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IN BRIEF - Falklands’ fish, 'a highly branded commodity' in Europe

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Islands’ fish is now available from cold-stores in Holland and this enables customers to take advantage of favourable trucking rates between markets in Eastern Europe and the main seaport in Europe.

Mr Wallace explained that Fortuna Seafoods BV, the newly established Dutch sales subsidiary of the Falkland’s fishing company, made quite an impact at this year’s European Seafood Exposition held in Brussels last month.

Source: Merco Press


IN BRIEF - A big step towards creating a culture of consumption of fish products: a fish market of a new format has opened in Moscow

Thursday, November 30, 2023

A uniquefish market "Moscow - on the wave" (Kosino-Ukhtomsky district). The concept of the project combined wholesale and retail trade, the restaurant sector and the creative component - master classes, seasonal tastings and culinary shows.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev, the head of Rosrybolovstvo Ilya Shestakov and the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin.

In the pavilion customers can buy fish from different seas and rivers of Russia and cook it in one of the restaurants.

In total, the assortment includes more than 600 types of fish products and other seafood delicacies, fresh, chilled, frozen fish and seafood.

Our own production is organized on the territory of the market.

In a specialized workshop they make marinades according to exclusive recipes, semi-finished products, canned food and much more.

The implementation of the project is a big step for the further popularization of fish products and the formation of a culture of consumption of fish and seafood.[...]

Source: Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo) | TRanslated from original in russian

IN BRIEF - Investor Consortium Partners with Baja Aqua-Farms to Promote Future Growth

Thursday, November 30, 2023

ENSENADA --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continental Grain Company (Conti), Organización Cultiba SAB de CV (Cultiba), Equity Group Investments (EGI), and Castle Harlan Inc. today announced an investment in Baja Aqua-Farms (the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated Bluefin tuna rancher based in Baja California, Mexico.

The partnership provides strategic support and a source of additional capital for the Company to meet the growing demand in the seafood industry. As part of the transaction, Ignacio Sanz from Conti, Juan Ignacio Gallardo Thurlow from Cultiba, Rahul Sen from EGI, and Patrick Zyla from Castle Harlan will join Baja Aqua Farms’ board of directors.

Baja Aqua-Farms is an established leader in Bluefin tuna ranching whose mission is to produce and distribute the highest quality Pacific Bluefin tuna in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. The Company’s fresh sashimi grade tuna is sought out by top chefs around the globe for its consistent quality and year-round availability.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

IN BRIEF - Morocco Unveils ‘Ibn Sina II’ Fishery Research Vessel

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Boasting a five-day autonomy, the vessel is poised to cover the entire Moroccan coastal expanse.

Rabat - The National Institute of Halieutic Research (INRH) has unveiled its latest research vessel, the “Ibn Sina II,” dedicated to advancing scientific exploration in the realm of fisheries.

Presided over by Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, and Water and Forests Mohamed Sadiki, the event was held in Agadir and celebrated the inauguration of the 22-meter-long vessel on Monday.

With a budget of MAD 34 million ($ 3.4 million), the acquisition of the vessel  comes as part of Morocco’s collaboration with the European Union in the realm of maritime fishing and ocean sustainability.

The vessel, the sixth addition to the INRH research fleet, complements an advanced oceanographic research fleet crucial for Morocco’s blue economy development.

Boasting a five-day autonomy, the “Ibn Sina II”  is poised to cover the entire Moroccan coastal expanse, accessing previously hard-to-reach coastal zones for high-sea oceanographic research vessels.[...]

Source: Morocco World News

Seafood Expo Eurasia Business Program: from Global Trends to Local Solutions

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Istanbul, – Seafood Expo Eurasia will present an extensive program addressing the primary challenges and opportunities in the global seafood industry. Designed with a business focus, it aims not only to discuss worldwide fisheries main issues but also to find common solutions that consider the regional specificities of different markets.

Despite global trends, each market has distinctive features crucial for achieving global sustainable development. This is the reason organizers have decided to supplement the program with events dedicated separately to the markets of Türkiye, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Simultaneously, the program's focal points will center around sessions on the Blue Transformation, sustainable fishing practices, and the traceability of fish products. These factors are capable of ensuring climate-neutral fishing and the renewability of fish stocks, and are also becoming the main drivers for the promotion of fish and seafood. The global leading expert organizations will take an active part in the events, sharing their knowledge, ideas, and insights.

To foster an inclusive and meaningful discussion, the organizers invite official bodies, professional and trade associations, business and scientific structures, as well as industry media, to participate in the business program events and contribute to shaping its agenda.

The current version of the business program is available on the official event’s website.

Participation in business program events is free and open to all registered visitors and participants.

