Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cermaq to trial closed containment in BC waters
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Cermaq Canada is to trial a semi-closed containment system at its British Columbia operations, the first such technology to be deployed outside of Norway.
The company, which is owned by Mitsubishi, has tested the system in Norway, successfully growing fish up to 1kg.
Components for the new style cage, designed and built by FiiZK in Norway, arrived in Canada earlier this month, and assembly is now underway.
Once the structure is complete, it will be taken by barge to Cermaq’s Millar Channel farm site in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island. It could be a companion to existing systems and farming techniques, said Cermaq.
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Carrefour has reached an agreement with the Almería fish market in Roquetas de Mar to buy 70 tons of swordfish until the end of the year. This amount represents the total quota of four boats, so the agreement with Carrefour "ensures the viability of these boats and their crews," the hypermarket chain said in a statement.
The measure is part of the chain's support policies with the Spanish fishing sector, among which are other actions such as the agreement, through Puerto Celeiro, with a group of Spanish shipowners to buy and market 200 tons of hake of skewer and fine whiting, during the past month of June.
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Site most at risk are at airports with “considerably weak” footfall.
The Restaurant Group (TRG) which also operates noodle and sushi chain Wagamama has indicated that at least 10 per cent of its restaurants (many at airports) will not reopen until 2021 at the earliest.
In a press realise, TRG – which also owns Frankie & Benny’s, and Garfunkels – announced that it had accessed GBP 50m from the Government Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS scheme) supported by Lloyds Banking Group.
It added that it expected 90 per cent of all of its sites to be open by the end of September, with the reopening phasing varying by division.
Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here
An innovative antifouling device uses UV light to prevent mussels and barnacles – as well as algae, bacteria, and other microorganisms – from encrusting underwater sensors used in fish farms.
Biofouling, the accumulation of unwanted material on solid surfaces under water, can lead to the detriment of function, impeding or even interfering with aquaculture operations. For example, biofouling on nets is known to reduce oxygenation levels in pens, while even thin biofilms of algae can provoke misleading results by measuring equipment.
Relating to the latter, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) has developed a new antifouling UV spotlight.
Author: Christian Pérez / The Fish site | Read the full article here
Mercator Media Ltd has confirmed that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 13th edition of theIcelandic Fisheries Exhibition(Icefish) will now be held 15-17 September 2021.
Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director of Mercator Media Ltd, explained the decision, “Given the global restrictions on travel and the effects that social distancing requirements will have on the operation of the exhibition, the team at Mercator Media has been examining alternatives and seeking the opinion of exhibitors. There is also the added uncertainty surrounding further possible government actions and restrictions, both in Iceland and abroad. We would all prefer that this was not the case, but in the circumstances, we believe rescheduling to 2021 is now the best option for exhibitors and visitors.”
The EU has extended the protocol to the existing Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for one year.
The protocol promotes responsible fishing and sustainable management of fishing resources, including enhanced transparency measures, according to the European Commission, which states that the extension ensures continuity in co-operation and further progress towards sustainable fishing.
The fisheries partnership agreement with Mauritania is the largest mixed agreement for the EU both in financial terms and in terms of fishing opportunities. Under the current framework with Mauritania, the EU fleet is authorised to fish in Mauritanian waters for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagics, up to around 287,000 tonnes per year.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
In a recent webinar hosted by the aquaculture technology investment firm Hatch, an international panel of aquaculture leaders connected virtually to discuss the importance of sustainability in the industry and the space innovation on that front, now and in the future.
“The world now produces more than 155 million tons of seafood every year. Around 55 percent of that comes from aquaculture. As our population is growing, demand continues to rise, and within the next 50 years we will have to grow more seafood than we have ever grown in the entire existence of mankind,” said Moritz Mueller, the head of marketing and communications at HATCH. “At the same time, understanding the limits of our oceans and protecting them, in order to keep our planet healthy is an essential task.
Author: Sam Hill / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Food Safety reports that at least two two people have died in a Listeria outbreak linked to chilled smoked trout fillets in the Netherlands.
“Six sick people have been hospitalised and two died from their infections. Another person has died but no information about the cause of death was given,” it wrote.
Four products were recalled in the third week of June. This included smoked trout fillets from Vis Marine, Albert Heijn (which is Netherlands’ largest supermarket chain) and two fish items from Bond Seafood. Shelf life dates ranged from June 20 to July 5.
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ICELAND’S determination to be a major player in salmon farming has taken another big step forward with the announcement that the company Fiskeldi Austfjarða hf, which trades under the name Ice Fish Farm, has received provisional clearance to add another 7,000 tonnes of biomass in the east of the country.
The company already has an operating licence for just over 20,000 tonnes at two locations in the region. This latest development will be centred on a small former fishing community known as Stöðvarfjörður, situated 385 miles east of the capital Reykjavik and which has fewer than 200 inhabitants. Since the loss of conventional fishing most of its young people have left for brighter lights so the investment will almost certainly be welcomed as an important economic boost.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The latest addition to the Austral Fisheries fleet, the new Cape Arkona, is heading around the world for Fremantle in Australia after leaving the Båtgygg yard at Måløy in Norway, with a delivery trip of more than a month ahead.
This unique fishing vessel is designed to be able to switch between three fishing methods in a single trip. While it will fish primarily with longline gear for Patagonian toothfish in the Southern Ocean, Cape Arkona also has capacity to fish with traps and is rigged to trawl for icefish.
The 66.90 metre, 15 metre beam Cape Arkona’s arrangement has been developed between the owners, designers Skipskompetanse and Båtbygg. The hull was built by Marine Projects in Gdansk and brought to Måløy for completion.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere