Skretting, Cargill, and BioMar, all major aquafeed companies that are NAPA members, said without any action by coastal states to reduce fishing pressure on North Atlantic blue whiting, they will stop buying the species completely. The three businesses said that sustainable feed is essential to the sustainable development of aquaculture – and the current lack of sustainable fishing pressures on the species poses a problem.
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As expected, it was a week with a lower quantity than the two previous weeks. In total, we have registered 11,100 tonnes. The best entry day was Friday with 3,100 tonnes.
Of the week’s quantity, the coast has contributed 6,200 tonnes, from ring seines 3,300 tonnes and trawls 1,600 tonnes. The smallest boats that set locks on Kvænangen finished their fishing the week before this.
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Burela producers call for action before the damage is irreversible
The paradox is served. Bottom longlining, the gear that has the least impact on the seabed of those prohibited between 400 and 800 meters in 87 areas of the northeast Atlantic, is the one that has suffered the most damage of all. And the skewered hake, a demersal species where it exists, the most affected by an execution regulation designed to protect deep-sea species, such as sea bream, ling, palo or black scabbardfish.
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The Port of A Coruña has registered an overall growth in port traffic of over 25%, its third best year. In the year 2022, 14.9 million tons of merchandise were moved in the Coruña docks, compared to 11.8 million in 2021, which implies "the greatest growth in the Spanish port system," says the Port Authority.
Despite the fact that, in general, all sectors are recovering, the fishing sector closed 2022 with similar figures to 2021. In fresh fishing, it fell by -0.88%, going from a total of 28,331 tons to 28,082. remains concerned about the great obstacles it faces, such as the price of fuel and, above all, the European Union's quota policy, which seriously affects species with great prominence in the Lonja de A Coruña", maintains port.
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Mowi’s salmon farm off the island of Muck has become its 26th Scottish site to earn Aquaculture StewardshipCouncil (ASC) accreditation in the space of around three and a half years.
Until July 2019, Mowi Scotland’s practice of growing around half of its smolts in freshwater lochs made ASC certification of marine sites impossible because the ASC’s Salmon Standard required smolts to be raised in on-land facilities.
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Pak Asdar Marsuki is working closely with seaweed farmers in South Sulawesi, where MARI Oceans – a community development vehicle – is trialling new technologies in a bid to optimise farming operations.
MARI Oceans tries to support on-farm business development, starting from providing seeds, financing, production facilities, then providing knowledge, and upgrading the skills of farmers. MARI also provides facilities for harvesting, post-harvesting, providing facilities for processing to packing, and inclusive market intermediation. Eventually, I hope to be able to have a processing unit as well, which could provide added value.
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Funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), a project focused on the development of algae-based fish substituteshas been working since 2021 to turn the colours, flavours and texture of algae into an alternative to animal protein.
The scope of the so-called “Seafood Algternative” project, led by the joint-venture Seafood Reboot, is large, and has already managed to produce alternatives to smoked salmon and canned tuna.
French SME Algama SAS is coordinating the project. This company has already achieved success with the delivery of its vegan mayonnaise
Pollock trawlers will be allowed to fish in Alaska’s Red King Crab Savings Area this season, despite a mysterious mortality event that has resulted in the cancelation of the red king crab season in the largest U.S. state.
In October 2022, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game canceled all snow crab, red king crab, and blue king crab seasons for 2022-2023, after trawl surveys showed a continuing crash in abundance. The winter red king crab season in Alaska’s Bering Sea was also canceled in 2021-2022. In response, the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers had petitioned NOAA to close the Red King Crab Savings Area
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Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong this week met with Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda at the Ministry of Fisheries, Colombo.
During the meeting, Korean Ambassador Santhush recalled the recent commitment to invest around $ 1.2 million by the Ministry of Fisheries of Korea to help improve shrimp farming in Sri Lanka through the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
He stated that Korea is keen to boost shrimp farming in the island nation. They also discussed ways to promote exports, expand capacity-building and develop the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka. Both parties underscored the importance of strengthening the aquaculture sector in Sri Lanka and agreed to work closely together to deepen cooperation.