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IN BRIEF - Record number of salmon return to Russian River

Friday, November 23, 2012

A record number of Chinook and Coho salmon are moving up the Russian River to spawn, an indication of rich ocean conditions necessary for those fish to survive, fisheries biologists said.

It may also be an indication that the millions of dollars being spent on habitat restoration to keep those fish from extinction may also be working.

There have been 6,348 Chinook salmon photographed as of Wednesday 21 Nov. moving through the fish ladders at the Sonoma County Water Agency's dam at Forestville, which is inflated during low river flows to create a pool for the agency's water pumping system.

Source: Bob Norberg / The Press Democrat


IN BRIEF - Global Salmon Initiative Launches its First Progress Report at AquaSur 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Puerto Montt, Chile –  TheGlobal Salmon Initiative (GSI) launched on October the 23rd od 2014 its inaugural progress report ‘Building the Foundation for a Sustainable Future’. This is the first report to come from the industry-led collective, and highlights its approach and progress towards advancing significant improvements in the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the salmon farming industry.

The release of the report comes just over a year since GSI was formally launched in August 2013, and the day before GSI member CEOs will speak at the AquaSur 2014 Pathways to Sustainability seminar in Puerto Montt, Chile.

Source: Global Salmon Initiative


IN BIREF - Foreign inspectors to look into Vietnamese seafood

Friday, October 24, 2014

The foreign inspectors will look into 25 seafood processing firms having their products exported to the markets, according to the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad).

Nafiqad said 41 seafood enterprises which are seeking approval for shipments to Russia will also be subject to the inspections.

Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), described the inspections as “normal examinations.”

Hoe said the United States, South Korea and other countries send their inspection teams to Vietnam checking the processing facilities of seafood exporters every year.

The most recent inspection by Russia into Vietnam’s seafood was made last year when its inspectors visited eight tra fish processing and trading firms and later issued a ban on tra export to Russia since January 31. However, tra fish fillets were allowed for re-export to Russia in August this year after negotiations between representatives of Nafiqad and VASEP and Russia.

Source: Viet Nam Net


IN BRIEF - Latest updates on seafood safety and health benefits

Friday, October 24, 2014

We all know that fish, an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, provides many important health benefits. The evidence consistently suggests that the benefits of eating seafood surpass the risks. Yet, misconceptions about mercury in seafood have led some people to excessively restrict fish or even eliminate it altogether. In fact, it is likely you are not getting enough fish in your diet.


The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat at least two to three 4-ounce servings of a variety of fish a week. Yet, pregnant women currently eat less than 2 ounces of fish per week — that’s less than a quarter of the recommended weekly amount.

Source: Daily Breeze


IN BRIEF - Pacific Bluefin tuna fate in balance as countries resume failed meeting

Friday, October 24, 2014

La Jolla, California -  With only a tiny breeding stock now approaching the end of its lifecycle holding up the population, the fate of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna hangs on fishing nations’ support for drastically curtailed catch limits at a fisheries management meeting the week of October the 27th 2014. The outcome of a separate meeting covering the central and western Pacific in December is also critical.


The major bluefin tuna fishing nations in the area covered by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) will reopen discussions about catch limits and rules for the Pacific Bluefin after failing to reach agreement at its annual meeting in July, in Lima, Peru. The meetings will take place in La Jolla, California.

Members of the IATTC, comprised of twenty individual countries and the European Union, have for some time been aware of International Scientific Committee advice that the spawning stock of Pacific Bluefin is at only four per cent of original levels. Ninety per cent of the current catch is comprised of young juveniles yet to breed.

Source: News.Cision


IN BRIEF - Keeping up with the Seafood Community

Friday, October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The country’s largest seafood trade association produces its 100th video blog, a channel where viewers can keep up with the latest news from the seafood community – in under a minute.


“Data continues to show that the sweet spot for video length online is less than 60 seconds,” said Lynsee Fowler, NFI’s communications manager. “And we’re able to provide snippets about the latest in seafood science, press coverage, new products and more, in just that time.”

Fowler, who oversees NFI’s social media presence, helped launch the association’s entrance into visual content when she hosted the first video blog (vlog) on AboutSeafood.com in September of 2012.

