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IN BRIEF - Loch Duart plans for growth with GBP 4m cash injection

Friday, November 23, 2012

Loch Duart, founded in 1999 and with about 60 employees across its operations in Sutherland, provided fish for the royal wedding last year and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It also counts a wide range of fine dining restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in London and the Dornoch Castle Hotel, among its customers.

Now Loch Duart is being backed by the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) and Capicorn Investment Group and will use the money to upgrade equipment and infrastructure plus invest in business development.

Source: Herald Scotland


IN BRIEF - NZ Navy and Fisheries sting finds large proportion of tuna boats breaching the rules

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"There was a lot of out-of-area fishing, undeclared shark catch and also unmarked floats and equipment," said Lieutenant Commander Matt Kaio of HMNZS Wellington, which returned from its mission on August 26th 2016.

As well as providing enforcement, the ship has been a valuable resource for Pacific nations that can't afford to cover such a vast area. 

"We are all about providing a sustainable fishery in the south west Pacific. And it's our responsibility as a major Pacific player to do this sort of thing," Lieutenant Commander Kaio told ONE News.

In the three-month operation the navy boarded over 100 fishing boats. Any irregularities found were passed on to the host Pacific nation and it will be up to that country to decide whether to prosecute or not.

Source: TV NZ

IN BRIEF - Closed Area For Shellfish Harvesting Mid North Shore

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Quebec City - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Mid North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area: 

Prohibition Order No. 2016Q-T-069

MRC Sept-Rivières

Pointe-aux-Anglais (N-11.1.1)

From Pointe aux Anglais to approximately 1 km north of the last house in Pointe-aux-Anglais (limit sign installed by Fisheries and Oceans). 

Prohibition Order No. 2016Q-T-070

MRC Sept-Rivières

Anse Chouinard (N-

From the southern point of Anse Chouinard to the western point of Anse aux Français.

Prohibition Order No. 2016Q-T-071

IN BRIEF - Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from norovirus, Vibrio bacteria found in oysters

Saturday, August 27, 2016

City health inspectors in Minneapolis are investigating a summer increase in foodborne illnesses related to norovirus and Vibrio, a bacteria found in raw oysters.

The increases were highlighted in the city’s “food establishment” newsletter, released Thursday 25th of August 2016.

“The reason for the spike in norovirus outbreaks is not known,” the advisory stated. “The Vibrio outbreaks are due to higher concentrations of bacteria in some oyster beds during the summer.”

Cases of norovirus, a highly contagious bug that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, are not required to be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, but the state agency has received reports of a slight uptick that is unusual for this time of year. However, the number of cases appears nowhere near the numbers seen in peak norovirus season in the winter months, said department spokesman Doug Schultz.

Source: Star Tribune

IN BRIEF - Leroey says acquisition of Havfisk and Norway Seafoods is approved

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Acquisition of shares in Havfisk ASA and Norway Seafoods Group AS is approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade,Industry and Fisheries and relevant competition authorities

The mentioned conditions for completion of the agreements are therefore met and it is assumed that the completion will take place shortly.

DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, and Pareto Securities AS are engaged as financial advisors to Leroey in connection with the mandatory offer in Havfisk and the voluntary offer in Norway Seafoods.

Source: Reuters

IN BRIEF - Nomad Foods Seeking Further Acquisitions Despite Challenging Market Conditions Impacting Sales

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nomad Foods, the investment vehicle that has spent since 2015 combining Findus with its existing Iglo frozen food business, has said it is looking for more acquisitions, despite posting a fall in second quarter sales.

Source: Kam City

IN BRIEF - Blue Circle Foods becomes latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Washington D.C. headquartered Blue Circle Foods has become the 37th Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to enhancing fisheries supplying responsibly sourced tuna that has been caught one at a time. 

Established in 2005, Blue Circle is regarded as one of North America’s premier suppliers of fresh and frozen seafood to leading chefs, artisan retailers and exclusive distributors. Focusing on traceability, animal welfare, food safety, and quality, the company applies an organic approach to both wild-caught and farmed seafood. It is a leading advocate for Maldives’ handline-caught tuna.

“We endeavour to promote healthy, delicious seafood while also serving as good stewards of nature’s resources. Whether we get our seafood from pristine fjords in Norway or from turquoise Maldivian Ocean waters – in the case of the tuna that we source – we ensure our partners employ industry-leading humane practices, top-notch traceability and protect the environment,” says Bill Cole, President of Blue Circle.

