuna but rarely with swordfish.
This technique, aimed mainly at professionals in fishmongers and the processing industry, will allow the comprehensive use of the species.
The event will feature the intervention of the chef specialized in Japanese food Andrés Médici, who will do the snoring live and will be in charge of preparing the different dishes for the tasting.
Salmon Evolution ASA ("Salmon Evolution" or the "Company", OSE: SALME) is experiencing strong biological performance at Indre Harøy with good growth and normal mortality levels across all fish groups.
As per 30 September 2023 the Company had an all-time high standing biomass of around 2,100 tonnes (LW), up 101% since 30 June 2023. Net biomass production for the third quarter totalled 1,290 tonnes LW and the Company has seen a steady increase throughout the quarter, resulting in a quarterly run rate of around 1,600-1,700 tonnes LW as per end of September, equivalent to around 70-75% of steady state volumes.
Batch 8 was stocked during the quarter and the Company plans to stock two additional batches in Q4, supporting further increase in biomass production and steady state production volumes of 7,900 tonnes HOG p.a. by year-end.
The Company harvested 185 tonnes HOG during the third quarter, after pushing some of the planned volumes to the fourth quarter to optimize harvest weights and price realization. For the fourth quarter the Company is planning to increase harvest volumes significantly.[...]
RUSKIN, Fla. — At Two Docks Shellfishin Ruskin, clams are grown and then sold to restaurants, seafood markets, and distributors throughout the Tampa Bay Area, but lately, the shellfish farmers have been tight on supply.
“There just aren’t as many clams in the world as there should be right now due to those two storms, and that has a series of downstream effects, revenue, employment, and things like that,”said Dr. Aaron Welch, president of Two Docks Shellfish.
Last year, Welch said freshwater flooded the bay during Hurricane Ian, killing millions of clams. He added that the enormous storm surge following Hurricane Idalia the previous month wiped out millions more clams in hard-hit Cedar Key and he does business with clam growers there.
He says the combo of storms has prevented him from expanding his clam business as fast as he would like.
“It’s made it hard for us to continue to grow the business, and it’s hurt our revenue. Since we haven’t gotten our insurance payment from the USDA yet, we’re missing a huge amount of cash that we would be generating right now from selling the animals that died during Ian.”[...]
The grant will be used to train the farmers in poultry and fisheries, with Massandje Toure-Litse, ECOWAS commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture highlighting that these two subsectors play a vital role in driving the sub-region’s economy and fostering its development.
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The training will cover a wide range of topics, including animal husbandry, feed formulation, disease management, and marketing.
The beneficiaries are farmers of the Community Allied Farmers Association of Nigeria (COMAFAS). Speaking at the event, Toure-Litse said the grant would increase young people’s capacity to engage in agricultural value chains and food production.
“ECOWAS has designed quality training modules and arranged for the training of 3,032 young people (30 percent women and 70 percent men,” she said.[...]
Tokyo (Jiji Press)--Japan's exports of fishery products to China in August dropped 70.8 pct from a year before in value, reflecting Chinese restrictions, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
China imposed a blanket ban on Japanese aquatic products immediately after Japan began releasing treated water from its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean on Aug. 24.
Scallop exports were particularly affected, falling 71.3 pct. Scallops represent the largest portion of Japan's fishery product exports, and about half of them goes to China.
Japan's overall food exports to China slipped 43 pct.
Exports of fishery products to Hong Kong, which has also tightened restrictions on imports from Japan, sagged 11 pct. Hong Kong is the second-largest importer of Japanese fishery products next to mainland China.
The value generated by black scabbard fish fishing in the Madera fish markets continues to break records this year. Until the end of last week, the latest data available, 1,644 tons of this species were unloaded in ports and regional warehouses, generating 7,683 million euros in first sales. A significant increase compared to the same period last year (5,627 million euros) compared to practically the same volume of discharges: 1,684 tons. "This amount is already higher than that invoiced in all of last year (7,459 million euros) and the three previous years," explains the Regional Secretariat of Madeira.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Salmon giant Mowi has closed a processing unit at its Irish headquarters in Donegal, with the loss of 33 jobs.
The redundancy programme, which was announced with a consultation programme in May this year, affects the secondary processing unit at the facility. Mowi has now ceased secondary processing in Ireland, with fillets and portions now being dealt with in other locations, but primary processing continues.
Mowi told Fish Farmer: “The closure of this unit will allow customers to purchase fillets and portions from our Mowi secondary plants in Europe, which are closer to major markets.
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) recently published an update to the Fisheries Information Notice (FIN) titled “FFSU-FC-FIN-08-23 Deep Sea Species and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems.” This comprehensive update supersedes the previous FIN 05-17 Deep Sea Species and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, reflecting the latest legislative updates relating to restrictions on fishing for deep-sea species and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. The updated FIN is now available for access on the SFPA website and can be accessed by clicking on the following link https://www.sfpa.ie
Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada-based South Shore Seafoods and several of its subsidiaries have been allowed to continue operating as a court-appointed restructuring firm decides the best way it can pay off millions in unpaid debt.
South Shore Seafoods and its subsidiaries – Captain Cooke’s Seafood, By the Water Shellfish, South Shore Seafoods International, Can-Am Lobster and Shellfish, Bridge Lobsters Limited, and Arsenault’s Fish Mart – were hit by a court order on 21 September
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Turkish aquaculture reached production and export records, the result of specific investments and a permanent commitment to the promotion and development of the fishing industry, according to statistics from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).
In 2022, Turkish aquaculture reached exceptional milestones, with a total production of 849,808 tons. This represents a significant increase of 6.2% compared to the previous year. The fishing industry, crucial to the national economy, has shown constant growth in recent years.
Tackling marine litter through circular innovation European Union
In the heart of the Bay of Biscay, where the azure waters meet the Spanish Basque Country, the BLUENET project set sail to tackle lost fishing gear, upcycling the ominous 'ghost-nets'.