Other Media | SeafoodSource: SEAC AB sees opportunities in drive for cleaner processing of smaller fish
Friday, July 03, 2020
Hygiene is an increasingly important factor in the seafood processing sector, according to Ulf Groenqvist, the owner and CEO of Färjestaden, Sweden-based seafood processing equipment-maker SEAC AB, which specializes in machines processing small fish. Its machines are capable of processing 70 to 100 fish per kilogram at a speed of more than 300 fish per minute.
In response to rising demand, especially from Asia, SEAC AB has redeveloped and redesigned its existing filleting machines to clean worms and parasites inside the belly cavities of fish. After two years of tests in China, Russia, and Sweden, the firm is now selling a new belly-cleaning line of filleting machines, given the name BC Lines by the company. The devices in the line can be integrated into two of the company’s filleting machines – the SEAC FPM-400 for smaller fish and SEAC FPM-470 for bigger fish.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | 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
From 21 July and running until 8 August, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) has been recruiting organizations and restaurants to participate in the "Go To Eat" campaign. The campaign aims to stimulate demand in the food and beverage industry for a limited time by subsidizing part of the cost of dining out.
Restaurants have been hit hard as customers have refrained from eating out as a way of limiting the spread of COVID-19. After dropping to as low as 10 percent of the previous year’s revenue, many eating establishments have been able to rebound to about 50 percent. However, spacing tables more widely to meet social distancing guidelines has put limits on capacity.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Researchers are raising concerns over the scope of current sustainability certification schemes in the aquaculture sector – saying that they could be overly focused on environmental and governance indicators.
A recent study published in the journal Global Environmental Change has reviewed the metrics and methodology of eight global sustainability certification schemes for aquaculture: ASC, GLOBAL GAP, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), BRC Global Standards, International Featured Standards (IFS), Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO), Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and Friend of the Sea (FOS).
Author: Megan Howell / The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Hundreds of miles from its nearest neighbour, the remote Faroe Islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing has always been a way of life, and fish accounts for 90% of all exported goods. But coronavirus is hitting efforts to increase tourism.
The drive to the village of Glyvrar is nothing less than dramatic.
The road from the airport winds past mountains and fjords, and passes through tunnels cut into hillsides and burrowed under the sea.
Glyvrar is home to the Faroe Islands' largest firm, Bakkafrost - which farms salmon.
Author: Adrienne Murray / BBC News | Read the full articlehere
The Carrefour Quality and Origin frozen skrei cod loin has obtained the “Superior Taste Award”, an independent certification granted by the International Taste Institute, the world leader in consumer food and beverage evaluation and certification. The recognition is the result of a blind tasting held in Brussels in which the appearance, texture, taste and smell have been assessed, the product marketed under the Quality and Origin Carrefour brand has achieved an overall rating of 91%. A percentage with which the company reaches for its frozen skrei cod loin the category of "Exceptional Product".
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
Earlier this summer, Firda Seafood harvested its last salmon at its facilities in Gulen, Southern Norway. Now the owner Ola Braanaas is purely a trout farmer. It doesn’t seem to be a happy choice for him.
“In January, Russia, the main trout market, was closed. Not long after, the COVID-19 arrived, making the transport to the second-largest trout market, the United States, far more difficult. On top of this comes the reduction with the traffic light scheme,” Braanaas told Bergens Tidende.
Braanaas runs Firda Seafood, a family-owned, fully integrated salmon and trout farming company based on the west coast of Norway.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Plans to re-float a sunken salmon farm lying nearly 1,000 feet below the surface of the sea are being considered by Chilean authorities, which have warned of potential risks in such an operation.
Sixteen cages and 2,900 tonnes of dead salmon are lying on the seabed following the collapse of Blumar’s Caicura farm in heavy seas on June 27.
Alicia Gallardo, director of state aquaculture agency Sernapesca, said Blumar had sent it four proposals for the recovery of the sunken cages and the safe removal of the mass mortality, and that these were being risk assessed.
Author: Jonathan Garcés / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
In a commentary on the current state of negotiations between the European Union and the UK, a spokesman for the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, representing much of the English fishing industry, described the possibility of the UK and EU setting their own autonomous quotas for 2021 as a ‘departure that no sensible party wants.’
‘In view of these huge uncertainties, the UK is already making preparations for stand-alone arrangements for 2021 – in which access for EU fleets to fish in UK waters would be one element within an overall annual agreement. It is worth recalling that in the current EU/Norway annual agreements, without an annual fisheries agreement there is no access to fish in each other waters from 1st January.’
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Seafish is conducting a survey to determine the financial and socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s seafood processing industry and to put together a profile of the sector.
Throughout July and August seafood processors are being asked to provide information on how the pandemic has affected their business. The survey also asks for financial data and information on operations and recruitment to determine the size and economic performance of the sector.
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