Press Release: IPNLF

IN BRIEF - Marine Harvest ASA Adjustment To Conversion Price Of Convertible Bond

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Further to the Marine Harvest share trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange excluding a dividend of NOK 3.20 per share, in the form of a repayment of paid-in capital, as from the 26th of August, the conversion price of the Company's EUR 340 million convertible bond (ISIN NO0010748742) has been adjusted.
The new conversion price is EUR 15.3172.

Press Release: Marine Harvest 

IN BRIEF - Gov. puts pause on shaking up commercial fisheries commission

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gov. Bill Walker has put a pause on an administrative order that was recently the center of a lawsuit between the state and a commercial fishing trade association.

“Rather than implementing Administrative Order 279, Governor Walker said today he would place a moratorium on AO 279 to allow for a more robust stakeholder engagement process,” a Thursday press release from the governor’s office said.

Administrative Order 279, issued in February 2016, was supposed to transfer certain administrative functions of the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. CFEC was established in 1973 by the Alaska Legislature to limit how many people can participate in the state’s commercial fisheries.

Source: Juneau Empire

IN BRIEF - Alaska's pink salmon record broken twice in 2-day span on Kenai River

Saturday, August 27, 2016

After 42 years, the Alaska state record for a sport-caught pink salmon was broken this week. Twice.

Thomas Salas hauled a monster pink salmon out of the Kenai River near Big Eddy in Soldotna on Monday night. The California resident, who said he visits the Kenai every other year or so, was originally going to throw it back when a friend told him to hang on to it.

"(He) said, 'You gotta keep it, that might be a record,' " Salas said.

Turns out the friend was right. When the anglers took the fish to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Soldotna on Tuesday morning, the 28.5-inch long fish weighed 12 pounds, 13 ounces, claiming the state record from the previous 12-pound, 9-ounce fish caught on the Moose River in 1974.

Source: ADN

IN BRIEF - Việt Nam looks forward to EVFTA benefits

Saturday, August 27, 2016

H?I PHÒNG - The European – Vi?t Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) would promote the flow of high-quality investments from the EU into the country with commitments on goods and services market access, the opening of Government procurement, investment policies and policy transparency.

This was heard at a seminar entitled “European Union-Vi?t Nam Free Trade Agreement: What’s in it for me?” held in the northern H?i Phòng Port City to learn about what the trade pact entails.

The event, jointly held by EuroCham, Vi?t Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s H?i Phòng branch, and Deep C Industrial Zone, attracted more than 80 representatives from companies in the city, Hà N?i and from EU countries’ embassies in Vi?t Nam. The seminar therefore gave audiences an insight into changes in trading regulations, market access, regional implications and expectations from the European business community in Vi?t Nam.

Source: Viet Nam News

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IN BRIEF - Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from norovirus, Vibrio bacteria found in oysters
United Kingdom
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IN BRIEF - Nomad Foods Seeking Further Acquisitions Despite Challenging Market Conditions Impacting Sales
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IN BRIEF - Ministry of Commerce monitoring fish prices
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IN BRIEF - Vale pleads guilty to discharging waste harmful to fish in Labrador
Viet Nam
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IN BRIEF - Vietnam’s seafood industry feels the pinch after mass fish deaths
United States
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IN BRIEF - Benefits and risks of fish consumption provided by new app
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IN BRIEF - Scientists looking to understand future ocean acidification effects on commercial fishing
Viet Nam
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IN BRIEF - Toxic metals detected in Hà Tĩnh seafood samples
United Kingdom
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IN BRIEF - Revealed: Plastic is found in a THIRD of fish caught in Britain because of toxic microbeads
Viet Nam
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IN BRIEF - Việt Nam looks forward to EVFTA benefits
United States
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IN BRIEF - Alaska's pink salmon record broken twice in 2-day span on Kenai River

Foodservice companies fail to offer sustainable seafood, Greenpeace states
United States A Greenpeace report denounces that some of the largest US foodservice companies are failing to provide consumers with seafood that meets basic standards for sustainability and social responsibility.
Aquaculture farm's requirements strengthened after EU’s warning
Viet Nam Vietnamese authorities have warned local aquaculture companies that they will not renew their export licenses unless the latter comply with safety standards following a recent warning from the EU.
Sockeye salmon return to the Frazer River hits record low
Canada Given the number of sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River is expected to hit a record low this summer, the Government has suspended all the fisheries of this resource, including commercial and indigenous fishing.
Low pink salmon return confounds experts from Alaska
United States Slow pink salmon run in the Southeast area added to poor harvests that have been recorded so far has led many commercial fishermen to wrap up the season early.
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Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
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Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
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