Danish fishermen can apply yesterday for the new seal promoted by the Danish Government to certify sustainable fishing. "NaturSkånsom" is a certification that was created to inform consumers "about which fish are caught using methods that respect nature" in addition to "supporting coastal fishing and protecting the marine environment," according to the country's Ministry of Fisheries.
Minister Mogens Jensen assures that "we can buy all kinds of vegetables, cereals and meat, where it is clear if it is produced in a sustainable way" and that this "of course, should also apply to fish, and therefore, this plan is intended to serve as support for the consumer, the fisherman and not least. for life in the ocean.''
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Award-winning Scottish aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec has announced the opening of its new Norwegian division, in Bergen.
It will be led by regional manager Preben Imset Matre, who was previously head of Norwegian operations at Aquabyte.
Ace has doubled in size over the last year and counts some of the world’s leading brands, including Scottish Sea Farms, Grieg Seafood, New Zealand King Salmon, Cooke Aquaculture, Sanford, Loch Duart and Musholm as customers.
High end smoked and fresh salmon (and other seafood) supplier to COVID-19 hit Michelin restaurants, as well as retailers Selfridges and Globus, is under pressure.
Based from Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, the company – which started the Loch Fyne Oyster Farm in 1978 – posted its results for the year ended October 2019.
Loch Fyne is a subsidiary of the private equity group Scottish Seafood Investments, which is registered in the British Virgin Islands. The business is separate from the pub chain Greene King-owned Loch Fyne seafood restaurants which closed down dozens of its locations last month.
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Former Mowi chief executive Alf-Helge Aarskog has joined a newly formed seafood private equity fund as an industry adviser and board member.
Aarskog has also invested in the fund, Bluefront Equity, which will invest in supply companies that make the future seafood value chain more sustainable.
“It is very exciting to be able to contribute towards making a success of the first independent PE-fund that purely focuses on seafood,” said Aarskog. “Cooperating with talented people is both rewarding and interesting.
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Covid-19 is set to take quite a toll on the performance of salmon farming companies this year, the latest figures from Norway Royal Salmon indicate today.
NRS is the first of the big producers to publish its 2020 third quarter results and the company has announced an operational EBIT of 35 million in Norwegian kroner NOK (£2.8 million), and an EBIT of NOK 4.21 per kg. The corresponding earnings figures for the July to September period last year were NOK 131 million (£10.6m) and NOK 19.60 (£1.59) per kg, falls of 73 per cent and 78.5 per cent respectively.
Given the impact of coronavirus on the restaurant and catering trade In Europe, the results were not unexpected and the company was in positive mood.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
This postponement is an unavoidable consequence of the continued magnitude of the public health and safety issues caused by COVID-19, which are not yet showing the types of encouraging trends we have been hoping for.
Diversified Communications has determined that it is necessary to postpone the March 2021 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. We are working with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to find new dates in mid-July that would keep the same day pattern of Sunday through Tuesday. In recognition of our community’s need to stay connected and informed, Seafood Expo North America will host its first online conference program during the week of March 14, 2021.
Tuna operators’ organisations ORTHONGEL, representing three French tuna companies, and Spanish tuna industry bodies OPAGAC and ANBAC, are adamant that their fleet sector is sticking to its commitments, as NGOs call for increased restrictions.
Opinions have been voiced at the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) conference, taking place this week as a remote meeting held for two hours every day, due to current health considerations and travel restrictions.
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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.