Other Media | SeafoodSource: Foodservice sector braces for impact as US COVID-19 cases spike
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
A recent spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases has put the domestic foodservice sector back on the defensive.
Some U.S. restaurants are voluntarily re-closing their dining rooms – and many states and cities are now requiring masks in all public places – as cases jumped nationwide in the past week.
As of 30 June, the U.S. has more than 2.5 million COVID-19 cases and at least 126,140 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Also on 30 June, U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 40,000 in one day for the fourth time in the past five days, BBC reported.
Author: Christine Blank SeafodSource | Read the full articlehere
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) has ratified the regional framework of the Port State Measure (PSM) at its 114th meeting in June, with the aim of ending illegal fishing
According to the Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen, “this marks a significant milestone in the Agency's efforts to strengthen and enhance port-based activities in relationship with illegal, unreported and unregulated boarding (IUU)) fishing in the territories of its 17 member states ”, according to a press release
The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (Eumofa) has published its monthly newsletter in which it analyzes, among other topics, the mussel market in northern Europe. Specifically, the observatory offers consumption and price information in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Overall, a general drop in consumption is expected throughout this year and a consistent rise in prices.
By way of introduction, Eumofa puts in context the consumption values of seafood in these countries. Thus, Denmark maintains “an apparent high per capita consumption of fishery and aquaculture products”.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
NOAA Fisheries has announced that is canceling more fishery and ecosystem surveys that were supposed to take place in 2020, citing the complications created by COVID-19.
The new survey cancellations will add to the growing list of surveys that won’t take place in 2020 due to COVID-19. Earlier this year, NOAA Fisheries cancelled five of the six large-scale research surveys scheduled to take in the waters off Alaska, along with the Atlantic sea scallop and surfclam/ocean quahog surveys, among others.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
"The current institutional framework has shown many gaps of a budgetary, technical knowledge, communication and information type, which none of the governments has expressed an interest in solving," is one of the points highlighted by the national entity.
At noon this Thursday, August 6, the National Coordinator of Pelagic Coastal Artisanal Fishing Shipowners and Deep Sea Fishing of Chile A.G. She delivered a public statement to express her "most energetic and emphatic rejection of the bill - presented by the government of Sebastián Piñera- that integrates fishing and aquaculture to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development."
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced the subsidies for the 2019 campaign aimed at compensating the additional costs borne by the operators of certain Canary Islands fishing and aquaculture products included in the Operational Program for Spain of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020.
The aid, valued at 8.7 million euros, is aimed at operators in the fishing, breeding, processing and marketing of certain fishery and aquaculture products in the Archipelago. And they are destined to subsidize the commercialization by air and sea, fresh and frozen, outside the Archipelago, of artisanal fishing products; the production and marketing of industrial fishing in the Canary Islands; the transformation of fishery or aquaculture products from the islands.
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Craig Santer who joined Marport in January this year is now heading the company’s new Cape Town branch, bringing with him fourteen years of experience in the marine electronics industry, and specialising in South Africa’s commercial fishing industry.
Marport has announced the opening of Marport South Africa (PTI) located in Cape Town. The company will distribute Marport’s full product line of catch control and net monitoring sensors, echo sounders, current profilers and sonar for the world’s fishing fleet.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The ecological group Eguzki regrets once again the presence of pelagic trawlers near the coast. "We have come to count up to seven Irish ships, although the total number of ships is likely to be higher." A sample of its activity could be seen on Sunday afternoon in the port of Ondarroa: a beautiful bloody swordfish with its dorsal fin broken as a result of pelagic nets. "Those networks that swallow everything, be it a commercial, non-commercial or protected species," denounce the ecologists.
Fishing with pelagic nets is prohibited both in Spain and in the waters of the Basque Country by their respective administrations, mainly because they catch and drag everything that gets in their way and generates a lot of discard.
The Italian Confederation of Agriculture (CIA) has promoted the creation of PescAgri, the Italian Association of Fishermen and Aquaculturists, focused on "the protection, development and enhancement of fishing and aquaculture activity in all its professional and territorial senses", informs the organization through a statement.
The president of this new structure, which expands the CIA's areas of representation, is Antonino Algozino, 45, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and founder of a state-of-the-art freshwater organic aquaculture plant for the rearing of trout, sturgeon and ornamental fish in Sicily, Enna province.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
Transfer of cod quota to next year Norway
To help reduce problems in the markets after the corona outbreak, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has introduced a temporary scheme for the transfer of cod quotas at vessel level from 2020 to 2...