OTHER MEDIA | Mundo Acuicola: Camanchaca increases its income by 7% driven by the fishing business

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Camanchaca reported an increase of 7.2% in consolidated income until September 2023, highlighting the 25% increase in the Fishing Division due to the good biological status of horse mackerel, sardines and crustaceans.
Camanchaca reported its financial statements at the end of September 2023, reporting consolidated revenues of US$ 600 million, 7.2% higher than the same quarter of 2022, highlighting a 25% increase in the Fishing Division, as a result of the good biological status of the biomass of horse mackerel, sardines and crustaceans. Added to this was the high price of fish oil brought about by the shortage of Peruvian production, and the greater sale of frozen horse mackerel, as the frozen plant, inaugurated last year, was at full capacity throughout this season. Income also increased in the Crops Division due to mussels.
In the Salmon Division, in Q3 2023, 17,760 MT WFE of Salar were harvested, 24% higher than the same period in 2022 and in line with the defined plan. Given that these higher volumes of harvests were concentrated in the second half of the quarter, this generated higher inventories, since sales were 9,925 MT WFE of this species, leaving an equivalent inventory.[...]
Source: mundoacuicola.cl (translated from original in spanish)

IN BRIEF - 100,000 fish died in RAS facilities

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Canadian farming company Sustainable Blue lost 100,000 Atlantic salmon as a result of faulty equipment.

This is reported by the online newspaper undercurrentnews.com

Kirk Havercoft, managing director of Sustainable Blue, says new deliveries from the RAS facility will be halted for about seven months, as all remaining fish have not yet reached harvestable size.

The incident happened on 4 November, and is said to be due to a construction fault.

Source: LandbasedAQ (translated from original in norwegian)

IN BRIEF - Jala nets $13.1m for aquaculture service boost

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Jala, an Indonesia-based aquatech startup, has raised US$13.1 million in a series A round led by Intudo Ventures, with participation from Sinar Mas Digital Ventures as well as existing investors Mirova and Meloy Fund.

The funding will help Jala improve its platform with more in-depth predictions for cultivation performance, water quality, and shrimp disease. It also aims to boost its automated data input capabilities for shrimp weight and feed data.

Founded in 2017 by Aryo Wiryawan and Liris Maduningtyas, Jala’s app enables farmers to record, monitor, and analyze their shrimp farm activities in real time. The firm said that so far, it has helped monitor shrimp across more than 35,000 water bodies for its nearly 20,000 users

The company also offers a credit scoring service, Jala Smartfarm, which gives farmers access to financing options. Meanwhile, its Jala Harvest offering helps farmers bring their products to market.[...]

Source: Techinasia

IN BRIEF - Javier Garat, elected president of the Maritime Cluster Spanish,

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The general secretary of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA), Javier Garat, has been appointed president of the Spanish Maritime Cluster, an organization that represents all economic activities, institutions, associations and companies that have a relationship with the sea, and whose objective is extend and improve the so-called blue economy, acting as a communication vehicle for the sector with the Government and public administrations.
Garat has a degree in Law and a diploma in Community Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (C.E.U. San Pablo) and a Master's degree in International and European Law from the Catholic University of Leuven (U.C.L. Belgium). The new president of the Spanish Maritime Cluster, a full academician of the Royal Academy of the Sea, has an extensive career in the field of fishing that began in 1996 when he joined the team of the Legal Service of the European Commission and as assistant to the Fisheries Counselor of the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union.
Javier Garat is also president of the Association of Producer Organizations PESCA ESPAÑA, president of the Association of National Organizations of Fishing Companies of the EU (Europêche) and also presides over the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA). Likewise, he is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, and of the Blue Economy Commission of CEOE... [...]

IN BRIEF - Global aquaculture will provide 59% of fish for human consumption by 2030

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Call to enhance blue finance for innovations in aquaculture

In view of a range of critical threats posed by climate change and increasing demand for food and nutritional security, Simon Feunge-Smith, Senior Fishery Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) has called for enhancing blue finance for innovations and developments in the aquaculture sector. 

He was speaking at a technical session on ‘Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Inland Aquaculture’ at the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023. 

According to him, global aquaculture will provide 59% of fish for human consumption by 2030. He emphasised the need to prioritise low carbon footprint aquaculture systems with high value nutrition, saying that technological advancements and investments are required for a sustainable growth of the sector.

Global blue sector has changed over the past 25 years, with 37% higher per capita fish consumption and 250% higher aquaculture production, the FAO expert said [...]

Source: Agritimes

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Other Media | EuropaAzul: A study certifies that the reduction of VAT in fishing would generate 5,575 jobs

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

A study carried out by a research team from the University of Santiago de Compostela, commissioned by the Xunta de Galicia, has calculated that the reduction of VAT from 10 to 5% on fishing products sold directly to the final consumer would generate an increase of 28 .5 million euros in added value, the creation of 5,575 jobs, and a decrease of 17.8 million euros in tax collection.

The study transfers the VAT reduction demanded by the Xunta to several assumptions to project what impact the measure would have if put into practice through the analysis of the behavior of the Galician economy at a macro and micro level.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

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