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Other Media | WorldFishing: Bycatch donations aid food security

UNITED STATES
Thursday, November 12, 2020

A new study of a bycatch donation programme in Alaska highlights its value in cutting waste, while addressing food security and social value.

In 1996, NOAA Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council established the ‘Prohibited Species Donation Program’ to make it possible for fishermen to donate some bycatch to hunger relief organisations. Jordan Watson, NOAA Fisheries biologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and author of the study suggests that the programme could serve as a model to help mitigate waste around the world.
 
Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Spotify and Tesla backer invests in GM salmon farmer

UNITED STATES
Thursday, November 12, 2020

New York-based investment adviser ARK Investment Management focused solely on “disruptive innovation” sees potential in AquaBounty.

In a financial filing, AquaBounty Technologies reports that ARK Investment Management has acquired 10.21 per-cent of shares in the biotechnology company for USD 2.7 million.

ARK Investment Management has invested in Spotify, Tesla, and Crispr Therapeutics.

Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, has previously spoken about how investors can take advantage of disruptive technologies in the genomic and biotech sectors. 

Author: Owen Evans  / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Iceland Signs Fisheries MoU With UK

ICELAND
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson and his UK counterpart Victoria Prentis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning future co-operation concerning fisheries.

The MoU was signed during a video conference and it sets outa framework for an Iceland-UK dialogue on fisheries for both nations to share best practice and to co-operate on issues including innovation and food waste reduction. Businesses will be able to exchange knowledge on the adoption of new technologies and practices.

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


Other Media | aqua.cl: [+ DOCUMENTS] They review the techno-economic performance of the main fishing fleets in the world

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Comparing the 2016 financial and economic performance results with those of some of the same network segments included in the 2002-03 review study, “it is clear that overall ship performance in Europe improved” is one of the points underlined in the FAO study.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, for its acronym in English) published the analysis of the techno-economic results of certain fishing fleets of vessels in Europe, where the studies are presented at the level of countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Turkey.

Source: Aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Bakkafrost bullish about positioning in COVID-affected salmon market

FAROE ISLANDS
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Bakkafrost Group has posted total operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of DKK 102.7 million (USD 16.3 million, EUR 13.8 million) for the third quarter of this year, a decrease of more than DKK 200 million (USD 31.7 million, EUR 26.9 million) from the DKK 303.4 million (USD 48.1 million, EUR 40.8 million) it posted a year previously.

The Faroe Islands-headquartered salmon farmer reported that, while its ability to operate in the Faroe Islands had not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the quarter, and its operations in Scotland had only been mildly affected, the overall salmon market had been impacted by the crisis.

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Mowi is most sustainable protein producer - again

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Four companies that operate salmon farms in Scotland have been named among the top 10 most sustainable protein producers in the world, with Mowi ranked No.1 for the second year in a row.

Bakkafrost, which owns the Scottish Salmon Company, is No.3 on the list, Grieg Seafood Group is No.6 and Lerøy, which co-owns Scottish Sea Farms, is at No.8.

The salmon farmers are included in the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index which assesses the world’s 60 largest publicly-listed animal protein producers.

Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Boosting Kenya's blue economy

KENYA
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

African Blue, a Kenyan tilapia producer, could offer a model for the development of freshwater cage aquaculture across Africa.

Taking a break from feeding, fixing nets and walkways, 43-year-old Gabriel Otieno Omogo surveys the cages he is responsible for as the technical maintenance supervisor of African Blue, an established commercial tilapia producer on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Locally born and raised, he is part of a growing team, working on 22 production cages, which has an ambition to produce 200 tonnes of tilapia this year – most of which is sold whole, gutted and chilled in Kisumu city, two hours away.

Author: Will Leschen / The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Lerøy Seafood Group sees revenue, profits fall for Q3

NORWAY
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lerøy Seafood Group, co-owners of Scottish Sea Farms, today posted a fall in third quarter revenue of NOK 329 million (£27.5 million).

Salmon was not the main culprit, however. The company said the most significant factor behind the lower earnings was pressure on the whitefish market resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the change in catch composition compared with Q3 2019.

Lerøy is not only one of Norway’s largest salmon farmers, it also operates a powerful trawler fleet whose main catch is cod, haddock and saithe, along with a major seafood processing business.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article
 here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The five crew members of a fishing boat that sank west of Fisterra rescued at sea

SPAIN
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The crew of the Porto Freixo Dos was able to get on a raft and were rescued by another ship, the Semper Airiños

The fishing vessel Porto Freixo Dos, based in Fisterra, sank this past dawn 6.5 miles west of Cabo Fisterra. The boat was wrecked after suffering a leak. The five crew members were able to get on a life raft and were rescued safe and sound by another fishing vessel operating in the area, the Semper Airiños, also based in Fisterra. Once the five crew members were rescued, they were transferred to the Fisterran dock and are already at their homes.

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


Other Media | EuropaAzul: MSC calls on the Spanish market to enhance the offer of certified sustainable fishing tuna products

SPAIN
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Despite the fact that our country is a powerhouse in tuna, tuna from certified sustainable fishing is not present in a significant way on the supermarket shelves. Tuna is one of the most popular fish traded around the world, either canned or fresh. However, fishing it sustainably can be challenging.

To shed light on the sustainability of this species, the Marine Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization that has been working to safeguard life at sea for more than 20 years, has published a new edition of the MSC Sustainable Tuna Guide, now in Spanish.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


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