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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: UK’s largest trade union calls upon Sainsbury’s to reopen its fish counters

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

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.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: FEAP elects first female president

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 06, 2020

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, CEO of Kefalonia Fisheries, has been elected president of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

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.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Waitrose stands by Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna, but urges IOTC to reduce catches

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

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.

Author:Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Food and industry chiefs in Brexit plea

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

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. 

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Mediterranean and Black Sea countries work hand in hand on a new strategy for aquaculture and fisheries

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 06, 2020

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.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Europêche reminds European legislators that 'without fishermen there is no fishing'

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 06, 2020

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" .

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Astilleros Murueta will build a freezer fishing room for a subsidiary of Royal Greenland

SPAIN
Thursday, November 05, 2020

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.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Nodosa has launched the freezing trawler Montelourido

SPAIN
Thursday, November 05, 2020

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.

Source: Atlantico


Other Media | SeafoodSource: IPNLF, Earthworm Foundation partner up to further 'the cause of sustainable tuna fishing' in France

FRANCE
Thursday, November 05, 2020

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 article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Huon extends retail reach throughout Australia

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, November 05, 2020

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.

 Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


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