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Other Media | Fisker Forum: EU giving priority to cheap imported fish over sustainable EU production

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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 article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: November 30, today is the Aquaculture Day

SPAIN
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Since 2012, Spain celebrates Aquaculture Day on November 30 in order to convey to society the potential of this activity in our country, its important role in providing top quality food; its commitment to sustainability and R + D + i as well as the creation of employment, wealth and well-being in the areas where it is developed, both on the coast and inland.

Under the coordination of the Spanish Aquaculture Observatory, of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, and with the collaboration of all agents linked to the aquaculture sector, what is sought with this celebration is, thus, to make more and better known the reality of the value chain of this activity.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: FAO: Farmed fish price increases to outpace those for wild species

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Increased demand for seafood and slowing growth of fisheries and aquaculture production will see prices increase by almost a quarter over the next 10 years, projects the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Its report “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020,” (or SOFIA 2020), expects total fish production to rise from its current level of 179 million metric tons (MT) to around 204 million MT in 2030. While this will represent an increase of some 15 percent, by comparison, for the period 2007-2018 that rate of growth was a much more dynamic 27 percent.

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


IN BRIEF - Zanzibar secures $3 bln from Turkish firm to boost seafood business

TANZANIA
Monday, November 30, 2020

Turkish investors to finance ambitious project in Indian Ocean archipelago of Tanzania, East Africa

A Tanzanian firm has sealed a $3 billion deal with a Turkish investment firm to develop modern fish processing facilities and a landing port, local officials said Saturday.

The investment in Zanzibar-based Salmin Fisheries by Northland Capital Investment is part of the government’s “blue” economy policy to give the ailing fishing sector a new lease on life, said Abdullah Kombo, Zanzibar’s minister for blue economy and fisheries.

He hailed the move as a milestone for the economy of the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean archipelago, and provide employment opportunities and markets for artisanal fishers.

Salmin Ibrahim, the company’s executive director, said the project is aimed to support small-scale fishers, adding: “The investors are willing to disburse the funds so that this ambitious project can take off as planned.”

The blue economy is one of the flagship sectors that Hussein Mwinyi, Zanzibar’s new president, has vowed to invest heavily in.

Deep-sea fishing, fish farming, and fish processing are some of the areas the East African government is seeking serious investments for to support struggling fishing communities.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: 'The pandemic will lead to enormous changes in the market and consumer patterns'

NORWAY
Monday, November 30, 2020

Atlantic Sapphire CEO and founder Johan Andreassen believes the coronavirus can be an advantage for the land-based salmon.

“The pandemic will lead to enormous changes in the market and consumer patterns. Here in the United States, we see a big push to focus more on proper nutrition and good health. People note that there is a link between overall health and how sick one becomes from the virus. Seafood consumption in general in the US is significantly up after the coronavirus,” Andreassen told the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

Andreassen added that he believes that increasingly more expensive air freight during the pandemic reinforced his argument that being close to the market will produce good earnings.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: ‘Simpler, safer’ fish handling promised for wellboats and on-land farms

NORWAY
Monday, November 30, 2020

A company that makes fish handling systems for wellboats says it has created a safer and more gentle way of handling stock.

Tor Andre Rønning, senior engineer with Norwegian firm Cflow, said the company had developed its new patented Flowline design concept based on prioritising the main functions of the fish handling system.

“This means reducing bends, valves, lifting height, and piping to a minimum on the more frequently used routes,” explained the engineer in a press release.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Fisheries Act Does Not Compensate For Loss Of EU Seafood Market Access

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, November 30, 2020

Following the transition of the UK’s Fisheries Bill in to law as the 2020 Fisheries Act, Scotland’s Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has warned that nothing in this legislation can compensate for the loss of seafood markets in the EU and the ensuing wider damage that it will cause to coastal communities.

‘While this Act will provide a necessary framework to manage fisheries from 1st January 2021, we continue to believe that the best future for Scotland is as an independent nation in the European Union,’ he said, commenting that with only a few weeks to go to the end of the transition period, the UK Government has yet to clarify how it will provide the multi-annual funding that was made available by the EU.

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


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Indonesian Minister of Fisheries, who accepted bribes, is arrested for corruption

INDONESIA
Friday, November 27, 2020

It allegedly received more than half a million euros in exchange for granting permits to foreign companies to export lobster larvae and hatchlings

Indonesian authorities filed charges against the Minister of Marine Resources and Fisheries, Edhy Prabowo, on Wednesday for allegedly accepting bribes, along with fifteen other people, worth 4.8 million Indonesian rupees (580,000 euros), in exchange to grant permits to foreign companies for the export of lobster larvae and hatchlings.

Prabowo, who was arrested on Tuesday upon arrival at Jakarta International Airport from the United States, would have spent 750 million rupees (44,500 euros) on luxury items during his stay in Hawaii, said the vice president of the Commission to Eradicate Corruption of Indonesia (KPK, for its initials in Indonesian), Nawawi Pomolango.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Focus on opportunity, urges new Seafood Scotland chair

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 27, 2020

The new chair of marketing organisation Seafood Scotland has welcomed the challenge of taking on the role during a “highly critical” period for the industry.

Kevin McDonell, chief executive of the West of Scotland Fish Producers’ Organisation (WSFPO) fishing co-operative, said: “While the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK’s imminent exit from the EU has provided an uncertain landscape for those in the catching, processing and wider seafood industry, we have shown we can be resilient before, and I look forward to working with businesses to capitalise on potential growth opportunities.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The European Union (EU) and the Cook Islands government have renewed their agreement on tuna

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 27, 2020

The European Union (EU) and the government of the Cook Islands in the Pacific have renewed their agreement on tuna in its current terms for one year. The agreement is very important for the tuna fleets.

The agreement protocol ceased to be in force last October (October 14, 2016 - October 13, 2020), under the name of “the Protocol”, which established the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the agreement partnership in the field of sustainable fisheries between the European Union and the Government of the Cook Islands, pending the completion of negotiations for the renewal of the protocol.

Source: EuropaAzul / Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: UK publishes new guide for fish shipowners and exporters on the day after 'Brexit'

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 27, 2020

The United Kingdom's Marine Management Organization (MMO) has published a new guide with the aim of helping fishing companies prepare as of January 1, 2021, the day when ‘Brexit’ ends. From this date, the country "will be solely responsible for the future of our seas and the fishing industry and we must be prepared for change." You can consult all the documents here (in English).

With this new guide, it is expected that shipowners and exporters “prepare” by pointing out the steps they may need to take to continue trading with the European Union.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras / Read the full article here


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