IN BRIEF - Mega fish farm contrary to moratorium in national development plan
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Monday, December 10, 2012
An environmental lobby group has written to the European Commission and to Irish Ministers claiming that the proposed Galway Bay mega fish farm is contrary to an agreement for a moratorium in salmon farm development reached under the National Development Plan 2007 – 2013 [NDP].
The group has documented the agreement for the moratorium which took place after objections from the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards were supported by the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) about the negative impact that sea lice emanating from salmon farms are having on migratory wild salmonids.
A resolution has yet to be found for the suspension of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of Zoneco Group Co’s scallop fishery.
A dispute between the seafood company and the third-party accreditor overseeing the certification saw China’s first MSC fishery certification suspended earlier this year. In January of 2020, the first notice for suspension of fisheries certificate came due to a contractual issue between the certifying agency Acoura – a unit of U.K. based Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) – and Zoneco (also known as Zhangzidao), the MSC noted in a statement to SeafoodSource.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Approximately 5,000 litres of diesel have leaked from a feed barge at a salmon farm operated by Norwegian company Nordlaks at Dypingen in Troms.
“The Norwegian Coastal Administration and the local fire service were notified of the incident, and the latter is now leading the operation, which also involves our crews,” said Nordlaks communications manager Lars Fredrik Martinussen in a press release.
“The wind has brought the discharge ashore over a stretch of about one kilometre in the immediate vicinity (east, southeast) of the site. Work is now being done to collect the discharge with the use of absorbents.”
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Commissioning equipment has begun at the Russian Pollock factory being built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in Primorsky Territory in the Russian Far East, ahead of a 1st September commissioning date for the new factory.
The Russian Pollock factory is the largest fish processing enterprise in Primorsky Territory, built under the Russian government’s investment quotas programme to boost the fishing and shipbuilding sectors.
‘Large-scale construction is possible entirely due to investment quota program. I am confident that investment construction is today the most effective and only possible way for our fishing industry to become a driver for the development of coastal regions and individual industries,’ said Gleb Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RFC.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
Despite the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, the UK’s two commercial shrimp farming ventures continue to capitalize on the market’s growing demand for trustworthy, locally produced food
Brits love shrimp. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. In the United Kingdom, the word “shrimp” tends to refer to the small brown species Crangon crangon, which is common to the country’s coasts. As delicious as these are, the shrimp most coveted by U.K. consumers are better known in the market as “prawns,” mainly comprising the sweet, coldwater Pandalus borealis, caught in the Barents Sea and fisheries around Iceland, Greenland and northern Canada, and also the larger, widely farmed warmwater white-legged and black tiger varieties, Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon, respectively.
Author: Jason Holland / Global Aquaculture Alliance | Read the full articlehere
The global event of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) in 2021 will be held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico from November 15 to 19 at the Yucatan International Congress Center (CIC).
World Aquaculture (WA) is considered the most important aquaculture event at the international level for the exchange of information, technology; the number of participants, their countries of origin, the excellent link and cooperation between universities and institutions, producers, the business and government sector.
During WA2021 there will be the participation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other international organizations. There will be multiple presentations, workshops, business meetings, trade exhibition, art gallery, technical visits to farms and process plants in the region, and various events dedicated to building professional networks.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced it has submitted an application for The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmark for its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program.
The benchmark application is the first step in achieving SSCI recognition for meeting “industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs,” according to a press release from GAA. The application makes BAP the first certification program to apply, according to GAA.
“GAA has embraced benchmarking exercises such as the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative since their inception.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
The Ricardo Fuentes Group has inaugurated new facilities in Huelva. This business group operates in more than twenty countries, it has allocated 1.4 million euros in a new space for wholesale and the production of fishery products. The 1,000 square meters of surface make up a shellfish cooker.
After a few months of uncertainty on land and sea, fishing companies take up positions on the Huelva dock. Some of them take important steps towards their growth, which is a sign that good winds blow. This is the case of the Ricardo Fuentes e Hijos Group which, since yesterday, has had modern facilities in front of the new fish market in Huelva, reinforcing its presence in the Andalusian community, where Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa María is already very close to the fish market of the largest fishing port in Andalusia: Isla Cristina.
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.
Source:Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
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