IN BRIEF- China pledges to cut size of its massive fishing fleet due to serious threat to nation’s fish stocks
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks and the government is to cut the size of the nation’s fishing fleet, the agricultural ministry said.
A well-known fishermen in Tanmen, Hainan province, said local fishermen have been told not to increase their fleet while counterparts in other provinces have been told to cut the number of ships by 3 per cent.
The ministry said there were practically “no fish” in the coastal East China Sea and fishermen also had a hard time finding a catch in many other coastal waters, according to a state radio report on Sunday.
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
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).
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 articlehere
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 articlehere
The fishing sector has yet to see the hoped-for recovery of seafood sales and prices as the HoReCa sector is gradually re-opened. Sales are estimated to have dropped by 10% as demand remains low for restaurant species including shellfish, sea bream and turbot, while prices have remained low for hake, megrim and monkfish.
Spanish fishing vessel operators’ organisation CEPESCA, retailers’ body FEDEPESCA and fishermen’s guilds federation FNCP are encouraging consumers to prioritise buying legal, sustainable and healthy fish from Spanish vessels to fill the gap while the restaurant and hotel trade has yet to recover.
These organisations all recognise that the economic crisis and the measures taken to slow the spread of Covid-19 could have serious repercussions for the industry as a whole in future.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The national food distribution has passed the examination it has undergone with the arrival of the health crisis caused by Covid-19. But how is the future presented? Precisely this unknown has been the basis of the virtual round table organized today, May 27, by Ainia, under the slogan 'The Great Distribution, working towards the future, companies facing the challenge of Covid-19' and which has had the participation of Mercadona's quality director, Luis Pla; the director of the consumer-client department of Consum, Manuel García, and the Ikea Food Country manager, Carlos Cocheteux.
The first big conclusion is the importance of continuing to bet on innovation to get out of this situation as quickly as possible, given that "Covid is going to be a catalyst for innovation, a lever" and "you have to go forward with innovation , you can't get out of a crisis any other way ", in the words of Carlos Cocheteux.
The text incorporates the amendments of the popular MEPs Millán Mon and Gabriel Mato
The European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries approved its recommendations on the relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit on Monday.The text, which is chaired by French popular MEP François-Xavier Bellamy, incorporated the amendments tabled by MEPs Francisco Millán Mon and Gabriel Mato, both reported in a statement. According to the agreement, the European Parliament will not support any trade agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom if it does not include a comprehensive, balanced and long-term fisheries agreement that maintains access. reciprocal to water and resources. Mon and Mato expressed concern about the lack of progress in the negotiations in recent weeks.
As a reporter living near the ocean in Nova Scotia, I get to see some incredible marine life as when people make discoveries along the coastline. I've seen my share of whales, came within an arm's length of a great white shark, but never had I seen an albino lobster.
Lobster fisherman AJ Francis tells me "It was the last trap on the trawl and I saw something white," from aboard his boat docked at the Pictou Landing wharf.
The start of lobster season had to be delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but for Francis, it certainly started out with a bang.
Albino lobsters are considered to be 1 in 100 million, the rarest of the rare.
The Fisheries Agency announced on the 27th that there will be 300 tons of large-sized fish (30 kg or more) that had been transferred from Taiwan for Pacific bluefin tuna, which is feared to be depleted of resources, and 2020 including the unused portion of the previous fishing season when the addition was permitted. Announced catch quota. The total of large fish and small fish (less than 30 kg) increased by 17% from the previous year to 13,397 tons, the largest since 2015 when resource management was introduced.
Pacific bluefin tuna will set a catch limit for each country / region at an international conference. The transfer from Taiwan was agreed in September last year, and was temporarily put on hold since it was too late for the fishing season this year, but it was officially transferred in March this year.