In conversation with AQUA Media, the Production Manager of Australis Seafoods, Cristián Sauterel, highlighted the advantages of digitization and his contribution to the sustainability of the sector.
In recent times, digital transformation has been a worldwide trend, which is why it is also a relevant aspect in Chile. This is defined as the integration of digital technology in all areas of a company, changing the way a company operates, focusing on optimizing processes, to reach a quality product for different markets. However, the digital transformation implies an important cultural change in the different production stages, due to the increasingly specialized operation in the sector.
The International Maritime Bureau recorded 115 incidents, 12.8% less
Acts of piracy at sea fell last year to its lowest level in nearly three decades. This is confirmed by the International Maritime Office (IMB), which, however, calls not to lower our guard, convinced as it is that, as soon as the measures adopted are relaxed, crime, attacks and robberies will resurge in the sea. In particular, in two specific points: the Horn of Africa and its opposite end, the Gulf of Guinea.
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In the wake of Hurricane Fiona in the autumn of 2022, people directly impacted by the storm in Canada’s Atlantic provinces have faced many challenges. Despite the immediate setbacks, residents immediately mobilised to help their neighbours rebuild.
The hurricane had a particularly devastating effect on shellfish producers. A news release from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) explains that shellfish firms are often major employers that generate important economic benefits in many coastal, rural and small communities throughout the region. Source: The Fish Site l Read the full articlehere
Members of salmon farming sector organisation SalmonChile paid more than 11.6 billion Chilean pesos (£11.5 million) in taxes and fees for aquaculture, commercial, maritime and vehicle licences in 2021, with 99.5% of the money going directly to the regions where the companies operate.
SalmonChile represents 10 salmon farmers, including big hitters Multi X and Australis, but not the country’s biggest producer AquaChile, or Mowi.
The organisation’s members also include nine hatcheries and 29 suppliers such as laboratories, feed plants, pharmacists, logistics and equipment services, transport, packaging, and veterinarians.
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Ensuring the long-term health and productivity of the world’s fisheries will require governments to both build up the stocks that fall short of their potential and to dispense with harmful subsidies that are providing a platform for unsustainable and illegal operations, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Assessing the health and productivity of fish stocks and exploring how to better manage them, the “OECD Review of Fisheries 2022” maintains such a change in tack will improve fisheries’ productivity and economic returns.
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California-headquartered seafood company Chicken of the Sea has announced its first complete rebrand in over 20 years, including a refreshed mascot, new packaging and an updated website.
The rebranding and design were created in partnership with Little Big Brands, a branding agency located in the New York City area specialising in brand strategy, design and activation.
To celebrate the launch, Chicken of the Sea is offering a US$1,000,000 grand prize to anyone who can submit an unaltered video that documents a real-life mermaid in action. More achievably, the company is also asking people to submit mermaid-inspired images and for a chance to win a “Swimmer’s Up Prize” of $2,500.
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The Global Seafood Alliance has rebranded its flagship conference, previously known as the Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) as The Responsible Seafood Summit.
The first event taking place under the new name will be held between 2 and 5 October 2023, at The Delta Hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. This is only the second time the event will have been held in Canada, with Vancouver being the host city in 2015. Source: Fish Farmer l Read the full articlehere
A Vessels of the Future Forum has been created to facilitate engagement, discussion and initiatives to support the fishing fleet, including aquaculture service vessels, to transition to net-zero.
The newly formed Forum brings together representatives from the fishing and aquaculture industry, boat builders and surveyors, ports and harbours, engine manufacturers, research community and governments. It is chaired by Mike Cohen, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations.
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Algiecel, a Danish startup that aims to use microalgae to capture carbon, has raised DKK 10m (€1.3m) in combined funding from Denmark’s Export and Investment Fund, a UK-based family fund and private individuals.
Algiecel’s technology links CO2 utilisation to the feed and food industry. After having successfully initiated its pilot plant in 2022, the startup will allocate the new funds towards optimisation of its algae-based carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technology,
The Plenary of the European Parliament have approved by 408 in favor, 66 against and 44 abstentions a report in which the MEPs have proposed a series of measures to support artisanal fishermen. Among them, increasing the income of these professionals, reducing the number of intermediaries and exempting the sector from taxes on fuel.
With an average age of 32.5 years, MEPs have pointed out that fleets should benefit from higher co-financing rates in the context of the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (FEMPA) in order to renew and modernise. In order to improve FEMPA's execution rate, the Parliament has highlighted the importance of streamlining the procedures to carry out the requests to access the fund.
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