Source: About Seafood


IN BRIEF - Regulators consider future of Maine shrimp fishery

Friday, October 24, 2014

Federal regulators are gathering findings to determine if there will be a commercial season for the Gulf of Maine’s northern shrimp next year.


Regulators closed the shrimp season for 2014 for the first time in more than 30 years because shrimp populations dipped to their lowest recorded levels.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Technical Committee met in Portland on Wednesday to update the status of the shrimp stock.

The technical committee’s findings will be the basis for regulators’ decision about next year’s season.

The commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet Nov. 5 to set specifications for the 2015 season. The fishery could also reopen with new restrictions.

Source: Press Herald


IN BRIEF - Shrimp exports in slow lane

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shrimp exports are facing a slowdown in the wake of reduced demand for locally-grown black tiger shrimps in major markets.

An increased supply of vannamei or white shrimps from other exporting countries and their reduced prices account for the slowdown.

Buyers are more interested in low-priced vannamei than in expensive black tiger shrimps, said Khan Habibur Rahman, deputy managing director of Lockpur Group, a leading seafood exporter.

Shrimp exports rose 3.59 percent year-on-year to BDT 180.3 million between July and September 2014. In contrast, 52 percent growth was recorded in the same period of the previous fiscal year, according to Export Promotion Bureau.

Source: The Daily Star


Friday, October 24, 2014

Qingdao, China, 4 November 2014 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and WWF China in partnership with CAPPMA and ASC will be holding China’s 2nd Sustainable Seafood Business Forum, in Qingdao, on 4 November, 2014. The event will bring together local and international fisheries, sustainable seafood suppliers and processors, policy makers, and technical experts to drive sustainability throughout the seafood supply chain. This initiative rode on the successes and learning from last year’s forum and the Sustainable Seafood Festival in June 2014, and continues to promote sustainable fishing, procurement and consumption practices for MSC and ASC certified seafood.

“We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the best practices of our certified companies and to also take this chance to mobilise the Chinese sector towards more sustainable fishing and sourcing, and thus protecting our precious resources for future generations,” explained Mr Kelvin Ng, Asia Pacific Director, MSC.

MSC: MSC Making New Waves in China


IN BRIEF - Lerøy Seafood Group ASA : FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2015

Friday, October 24, 2014

Planned dates for reporting of periodic results for Lerøy Seafood Group ASA in 2015 and Annual General Meeting are as follows:

24.02.2015 Preliminary annual results 2014

13.05.2015 Report Q1 2015

13.08.2015 Report Q2 2015

11.11.2015 Report Q3 2015

23.02.2016 Preliminary annual results 2015

21.05.2015 Annual General Meeting

Please note that the dates might be subject to change.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

IN BRIEF - The Icelandic FAO Based RFM Specification is now ISO Accredited

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation has received full accreditation for their Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Specification. The accreditation is to the internationally recognised ISO/IEC Guide 65 Standard for certification of product and process schemes.

According to Dr. Kristjan Thorarinsson, chair of the IRFF Technical Committee, this is an important achievement of a major goal for the IRFM programme. „This achievement puts us in a strong position to maintain and develop our programme into the future, ensuring that it remains credible and continues to meet the needs of our clients“.

IRFF: The Icelandic FAO Based RFM Specification is now ISO Accredited


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IN BRIEF - Global Salmon Initiative Launches its First Progress Report at AquaSur 2014
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Brand new project devised to save the Atlantic bluefin tuna
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Pingtan takes delivery of three newly-built trawlers

DiCaprio Foundation donates USD 2 million to combat overfishing, ocean conservation
United States The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.
Rapid shellfish toxins test may be soon available
Australia A new project to develop a rapid shellfish toxin screen test is underway at the University of Tasmania.
Conservationists condemn Malta’s request to raise bluefin tuna quota
Malta Malta's government’s intention to be granted bluefin tuna quota increase has not been welcomed by conservation organization WWF and by the coalition of Maltese NGOs Fish4tomorrow.
Large scale commercial fisheries restricted in Beaufort Sea
Canada The federal government announced a new Arctic fisheries management that will protect a large area of Canada's Beaufort Sea from large-scale commercial fishing and ensure a sustainable resource for local communities.
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Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
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Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group Headquarter)
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

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