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.
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 articlehere
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.
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 articlehere
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 articlehere
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 articlehere
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 articlehere
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.
Ongoing with the renewal of the green fleet Norway
Norway is one of the European countries that has been electrified the most so far. Not only is its car fleet dominated by electric vehicles, which account for 60% of the market share. Also its waters....