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IN BRIEF - Verlasso Smoked Salmon by Blue Hill Bay at Fancy Food Show

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 18, 2013

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verlasso(r), the world's first provider of harmoniously raised fish, and Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based producer and distributor of smoked fish, will unveil Verlasso Smoked Salmon during the 2013 Fancy Food Show, Jan. 20-22, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The new product will be available to retail and food industry seafood purveyors through Acme's premium, all-natural Blue Hill Bay(r) Smoked Seafood brand. Show attendees can sample and learn more about Verlasso Smoked Salmon at the Acme booth #883.

Verlasso's Harmoniously Raised difference creates a better environment for fish to grow into great-tasting salmon with a shimmery quality, full fins and bright eyes. A critical aspect of the Verlasso approach protects ocean biodiversity through an innovative solution to the depletion of our world's fisheries. Specifically, Verlasso lowers the "fish in, fish out" ratio of the salmon's diet - the pounds of wild caught feeder fish needed to produce one pound of salmon - from the industry standard of 4:1 for fish oil and fish meal to 1:1 without compromising healthy levels of Omega-3s in the salmon's diet.

Verlasso and Acme collaborated to create right-sized smoked salmon options for grocery stores, delis, gourmet and specialty stores, and select catalogue and online gourmet retailers


IN BRIEF . A shrimp apocalypse? Anything is possible, says DFO scientist

CANADA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

A scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is defending its bleak assessment of shrimp stocks off Newfoundland's northeast coast and Labrador, and is blaming the resurgent codfish – which feed on shrimp – as a "driving factor." 

Katherine Skanes is also firing back at those questioning the status of the stock.

"When the biomass was going up, they had confidence in our survey. Then when the biomass goes down, they lose confidence," she said.

Source: CBC


IN BRIEF - No typical salmon run: Fish spill across highway in Alaska

UNITED STATES
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

A truck carrying salmon to a cannery in Alaska's capital city rolled Monday, spilling fish across most of the highway's lanes and backing up traffic for an hour and a half.

Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson responded with other officers and confirmed the fish left a stinky smell.

Police Lt. David Campbell says the number of fish spilled wasn't known, but workers who looked like fishermen in slickers cleaned salmon off Egan Highway.

The fish was destined to one of the canneries in Juneau. Campbell says he didn't know if those doing the cleanup were from the cannery or the transport company.

Source: Canada


IN BRIEF - Deepest-ever reef survey by divers discovers new fish species

MICRONESIA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Looking for fish under pressure. Two marine biologists say they’ve set a record for the deepest underwater survey performed by human divers, at 136 metres down, off the coast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.

“We are seeing a lot of species previously unknown to science,” says Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

He and Hudson Pinheiro at the University of Santa Cruz have been looking for new fish species at these little-explored depths. The previous record for the deepest human survey, also set by Rocha’s team, was 130 meters. Many of the species they have seen are found only in these deep reef habitats.

Source: New Micronesia


IN BRIEF - Kasempa to have aqua park

ZAMBIA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Government is developing an aquaculture park in Kasempa district of North Western Province at a cost of five point seven Million Kwacha.

The concept which is that of a farming block, will house facilities from hatching to processing and will be completed within five years.

And Kasempa District Commissioner Goodson Sansakuwa has revealed that government is also investing four Hundred Million Kwacha to construct a dam in Nkenyauna area.

Source: ZNBC


IN BRIEF - First Nations group urges feds to stop expansion of fish farms

CANADA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance is calling on the federal government to stop expansion of fish farming and include First Nations in its efforts to protect wild salmon.

Open-net pen farming threatens the health of wild salmon stocks, chairman Bob Chamberlin said, and many farms were established without adequately consulting First Nations.

“We have about one third of the total [fish-farming] industry in our territories and it’s really troubling,” said Chamberlin, who is also chief councillor of the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation.

Source: Times Colonist


IN BRIEF - Scientist in project to scan all fish

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

A University of Washington professor has launched an ambitious project to scan and digitise all of the more than 25,000 fish species in the world.

