IN BRIEF - Malta paying too high a price for fish-farming - PD
Monday, September 16, 2019
Malta is paying too high a price for the fish farming industry, the Democratic Party said on Sunday as it hit out at large patches of slime blighting the coast.
In a statement, it observed that a consortium which owns a huge blue-fin tuna farm just off Comino was said to have applied for a PA permit.
"This is peak season for tuna fattening before slaughtering begins in October, and our coastal waters from Armier to Sliema are again polluted with slime. This is not naturally occurring foam, but slime. This time round, Comino has also been adversely hit," the party said.
Grupo Ricardo Fuentes begins next Monday the fishing season for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean. The company, which has created 260 new direct jobs for this campaign, has implemented all the necessary safety measures (including PCR tests and ship disinfection) to guarantee the health of international workers and observers participating in it.
The bluefin tuna fishing campaign in the Mediterranean is essential to guarantee the supply of this precious food 365 days a year. Bluefin tuna is a key piece in the Mediterranean diet, and contains some very beneficial properties for health, such as omega 3.
The Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 conference due to take place this autumn has been rescheduled for next year because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference is a partnership between the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC), World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), and will feature hundreds of speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business and social aspects of aquaculture.
It was due to be held from August 30 to September 2, 2020 at the St John’s Convention Centre, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, but will now be staged from August 29 to September 2, 2021, at the same venue.
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With freezer trawler Calvert ready to be delivered to Canadian owner Ocean Choice International, a series of extraordinary measures had to be taken to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.
The 74 metre LOA, 16 metre breadth Calvert was launched ready for outfitting in July last year at the Tersan yard in Turkey, built to a Skipsteknisk ST-117 design for demersal and pelagic trawling, and with three main winches for twin-rig trawling.
Calvert’s accommodation is for a crew of 39 – and due to the travel restrictions intended to prevent spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the crew travelled to Turkey on a chartered aircraft.
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Anguilas Aguinana has announced a "benefits package" for its workers aimed at "minimizing the effects that the COVID-19 crisis can cause on their families." At the same time, the Basque company has explained how its plan for reinstating the workforce is, which is focused "on security," she explains. Among the measures for its staff, the advance of the extra pay from July to April stands out, as well as the delivery of a basket of Angulas Aguinaga products and an additional 10% discount on its products when sold to employees. The company has also closed agreements with banks so that its staff can obtain loans on advantageous terms and thus have greater economic security during these months.
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Through "Operation Centennial" detectives from Puerto Montt dismantled a criminal organization that stole salmon feed in the area, taking the product to Arica to later sell it in Peru. 17 people were arrested and more than 40 tons of feed product were seized
This is a 5-month investigation that, through operations carried out in Puerto Montt and Arica, allowed the capture of members of the gang, 6 of them being of foreign nationality, for the crimes of illicit association and flagrant reception.
Leading seafood brand, The Saucy Fish Co. has secured two new listings for its frozen and chilled ranges in Iceland and Waitrose
Earlier in May, Iceland began offering Saucy Fish’s Salmon Fishcakes with a Cracking Lemon Centre and Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with a Delicious Vintage Cheddar Centre. Both products are being sold in a four-pack for GBP 3.00 (USD 3.67, EUR 3.35).
Marketing campaigns will be rolled out alongside the two new listings, including geo-targeted paid media activity, influencer partnerships and PR support. The marketing campaign will also have further paid support from The Saucy Fish Co.’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.
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KuulFoods, a retail arm of software developer KuulGroup, has unveiled a new sales solution specifically aimed at giving the means to increase online trade to U.K. seafood companies.
Funding for the platform was provided by the Fish on Friday’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program (RRGP), which was developed by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust (FCFCT) and Seafarers UK to assist food charities, fishing and seafood businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation.
KuulFoods said that it has been working closely with Fishmongers’ Company since the start of the crisis to build the solution. Coming at no cost to the user, it runs online orders and payments and includes a reporting tool for all sales, orders, revenues, and stock.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Grieg Seafood’s fifth and final Atlantic salmon farm in Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia has received Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, making Nootka Sound Grieg BC’s first fully ASC-certified region.
“The farm staff work hard out there, rain or shine, to ensure that their fish are happy, healthy, and grown in a sustainable manner,” said Grieg certifications manager Kristin Storry on the company’s website.
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Loch Duart, the salmon farm based in Sutherland and the Uists, has appointed a new managing director.
Mark Warrington was previously operations director and takes over from interim managing director, Simon Maguire, who has provided cover in this role since late last year.
“I am proud to be managing director of Loch Duart,” said Mark. “Having spent the last six years immersed in the communities of Sutherland and the Uists, I believe I bring a real understanding of the people and the farming techniques which have made this company great.
Copper River opens to low catches salmon prices United States
Cold water from a lingering harsh winter likely kept the salmon from moving up the Copper River on the May 14 opening day.
The 12 hour fishery, which officially marks the start of Alaska’s salm...