Salmon specialist JCS Fish of Grimsby has been listed on the FishChoice platform, joining a growing number of seafood suppliers who are choosing to highlight the sustainability of their products by offering transparency of their supply chains.
FishChoice matches sustainability information to supplier’s seafood products. It was founded eight years ago in the US but has a growing database of European suppliers. FishChoice Supplier Members range from fishing companies and aquaculture operations to distributors and manufacturers. Each company has both a profile page and a product page for each species they sell, offering clear information about their sources to enable sustainability comparisons.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Ecofisk want to eventually produce 40,000 tonnes of salmon in an old quarry in Norway.
In a stock exchange announcement, AKVA group Land Based, a subsidiary of the aquaculture equipment manufacturer AKVA group, writes that it has signed an engineering and design contract with the Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Ecofisk.
Ecofisk is planning a new land-based grow-out facility of 5,000 tonnes at Espevik, Western Norway, and holds a license for producing up to 40,000 tonnes.AKVA has been chosen as the preferred supplier and the final delivery contract for the initial 5,000 tonnes, if awarded, this will have a value of EUR 45 million.
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The "FerryBox" is a state-of-the-art equipment that will make it possible to obtain unpublished records of oceanographic variables in the extreme south of Chile, particularly from the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel. The instrument will be attached to a vessel and it is estimated that it will start operating in mid-2021.
In Jena, Germany, the manufacturing and assembly process of a complex oceanographic equipment began that will allow obtaining unprecedented records of the environmental conditions of marine ecosystems in the Magallanes Region.
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Tuesday, 3 November is Election Day in the United States, and the results of the national election could have a significant impact on the nation's seafood industry and the global economy.
Thus far, the tenure of U.S. President Donald Trump - who is up for reelection to a second and final four-year term - has been marked by both positives and negatives for the seafood industry. The Trump administration instigated an ongoing trade war with China by placing tariffs on Chinese goods in July 2018, a move that China reciprocated by placing its own tariffs on U.S. goods – including seafood.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
A salmon farm run by Multiexport Foods has become the first in Chile to be certified free of antibiotic (also known as antimicrobials) by state aquaculture agency Sernapesca.
The Pilolcura site in Los Lagos region was accredited under the agency’s Programme for the Optimisation of the Use of Antimicrobials (PROA), which confirms that fish production is free from the use of both antibiotics and, in the case of Pilolcura, also antiparasitics.
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The Iceland arm of Benchmark Genetics has signed a five-year contract to supply salmon ova to fish farmer AquaCon in the US.
The contract involves deliveries of genetics to the land-based facilities that AquaCon are planning to build in Maryland, with around 40 million ova due to be delivered over the five-year period. The farm will produce Atlantic salmon for the North American market.
The ova will be supplied by Benchmark’s Icelandic company StofnFiskur. AquaCon cites security of supply as the reason for picking Benchmark.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Built for the Faroe Marine Research Institute – Havstofan – new research vessel Jákup Sverri has a strong claim to be the quietest ship in the world.
Jákup Sverri has been delivered this week following a two-year construction period – a year to build the hull at the WBS yard in Lithuania, followed by a year’s outfitting at MEST’s yard at Skála in the Faroe Islands.
Including the bridge level, Jákup Sverri has seven decks. It is equipped with modern factory, research and laboratory facilities and accommodation on board is for thirteen crew and twelve scientists/passengers in 13 single and six double cabins, plus a two-berth sick bay.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Germany raised the proposal to 40,000 tons, after Poland requested 80,000
There are the Spanish tuna boats that chirp. So much effort that they have put into exhibiting their social sustainability and so much effort made to improve the fishery and advance towards environmental sustainability, differentiating themselves from other fleets under suspicion, so that now the EU comes and it occurs to them to consider the possibility of crossing the door even further Asian tuna loins, those caught by boats identified for illegal fishing and, what is worse, for labor exploitation and for violating human rights.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
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.''
Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here
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.
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