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IN BRIEF - Sea of ​​Japan herring (preliminary report at the end of April) 6,540 tons New highest in recent years

JAPAN
Monday, May 13, 2024

The coastal herring fishery in the Sea of ??Japan, caught using gill nets and set nets, reached a new high in recent years with a total of 6,540 tons caught in the area from Soya to Hiyama, according to preliminary reports at the end of April.

  • According to a summary by the Extension Instructor of the Growth Industries Division of the Prefectural Fisheries and Forestry Department, the total amount was 5,707 tons, which was 1,000 tons more than the previous year, with 1,316 tons in northern Shishi, 3,012 tons in Ishikari, 1,373 tons in Rumoi, and 5 tons in Soya. 
  • In addition, Shinanbu caught 815 tons, including 349 tons in Suttsu Town, more than four times the amount from the previous year.
  • Hiyama's production was 19 tons, the same as last year. 

The fishing season has been extended overall, and large, older herring fish were not cut off until the latter half of the season.


IN BRIEF - Kyokuyo to increase sales by 50% in 3 years

JAPAN
Monday, May 13, 2024

Announcement of new medium-term plan, further expansion of “Overseas” and “Food”

On the 10th, Kyokuyo (President Makoto Inoue) announced a new medium-term management plan, "Gear Up Kyokuyo 2027", covering the years 2024 to 2027.

For the last fiscal year ending in March 2027, sales estimated at 400 billion yen (261.6 billion yen in the fiscal year ended March 2024) and operating income will be 13.5 billion yen (8.8 billion yen), an increase of approximately 53% in three years.

The target value for the overseas sales ratio is 15% or more.


IN BRIEF - Fisheries Minister inaugurates second fish selling point in capital secretariat

YEMEN
Monday, May 13, 2024

SANA'A (Saba) - The Minister of Fisheries in the caretaker government, Muhammad Al-Zubairi, inaugurated the second fish selling point in Bani Al-Harith District in the capital secretariat.

The inauguration of the point of sale comes within the economic empowerment projects for poor families, with the support of the Supreme Agricultural and Fisheries Committee, the Ministry of Fisheries, the Capital Secretariat, the Agricultural Cooperative Union, the Fisheries Cooperative Union, the Agricultural, Fisheries Initiatives and Projects Financing Unit in the Secretariat.

Al-Zubairi pointed out that the goal of these points is to alleviate the burden on citizens in light of the current difficult living conditions of the citizen as a result of the aggression and siege, pointing out that the Ministry is moving to generalize this experience to many places and regions, with a focus on population density.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the Internal Trade Sector, Muhammad Qatran, explained that this project will create competition in order to provide fish to citizens at competitive prices, less costs and better quality, after the citizen suffered during the previous period from high fish prices.


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Discontent in the sector as the EU diverts fishing funds to other 'urgent challenges'

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, May 13, 2024

Just when fishing is claiming a place among the community priorities and now that it seemed that issues related to food sovereignty had begun to interest Brussels and the Member States, the sector is disappointed with an EU budget modification, approved by both the Council and the Community Executive, which withdraws money from the specific structural fund for fishing, the FEMP (European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund) to respond to other "urgent and common challenges", says the European Commission proposal.

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


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Big rise in losses for troubled Chilean salmon company

CHILE
Monday, May 13, 2024

The struggling Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral saw its losses almost treble last year despite an increase in revenues.

The company was only saved from administration In January after creditors agreed to a reconstruction deal.

But its accounts for 2023 show pre-tax losses of just over US $144m (£128m) against $49.9m (£44m) in 2022.

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


Other Media | Ind Pesqueras: The Xunta describes the Government's refusal to declare a catastrophic zone as 'lack of respect' for the seafood secto

SPAIN
Monday, May 13, 2024

After the statement made public by the Government Delegation in which it was indicated that the declaration of “areas seriously affected by an emergency situation” would not occur due to the death of bivalves in the Galician estuaries after the succession of storms in the past autumn, the Sea Councilor of the Xunta de Galicia, Alfonso Villares, has been critical of the central government's refusal. This is "a great lack of respect for all Galician shellfish harvesters", he indicated. The regional official also expressed his surprise upon learning "through a press release and more than 5 months later" that it had not even started. the request made by the autonomous administration.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: NOAA funds $1 million aquaculture initiative

UNITED STATES
Monday, May 13, 2024

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant has pledged $1 million support for the country’s aquaculture industry.

The funding will be directed to institutions across the country, including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and aims to address critical economic and marketing gaps in the sector.

Compared to other regions of the world, US aquaculture production volumes are quite low, said Dr Shraddha Hegde, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and project co-principal investigator.

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Salmon sector facing new Holyrood inquiry

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, May 13, 2024

Scotland’s salmon farming sector is to face a new inquiry from the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Islands Committee (RAIC), to look into the implementation of recommendations resulting from a previous inquiry by its predecessor, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (RECC), in 2018.

The RECC report considered the state of the salmon industry in Scotland, identified opportunities for its future development and explored how fish health and environmental challenges could be addressed.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - There are only 3 days left before the start of Seafood Expo Eurasia

TURKEY
Sunday, May 12, 2024

The new global exhibition will bring together representatives of fishery business and related areas from more than 100 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fish and seafood suppliers, equipment producers, traders & buyers, fishery professionals and shipbuilders, logistic operators and aquaculture experts will meet on May 15th in Tüyap, Istanbul.

Seafood Expo Eurasia will hold an extensive program addressing the primary challenges and opportunities in the global seafood industry along with the regional specificities of different markets. Designed with a business focus, it aims not only to discuss the main issues of worldwide fisheries but also to provide the audience with the marketing success cases from the key industry players.

The main topics covered in the agenda include the current status of seafood markets of Türkiye, countries of Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as modern solutions for aquaculture, sustainable fishing practices, logistics and traceability of fish products.

As a place filled with positive business spirit, Seafood Expo Eurasia is ready to amaze visitors not only with non-stop negotiations and business meetings but also interactive areas and activities. These include a photo zone, a contest with memorable gifts and various interactive sections.

Get your free e-ticket  and may your net be full of unforgettable moments of Seafood Expo Eurasia where the best in fisheries meet the world.


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The fishing sector asks for a real commitment to guarantee its future

SPAIN
Friday, May 10, 2024

The fishing sector wants a real commitment to be made, from all decision-making bodies, that allows its future to be guaranteed without having to be in the trenches of resistance watching how actions are taken against it. This premise has been made known at the XXXI Expomar Technical Conference, under the motto: Against Wind & Tide. "The sector cannot take it all" was the most striking phrase of the traditional meeting of shipowners, fed up with remaining "in a situation of risk of rupture and of no turning back."

A total of 25 associations, organizations, brotherhoods and entities from the extractive fishing sector participated in the XXV Business Meeting of Fishing Organizations

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


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