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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Spain cultivates 45 different species in more than 5,700 aquaculture facilities

SPAIN
Friday, May 17, 2024

Apromar, the Spanish Aquaculture Business Association, held its general assembly in Madrid, in an event in which the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, highlighted the value of sustainable aquaculture for its ability to provide top quality food and contribute to the development of rural communities. Planas highlighted the strategic nature of the activity, promoting the blue economy and creating employment opportunities in coastal and rural communities with a high risk of depopulation. In fact, the activity employs around 12,500 workers in the State.

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cherry salmon proves fruitful for Japanese fish farmer

JAPAN
Friday, June 14, 2024

Izumisawa Suisan is first to obtain ASC certification for the species

Japanese farm Izumisawa Suisan has become the first commercial farm to obtain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its cherry salmon production. The farm, which also produces coho salmon, is based in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture along the Kamaishi Bay.

Cherry salmon, named for its pink cherry-coloured scales, boasts a refined, light flesh colour and delicate fat. Its name is derived from the fact that it is often harvested during the enchanting “sakura” or cherry blossom season in Japan.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | Fish Focus: Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda

CANADA
Friday, June 14, 2024

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda, reflecting their commitment to sustainable research. The company unveiled a new name, a new logo, and a newly appointed CEO dedicated to fostering a future where sustainable aquaculture defines market expectations.

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC), a contract research organisation dedicated to unlocking the answers to aquaculture’s most pressing challenges

Source: Fish Focus l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: China tapping Pakistan as alternative seafood supply source

CHINA
Friday, June 14, 2024

China is tapping into Pakistan as an alternative seafood supplier, with tensions ramping up between it and its primary trading partners.

On 1 June, an air shipment of fresh mullet from Pakistan arrived in Kashgar, a city in China’s Xinjiang region, according to China Daily. The mullet was imported by Xinjiang Huizhou Import and Export Trading Co., which distributes seafood out of the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone Cross-border e-Commerce Exhibition and Trading Center. The facility, which was opened in late 2023, is being touted by local officials as “Central Asia’s fresh and cold chain food import portal,” offering access to China’s westernmost region. 

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Russian Competition Drives Down Prices for Norwegian King Crab

NORWAY
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Several factors have led to a nearly halving of prices for both fishermen and exporters in a short period of time. Fishermen are currently experiencing significantly lower kilo prices for king crab in June compared to May.

One key factor is the availability of blue crab from Russia in the market. Live blue crab is being delivered at a significantly different price than the red king crab from Norway. Additionally, Russia has announced an earlier start to king crab fishing in the Barents Sea, moving the start date from 01 September to 01 July. This introduces a new player during a time when Norwegian actors have traditionally operated alone, further driving down prices on the global market.

Author:  Oliver McBride / The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | WorldFishing: New partnership looks to advance electronic seafood traceability

UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Santa Cruz, California-based non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise and the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), the industry standard for digitally interoperable traceability in seafood, have established a new partnership to promote the widespread adoption of traceability best practices in seafood supply chains.

The two organisations aim to promote the implementation of interoperable, digitised traceability systems and the adoption of the GDST standard across public and private sectors. 

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | iPac.aquacultura: Aquaculture production in Portugal in 2022 increased by 4.8% to 18,822 tonnes

PORTUGAL
Thursday, June 13, 2024

In 2022, total aquaculture production in Portugal reached 18,822 tonnes, an increase of 4.8% compared to 2021. For its part, sales generated income of 159.8 million euros (157.1 million euros in 2021), which reflected an increase of 1.7%, with a reduction in the quantities sold of 8.2% (from 17,600 in 2021 to 16,166 tons in 2022).

The structure of aquaculture activity in Portugal shows that production in transitional and marine waters, which was 8,408 tons in 2022, is the majority, concentrating 97.8% of total production. Aquaculture production in continental waters was 414 tons.

Source: iPac.acucultura l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Brussels launches consultations to evaluate the use of funds from the fishing and maritime sector

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, June 13, 2024

A total of 21 EU countries provided financial support under the EMFF to address the pandemic and the consequences of the war in Ukraine

The European Commission (EC) began two consultations this Wednesday to evaluate the effectiveness of the financing programs that support the fishing and maritime sector of the European Union (EU), both past and those that are still ongoing. The first call has the objective of collecting different points of view on the management of the funds and comments can be sent from today until July 11, 2024.

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Oslo distribution hub sold for £100m

NORWAY
Thursday, June 13, 2024

The global alternative investment platform Slate Asset Management has acquired the World Seafood Center in Oslo for a figure close to £100m.

The Center is a state of the art new-build refrigeration and distribution facility, based at a logistics hub near Oslo’s main airport. The purchase figure is NOK 1.3bn (£95.4m).

Slate said the acquisition adds to its portfolio of essential real estate assets in Europe. The company added that seafood is the second largest industry in Norway with a growing export volume benefitting from strong demographic tailwinds, that are driving high demand in the region for industrial space for the seafood industry.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here

 


IN BRIEF - Japan-Asia routes are fully booked for the next month.

JAPAN
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Priority was given to high-cost cargo from China and other countries, and cuts in service

Space shortages are becoming serious on Japan-Asia routes. Although it depends on the shipping company and route, according to people involved, bookings cannot be made until mid-July, about a month from now. It seems that the reduction in allocations for Japanese cargo is having an impact, with high-cost cargo from China and other sources being given priority. 

Some shipping companies are considering reducing the number of intra-regional routes to and from Japan to redirect ships to routes to and from China and other core routes that are also expected to be highly profitable.

Source: The Japan Maritime Daily


IN BRIEF - Vinh Hoan adds a 5,000-ton pangasius surimi production line

VIET NAM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Vietnam's largest pangasius exporter, Vinh Hoan, has invested in surimi production, including block surimi and crab sticks.

After adding a surimi raw material production line at the factory in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province in 2023, the company has an annual processing capacity of 5,000 tons.

This activity is part of a strategy that strives to fully optimize the company's Pangasius value chain.

Surimi products, both raw materials and finished products, are ASC-certified.

Vinh Hoan's pangasius surimi block is packaged in 10 kg boxes with many different grades depending on the gel level such as 500-700 and 1,000 or more.

Meanwhile, the company has just launched an instant surimi noodle product called "Protein Pho Fusion". The main market includes the Asian community in the US, Europe, and Asian countries.

With noodle products that come with steamed pangasius meat and white-leg shrimp, Vinh Hoan hopes to capture the needs of health-conscious consumers.

Lucky Bag, another new surimi-based product from the company, won the Innovation Award at the 2024 Global Seafood Expo.

Source: VASEP (translated from original ni Vietnamese)

 


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