The new owner of a polystyrene box factory in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, is investing around £250,000 in new machinery and training to meet increased demand from the salmon farming industry.
Family business Polybox Ltd is now owned by Moulded Foams, one of the UK’s largest independent producers of moulded foam products, which already operates manufacturing sites in Cumbernauld and Peterhead in Scotland, as well as facilities in Lincolnshire in England and in south Wales.
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BAADER is pleased to announce that it has opened a new entity called BAADER France in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique. The entity will serve both the Fish and the Poultry market with a joint local sales force and will be supported by a local Sales branch in Boulogne sur Mer in Hauts-de-France. The establishment of a local Service organization is part of this commitment to the important French market.
For over 50 years, BAADER worked in close cooperation and friendship with MONDIAL NAVYS. Established in Boulogne sur Mer in 1968, MONDIAL NAVYS has been the official and exclusive BAADER distributor in France for BAADER fish processing equipment. From the office in Nantes, BAADER has been offering a total service for France including equipment sales, spare part sales, service and installation.
With BAADER France, BAADER is concentrating its activities and reinforces its commitment to the French market. Petra Baader, Executive Chairwoman BAADER says: “The opening of BAADER France in Nantes marks a milestone for our company. It represents our ambition to globally join forces across our industry sectors. At the same time, we strengthen our philosophy of being ‘in the region for the region’ ”.
"The UK Government championed the Fisheries Act as the key piece of Brexit legislation to ensure world-leading sustainable fisheries management. But it fails to deliver on this promise.
“Without a legal requirement for fishing at sustainable levels in line with scientific advice, there is no way to ensure the health of our oceans and prevent overfishing. And by failing to make sustainability the key objective of the Act, the Government missed the opportunity to support both marine life and the coastal communities that depend on it.
“It’s now critical that future fisheries policy prioritises sustainability and marine protection if the UK has any hope of delivering on its ‘world leading’ environmental promises.”
For the second year in a row, Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods has been invited to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most important rankings when it comes to environmental and social governance (ESG) issues, the company announced in a statement.
Multiexport Foods improved its ranking 6 percentage points when compared to last year’s version of companies with the best sustainability management in the “Food Products” industrial sector. The recognition comes just a few days after Multiexport was included in Coller FAIRR 2020, another important ESG indicator that reviews the main protein-producing companies, in which the salmon company ranked fifteenth globally.
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Thai Union Group has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh year running, as its sustainability strategy SeaChange continues to stimulate change across the global seafood industry.
Thai Union achieved a 99th percentile ranking for total sustainability and a 100th percentile score in ten areas, namely materiality, risk and crisis management, codes of business conduct, supply chain management, innovation management, health and nutrition, environmental reporting, water related risks, social reporting and human rights.
Between two great masses of land and water, Spain is the gateway to Europe and the bridge to Africa. Its geographical location and its peninsular layout make Spain a privileged environment. A country rich in flora and fauna, with a special emphasis on life in the water. And all this, thanks to its more than 8,000 km of coastline and its 9 large rivers. Not to mention the lakes, reservoirs and tributary rivers. All together constitute the aquaculture fish culture water of Spain.
The Spanish aquaculture sector is already a benchmark on a European and global level. Despite the strong competition suffered by fish from other countries such as Turkey, the cultivation of aquatic species in Spain does not stop growing.
Furthermore, the United Kingdom and Greece are the only countries that exceed the Spanish aquaculture data in production volume, according to the latest APROMAR report.
The fisheries administrations of France and Spain have shown their union in the face of the challenge posed by Brexit in terms of fishing. It was evident in the bilateral telematic meeting that the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, held with the new French Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, last Friday.
The ministers of Spain and France agreed on the need to reach a "satisfactory agreement" on fisheries, the MAPA highlighted in a press release. For this, they trust that the new Cabinet of the British Prime Minister will show "a greater rapprochement between the United Kingdom and the European Union."
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During the last five years, the consumption of fishery products in Spain has fallen 3.4 kilos per person and spending has fallen 5.9 euros per capita. In the period 2015-2019, the highest consumption occurred in 2015, with 25.9 kilos per person; while the highest spending also took place in 2015, with 201.0 euros per consumer.
In the family of fishery products, the evolution of per capita consumption during the 2015-2019 period has been different for each type of product, although in all cases there is a decrease. Regarding the demand of 2015, while fresh and frozen fish, and shellfish, molluscs and crustaceans, there were significant decreases; consumption of canned fish is practically constant.
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At least 50,000 salmon have escaped into the wild following a fire at fish farm in southern Tasmania. Huon Aquaculture said the fire broke out late last night (UK time), melting part of the pen and allowing the fish to slip through into the open sea.
“The fire damaged approximately a third of a pen, burning through and melting the pen infrastructure above and just below the waterline,” the company said in a statement.
Peter Bender, Huon Aquaculture CEO, said the fire melted the infrastructure and has resulted in a fish loss at Huon’s Zuidpool lease.
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The Danish Fishermen’s Association has welcomed the appointment of Rasmus Prehn as the country’s new Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn.
The appointment comes at a tumultuous point, as the industry sees itself as under threat on all sides from a government that seeks to impose increasingly strict regulation, the looming unknown quantity of the approaching Brexit, and the problems resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rasmus Prehn replaces Mogens Jensen who resigned last week in the wake of the mink cull scandal and the ensuing protests that took place in Copenhagen this weekend as farmers and fishermen congregated in the capital to make their feelings known.
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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.