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Friday, May 15, 2020
‘This relief package will support America’s fishermen and our seafood sector’s recovery,’ said US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, announcing allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided by Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also called the CARES Act, to states, Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID–19.
As a next step, NOAA Fisheries will use these allocations to make awards to partners: the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.?They will disburse the funds to address direct or indirect fishery-related losses as well as subsistence, cultural, or ceremonial impacts related to COVID-19.
Author:Quentin Bates / FiskerForum| Read the full articlehere
Orders received for Marel Fish are at a similar level as prior quarter.
In Q3, overall the Icelandic processing machine manufacturer Marel (meat, poultry and fish) delivered revenues of EUR 287 million, down from Q3 2019’s EUR 312.5 million. EBIT flatlined compared to last year’s EUR 44.3 million, at EUR 44.1 million.
Marel Fish, which predominantly consists of sales of solutions into salmon (but also whitefish), represented 12 per-cent of total revenues.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Changing trends in the United States seafood market will be examined by panellists at two free webinars next week.
Feed manufacturer BioMar Chile and Corbion, which produces omega-3 feed ingredient AlgaPrime DHA, are promoting the online events, called “The Breakfast Series”.
Organisers said the events would be especially interesting to Chilean salmon producers, who export much of their fish to the US, but also to people from the US, including retailers, foodservice operators, meal kit providers and nutritionists.
Author: Daniella Balin / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Norway’s Kvarøy Arctic has welcomed three new team members as part of its international Women in Aquaculture programme, which aims to provide hands-on training opportunities for women building careers in aquaculture.
The family-owned salmon farm, based on the Island of Kvarøy along Norway’s Arctic Circle, launched the programme in May 2020. Participants get the opportunity of ‘a fully immersive and collaborative work experience’ with full relocation expenses, accommodation, and professional compensation for their work.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Abandoned nets, protagonists of ghost fishing, are the most lethal plastic waste for marine species, says the conservation group WWF, which has launched a worldwide campaign to end this threat to life in the sea. The entity maintains that the problem is so serious that it is estimated that, worldwide, 66% of marine mammals, half of birds and all species of sea turtles have been trapped in them; some have been injured and others have died.
WWF warns that plastic is drowning the planet. He estimates that 11 million tons of that material end up in the ocean each year.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
Consumption continues to grow, both due to population growth and a diversification of preferences
By 2030, China will need between 6 and 18 million additional tons of fishery products to cover estimated domestic consumption, an amount that represents an increase of between 9 and 27% compared to current data. A study published in One Earth by researchers from the center Beatrice Crona, Emmy Wassénius, Max Troell and Patrik Henriksson together with colleagues from Australia, China, Canada, Malaysia and the United States, analyzes how China can cover this demand and includes three options : the first focuses on intensifying aquaculture production; the second to increase imports of fishery products; and the third to expand the fishing industry in distant waters.
Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full articlehere
Salmon theft case in Northern Norway has grown in scope.
It’s been just over a year since an Estonian lorry driver in his 40s was remanded in custody and charged with embezzlement as well as smuggling salmon from Norway to the Baltics. The man was stopped by police at Mowi’s factory at Herøy, Nordland, on the 13th of September, just as he was about to pick up fish.
Since then, Norwegian and Estonian police have been cooperating on the investigation. In March, police confirmed that seven people had been arrested by Estonian police, charged with organised crime and fraud in connection with the case.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The dream of operating floating closed containment aquaculture systems at sea is at risk of becoming “a dead case” in Norway, due to regulatory constraints.
This was the core message provided by Harald Sveier, from Lerøy Seafood Group, at the Smolt production of the future conference, which is taking place virtually today.
Sveier used the occasion to explain how Lerøy’s “Pipefarm” concept had been working since its development, and despite his gloomy conclusion, there were plenty of positives to be taken from the results delivered by this innovative design to date.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
A new smoked salmon brand which its makers say is the first in the UK to come in completely plastic-free packaging is being launched this month.
Sea Smoked uses fish from Wester Ross Salmon and is being supplied by Sea Group, the company that produces Sea Chips, crisps made from salmon skin.
Retailing at £4.85, the smoked salmon will soon go on sale online and at upmarket grocer Booths, which has 28 stores in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
810,000 tonnes of imported fish will benefit from massive tariff derogations regardless of their origin, way of production, sustainability of the stock, labour standards or even if the third country has been identified by the EU for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to European fishing industry bodies Europêche and EAPO.
They report that the Council of the EU will shortly approve a regulation setting autonomous tariff quotas (ATQs) for certain fishery products for the years 2021-2023. Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere