LEADING salmon and trout supplier JCS Fish is celebrating another international award for its BigFish Signature Smoked range.
The Grimsby based company has won a Silver Quality Award from the International Quality Institute Monde Selection in Brussels, which has been certifying the quality of products from around the world for nearly 60 years. It was due to have been presented at a Monde event in Munich at the end of this month, but that has now been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
This is the is the second major food accolade for JCS’s premium BigFish Signature range, which was launched last year. Then in November it achieved a ‘Best Smoked Fish’ recognition at the prestigious Quality food and Drinks Awards.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
Mowi Scotland has announced plans to build a standalone processing unit at its Blar Mhor factory in Fort William as a temporary measure to meet its needs for the next five years.
In the longer term it wants to build a state-of-the-art processing plant at its site at Kyleakin, Skye, where it already has a feed plant and a pier.
“Mowi’s Blar Mhor primary processing plant in Fort William was built in 1987 with a design capacity of 5,000 tonnes per annum,” said processing operations director Ewan MacColl in the May edition of The Scoop staff newsletter.
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Four Indonesian crewmen are reported to have lost their lives while working on a Chinese fishing vessel, after reportedly being denied medical care.
Crewmen interviewed by legal NGO Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) reported that serious human rights abuses and extensive illegal fishing took place on board. The four men joined the 48-metre, Dalian-registered Long Xing 629 in early 2019. The first fatality occurred on 21st December, while a second crewman died after being transferred a few days later to sister vessel Long Xing 802.
In late March, all of the fishermen were transferred to two further sister vessels for transit to Busan in South Korea. A third man died on the Tian Yu 8 en route. The fourth fisherman died after arriving in Korea. The three crew members who died on board were quickly buried at sea on the same day they died, despite their contracts requiring vessel owners to repatriate bodies.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
Recommendations on measures to address the interactions between the farmed and wild salmon sectors have been presented to the Scottish Government today.
The Salmon Interactions Working Group – a collaboration between the Scottish salmon farmers, the wild fish sector and governmental bodies – has published a report that sets out more than 40 recommendations under five key themes, including the regulation and licensing of fish farms, the collection of data and the commission of further research.
The recommendations aim to improve the regulation of wild-farmed interactions; improve the relationship between the farmed and wild salmonid sectors; and support the conservation of wild salmonids via measures including investment into vital habitat restoration.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Kvarøy Arctic, producers of sustainably raised salmon from Norway’s Arctic Circle, and the James Beard Foundation a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honour chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone, have just to announced the first scholarship for women in aquaculture. Applications for the ‘Women in Aquaculture’ scholarship are available to those studying the subject at a college or university in any country, and can be submitted via the James Beard Foundation website starting today (May 1st).
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Cape Town, South Africa-based frozen fish supplier Sea Harvest Group has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer John Paul de Freitas and appointment of Muhammad Brey as his replacement on an interim basis.
The company said in a statement issued via the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on April 28 Mr Freitas had resigned to “pursue personal interests.”
The resignation of Freitas – who joined the company in 2014 to take charge of the company’s finance, IT, and procurement departments – and the assumption of the office by Brey will take effect on 1 May, 2020. Previously, Brey worked as chief investment officer and executive director in charge of acquisition and growth strategy.
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RAS trout farmer and Mitsui-owned FRD Japan says demand is up during the coronavirus.
In 2008, Tetsu Sogo had an idea was born out of a sewage treatment technology pioneered by his firm, FRD. The breakthrough bacteria technology was by the following year was being used at an aquarium in Tokyo. But the COO soon realised it could be used for RAS salmon farming.
In April 2017, the Japanese trading house (and one of the largest corporate groups in the world) Mitsui invested USD 8 million dollars in the company to build a pilot plant in the Chiba prefecture, Tokyo. The pilot plant uses advanced bacteria-based filtration technology to cycle artificial seawater ie: tap water and added salt, through a closed containment environment. It is now currently producing 1,500 tonnes a year.
Author:Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness| Read the full articlehere
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has become the first salmon producer in Europe to be recognised with a four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
The company, owned by Faroese salmon farmer Bakkafrost, already held two stars for its processing sites at Marybank, Stornoway and Cairndow, Loch Fyne and its marine sites throughout the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides.
Last year, SSC was awarded a third star for sourcing its feed from BAP certified suppliers. SSC has been awarded the fourth and final star for its freshwater operations. Four stars is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification programme.
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AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd, a world leader in Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology, has announced the launch of a new RAS facility in France for the production of Atlantic Salmon, commissioned by 8F Asset Management Pte. Ltd.
The 10K-ton French facility is currently at the design stage, with the first eggs to be put into the system by 2021 and the first harvest expected by 2023. This new facility joins other under-development projects with a combined capacity of 60K tons of Atlantic Salmon annual production. AquaMaof is now working on facilities in Canada, US, Japan, Russia, central Europe, South East Asia, and Chile.
Author: Dave Edler / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Agrosuper also appointed Luis Felipe Fuenzalida as corporate manager so that, in addition to performing the duties of the Administration and Finance manager, he assumes the administration and legal and judicial representation of the company.
At 09:00 hours this Wednesday, April 29, the extraordinary shareholders meeting of Empresas AquaChile S.A. was held, where it was approved to increase from seven to ten the number of members that make up the salmon farming board. As a consequence, the board agreed to modify article seventh of the bylaws.
This is how the directory was made up of Gonzalo Vial Vial, María Pilar Vial Concha, María José Vial Concha, Verónica Edwards Guzmán, Andrés Vial Sánchez, Carlos José Guzmán Vial, Fernando Barros Tocornal, Canio Corbo Lioi, Antonio Tuset Jorratt and Juan Claro González .
Copper River opens to low catches salmon prices United States
Cold water from a lingering harsh winter likely kept the salmon from moving up the Copper River on the May 14 opening day.
The 12 hour fishery, which officially marks the start of Alaska’s salm...