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Other Media | EuropaAzul: 'Upcycling the Oceans' relies on Satlink technology to combat floating marine litter

SPAIN
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

'Upcycling the Oceans' relies on Satlink technology to combat floating marine litter in protected areas of the Spanish Levant. The project, promoted by the Ecoalf and Ecoembes Foundation, reinforces its commitment to the cleaning and conservation of marine ecosystems through a new pilot project. It consists of the deployment of Satlink technology buoys, equipped with GPS location systems that can be attached to floating waste to monitor it and facilitate its collection.

This project pursues the double objective of understanding the frequency with which this garbage is found in the vicinity of protected areas, as well as the creation of a collection system before it impacts them.

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: USDA seeking to buy more than 5.7 million pounds of Alaska pollock nuggets, other frozen fish

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to buy 5.7 million pounds of frozen Alaska pollock nuggets as well as 35,300 pounds of various frozen fish fillets.

The department released the solicitation 1 April 2024 and has set a due date of 15 April for all bids. The government said awards will be announced by 29 April.

Fish purchased through the solicitation will be distributed through the U.S. government’s domestic food distribution programs, such as the National School Lunch Program. Companies that are awarded contracts will need to complete their deliveries between 1 July and 31 December 2024.

Author: Nathan Strout / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Salmon farm volunteers collected 23.6 tonnes of beach litter last year

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Volunteers from Scottish salmon farms cleared away more than 23 tonnes of litter from Highlands and islands beaches last year as part of efforts to keep the areas where they live and work clean.

Salmon farmers take part in regular beach cleans to ensure beaches and coastlines are free from litter and aquaculture debris. While some of the beach litter was related to aquaculture, most was not, and had either been washed up on the shore or left behind by tourists and other visitors.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Othe Media | The Fishing Daily: Commission Finalising Assessment on Compliance of UK Sandeel Fishing Ban with TCA

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

The European Commission has confirmed that it is assessing the situation with the United Kingdom over the closure of the sandeel fishing in UK waters of the North Sea by both the Westminster Parliament and the Scottish Government.

EU Member States, Denmark and Sweden had lodged a complaint with the Commission citing that the closure is in contravention of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) made between the two blocs in the light of Brexit. 

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


other Media | aqua.cl: Scottish salmon export value rises to £200 million by 2023

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

France led global demand, however the US and Asian markets experienced notable growth, with the popularity of premium salmon increasing among chefs, restaurants and consumers.

Shetland salmon exports were valued at £135 million, while Orkney exports were valued at £65 million. A regional breakdown of annual figures by trade body Salmon Scotland shows 14,850 tonnes were exported from Shetland in 2023, representing almost a quarter of Scotland's total, with sales rising more than 16% from £116 million. 7,110 tonnes of salmon were exported from Orkney, representing around 11% of Scotland's total, with sales up 6.6% from £61 million. 

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The United Kingdom tries to develop a commercial fishery with its quota of bluefin tuna

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

It is not a fishery that attracted the British fleet when the country was in the community club, but whether it was, and as a contracting party to the Iccat (Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna), the United Kingdom has 66.15 tons of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and is willing to use them more than for recreational activity, as it has been doing until now. Thus, it has prepared a plan for this year in which it plans to authorize up to 13 vessels to develop a commercial test fishery. Reserve 39 tons of that variety of tuna for this purpose. 16 will be available to hobbyists and the remainder will be reserved for tagging programs and to cover UK bycatch.

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


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Norway set to tax foreign aquaculture workers and businesses

NORWAY
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Norway is  preparing to impose a production tax on foreign-owned aquaculture businesses, it emerged at the weekend.

The tax, which will also affect employees, will apply to those companies which farm offshore in Norwegian waters, on the continental shelf.

Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (pictured) has submitted his proposals for public and parliamentary consultation.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here


Other Media | Ind Pesqueras: King Felipe VI will once again preside over the International Congress of Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry

SPAIN
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

The Association of Naval and Oceanic Engineers of Spain (AINE) organizes, from April 24 to 26, the 63rd edition of the International Congress of Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry at the Higher Technical School of Naval Engineers of Madrid. The Honor Committee of this congress will be chaired by His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

For the president of AINE, Diego Fernández, "having once again the presidency of His Majesty the King of Spain represents fundamental support for the maritime sector at a great moment for the profession.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Police recover stolen salmon worth $600,000 in raid following armed robbery

CHILE
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

A major armed robbery took place on March 20 when a group of at least 10 armed individuals using four trucks stormed a cold store, overpowering 15 workers.

In a significant crackdown, Chilean authorities have successfully recovered stolen salmon valued at 600 million pesos ($600,000) in San Antonio, leading to the arrest of three individuals.

This raid was part of Operation Santo Salmon, conducted by the San Antonio Robbery Investigative Brigade of the Chilean Investigative Police, according to Chilean media outlet Puranoticia.

Source: SalmonBusiness l Read the full article here


Othe Media | The Fish Site: Significant financial losses reported for AquaBounty

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Aquabounty, a Massachusetts-based salmon producer, has released financial reports for its activities in the final quarter of 2023, along with a full report for the year, revealing a significant increase in net losses for the company.

For the year ended 31 December 2023, product revenue totaled $2.47 million, a year-over-year decrease of 21 percent as compared to $3.14 million in 2022. Net losses for AquaBounty over the same period are even higher, increasing to $27.56 million - a 24 percent increase as compared to the company’s net losses for 2022.

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


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