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IN BRIEF - Maersk was the most reliable top-14 carrier in April 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Global schedule reliability has continued to improve M/M, although the strength of the improvements have declined with each proceeding month.

In April 2023, schedule reliability improved by 1.7 percentage points M/M to 64.2%, up 29.9 percentage points Y/Y. Average delay for LATE vessel arrivals also continued to decrease, with the April 2023 figure dropping by -0.72 days M/M to 4.34 days. This is -2.22 days lower Y/Y and is now also lower than the respective 2020 figure.

Maersk was the most reliable top-14 carrier with schedule reliability of 70.3%, followed by MSC with 68.0%, and Evergreen with 67.1%. There were 6 more carriers with schedule reliability of over 60%. The remaining carriers all had schedule reliability of 50%-60% and were within 5.0 percentage points of each other.

Yang Ming was the least reliable carrier in April 2023 with schedule reliability of 52.1%. Only 7 of the top-14 carriers recorded a M/M improvement in schedule reliability in April 2023, with Evergreen recording the largest improvement of 4.6 percentage points. All top-14 carriers recorded double-digit Y/Y improvements, with Wan Hai recording a 43.5 percentage point improvement.

Source: sea-intelligence.com

IN BRIEF - Egyptian Mediterranean fisheries in urgent need of better management, says study

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Egyptian fisheries must be better managed to secure the overall health of the Mediterranean Sea's marine living resources, new research has found.

In a new paper in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management, researchers with the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport reconstructed Egypt's marine fisheries' catches from the Mediterranean in the last 100 years and found strong evidence of resource overexploitation. Such overexploitation has pushed fishers to go farther and deeper, increasingly resorting to species lower in the food chain.

"The Egyptian Mediterranean marine fisheries consist of a century-old, predominantly trawl fishery as well as other fisheries, such as longlining, purse-seining and multi-gear traditional fisheries," said Dr. Myriam Khalfallah, who led the study as a post-doctoral fellow with the Sea Around Us. "From 1920 to 2019, 3.8 million tons of fish and invertebrates were removed from Egypt's Mediterranean waters. We identified major peaks in catches followed by drastic declines caused by various external events and increased fishing pressure." [...]

Source: phys.org

IN BRIEF - The Spanish fishing and aquaculture value chain presents its 'Strategy' proposal to the General Secretariat of Fisheries, in Madrid.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Sponsored by the Spanish Technological Platform for Fishing and Aquaculture (PTEPA), the main agents of the fishing value chain (CEPESCA, FNCP, FEDEPESCA, APROMAR, Association of Wholesale Fish Entrepreneurs of Madrid, Rula de Avilés) and technological agents of the fishing sector (Biolan Microbiosensores and Sinerxia Plus ) have developed this strategy within the framework of the PESCAZUL project, which has had the support of the Next Generation funds and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan promoted by the Government of Spain, specifically, through the call for projects of blue growth for Knowledge Spaces, of which the PTEPA is a part.

Its result, the “Spanish Strategy from Sea to Table”, aims to The objective is to transfer the proposed objectives from the sector entities that have participated in the project, to configure broad lines of action to help public authorities design the lines of work to achieve the objective of achieving a fishing and fishing value chain. sustainable, resilient and innovative aquaculture.

A strategy to achieve a more sustainable and resilient sector after COVID-19 and to respond to the incomplete nature of the European Strategy “From farm to fork”.

The Spanish strategy from sea to table arises as a response to the recent approval by the European Union of the “From farm to fork” strategy, one of the axes of the European Green Deal, with the aim of responding to the challenges in the food sector European. A European strategy, which has not met the expectations of the Spanish fishing and aquaculture value chain, which expected from the document, a greater presence of fishing and aquaculture activity.

Source: www.pescazul.es

IN BRIEF - Mussel producers in Thailand hit by plankton bloom

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mussel farmers say they have suffered "unfathomable" losses due to an intense plankton bloom off Thailand's east coast. This was reported by the South China Morning Post.

An unusually dense plankton bloom has created a "dead zone" off Thailand's east coast, threatening mussel production in those waters. According to experts, in some areas of the Gulf of Thailand the amount of plankton is more than 10 times higher than normal. Because of this, the water turned bright green, and the animals living in it died. At the same time, more than 80% of the 300 mussel farms located there were damaged along the coast of Chonburi.

As the publication writes , plankton usually blooms 1 or 2 times a year for 2–3 days. This depletes oxygen in the water and blocks the flow of sunlight, which negatively affects the lives of marine life.

