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IN BRIEF - Maine to use conservation dollars for fishing, aquaculture

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 01, 2019

STONINGTON, Maine - A Maine land conservation program will use more than USD 1 million to preserve working waterfront areas, including sites that are important to the lobster fishing industry.

State officials say the Land for Maine's Future board is allocating the money to a half dozen projects. The money will be used to purchase development rights that ensure sites remain available for fishing and aquaculture.

One of the awards is a preliminary grant of more than $200,000 to the Stonington Co-op in Stonington, which is one of the most important lobster ports in New England. Officials say the money will be used to conduct site work to improve shipping and receiving of lobsters and bait.

Source: Wabi


Other Media | aqua.cl: China suspends Ecuadorian shrimp export establishment due to the presence of White Spot Virus

CHINA
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The notification does not represent a generalized sanction, but "it is a specific finding that involves the temporary suspension of a single company," they said from the Ministry of Production of Ecuador.

The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) notified the Embassy of Ecuador in Beijing about the suspension of a shrimp export establishment due to the presence of the White Spot Virus (WSSV), for which the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Inversiones y Pesca (MPCEIP) coordinates control actions and verifies compliance with the provisions of the agreement “Protocol for Inspection, Quarantine and Veterinary Sanitary Requirements for Frozen White Shrimp to be exported from Ecuador to China”.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: US researchers are committed to boosting the sea urchin fishery by relying on aquaculture

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A team of researchers, aquaculture and fornation production specialists from Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, will work to help transform the sea urchin fishery with the support of aquaculture.

Coleen Suckling, project leader, explained that "there is a strong international demand for sea urchins, driven mainly by the Asian market, however, North American suppliers are not meeting this demand, largely due to the decrease in natural stocks. and the increased regulation of stocks ".

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Iceland on track to break record for farmed fish exports

ICELAND
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Preliminary figures suggest that Iceland set a new record for the export of aquaculture products last year.
Iceland’s two main farmed fish exports species are salmon and Arctic Char.

The total figure is expected to be around ISK 29bn (£164.3m) a year on year, an increase in nominal terms of 17 per cent.
The figure will be seen as impressive in a year dominated by coronavirus and a pandemic which has shut thousands of restaurants around the world, hugely disrupting salmon sales.

The export figure for December ( which also includes agricultural products), is ISK 4.8bn (£27.4m), an increase of 58 per cent on the final month of 2019 when currency fluctuations are taken into account, but when there was no pandemic.

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


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: 'Only the imagination limits where salmon production in closed-containment systems in the sea will be in 3, 5, years

NORWAY
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Akvafuture welcomes new aquaculture strategy.

Earlier this month, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen announced a new aquaculture strategy. The strategy will look at solutions to the challenges of lice, escapes and high mortality. A new scheme is also being drawn up to get more salmon farming into closed containment facilities.

“We want a development that also facilitates closed containment facilities. Customers are increasingly demanding documentation of sustainability and the environment, and although we know that Norwegian farmed salmon is one of the healthiest things you can eat, some are increasingly overlooked,” the Minister of Fisheries has previously told E24.

Author: Stian Olsen / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Study into marine by-products traceability

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

HSSMI and MarinTrust have begun a three-month feasibility study, funded by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), to define a traceability system for the UK’s marine by-product supply chain.??

Marine by-products such as head, fins, skin and bone are increasingly used in fish oils and cosmetics and, most importantly, in feed for farmed fish and seafood. The challenge is to find the ideal traceability system for such a fragmented and paper-based supply chain.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: 'We must have access to Norwegian waters now!' demands Danish fisheries

DENMARK
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Danish fishermen have gotten off to a bad start in 2021, writes the Danish Fish Producers Organisation.

The trade agreement between the EU and the UK at Christmas 2020 will cost the fishery up to DKK 1.5 billion (€201.6 million) in lost fishing quotas. At the same time, the protracted negotiations meant that no agreement has been reached between the EU and Norway on fishing by 2021, and therefore the Danish fisheries have not yet been given access to be able to fish in Norwegian waters.

Today, Monday, EU fisheries ministers will meet to discuss fishing opportunities in 2021, and action is urgently needed in relation to the lack of access to Norwegian waters.

Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The Avramar union becomes the largest aquaculture producer in the Mediterranean

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A new association combining Greek and Spanish aquaculture to deliver fresh fish daily has been launched. The agents bring together 40 years of work experience from four companies that have joined forces and open a new era in Mediterranean aquaculture.

Avramar was born as a result of the union of the aquaculture companies Andromeda Group, Nireus, Selonda and Perseus. With a total production volume of more than 70,000 tons and a presence in more than 30 countries, Avramar becomes the world's leading gold brand, along with the largest producer in the Mediterranean.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Commission and Council agree on the negotiation mandate with the United Kingdom to close the TACs in March

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Portuguese presidency predicts "a great road" ahead in 2021

The traditional European Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries (popularly known as Agrifish) in December closed incomplete in 2020 in the absence of the result of the ‘Brexit’ negotiations. With the mystery already cleared, the European leaders met this morning, by videoconference, to agree on the next steps.

The Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos, acted as master of ceremonies within the rotating presidency of the Council of Portugal. The Portuguese minister recognized the work of Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the EU during the 'Brexit', and pointed out that in 2021 there is "a great road ahead" 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | The North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2021 goes digital!

NORWAY
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

On our new website you will now find more details on this year’s 3 day program:

June 8th - Technology & Innovation Day
June 9th - Keynote Sessions
June 10th - Investor and Industry Seminars  
 
New website: www.nor-seafood.com


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Middle Eastern, African seafood markets poised for growth as consumption and urbanization rise

SOUTH AFRICA
Monday, January 25, 2021

Demand for seafood products in the Middle East and Africa has been rising steadily, a trend that is likely to persist through 2027, according to a new report from Insight Partners, a venture capital and research firm based in New York City, U.S.A.

The report, “Middle East and Africa Seafood Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis,” found the value of the seafood market in the two regions is projected to grow from USD 9.3 billion (EUR 7.7 billion) in 2019 to USD 10.7 billion (EUR 8.9 billion) in the next six years.

Rising seafood per capita consumption, increasing demand for imported seafood products, and the emergence of specialty seafood restaurants are some of the factors anticipated to drive market growth in the regions, according to the report. 

Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


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