The Portuguese Government announced this week that the Reprogramming of the Mar 2020 Operational Program - called “COVID Reprogramming” - was approved on October 26 by the European Commission. “The fisheries and aquaculture sector has been particularly affected by market disruptions caused by a significant reduction in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak: in order to mitigate the socio-economic impact derived from these limitations, the The Government considered it appropriate to support, given the need to modify the Mar 2020 Operational Program, ”the institution explains.
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The 932 kilos of cocaine, almost pure, were hidden in 800 bars distributed in 37 bags and would have contributed to the drug market "about 186 million euros" (about 220 million dollars), the police estimated (La Nación.cl ).
The Italian police seized in the port of Gioia Tauro, in Calabria, almost a ton of cocaine hidden in a container with frozen mussels from Chile, said that law enforcement agency in a statement on Thursday.
The 932 kilos of cocaine, almost pure, were hidden in 800 bars spread over 37 bags and would have contributed to the drug market "about 186 million euros" (about 220 million dollars), the police estimated.
Unite says Sainsbury’s must redeploy its 500 members whose jobs on deli, fish and meat counters are under threat.
On Thursday it was reported that Sainsbury was slashing 3,000 jobs as part of its efforts to “better reflect customer demand” which has mainly turned online.
In a statement, trade and general union Unite said that it was ‘deeply disappointed’ by the news affecting its members working on these counters which have been closed since the first lockdown in March and called for urgent talks to explore redeployment opportunities within Sainsbury’s supermarkets.
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Barazi-Yeroulanos, who heads the Greek bass and bream producer, will be president of the federation for the next three years.
She was proposed for this position by the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO). As well as her role at Kefalonia she holds a masters in public policy & international trade and finance from the Kennedy School of Government/Harvard University and a BA in economics at Columbia Univ. (USA). She has been Vice-president in FEAP since 2018.
United Kingdom supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners will continue to source yellowfin tuna from fisheries in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, but is calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt a rebuilding plan for the stock.
As previously reported by SeafoodSource, a number of retailers and food companies have announced in recent weeks that they would be reducing the amount of yellowfin tuna that they are sourcing from the Indian Ocean amid concerns about overfishing. According to a statement issued by Waitrose, it would instead be working collaboratively with fishers, suppliers, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to demand that improvements are made to the fishery’s management.
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The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has joined with other leading bodies in the country’s food and drink sector in a plea to the Prime Minister for more time to deal with the impact of Brexit.
In an open letter to Boris Johnson the industry chiefs express concern that uncertainty over Brexit is compounding pressures on the industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The letter says: “What we do in the next 60 days is critical to the survival of many food, drink, farming, fishing and seafood businesses and the supply chain and jobs they support.”
It warns that the “fallout from a no-deal would be catastrophic” and calls for a six-month grace period in which the rules that will require those selling products to Europe to produce export health certificates and other documentation would be suspended or relaxed.
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This week 20 ministers from as many countries have met under the umbrella of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to share views on how to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
In this meeting, in which, among others, the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius; the director of the FAO Fisheries Division Manuel Barange; Luis Planas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain; Roland, president of the GFCM and Abdellah Srour, executive secretary of the GFCM, put on the table many of the priorities considered urgent for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the area, beginning, as FAO itself highlights.
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The EU social partners in the fisheries sector - Europêche, Cogeca and ETF - yesterday welcomed the presentation of the draft parliamentary report “Fishermen for the future: attracting a new generation of workforce to the fishing industry and generating employment in coastal communities ”by Member of the European Parliament Manuel Pizarro. While acknowledging that the report is an important step in the right direction, the social partners urge policy makers "to recognize the key social dimension of fishing, thereby improving the health and safety of fishers and attracting young people to the sector" .
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Astilleros Murueta will build a fourth freezer fishing vessel for the Greenlandic shipowner Qaleralik, a company owned by the Royal Greenland group, reported Pymar, the association of private shipyards.
The ship, which will have the shipyard number C-326, will be the fourth ship manufactured by Murueta for the same shipowning group and will have a construction period of 26 months. The first two were delivered last year and the third is under construction.
The new vessel will be an 82-meter-long fishing-freezer factory, with capacity for 30 people. The design has paid special attention to maneuverability in icy waters, as it will operate in eastern and western Greenland, the Labrador coast, Iceland and the northeast Arctic.
In addition to the capture, processing and freezing of fish, it includes a system for packaging and marking the product for its subsequent distribution and commercialization in real time, while the vessel is working.
To assume the assignment, Murueta has obtained financing and the guarantees of ICO, Bankinter and Pymar. The guarantees granted by Pymar have been through the Naval Guarantees Fund, an instrument in which the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Basque Government and the Xunta de Galicia participate, among others.
The marine shipyard Nodosa Shipyard launched yesterday the vessel "Montelourido", a latest generation deep sea freezer trawler specialized in catching squid in the South Atlantic that will be used by the Ferralemes company. Precisely three years ago Nodosa delivered the ship "Monteferro" for this same shipowner group, a boat with similar characteristics that highlights its inverted bow, especially designed for working conditions in rough seas.
The variations of this new unit with respect to the previous one are in the freezing and cellar capacities, as well as in the engine power, which are substantially increased. This was precisely the main challenge for this new ship, as it was about increasing capacities without changing the tonnage volume, of less than 1500 GT. The new boat also benefited from the innovations that have appeared on the market in the last three years, once again placing special emphasis on all those that result in comfort for the crew, respect for the environment and energy efficiency. Thus, with 63.70 meters in length by 12 in beam, the "Montelourido" will be at the forefront of equipment and systems to make it a benchmark in its sector.
The Nodosa shipyard is located in a prominent place in the construction of this type of vessels after the delivery this year of the “Argos Cíess” for the Pereira Group, the “Terranova Island” for Pesca Baquero, in addition to five larger trawlers reduced for the Netherlands and another two for Germany.
The 'Mar Argentino' reached Mar del Plata port. Argentina
The new INIDEP scientific ship that was built in Vigo, Spain, was received by national authorities who escorted it. It cost almost 8 million dollars and will aim to work in coastal waters.