In 2015, Adam Summers installed a small computed tomography, or CT, scanner at the UW's laboratories on San Juan Island in Washington state and and began capturing three-dimensional X-ray images of fish.

The idea is to have one clearinghouse of CT scan data freely available to researchers anywhere to analyse the morphology, or structure, of particular species.

So far, he and others have digitised images of more than 500 species from museum collections around the globe.

Source: SBS


IN BRIEF - ASF critical of decision to release Placentia Bay aquaculture project from environmental assessment

CANADA
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling the decision to release the Placentia Bay aquaculture project from environmental assessment irresponsible and unlawful.

In a news release Monday 25th of July 2016, the group said Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd.’s plan to produce up to seven million farmed fish annually has the potential to wipe out the remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the bay through disease, sea lice infestation an interbreeding.

“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has failed to abide by its own laws in not ordering a full environmental impact statement,” said Steve Sutton, ASF’s community outreach and engagement coordinator.

Source: Southern Gazette


IN BRIEF - Senamico to hit sales of VND 780 billion in 2016

VIET NAM
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nam Can Seaproducts Import Export Joint Stock Company (Seanamico) in Ca Mau province showed that in 2016, the company set the target in sales of VND780 billion, the production of finished products of 2,550 MT, post-tax profit of VND15 billion, dividend yield of 15%/par value.

The company plans to increase sales in 2016 but reduce profit because it is expected that seafood market in 2016 will fluctuate, purchasing power of frozen shrimp will decline  and technical barriers increase.

The company has advantage in improved-extensive shrimp and organic shrimp farming with high price.

Source: VASEP


IN BRIEF - ASEAN - the 4th largest importer of Vietnam Pangasius

VIET NAM
Thursday, July 28, 2016

As of June 15th 2016, ASEAN was the 4th largest pangasius importer of Vietnam (after the US, EU, China - Hong Kong). This was a potential importing market of Vietnam in 2015. However, in some recent months, the shipments to this market showed a slight decrease.

According to the statistics, in the period, Vietnam pangasius exports valued US$62.35 million, down 2.4% from the same period last year. Of these, the exports to 3 largest single importers declined: Thailand down 0.6%; Singapore down 1.9% and the Philippines down 1.6% year on year.

So far, most of pangaius products exported to Thailand and Singapore were frozen fillets or steaks. Thailand remained the large and stable importer of Vietnam pangasius in the ASEAN. In Thailand market, pangasius from Vietnam has to compete with frozen Alaska pollock meat, frozen cod fillets, and frozen tilapia fillets.

Source: VASEP


IN BRIEF - Marine Products Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

PHILIPPINES
Thursday, July 28, 2016

ATLANTA - Marine Products Corporation announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral's sterndrive models include H2O Sport and Ski & Fish Boats, SSi and SSX Sportboats, Sunesta Sportdecks and Signature Cruisers.  In addition, Chaparral manufactures SunCoast Sportdeck outboards and Vortex Jet Boats.  Robalo builds outboard sport fishing boats which include center console, dual console, walkaround cabin and Cayman bay boat models.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, Marine Products generated net sales of USD 65,066,000, a 9.4 percent increase, compared to USD 59,498,000 in the same period of the prior year.  The increase in net sales was due to a 10.9 percent increase in unit sales, partially offset by a 2.9 percent decrease in the average selling price per boat.  During the quarter we generated higher unit sales in many of our product lines, including our Robalo sport fishing boats, our largest Chaparral H2O model, and our Chaparral SunCoast Sportdecks.  Average selling prices decreased during the quarter due to a change in model mix. 

Gross profit for the quarter was USD 13,808,000, a 9.6 percent increase compared to gross profit of USD 12,604,000 in the same period of the prior year.  Gross profit for the second quarter increased compared to the prior year due to higher net sales.  Gross margin was 21.2 percent in the second quarter of both years.

Source: PR Newswire


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