Young’s Seafood has met all its 2020 targets for packaging reduction ahead of its end of year deadline. The company is celebrating a major milestone in reducing its environmental impact and promoting sustainable business practices.
In 2018 Grimsby-based Young’s committed to significant cuts in its use of paper packaging and reducing plastic packaging by 10 per cent , including the removing all black plastic by the end of 2020. This was part of a broader strategy to ensure that 100% of all packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
It has now achieved those targets early, successfully removing over 170 tonnes of unnecessary paper packaging and 300 tonnes of plastic packaging in the process.
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Seafood industry software, analysis and Internet of Things (IoT) supplier Maritech Systems has appointed Odd Arne Kristengård, 47, as its new chief executive.
Kristengård has been acting chief executive since June and took on the role permanently at the beginning of this month. He has been working for Maritech since 2010, the last six years as chief operating officer, and has extensive experience related to management and IT development, the company said in a press release.
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This instance of promoting the value of safety was framed within a global event where all Cargill plants and offices participated in various activities based on 3 pillars: zero harm to people, products and the environment.
Despite the sanitary conditions that affect the country and the difficulties for the development of face-to-face activities, Cargill Chile celebrated Zero Harm Week. The development of this activity aims to confirm the value of safety as one of the most important issues for the fish food company, in which not only highlights the importance of protecting people, but also caring of its products and the environment.
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Puerto de Celeiro and Carrefour are advancing in their strategic collaboration to promote and enhance the pincho hake of the Galician OPP. Proof of this is the campaign developed this weekend, and which ends today, Monday, November 2, for which Celeiro's "Merluzísima" has been sold in Carrefour supermarkets throughout Spain "at a very affordable price" coinciding with the Vuelta Cyclist to Spain. During these days, "significant and sufficient quantities of hake" have been distributed to make it easier and more accessible to consumers. The price of Hake from the Pincho de Celeiro in Carrefour stores throughout Spain these days is 6.50 euros per kilo, for pieces of one and two kilograms.
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Her mandate ended today after two years at the helm of the commission
Spain concluded this Sunday the presidency of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR or CCAMLR, in English) that it had held for two years. The Spanish Government has shown "willingness to support the work in progress and to lead, through mobilizing actions, to take decisive steps aimed at improving understanding that will allow the creation of new marine protected areas" (MPA) ".
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Faroese seaweed farming company Ocean Rainforest has secured $1.5 million in funding, led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which committed $850,000. The rest comes from a mix of Faroese backers and board members. The investment will help accelerate growth of offshore seaweed production for the benefit of people, communities and climate gains.
With more than ten years of experience in seeding, growing, harvesting and processing seaweed from open ocean conditions, Ocean Rainforest is internationally recognised as a key pioneer in developing this industry.
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AquaBounty Technologies announced that Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S.A., has been selected as its favored site for a future 10,000 metric ton (MT) land-based salmon farm.
The new farm would be the first large-scale commercial facility for the company’s AquAdvantage salmon – a proprietary genetically engineered Atlantic salmon. The new location would be eight times the size of the company’s existing farm in Albany, Indiana, which currently has a production capacity of 1,200 MT.
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Cayetana Aljovín (SNP), from Peru, Álvaro de Tomas Kutz and Mauricio Orellana (COMEPESCA), from Mexico, have confirmed at the beginning of the Summit 2020 congress a recovery of local markets. “There is a greater interest in marine protein. People ask for information on the history of fishing and fishermen. We have verified, "said Comepesca's Mexican representatives. For her part, Cayetana Aljovín pointed out that "we are going to be the last generation that can make the change", and gave an account of the projects that the National Society of Pequerías of Peru had developed.
The industrial fisheries union said to "exhort" the governments of the Latin American region, in particular those of Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, as well as the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO), especially the Pacific RFMO Sur (RFMO-PS), "to strengthen their regional fisheries management systems."
The Latin American Alliance for Sustainable Fishing and Food Secsurity (Alpescas), made up of chambers and associations of the Latin American fishing industry, in the presence of the fishing fleet of approximately 300 Asian vessels, mainly from China, fishing very close to the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina, issued a public statement.
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.