IN BRIEF - Fishing vessels pushing vaquita porpoise to extinction: U.N. treaty head
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
GENEVA - A rare species of porpoise is facing imminent extinction as fishing vessels appear to be flouting an international ban on them entering its last sanctuary, off the coast of Mexico, the head of a U.N. treaty said.
There are thought to be fewer than 30 vaquita porposies left worldwide, mostly due to deaths caused by entanglement in fishing nets, despite calls by conservationists and film star Leonardo DiCaprio for urgent steps to protect them.
If the small, stub-nosed vaquita goes extinct, it would be the first species subject to maximum protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to vanish, raising questions about its effectiveness.
From Monday 17.08.2020 the prices will be as follows:
Recent?changes show?a decrease of 4,46?% in?the fish meal indicator and?5,66?% in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed?oil. This will result in?changes in the minimum prices of raw materials used for fish meal and oil purposes.
These new prices will come into effect from 17. Aug. 2020.
China and Ecuador are preparing a memorandum of understanding with the purpose of formalizing the safety and biosafety protocols that are met in the export of Ecuadorian shrimp to the Asian market. This has been announced by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries while informing that the General Administration of Customs of China has notified the Embassy of Ecuador in Beijing about the lifting of the suspension of one of the establishments of the packing plants of the Ecuadorian shrimp exporter: Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila.
According to the Ecuadorian government, this uprising has been possible after "the timely deployment of diplomatic efforts in Beijing, as well as effective inter-institutional coordination and permanent public-private synergy."
Source: iPac.cuicultura | Read the full article here
The Ministry of Production (Produce) announced that on August 15, the first 2020 fishing season of the anchovy (Engraulis ringens) and white anchovy (Anchoa nasus) resource corresponding to the north-central zone will conclude.
According to Ministerial Resolution 263-2020-PRODUCE, published in the El Peruano newspaper, the unloading of the anchovy resource must be carried out within 24 hours after the end of the season.
Likewise, the processing of the anchovy resource has to be carried out within 48 hours of its conclusion.
Thai Union has doubled its stake in a subsidiary in Russia in an effort to expand markets in Europe, the seafood giant said in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on Monday, 11 August.
A transaction completed in July saw Thai Union’s stake in TUMD Luxembourg (TUMD) – held through its subsidiary, Thai Union EU Seafood 1 S.A. – increase to 90 percent from 45 percent previously. MDF Investments Ltd. holds the remaining 10 percent in TUMD.
TUMD wholly owns three Russian companies including Dalpromryba LLC, Torgovo-Promyshlenny Komplex Dalpromryba LLC, and Maguro LLC, which are collectively referred to as the DPR Group (DPR). DPR’s focused business is fish and seafood retail.
Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
Seafood Norway, the trade organisation which represents companies and employers, has said it is vital that the country’s aquaculture industry should become fully electric within ten years.
It made the comments following a serious diesel spill last month when 5,000 litres of oil escaped from a tank at a Nordlaks site in the Troms region last month. Although the site is electrified the diesel came from a building used to supply oil for service boats. While the spill was quickly and efficiently dealt with, Seafood Norway said lessons had to be learned from the incident.
Seafood Norway CEO Geir Ove Ystmark said the organisation had already set a goal to get rid of all diesel powered fish farms and move to full electrification by 2030 – and that was already well underway.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The Basque company Saitec Offshores Technologies has launched the first small-scale prototype of a floating marine platform to house wind turbines from the Astander shipyards. The project, with the name BlueSATH and has had the participation of members of the Sea of ??Innovation Cantabria Cluster, such as the Port of Santander, IHCantabria, CTC, Degima, Astander, Transportes Lasarte and Acorde, in addition to the collaboration of Sodercan, It will be put to the test for a year in the Sardinero pass, in order to verify its operation in a real environment. The initiative has an investment of two million euros, financed 70 percent by the European Union. The reduced-scale prototype will lead to a final one that will have a volume six times the volume that will produce power for 15,000 homes.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
The ancient herring town in Florø, Western Norway, has long since found a new species and a new locomotive to drive export revenues and employment. The harbour is full of wellboats, workboats, delousing vessels and cages.
One of those that capitalises on the farmed salmon is the 130 million-dollar exporter Bravo Seafood. They are housed in a traditional red-painted sea storage room at the quayside in the town’s harbour.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Around 4.7 million fish have escaped from Chilean salmon farms in 73 incidents between 2010 and 2020, according to a report from state aquaculture agency, Sernapesca.
The causes were largely climatic and oceanographic conditions at the affected farm sites.
Sernapesca is now looking at use of increased monitoring, big data and artificial intelligence to create predictive models of where escapes are most likely to occur.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Salmon farmer Grieg Seafood has announced five appointments to its new sales organisation which will operate from January 1, 2021.
The moves follow the decision by Grieg and fellow Norwegian salmon farmer Bremnes Seashore to end their 10-year Ocean Quality sales joint venture.
“We will re-position the company in the value chain and evolve from being a pure salmon supplier to become an innovation partner for selected customers. We need people with a strong drive who want to build something new,” said Grieg’s personnel chief, Kathleen Mathisen, in a press release.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere