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IN BRIEF - Turkish aquaculture exports surpass $1.4 bln in 10 months

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A recent statement from the Aegean Exporters' Associations underscored Türkiye's prowess in aquaculture exports, revealing a total of $1.404 billion for the 10-month period of 2023, with a remarkable 68 percent coming from the Aegean region.

Diving into the specifics of aquaculture product exports, sea bass emerged as the frontrunner with an impressive $435 million, followed by sea bream at $353 million, salmon at $315 million and trout at $96 million.

The report highlighted that 73 percent of sea bass and 78 percent of sea bream were exported fresh, while 74 percent of salmon exports were frozen.

U.K. ranked first in fresh sea bass exports with $29 million. The Russian Federation was by far the leading country for frozen salmon and frozen trout exports with a demand of $158 million.

In a significant development, Sinan Kiziltan, Chairman of the Sector Board of the Turkish Aquaculture and Animal Products Exporters' Associations, has unveiled the industry's remarkable performance and set a 2024 target that will escalate from the current year-end projection of $1.7 billion to an ambitious $2 billion.

Source: hurriyetdailynews

Other Media | EuropaAzul: EU shipowners hope that Iccat will agree to increases in the quota for their species

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The summit of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (Iccat), with representatives from 79 countries, has been launched to debate the rules for the exploitation of tunas and related species in this ocean, some of special interest for the Spanish fleet , such as northern albacore, bigeye tuna, swordfish, tropical tunas and quenlla or blue shark. The representatives of the tuna fleet seek to know if the quota of their tropical species increases and those of the Galician surface longline that depend on blue shark fishing will be expectant of the regulations that are adopted for the management of the species

Source: EuropaAzul| Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Board defends its general director of Fisheries against complaints of 'conflict of interest'

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development has been collaborating "since May" with the Anti-Fraud Office to clarify the possible incompatibility of the appointment of the General Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Government of Andalusia, José Manuel Martínez Malia, due to conflict of interest. In recent days, the general media have reported on the complaint of the Andalusian PSOE to the Anti-Fraud Office, regarding a possible violation of the Andalusian law on Incompatibilities of senior officials as well as a possible conflict of interest in the processing of subsidies

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: 'Somber day' at Bakkafrost after 140 processing workers laid off

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Struggling with slower-than-expected growth of fish at its farms and a new salmon tax implemented by the Faroese government, Bakkafrost laid off 140 of its value-added processing workers on 8 November.

Earlier in November, Glyvrar, Faroe Islands-based Bakkafrost Group announced a decision to delay some planned harvests after recording slower growth and other biological challenges. In a statement, Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen blamed the layoffs on an increase in the revenue tax on the salmon farming industry approved in May 2023.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: AKVA Group warns of salmon tax impact

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The AKVA group, the world’s largest supplier of aquaculture services and solutions, has warned that the salmon tax is having a negative impact on the level of activity in the sea based business – and on land based operations.

Presenting its results for the third quarter, the company said that the group delivered slightly reduced third quarter revenues of NOK 817 million kroner (£60m) against NOK 840m (£62m) a year ago.

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

Other Media | FishFocus: International Summit releases urgent call to scale up action for planet’s ice regions

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The One Planet- Polar Summit that brought together for the first time experts and leaders from over forty glacial and polar nations, just concluded a high-level segment convened by President Macron with the Paris Call for Glaciers and Poles to address the dramatic and accelerating loss of ice from the polar and high mountain areas from the climate crisis.

These ice regions formally known as the cryosphere cover 10% of the Earth’s surface and include snow, ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and permafrost. 

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Saudi Arabia, Eritrea discuss cooperation aspects of agriculture, fisheries and livestock fields

Monday, November 13, 2023

The discussion between the two countries was carried out during a meeting between Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, and Saudi Arabia's Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli in Riyadh.

The Eritrean president and the Saudi minister also agreed for coordination between officials in the two countries, in order to strengthen partnership in the fields of agriculture, fisheries and livestock.

It is noteworthy that the Eritrean president visited the Kingdom during the past days to participate in the Saudi-African Summit held in Riyadh.

IN BRIEF - Sernapesca declares aquaculture pre-alert due to increased sea temperatures

Monday, November 13, 2023

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) established an aquaculture pre-alert between the Biobío and Magallanes regions for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024 due to the increase in sea temperature on the national coasts due to the El Niño Phenomenon. and the probable occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)
The measure - dated October 30, but published on November 8 in the Official Gazette - was ordered in accordance with the Environmental Regulations for Aquaculture.
"These events, according to the technical reports provided to us by the IFOP, are natural events that cannot be predicted and that have historically generated negative effects on fish farming in the southern region, causing significant mortalities of salmonids," she stated in this regard. the Deputy Director of Aquaculture at Sernapesca, Mónica Rojas.
Within the framework of the pre-alert, the Service instructed the centers to apply environmental and/or oceanographic monitoring actions, such as the daily review of phytoplankton indices and environmental and oceanographic variables such as sea temperature, salinity, fluorescence or chlorophyll and turbidity of water; hourly monitoring of dissolved oxygen and daily monitoring of fish behavior.

IN BRIEF - Indonesia exports first batch of fishery products to China​

Monday, November 13, 2023

Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on November 9 said, for the first time, the country has exported 243 tonnes of fishery products to China.

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on November 9 said, for the first time, the country has exported 243 tonnes of fishery products to China.

Trenggono said his ministry has just launched the first export products of PT Menara Bahari Nusantara company in cooperation with China, the world's second largest market.

The minister said the commodities exported to China include 189 tonnes of squid, 27 tonnes of tuna, and 27 tonnes of fern fish with a total value of 18.7 billion IDR (about 1.2 million USD).

According to Trenggono, China is a potential market for fishery products. The Indonesian seafood export company has secured a quality assurance certificate (SKP) to be able to enter the Chinese market.

He said the first shipment will help kickstart a future of stronger cooperation between Indonesia and China in the field of fishery. Many Chinese enterprises have expressed their intention to explore the possibility of cooperation with Indonesia./.

IN BRIEF - Ministry of Fisheries accuses coalition of destroying fish wealth in Yemen’s territorial waters

Monday, November 13, 2023

The Ministry of Fisheries in the Sana’a caretaker government strongly condemned on Thursday the Saudi-led coalition forces’ continued dredging and depletion of fish wealth, which led to the deterioration of the living conditions of fishermen in Mahra province.

The Ministry of Fisheries denounced in a statement the continued crimes of attacks and unjust fishing by the coalition forces on marine resources in the territorial waters of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The statement stated that there are giant ships belonging to foreign companies, including Emirati ones, which have been working to dredge fish wealth in Yemeni waters for years, taking advantage of the absence of state institutions and the lack of application of the law to violators.

The Ministry of Fisheries expressed its full solidarity with the affected fishermen in Mahra and the coastal areas under the control and influence of “the occupation forces.”[...]

Source: Althawra News

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