Although the reason for the intense plankton bloom remains unclear, scientists have speculated that pollution and extreme heat associated with climate change are to blame.

IN BRIEF - Clearance of a location for aquaculture in the Norwegian Sea

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Directorate of Fisheries has today given permission for the establishment of the first Norwegian location for aquaculture in the open sea.

SalMar Aker Ocean AS has received clearance for the site "Frøya" in the Norwegian Sea. The location is approx. 45 nautical miles outside the baseline. The site clearance has been granted for 19,000 tonnes of maximum permitted biomass of salmon.

The background to the case is that in 2019 the SalMar company Mariculture received eight development permits for testing the technology in the Smart Fish Farm concept. It is this facility that is planned to be established in the Norwegian Sea.

Source: fiskeridir.no

IN BRIEF - Berta Contreras is a new Managing Director of Benchmark in Chile

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Benchmark Genetics Chile is pleased to announce that effective September 18, 2023, Berta Contreras Mutis has assumed the role of General Manager, succeeding Pablo Mazo, who has transitioned to the position of Performance and Documentation Manager at Benchmark Genetics in Norway.

Berta Contreras Mutis, a marine chemist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with an MBA from Universidad del Desarrollo, has a long history within the Chilean salmon industry. Her previous roles encompass Technical Manager and Corporate Affairs Manager at Marine Harvest Chile (now Mowi Chile), Managing Partner at Conecta Spa, and, more recently, Technical Manager and Research and Development at Cermaq Chile.

Bertha Contreras is taking over the responsibility from Pablo Mazo who is now starting a new career path in Norway as Performance and Documentation Manager in the global salmon production team.[...]

Source: Benchmark

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Nueva Pescanova and unions begin the negotiation of the ERE this Tuesday, which will mean about 100 layoffs

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Galician multinational Nueva Pescanova and unions begin this Tuesday the negotiation of the employment regulation file (ERE), which seeks the dismissal of about one hundred employees from its offices in Chapela, in Redondela (Pontevedra) and Madrid.

As union sources have reported, the meetings began at 11:30 a.m. and will take place in the Mar de Vigo Auditorium.

It was on September 6 when Nueva Pescanova informed the company committees and union delegates of its intention to start this ERE, which it justifies "for economic and organizational reasons" and which will be limited to the support areas of Chapela and Madrid.

Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full article here

Other Media | IndustriasPesqueras: Eurored creates a spare parts department for diesel engines

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Eurored Group has created a new spare parts department for diesel engines to market mechanical spare parts. “In particular, we have focused on the manufacture and sale of cylinder liners for marine diesel engines, as well as the reconditioning of industrial spare parts and parts for diesel engines,” he explains.

The company also manufactures cylinder liners, pistons, cylinder heads, etc., for engines from Ø 150 mm to Ø 600 mm in diameter.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: Europêche calls for a level playing field at EU-China Blue Forum

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Chinese Ministry of natural resources and the European Commission organised last Saturday in Shenzhen (China) the second Ocean Forum under the EU-China Blue Partnership for the Oceans. The goal: to ensure effective ocean governance for the conservation and sustainable use of the seas and its resources. The Forum brought together stakeholders from both sides, including Member States representatives, the business sector, academia, think-tanks and NGOs. Europêche appreciated the genuine engagement with China and called on all parties to drive global efforts towards sustainability

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: Sushi craze driving demand for salmon in SE Asia

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Rising demand for salmon in South East Asia is being led by the region’s appetite for sushi, a special seminar at Seafood Asia in Singapore has been told.

The seminar, during which consumer trends and challenges were on the menu, was organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Led by Martin Skaug, the Seafood Council’s Communications Director, the panel delved into the discussion around the trends that have given Norwegian seafood a strong foothold in Asia, and what will apply in the future.

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: South Africa’s Sea Harvest Group improved revenue in H1 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Sea Harvest Group achieved higher revenue in the first half of 2023.

The Cape Town, South Africa-based seafood company reported an 18 percent year over year increase in revenue for the first half of 2023. Revenues for the six months ending 30 June, 2023, totaled ZAR 3.2 billion (USD 170.1 million, EUR 159.7 million), compared to ZAR 2.7 billion (USD 143.7 million, EUR 134.9 million) earned in the same period a year prior, according to an unaudited financial report approved for release to shareholders by Sea Harvest CEO Felix Ratheb and the firm’s chairperson, Frederick Robertson.

Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

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