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IN BRIEF - One day, you may get soft-shell crabs from Mississippi

UNITED STATES
Monday, February 11, 2019

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - That soft-shell crab you enjoy at your favorite seafood restaurant or that cocktail crab you order as an appetizer likely came from Southeast Asia, not the Mississippi Gulf.

But, if research at the University of Southern Mississippi's Blue Crab Hatchery pans out, you might one day be eating soft-shell blue crabs farmed by Coastal fishermen in ponds on their own land.

"What this work does is a diversification of the blue crab industry," said Kelly Lucas, aquaculture director at the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, located near the Blue Crab Hatchery in Ocean Springs. "Fishermen can switch from the wild to supplement their fishing by raising (blue crabs)."

Source: Daily Journal


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Polish processors hope to steal back US business from China

POLAND
Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Polish seafood processors are seeking opportunities for cooperation with the U.S. seafood industry, in a project that aims to open up new avenues for business in whitefish and flatfish processing.

Polish Association of Fish Processors Vice President Jaroslaw Zielinski, who also cooperates with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) to promote Alaskan seafood in Poland, told SeafoodSource that he had received great feedback following a presentation at the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Global Seafood Market Conference in Orlando, Florida, in January 2020.

Author: Nicki Holmyard / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | Thailand eases third phase of lockdown from June 1, 2020

THAILAND
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Thailand eases third phase of lockdown from June 1, 2020
VNU Asia Pacific ready to restart ASEAN’s economy through its exhibition platforms

Thai Government announced the third phase easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures which also gives the green light to convention and exhibition centers. The Thai cabinet resolved to extend the enforcement of the emergency decree for one month, effective from June 1 until June 30, 2020 to ensure that the COVID-19 situation is under control and a potential second-wave infection can be prevented. More social activities are allowed to operate under strict health and public safety rules and regulations. This includes the reopening of convention and exhibition centers with space usage not exceeding 20,000 sqm gross space. This marks a very good sign for the exhibition industry to start rebuilding the economy again after the crisis situation. 


Other Media | FiskerForum: Morrisons selling60% more British fish than usual

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

In a special feature episode of the Fathom podcast, a representative of the Morrisons supermarket chain confirmed that they are selling 60% more UK fish than before lockdown.

The latest podcast features Morrisons Head of Agriculture, Fisheries & Sustainable Sourcing Sophie Throup, and Mark Greet and Edward Polley of Cornish seafood processor Falfish.

At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, supermarkets across the country chose to close fresh fish counters – a decision described by Paul Trebilcock of the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) as ‘counter-intuitive’ and ‘causing frustration at the quayside’.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | Global Aquaculture: India’s shrimp industry adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

INDIA
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

India’s shrimp aquaculture industry is one of its growing, protein-producing industries which earns important foreign exchange.

In this article, we analyze existing trends in the various segments of the shrimp production supply chain in India, including hatcheries, shrimp farms, feed production and exports. We also propose some strategies to help support industry resiliency and sustainability.

India has an extensive coastline of 8,118 km across nine states and four union territories. The country’s shrimp aquaculture industry is one of its growing, protein-producing sectors which earns India important foreign exchange. Rising demand for animal protein, safe for human consumption, is on the rise due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has not only caused a huge transition in the global economy but also affected the shopping behavior of many people around the world.

Author: dward Gnana Jothi George, Ph.D. Sugumar Chinnadurai and Vidya A / Global Aquaculture Alliance | Read the full article
here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: IMO recognizes the need to keep supply chains active

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

International Maritime Organization (IMO) recognizes the need to keep supply chains in Maritime Commerce operational due to the impact of COVID-19. In this way, the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S / CIP) has developed best practices for response protocols to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the proper functioning of ports. Bearing in mind the difficulties presented by the pandemic but recognizing the area of opportunity for the development of guidelines for the response to health emergencies and risk situations such as this, the S / CIP has dedicated itself to collecting, recognizing and disseminating best practices and decisions made by our members.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Northern Australia targets five-fold aquaculture increase

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Northern Australian aquaculture is set to increase its production five-fold and exceed $1.34 billion (US$886 million) in value within the next decade.

So suggests a new report by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), which also found the growth of the industry would create 2,340 direct new jobs by 2030 - if the industry worked together to overcome identified challenges and capitalise on the opportunities outlined in the study.

Jed Matz, CEO of CRCNA, said the research, led by James Cook University (JCU), has for the first time clearly articulated a future vision for the whole Northern Australian aquaculture industry.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Norway sees salmon prices rise but “great uncertainty” in the salted and clipfish trade

NORWAY
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The volume of whole fresh salmon exported by Norway continued to slide last week as the preference for prepacked fillets among the country’s main markets gathered more momentum. In kroner terms, however, the price of whole salmon is now higher than a year ago, according to the latest trade update from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

In week 22, there was an 11 percent decrease in the overseas sales of whole fresh salmon compared to a year previously, while exports of fresh and frozen salmon fillets increased by 17 percent and 54 percent, respectively. Overall, 21,776 metric tons (MT) of salmon was exported over the seven-day period, representing a decrease of 6 percent year-on-year.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Two new crab vesels are under construction at Pella Shipyard

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, June 01, 2020

At the Pella OJSC shipyard, two vessels were laid in a timely manner for the extraction of project crab 03070. The hulls are being formed ahead of schedule.

The construction of crab fishers is carried out by order of the Far Eastern company Ostrovnoy-Crab LLC as part of the implementation of the investment quota program for the extraction of crab.

The lead ship of project 03070 Rus was transferred to the Customer - LLC Antei on May 15, 2020. Rus is the first Russian crabfish built under the investment quota program.

Project 03070 crab fishing vessel is intended for specialized bottom crab longline fishing (Kamchatka, opilio, blue) with “Japanese” type cone traps with subsequent sorting, reloading into trellised baskets and transporting live crab in baskets in chilled outboard water in special thermally insulated tanks (RSW -tanks).

Source: Pella


Other Media | FishFarmer: Mowi Scotland celebrates ASC lochs award

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 01, 2020

MOWI Scotland is celebrating the news that it has become the first aquaculture company in the world to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for freshwater lochs.

The honour has gone to Loch Lochy and Glenfinnan and follows on from the ASC’s revised trout standard. This is a significant milestone towards the company’s stated ambition to strive towards 100 per cent ASC certification by 2025. Rory Campbell, technical manager said:

‘This is a significant milestone for our business. Loch Lochy and Glenfinnan are both freshwater loch farms that, along with our recirculating aquaculture facilities, provide for a vital part of our salmon’s lifecycle before entering the sea.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Negotiators today resume the 'Brexit' negotiation with the full support of the institutions for fishing

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, June 01, 2020

Community and British negotiators today resume the negotiations of the post-Brexit agreements, which will define the relations between the two blocs from January 1, 2021. The dialogue resumes in a context of full support from the two main European institutions, Council and European Parliament, to the fishing sector.

As every month, the spokesman for the European Commission for the relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom published the meeting agenda that will take place this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, the future fisheries agreement will begin to be negotiated from 14:30 to 17:00, the signing of which is essential before reaching a free trade agreement (FTA). The dialogue on the fisheries agreement will last until Thursday.

Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full article here


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