The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and the Earthworm Foundation recently formed a partnership for the sake of furthering the sustainable tuna fishing cause in France.
Their new partnership will see the two organizations working together to engage “the French market in creating stronger and more responsible management of tuna stocks globally, promoting sustainable fishing practices, as well as improving working conditions for employees, both at sea and on land,” they said in a press release.
Author: Madelyn Kearns / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Tasmanian farmer Huon has increased its presence in the retail market following by supplying Australian grocery chain Woolworths with a new range of RSPCA-approved frozen salmon.
Woolworths, which is not linked to the now-defunct UK chain of bargain stores, has more than 1,000 outlets in Australia and New Zealand. Its parent company, Woolworths Group Ltd, is the largest company in Australia by revenue.
The move by Woolworths follows an announcement by Huon two weeks ago that Australia’s other grocery store giant, Coles, had begun stocking four of its RSPCA-approved salmon products in its outlets across New South Wales. Between them, Woolworths and Coles control around 80% of the grocery market in Australia.
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Salmon specialist JCS Fish of Grimsby has been listed on the FishChoice platform, joining a growing number of seafood suppliers who are choosing to highlight the sustainability of their products by offering transparency of their supply chains.
FishChoice matches sustainability information to supplier’s seafood products. It was founded eight years ago in the US but has a growing database of European suppliers. FishChoice Supplier Members range from fishing companies and aquaculture operations to distributors and manufacturers. Each company has both a profile page and a product page for each species they sell, offering clear information about their sources to enable sustainability comparisons.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Ecofisk want to eventually produce 40,000 tonnes of salmon in an old quarry in Norway.
In a stock exchange announcement, AKVA group Land Based, a subsidiary of the aquaculture equipment manufacturer AKVA group, writes that it has signed an engineering and design contract with the Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Ecofisk.
Ecofisk is planning a new land-based grow-out facility of 5,000 tonnes at Espevik, Western Norway, and holds a license for producing up to 40,000 tonnes.AKVA has been chosen as the preferred supplier and the final delivery contract for the initial 5,000 tonnes, if awarded, this will have a value of EUR 45 million.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The "FerryBox" is a state-of-the-art equipment that will make it possible to obtain unpublished records of oceanographic variables in the extreme south of Chile, particularly from the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel. The instrument will be attached to a vessel and it is estimated that it will start operating in mid-2021.
In Jena, Germany, the manufacturing and assembly process of a complex oceanographic equipment began that will allow obtaining unprecedented records of the environmental conditions of marine ecosystems in the Magallanes Region.
Source: Mundoacuicola | Read the full article here
Tuesday, 3 November is Election Day in the United States, and the results of the national election could have a significant impact on the nation's seafood industry and the global economy.
Thus far, the tenure of U.S. President Donald Trump - who is up for reelection to a second and final four-year term - has been marked by both positives and negatives for the seafood industry. The Trump administration instigated an ongoing trade war with China by placing tariffs on Chinese goods in July 2018, a move that China reciprocated by placing its own tariffs on U.S. goods – including seafood.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
A salmon farm run by Multiexport Foods has become the first in Chile to be certified free of antibiotic (also known as antimicrobials) by state aquaculture agency Sernapesca.
The Pilolcura site in Los Lagos region was accredited under the agency’s Programme for the Optimisation of the Use of Antimicrobials (PROA), which confirms that fish production is free from the use of both antibiotics and, in the case of Pilolcura, also antiparasitics.
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The Iceland arm of Benchmark Genetics has signed a five-year contract to supply salmon ova to fish farmer AquaCon in the US.
The contract involves deliveries of genetics to the land-based facilities that AquaCon are planning to build in Maryland, with around 40 million ova due to be delivered over the five-year period. The farm will produce Atlantic salmon for the North American market.
The ova will be supplied by Benchmark’s Icelandic company StofnFiskur. AquaCon cites security of supply as the reason for picking Benchmark.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Built for the Faroe Marine Research Institute – Havstofan – new research vessel Jákup Sverri has a strong claim to be the quietest ship in the world.
Jákup Sverri has been delivered this week following a two-year construction period – a year to build the hull at the WBS yard in Lithuania, followed by a year’s outfitting at MEST’s yard at Skála in the Faroe Islands.
Including the bridge level, Jákup Sverri has seven decks. It is equipped with modern factory, research and laboratory facilities and accommodation on board is for thirteen crew and twelve scientists/passengers in 13 single and six double cabins, plus a two-berth sick bay.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Germany raised the proposal to 40,000 tons, after Poland requested 80,000
There are the Spanish tuna boats that chirp. So much effort that they have put into exhibiting their social sustainability and so much effort made to improve the fishery and advance towards environmental sustainability, differentiating themselves from other fleets under suspicion, so that now the EU comes and it occurs to them to consider the possibility of crossing the door even further Asian tuna loins, those caught by boats identified for illegal fishing and, what is worse, for labor exploitation and for violating human rights.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
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.