More than 1,000 kilograms of turbot have been donated to local hospitals in Galicia by Stolt Sea Farm, a land-based aquaculture operation with seven aquaculture facilities in Spain.
Stolt Sea Farm, with headquaters in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, produces around 8,500 tons of turbot annually under the Prodemar brand name.
The donations were contributed to hospitals in the Galician provinces of Coruña and Ourense.
“This initiative is the company’s contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The object is to help, as far as possible, the hardest hit medical centers in Galicia, whose health workers have been fulfilling such outstanding work,” the company said in a press release. “As part of the company’s sustainability plan, its intention is to keep carrying out these initiatives in the region of Galicia, and collaborate, whenever possible, toward [alleviating] the difficult situation created by the COVID-19 virus.”
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"Brussels has endorsed the Andalusian formula that will allow 19 million euros to be injected into the sectors seriously affected by the closure of the Horeca canal, among which are the ornamental plant and cut flower, red fruits, sheep and goat meat and of milk, extensive livestock and fishing and aquaculture ”, this has been revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Andalusian Government, Carmen Crespo. The European Parliament, he explained, “has debated the first draft and the measure is expected to be approved shortly. We have opened a door, not only to our community, but to the rest of Spain and Europe ”, he stressed.
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Damen’s policy of building hulls for stock has made possible delivery of a new service vessel for Inverlussa Marine Services in only a few months.
The contract for the new Patricia Matheson for Inverlussa Marine Services was signed in October last year and delivery of the Multi Cat 1908 has taken place only seven months later.
Based on the Isle of Mull, Inverlussa Marine Services will operate Patricia Matheson in the aquaculture industry to carry out a diverse range of tasks including grid inspections, anchor-handling and equipment towage.
Inverlussa Marine Service is one of Scotland’s leading workboat companies, supplying vessels to service contracts for the offshore wind and fish-farming sectors throughout the UK and Europe.
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As an industry that is an essential part of the food chain manufacturing functional foods for aquaculture species, an essential source of animal protein in the Mediterranean diet, Skretting Spain has continued its activity during this crisis caused by COVID-19. And for this, the agility shown to adapt to the health and safety protocols at work established by the public authorities and by the Nutreco Group itself, to which the company belongs, has been key, as well as the implementation of exhaustive contingency plans .
Pedro Ramos, CEO of Skretting Spain and Southern Europe, who considers that, as an industry, they have been fortunate to have been able to continue the activity as part of the primary sector, acknowledges the effort made to “adapt our procedures in record time and anticipate to the guidelines that the public authorities were setting ”.
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The freight company CargoNet and several seafood exporters have now joined forces to open up a whole new transport year for fish from northern Norway to southern Sweden, and from there to the rest of Europe.
This is good news for the seafood industry in the north - and can give fresh fish one extra shelf life in stores. The first test train leaves Narvik today on May 8, the second runs on May 22.
Significant growth in seafood production in Northern Norway is expected. The seafood industry needs better transport capacity to efficiently export increased volumes of fresh fish. At the same time, the fishing industry wants to move more seafood from truck to freight train, according to a press release from Vy.
The Danish Fisheries Association (DF, for its Danish acronym) has announced the creation of a mobile 'app' that fishermen can install on their phones to record the catch of protected species. To date, an electronic journal was used for this registration, which reported greater problems for operations. The application will record the position of the boat and will have the possibility to send images.
This initiative has been funded by MSC through its fund, and will also be used by fisheries organizations in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
"New technology can help promote sustainability, which is so important to Danish fisheries. As fishermen, we take care of nature, most Danish fishing is MSC certified, and the app is our new green initiative, ”says Kenn Skau Fischer, director of the Danish Fisheries Association.
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The AKVA Group declared a ‘stable’ outlook in its Q1 results for 2020, which have just been published.
The group delivered revenue for Q1 of 752 MNOK (about £57 Million), down 12% from Q1 2019. EBITDA decreased from 97 MNOK in Q1 2019 to 86 MNOK in Q1 2020. The Net Profit decreased from 36 MNOK last year to 21 MNOK in Q1 2020.
The acquisition of 70% of the shares in Newfoundland Aqua Services Ltd. Was completed in February 2020.
The group confirmed that it had signed a strategically important Tube Net contract in April 2020.
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Paul Medley specializes in numerical modelling of fisheries and has vast experience of working in the Caribbean as well as in the Asian region providing scientific advice to fishery management. Working mainly as a freelance, independent consultant, he has developed new techniques of multi-species stock assessment based on maximum likelihood, Bayesian methods and decision theory.
For many years, Dr. Medley has been working with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in the development of their assessment methodologies and how they can be applied consistently to both large and small-scale fisheries.
May Day may be a traditional Chinese holiday to mark global proletarian solidarity, but it’s also become an important date for the country’s seafood traders and importers. The first of May is the day that the country’s domestic waters are closed to fishing until 1 September.
The annual moratorium, enforced more zealously every year, has led to a surge in demand for replacements for favorites like croaker, ribbonfish, mackerel, and turbot. The moratorium has been foreshadowed this year with public trials of those caught illegally fishing in the Yangtze, which was closed to fishing this year for 10 years.
Despite the shutdown of domestic fishing creating an opening in the market, imports of seafood into China remain depressed as a result – both directly and indirectly – of the coronavirus. Seafood imports dropped 28 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 as social distancing efforts and tighter spending from consumers over economic concerns have tamped down seafood-buying in China.
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