A new resilience group has been granted £1 million funding to support Scotland’s langoustine (nephrops) sector through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Scottish Nephrops Working Group will investigate the scale of the challenges facing the sector and develop a long-term strategic vision to cement Scotland’s position as the global leader of high quality langoustine.
The langoustine (nephrops) sector in Scotland has been particularly badly affected by COVID-19, with the loss of important domestic and export markets.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is increasingly poised to win the presidency with several key battleground states tilting his way in the Electoral College on Friday, 6 November. In response to Biden taking the lead in the presidential contest, and a high likelihood that Republicans have retained the majority in the U.S. Senate while Democrats retained control of the U.S. House, the seafood industry – and its advocates – are preparing to work with new leadership in Washington D.C.
A key issue for the seafood industry has been the country’s trade relationships with foreign countries, particularly China.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
Pre-Christmas trading at prices far below break-even costs.
Last week Mowi presented its third-quarter results. In its presentation material, it was stated that the company is operating at a price of fresh fillets at USD 3.4 dollars per pound delivered Miami. Taking into account a fillet yield (for D-trim) of 60 per-cent, converted into kilograms, a dollar in air freight, this means a USD 4.3 salmon price delivered from Santiago.
This is in line with the price level European salmon farmers were trading at the current week, as SalmonBusiness reported on Friday.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Ewan McAsh designed SmartOysters to solve his farming pain points and now both he and other oyster farmers are reaping the benefits – leading to improvements in everything from financial performance to mental health.
Oyster farmer Ewan McAsh was looking for a better way to farm. One that wouldn’t leave him tied to the river all week or tired from having to think about it all the time.
The 40-year-old Australian farmer with leases in the Clyde River, about three hours south of Sydney, was frustrated that farm operations left little time to attend to the business side of things.
Author: Renata Gortan / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
Two new “super green” well boats have been ordered forMowi’s fish farming operations in Norway.
The order has been placed by DESS Aquaculture Shipping based in Grimstad and the vessels will be on long term lease to Mowi.
Each has a very large capacity and will also be equipped with four dual-fuel generator sets which will be able to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG), biogas or new types of ammonia fuel currently under development.
These large vessels are currently being built at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey, southeast of Istanbul.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Scientists at Norway’s Institute of Marine Research have recommended an increase in the 2021 king crab quota to 1780 tonnes from this year’s 1530 tonne quota. Outside the quota-regulated area, the recommendation is for free fishing.
Management objectives for king crab are to maintain a long-term fishery in a limited area in Aust-Finnmark, and at the same time to limit the spread of the species as much as possible outside this area. A relatively high level of fishing effort is expected, but not so much as to endanger the stock’s stability.
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Valparaíso - Last Friday, from the Service's Satellite Monitoring Center, the National Director of Sernapesca, Alicia Gallardo Lagno, delivered her fifth report on the situation of the Chinese fishing fleet that has moved through the Pacific Ocean, approaching the coasts from various South American countries.
Recounting the situation, the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Fernando Naranjo, pointed out that four weeks ago there were 340 Chinese vessels in fishing operation north of our maritime territory, off Peru, which caused concern among national fishermen. Fifteen days later, the closest vessel to our shores was 260 miles from our exclusive economic zone. And on October 30, it was observed that part of the vessels began to move northwest, probably back to their home port in China.
The rest of the fleet remains off the Peruvian coast, and the closest ship to Chile was today 433 miles away. For all this, the low risk condition is maintained, regarding a possible illegal incursion into our waters.
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.
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....