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Other Media | SalmonExpert: UK's first large-scale salmon RAS given the go-ahead

Friday, December 01, 2023

The UK's first commercial-scale land-based salmon farm, in Grimsby, has received planning permission. Members of North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted 7-4 in favor of the project, which will create 80 full-time jobs.

Aquacultured Seafood Ltd (ASL) plans to produce 5,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon annually in a recirculating system (RAS) to be built on a former railway siding at New Clee, between Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Israeli RAS expert AquaMaof will supply the technology.

Author: Gareth Moore / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: The sardine campaign ends after exceeding the established quota

Friday, December 01, 2023

The sardine campaign on the Spanish Atlantic coast ends. It will be scarce in the fishmongers because from midnight Thursday to Friday only accidental catches will be allowed

The northwest fence ends the 2023 sardine campaign after consuming more than one million kilos of what was allocated. The quantities that were caught in excess will be subtracted from the 2024 quota, when a new increase in fishing opportunities for the Iberian sardine shared by Spain and Portugal is expected.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Cepesca recognizes the work of professionals and media in the VI of its journalism awards

Friday, December 01, 2023

The jury of the VI edition of the Spanish Journalism and Fishing Sector Awards, organized by Cepesca, have recognized, in the media section of the contest, the informative work of Corporación Voz de Galicia and Onda Pesquera in the categories "Best Work of Dissemination of the Spanish Fishing Sector” and “Best Dissemination Work on Sustainability and Environment in Fishing”, respectively.

According to Javier Garat, general secretary of Cepesca and president of Europêche, “for another year the fishing sector wants to thank the media and journalists for their invaluable work in informing and disseminating information about our daily lives.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: SalMar loses salmon in jellyfish attack

Friday, December 01, 2023

Around a million young salmon have been lost at a SalMar site in Senja, Norway during a jellyfish incident, it has been disclosed.

SalMar said in a statement last night that in mid-November its fish farmers at the location Ørnfjordbotn in Senja observed a significant and threatening influx of (what are known in Norway as) pearl normans or perles normanetes.

The species, Apolemia uvaria, is also known as “string jellyfish” and is a type of siphonophore colonial organism.

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

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Japan briefly considers prison labor to overcome scallop-processing woes

Friday, December 01, 2023

Ichiro Miyashita, Japan’s minister of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, recently suggested having Japanese prisoners shuck scallops to alleviate the lack of manual labor in the country’s seafood-processing sector – but he abandoned the plan after discovering that the U.S. and Canada don’t allow imported products made with prison labor in their supply chains.

The scheme, which Miyashita unveiled on 20 October, would have seen prisoners commute to private-sector processing plants without the supervision of prison officers.

Source: SeafoodSource | read the full article here

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)

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