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IN BRIEF - Danish blue shell mussel fishery obtains MSC certification

DENMARK
Friday, February 10, 2012

The Danish Isefjord and East Jutland blue shell mussel fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) environmental standard. This is the eighth fishery in Denmark to obtain MSC certification and products from the fishery will be eligible to carry the internationally recognized, blue MSC ecolabel. Becoming MSC certified means that the fishery now provides an additional 5,000 tonnes of MSC certified fish to consumers, adding to the already impressive Danish quantity of more than 100,000 tonnes sustainably caught seafood yearly.

The MSC certification means that the fishery’s impacts and management have been assessed, by an independent expert scientific team, as having met the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fisheries. The fishery had to be able to demonstrate healthy mussel stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts, and an effective fisheries management system. The fishery is now seeking certification to the MSC Chain of Custody standard for traceability. Once it has secured its Chain of Custody certificate, mussels from this fishery will also be eligible to bear the blue MSC ecolabel, helping consumers make sustainable choices when shopping.

 


IN BRIEF - Crisis in the Pollock Catchers Association: Russian Fishery Company 'sailed to court'

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, October 29, 2020

RFC is trying to appeal the expulsion of her companies from the Pollock Catchers' Association

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) of Gleb Franka won the current round of aggravated confrontation with the industry Pollock Catchers Association. The influential industry body failed from the first attempt to achieve the cancellation of the interim measures imposed by the court in the framework of the case on the exclusion of the RFC structures from the association, reports IA PrimaMedia.

The interests of the structures of the RFC are represented in court by the Pacific Department of Commercial Exploration and Scientific Research Fleet (TURNIF).

The Pollock Catchers Association "was founded in 2006. At the moment it is one of the largest public associations of the fishery industry in the Russian Federation. According to its data, the Association's members are 26 fishing enterprises with a total catch of about 1.8 million tons of fish and seafood. enterprises account for more than 75% of the pollock catch in Russia and about 35% of the world catch.

Source: primamedia.ru (Translated from the original text in Russian)


Otros Medios | Industrias Pesqueras: La EUFA demanda que el acuerdo de ‘brexit’ acabe con los 'privilegios' de Reino Unido en la PPC

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, October 29, 2020

La Alianza Europea de Pesca (EUFA), de la que forma parte la Confederación Española de Pesca, CEPESCA, ha emitido hoy un comunicado en el que afirma que la negociación del ‘brexit’, en el capítulo pesquero, debe “excluir los privilegios que la Política Pesquera Común (PPC) lleva concediendo a Reino Unido desde sus inicios en 1983”. Según denuncia la EUFA, las cuotas de pesca adicionales que la UE ha asignado históricamente a los británicos –para especies de su interés– han supuesto “más de 100 millones de euros anuales en los últimos 10 años para las arcas de Reino Unido”. 

Fuente: Industrias Pesqueras | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Alimarket: Carrefour increases its sales by 7.5% from January to September

SPAIN
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Carrefour has increased its income in Spain by 7.5% to comparable surface, to € 7,217 million. Taking into account the sale of fuels, the percentage falls to 3.2%, as reported by the French group in the presentation of its quarterly results. In this sense, the data for the third quarter in our country reveal a growth of 6.3% to comparable area and 2.7% taking into account its gas station business, reaching 2,581 M. The French group highlights "the excellent moment "that lives in" the thriving "Spanish market. It also clarifies that the pillars of this development would be its business model, based on fresh products, its own brand and its price positioning; in addition to his work to improve customer service. In addition, Carrefour highlights a 60% growth in its online business in Spain, during the third quarter, five points below the group average in the same period.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Brussels proposes new cuts for hake, monkfish and Iberian rooster

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, October 29, 2020

It only proposes an increase: 5% more for horse mackerel from southern Fisterra

Just a few days ago, Iván López, representative of the fishing association in the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA), revealed his fear that on January 1 the British were fishing as if nothing in their waters - regardless of whether they finished well or bad with the EU- and the unemployed Europeans, pending to know what quotas they will have from that date. 

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Shipowners reject the cut of Atlantic fishing quotas for 2021

SPAIN
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The secretary general of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca), Javier Garat, rejects the proposal for fishing quotas in the Atlantic for 2021, presented by the European Commission (EC), which cuts the catches of several important species for the national fleet.

The head of Cepesca -the employer of shipowners- has reacted against the project of Total Allowable Catches (TAC) and quotas for 2021 in the Atlantic, because it reduces the catches of species such as hake, rooster or Norway lobster in Iberian waters, and sole in the Bay of Biscay.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The unlocking of the seaweed industry in Europe could generate EUR 9 billion and 115,000 jobs

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The economic potential of the seaweed market in Europe could reach 9,000 million euros in just a decade, according to the new report released this Tuesday, October 27, by the Seaweed for Europe Coalition under the title “Hidden Champion of the Ocean: Seaweed as a Growth Engine for a Sustainable European Future ”. This document also concludes that the European seaweed industry could create up to 115,000 jobs in Europe by 2030 and, at the same time, generate significant benefits for health and the environment. In any case, to take advantage of this opportunity, as it is emphasized in the same, "a greater investment in research and development of new applications based on seaweed will be necessary".
 

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here 


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Walmart links sustainability initiative to higher seafood sales

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Walmart stores that ran a targeted sustainable seafood campaign have seen a significant lift in fresh seafood sales, an executive with the leading global retailer said.

Starting this spring, Walmart launched a massive store signage campaign for both fresh and frozen seafood “to communicate more clearly to customers the quality, value, and sustainability of the seafood they buy at Walmart,” Jacqui Lyons, divisional merchandise manager for seafood and seasonal meat for Walmart U.S. said in a press release from FMI - The Food Industry Association.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cooke swallows up US seafood firm Mariner

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

True North Seafood, the processing division and flagship brand of Canada-based fish farmer Cooke Inc., has completed its acquisition of Mariner Seafood, headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Mariner reached an asset purchase agreement with True North Seafood earlier this year after running into financial difficulty.

Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Mariner was required to consider other bids for its assets prior to consummating a sale to True North.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Bremnes Seashore joins Salmon Group consortium

NORWAY
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fish farmer Bremnes Seashore has become a shareholder in Salmon Group, a consortium of 41 fish farmers in Norway that aims to champion local ownership and interaction with local communities.

As a shareholder, Bremnes Seashore will also take part in Salmon Group’s innovative collaboration on feed, which earlier this year branched out into insect-based products.

The Norwegian company Bremnes Seashore from Bømlo is a family business and a pioneer in salmon farming.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Door could close on UK distant waters fishing

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The UK’s distant waters fleet stands to be left out in the cold from the end of this year, and could be cut off from North Atlantic fishing grounds if the UK government does not act quickly to secure access.

As things stand, the only UK fishing company operating in these distant waters, the Hull-based UK Fisheries with its two fishing vessels, currently has no fishing opportunities on its traditional distant waters from 1st of January next year.

‘If we lose our distant waters fishing industry, the irony of the government’s aspiration to become a proudly independent coastal state will not be lost voters of the ‘red wall’ in the north-east of England,’ commented Jane Sandell of UK Fisheries.

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


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