Sernapesca published the Report on the Use of Antimicrobials in National Salmon Farming, which covers the period from January to June 2023, and where details are provided by company as a total and also by species.
The report offers a detailed view of the consumption of antimicrobials in the salmon industry, highlighting that during the first half of 2023, 177.32 tons of active ingredient were used, which represents a reduction of 25.7%, compared to the same period in 2022.
Author: Jonathan Garcés / Salmonexpert | Read the full articlehere
The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) have expanded their “Choose Canadian Seafood” campaign, which emphasises the ease of incorporating seafood into daily meals.
More than 300 Sobeys and Safeway shops across Canada will stock products bearing “Choose Canadian Seafood” labels, making it simple for consumers to identify Canadian seafood products.
Metro Inc. stores across Ontario will also offer their customers free, easy-to-follow recipe booklets that showcase a diverse range of Canadian seafood recipes.
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Marine Instruments, the company specialized in fishing innovation integrated into Grupo Arbulu, achieved success and international recognition with the development of electronic buoys that boosted the fishing efficiency of the tuna fleet. Now, in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company based in Nigrán, Pontevedra, wants to go one step further with the Tunadrone, the unmanned aerial device that the company began to develop in 2015 with the aim of optimizing fishing at free bank of tropical tuna, that is, “the largest specimens but also the most difficult to catch,” explains Gabriel Gómez Celaya, CEO of the company, and that after eight years of development it will be tested in a tide aboard a French tuna boat from the Atlantic. Testing is scheduled to begin before the end of the year.
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PML ocean and climate experts will be playing active parts in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), in The United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 30th November – 12th December 2023.
Since COP21 in 2015, the COPs have revolved around how to implement the Paris Agreement, which has three main goals: keep global average temperature rise to ‘well below’ 2°C and pursue efforts to limit the rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels
Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Salmones Camanchaca increased its Atlantic salmon harvest to 17,760 metric tons (MT) in Q3 2023, a 24 percent year-over-year increase, but the jump in production was not enough to keep the company from falling into the red for the second straight quarter.
“This was a very challenging quarter due to the weakness of global demand and its effects on prices, added to costs that included higher prices of food inputs, inflation on [prices of] services, and outbreaks of SRS [salmonid rickettsial septicemia] and Caligus that hurt the costs of fish harvested from two centers,” Salmones Camanchaca Vice President Ricardo García Holtz said.
Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
The fishing sector welcomes the continuity of Luis Planas at the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In addition to facing other challenges such as generational change, the decarbonization of the fleet, the reduction of the consumption of fishing products in Spanish homes and the necessary reduction of VAT
The Spanish fishing sector, represented by Cepesca, has received with satisfaction the continuity of Luis Planas at the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) in the new Government of Pedro Sánchez.
According to Javier Garat, general secretary of Cepesca,“this is reassuring news given the good dialogue with the minister, his preparation and knowledge of our activity, important factors in the face of the challenges that we will have to face together. In this sense – adds Garat –, we offer Luis Planas to continue working together, both in Spain and in the EU, to achieve recognition of the important role of fishing companies and fishermen in the field of sustainability, trying to achieve a balance between the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of natural resources and food security”.[...]
By the end of October 2023, Vietnam's seafood exports have not improved, down 21% over the same period in 2022, reaching 7.4 billion USD. Compared to the same period, exports of aquatic products are still lower.
What's in a name? In the case of Chilean sea bass, the answer is a multi-million dollar industry. Superficially, this fish doesn't seem all that different from other types of whitefish, but it fetches upwards of $30 per plate at fine-dining restaurants. Chilean sea bass's buttery flavor, flaky texture, and versatility have made it a hit with chefs and diners alike, but those aren't the main reasons for its hefty price tag.
There are a number of factors contributing to the cost of Chilean sea bass, starting with the fact that these fish can be tricky to catch. They live in deep waters far from the coastline, and since they take around seven years to reach maturity, their population is slow to rebound from large catches. However, the biggest factor driving the high price of Chilean sea bass is demand, which is incredible, considering that less than 50 years ago, it was frequently tossed away by fishermen.
The rise of Chilean sea bass from bycatch to luxury meal is a remarkable saga that shows just how impactful branding can be. You see, the Chilean sea bass isn't Chilean, and it's not even a bass. While a few may be caught off the coast of Chile, the vast majority come from Antarctica, and they're actually a type of cod. Before the late 1970s, it went by a different name: the Patagonian toothfish. Why then, has the fishing industry spun this lie for us? [...]
The Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 was conceptualised by the Department of Fisheries with the aim of devising a way forward for the Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture sector in conjunction with the stakeholders from the fisheries’ value chain.
The objective of the International Roundtable will be to discuss collaborations with international organizations, Ministries, research institutions among others on sustainable fishing practices, aquaculture technologies and resource management.
Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 is a unique opportunity that is expected to bring together varied stakeholders at one place platform. More than 5000 participants will be hosted during the two days for multiple sessions and engaged in thought-provoking discussions and deliberations.[...]
In response to the devastating fire that engulfed the Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour on Sunday night, the Andhra Pradesh government has taken swift action by assembling a specialized committee to delve into the incident that resulted in the destruction of 45 mechanized boats.
The committee, comprised of officials from the revenue, fire services, fisheries, and police departments, aims to uncover the circumstances leading to the inferno. Additionally, a task force, including personnel from the Crime, Task Force, and Central Crime Station (CCS) units, has been mobilized to interrogate the detained suspects and track down individuals who absconded following the event.
Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner A. Ravi Shankar stated, "We have initiated an investigation into the accidental fire, appointing the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Harbour) as the Inquiry Officer. Detentions have been made to ascertain the key orchestrator behind this incident and the motive."
Initial findings suggest a conflict between the boat owner, where the fire originated, and an individual running a YouTube channel within the fishermen’s community. Allegedly, the YouTube channel operator had received an advance payment from the boat owner for the purchase of another vessel.[...]