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IN BRIEF - Milestone as 15-year rights granted to small-scale fishing community in South Africa

Thursday, November 21, 2019

More than 1,500 people represented by 20 small-scale fishing co-operatives were awarded subsistence and commercial fishing rights at a celebratory event in the Lilian Ngoyi Community Sports Centre in Kwazakhele, South Africa, at the weekend.

The 15-year rights, which give the holders access to a range of species from rock lobster and hake to squid and perlemoen, were issued by environment, forestry and fisheries minister Barbara Creecy on Saturday.

The ceremony was part of a series of events scheduled for rollout under the department’s new strategy that looks to allocate “a share of the economy” to SA coastal communities that have historically and traditionally relied on the sea.

Source: ICSF

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Calvo Group improves its results in 2019 and begins the renewal of its fleet

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Calvo Group has published its Annual Report, in which it points out the good evolution of the Group with a growth in turnover to 594 million euros and EBITDA that exceeded 45 million euros, which means improving the 2018 operating profit, the Group points out.

In 2019, it sold more than 101,000 tons of finished product in 65 countries, 48% in Brazil, 22% in Spain, 17% in Italy, 5% in Central America and the Caribbean, and 2% in Argentina and the The remainder is divided into more than 50 additional countries.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the private article here

Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norway ships fresh salmon to London

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Norway is sending weekly consignments of fresh salmon to the UK by sea in under 48 hours, Fish Farming Expert’s sister site Kyst.no reported.

The first cargo of salmon was loaded by farmer Bremnes Seashore aboard the Vega Vela on Monday evening, after being harvested in the morning, and was due to arrive in London today.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | aqua.cl: Pincoy Project will launch good practices manual

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

On October 20, through a free webinar open to all audiences, the collaborative initiative led by AquaGen, Blue Genomics, Blumar, Camanchaca, Centrovet, Cermaq, Pharmaq and Skretting will make a good practices manual available to the industry.

The Pincoy project, which seeks to reduce the use of antibiotics in the salmon farming industry by implementing high sanitary and animal welfare standards, as well as operational excellence throughout the production chain, will hold a webinar where it will present a manual of good practices that will be made available to Chilean industry.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here

Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The companies of freezing and canning of seafood in Spain billed 15,148 M euros and created 31,197 jobs

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This Tuesday, September 22, the delegate of the Free Zone David Regades and the president of Conxemar, José Luís Freire presented the report on the frozen seafood sector, which highlights that, as a whole, the companies in the sector generated in 2018 a gross added value of 1,614 million euros compared to the 1,549 million created in 2017 by these same companies. Conxemar associates are responsible for 55.63% of the wealth generated by the sector in 2018.

This report, which has been prepared for the fourth consecutive year, includes data from the last available fiscal year (2018) and reflects that 652 companies make up the industry and marketing in Spain (frozen and preserved), companies that jointly billed 15,148 million euros and generated 31,197 direct jobs.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Norwegian salmon exporters profitability under severe pressure

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

More than half of them had operating margins of less than one per-cent last year.

It’s nearing the end of September, and still, not all of the country’s exporters of salmon and trout have delivered their annual accounts. That itself is a sign of weakness. SalmonBusiness has studied the financial statements of 23 companies operating in the export segment. And it doesn’t make an uplifting read.

12 of the companies in the sample had less than one per-cent operating margin. Five of them lost money last year.

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

Other Media | FiskerForum: High-Tech processing plant opens in Murmansk

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A new plant opened in Murmansk represents the latest in fish processing technology, designed to work with either fresh or seafrozen groundfish. The Murman Seafood plant is the latest to be completed under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative.

Icelandic company Valka acted as both the designer of the sophisticated factory and the main contractor, delivering trimming lines and an automated waterjet cutter for pinbone removal and portioning, as well as various graders, packing equipment and Manufacturing Execution Software.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Asda seafood assessment confirms bycatch impacts

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

U.K. supermarket chain Asda Stores Ltd. has determined that sustainability improvements need to be made across its seafood supply chain, with a new independent report finding that some of its best-selling capture-fisheries products may be putting marine mammals, sharks, seabirds, and sea turtles at risk.

Walmart-owned Asda, the second-largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, is the country’s first multiple retailer to assess the impacts of its seafood business on ocean wildlife.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: Aquafeed company launches 'carbon neutral' aquaculture initiative

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Skretting Italy has launched the new range of carbon neutral aquafeeds, called Feed4Future.

Food production accounts for around a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the new range recognises the considerable opportunity to minimise the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by the aquaculture feed production process and the fish farming sector.

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | ead the full article here

IN BRIEF | THAIFEX - Anuga Asia kick-starts with positive response for future F&B prospects

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

THAIFEX - Anuga Asia opened on 22nd September 2020 to a warm welcome by exhibitors and visitors. Participants looked to the event as a critical platform to introduce new products, network with international partners and build valuable relationships. The promising turnout at this year’s trade show reflects an increasingly optimistic outlook for the recovering F&B industry.

As Thailand makes commendable progress in recovering from COVID-19, THAIFEX - Anuga Asia is proud to be one of the first international trade exhibitions to open today in Asia. The F&B industry has been eagerly anticipating the trade show’s physical opening under the refreshed THAIFEX - Anuga Asia Hybrid Edition brand. 

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Nueva Pescanova ratifies the 'Declaration of Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation'

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Nueva Pescanova advances in its sustainability commitments by adhering to the “Declaration of Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation” of the United Nations Global Compact. It is, as the Galician fishing company recalls, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

Ignacio González, CEO of the company, has been one of the 1000 CEOs of companies in more than 100 countries around the world that have signed this declaration, which implies the commitment of the Nueva Pescanova Group to support peace and security, human rights and sustainable development in these times of global disruption and uncertainty.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

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