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IN BRIEF - Spinney Creek Shellfish files new aquaculture application

UNITED STATES
Friday, July 19, 2019

ELIOT, Maine - After dropping its bid for an aquaculture expansion on the Kittery side of Spinney Creek, Spinney Creek Shellfish has filed a new application for the Eliot side, now seeking a smaller, standard lease of 2.75 acres.

The oyster company has submitted a draft application to the state Department of Marine Resources (DMR), stating it would relinquish its 12 existing limited purpose aquaculture licenses if its new request is granted. Per the application, the lease would allow for a maximum of 600 suspended cages to grow oysters and quahogs in a subtidal zone of Spinney Creek.

A scoping session was held Wednesday in Eliot, where members of the public could comment before Spinney Creek Shellfish officially submits its application, for which a hearing will likely be scheduled for late fall or winter.

Source: Sea Cost Online


Other Media | Alimarket: Mercadona announces its largest investments of 2020 for Madrid

SPAIN
Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Valencian chain Mercadona has announced that during 2020 it will disburse € 166 million in the Community of Madrid, the largest investment effort of those reported by the company to date for this year.

This investment is destined to the opening of seven new supermarkets; to the reform of another 27 to adapt them to its new efficient store model, closing 2020 with a total of 136 transformed to the aforementioned model; to the implantation of the universe of prepared meals 'Ready to Eat' in 45 points of sale; to continue promoting the 'Frescos Global' project, which incorporates "important improvements" in the fresco sections, achieving greater adaptation to the local assortment; and. finally, to the expansion of its logistics capacity, together with the start-up of the 'hive', in Getafe, a warehouse dedicated exclusively to online commerce and which has involved an investment of 12M.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


Otros Medios | iPac.acuicultura: Irlanda aprueba 3,4 millones de euros en inversiones en acuicultura con una ayuda del FEMP de 1,3 millones

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Thursday, July 02, 2020

El Ministro de Agricultura, Alimentación y Asunto Marinos de Irlanda, Barry Cowen, ha anunciado la aprobación de inversiones en acuicultura en el país por 3,4 millones de euros que serán ejecutadas de 15 empresas y que contarán, para ello, con una apoyo del FEMP de 1.282.277 euros.

"Estoy encantado de anunciar esta  inversión de 3,4 millones a ejecutar por 15 empresas con el apoyo de 1,3 millones € del FEMP con el objetivo de impulsar la producción de ostras, mejillones y salmón alrededor de nuestra costa”. “Es muy confortante -añadió el ministro- ver esta confianza continua en el futuro por parte las empresas acuícolas” y es que como recordó, “los últimos meses han sido un desafío para muchas de estas empresas”, si bien la tendencia general, se congratula, “muestra una recuperación de la demanda mundial de nuestros productos pesqueros ”.

Fuente: iPac.acucultura | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Galician processing industry will benefit from 8 million in aid from COVID-19

SPAIN
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The Minister of the Sea, Rosa Quintana, yesterday visited the facilities of the company Frigoríficos Fercon, where she highlighted "the important effort made by the complex of the sea-industry complex during the coronavirus crisis" to be able to fulfill "its role as an essential sector and supply the citizenry ”.

In this sense, he highlighted the importance of the transformer sector and recalled that "the Avantemar plan designed by the Xunta to promote the maritime-fishing sector after the pandemic, endowed with a 77 million budget for this year and 14 million for 2021, has a support line of eight million euros for the transformer sector with the aim of partially compensating for the falls in income registered this year and another 17 million made available to companies in 2020 for improvements in their production structures ”.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Foodservice sector braces for impact as US COVID-19 cases spike

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

A recent spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases has put the domestic foodservice sector back on the defensive.

Some U.S. restaurants are voluntarily re-closing their dining rooms – and many states and cities are now requiring masks in all public places – as cases jumped nationwide in the past week.

As of 30 June, the U.S. has more than 2.5 million COVID-19 cases and at least 126,140 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Also on 30 June, U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 40,000 in one day for the fourth time in the past five days, BBC reported.

Author: Christine Blank  SeafodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Salmon exporter Seaborn increases full-year profit by 80 per cent

NORWAY
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Sales-driven growth delivers a profit.

The Bergen-based (Norway), exporter saw sales increase by 30 per cent, to EUR 523 million, from 2018 to 2019. This, in turn, helped to increase last year’s operating profit to EUR 7 million – up from EUR 4 million in 2018.

Seaborn
’s owners share a dividend of EUR 1.5 million, in effect unchanged from the previous year, according to the company’s annual report.

The largest owners of the salmon and trout exporter are Bru Eigedom (25 per cent), owned by the Vassbotten family, and Yri Holding (18.8 per cent), owned by Vice President Frank Yri. 

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: 200 jobs lost if Iceland salmon ban approved

ICELAND
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

A Warning has gone out that the potential to create up to 200 jobs will be lost if a proposal to ban fish farming along the fjord which leads to the northern Icelandic city of Akureyri is approved.

Last month the city council told the government in a surprise move that it does not want aquaculture to develop along the 47 mile (70 km) ice free approach to Akuyrei known as Eyjafjörður. But the decision has angered a number of smaller towns, who believe fish farming can improve prosperity. For example the Fjallabyggd town council representing a community at the top of the fjord has signalled to the government it is categorically against such a ban.

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


IN BRIEF | Top Mowi man Per-Roar Gjerde resigns

NORWAY
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Per-Roar Gjerde (53) has on 30 June 2020 informed the company that he resigns as COO Farming Americas and the Faroes.

The process to find a new COO Farming Americas and the Faroes has started. Mr Gjerde will continue in his position until a new leader is in place, or until 31 December 2020 at the latest.

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


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: British 'Brexit' negotiator maintains to the sector that the United Kingdom will be an independent coastal state

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They will keep up the pulse to get a fishing deal on their terms

David Frost, British chief Brexit negotiator, held a telematic meeting with members of the UK's fishing organizations to bring them the latest news on the Brexit negotiation process, in which he maintained that the country will be a coastal state independent once you leave the European Union.

The executive chairman of the United Kingdom's National Federation of Fishermen's Organizations (NFFO), Barrie Deas, said the meeting "reassured us enormously." "

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: Alimentaria, postponed until 2021

SPAIN
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As has happened with other competitions around the world, the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 has ended up delaying the celebration of Alimentaria while waiting for a normality that allows this type of event to be held. In this case, Fira de Barcelona has chosen to delay 2021 (from May 17 to 20), in a decision "agreed with the sector", according to a statement. In recent weeks, companies and associations have conveyed to organizers the convenience of delaying the fair to next year, while other companies hastened the deadline before making a decision that they did not see clearly.

The president of Alimentaria, Josep Lluís Bonet, stressed that “the decision supports the majority will of the productive and associative fabric of the sector, betting on holding the event in a more favorable environment and without so many limitations on international mobility.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cermaq to trial closed containment in BC waters

CANADA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Cermaq Canada is to trial a semi-closed containment system at its British Columbia operations, the first such technology to be deployed outside of Norway.

The company, which is owned by Mitsubishi, has tested the system in Norway, successfully growing fish up to 1kg.

Components for the new style cage, designed and built by FiiZK in Norway, arrived in Canada earlier this month, and assembly is now underway.

Once the structure is complete, it will be taken by barge to Cermaq’s Millar Channel farm site in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island. It could be a companion to existing systems and farming techniques, said Cermaq.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


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