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Other Media | EuropaAzul: European aquaculture in serious losses due to Covid-19

Monday, January 18, 2021

European aquaculture assumes significant losses due to the pandemic that are putting the viability of many companies at risk. In Spain, those harvested in 2020 are judged as "serious losses" due to hotel closures and the drop in tourism.

They also noticed low prices due to imports of fish from Turkey and Greece, or salmon from Norway. The aquaculture employer Apromar released a balance of the sector, which highlights the impact of the coronavirus and the "unstable scenario" for 2021.

Spanish fish companies maintained their activity during the confinement, as an “essential sector”, but “the operational complications and the volatility of the markets have been difficult challenges to overcome”, according to Apromar.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article

Other Media | WorldFishing: Fishing resilent despite Covid, says EU

Monday, January 18, 2021

Sustainable fishing has helped the EU fishing fleet remain profitable in 2020 despite the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by the European Union.

The 2020 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet states that more sustainable fishing and lower fuel costs helped to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.

The European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius said that the report showed that ‘sustainability pays off’. “During times of crisis, our fishing fleets must stay on the path of sustainability. It builds resilience and accelerates economic recovery,” he said.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article

Other Media | WorldFishing: Thai Union creates bone health supplement

Friday, January 15, 2021

Thai Union Ingredients, a subsidiary of Thai Union Group, has launched a new dietary supplement produced from tuna bones which can help promote healthy bones and teeth.

With its very fine particle size, UniQTMBONE can be incorporated in products without changing sensory attributes, delivering a range of nutrients for bone health. It can be added to a variety of food, taken as capsules or tablets or given as an additive to pet food. It is being produced at Thai Union Group’s recently-opened bone powder production facility at the Songkla Canning factory in southern Thailand.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here

Other Media | FiskerForum: Ocean Prawns Factory Deck Contract Goes To Carsoe

Friday, January 15, 2021

A long-term business partnership and the ability to provide a turnkey installation are the key factors in the choice of Carsoe to design, produce and install the new complete processing plant on board Ocean Prawns’ new trawler.

The highly sophisticated Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawler incorporates a great deal of new technology and new thinking, and is designed to carry around 1200 tonnes of frozen Greenland halibut or shrimp.

Carsoe will design, supply and install processing lines to handle, freeze and package both shrimp and Greenland halibut at sea. A high level of automation and ergonomic design ensures a healthy working environment that does away with the usual heavy lifting for the crew.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: Basque fish markets experience a worrying decline in horse mackerel and sardines

Friday, January 15, 2021

Horse mackerel and sardines go through a vertiginous decline in the markets of the Basque Country. They are two important species, after the completion of the coastal tuna, which allows profitability of the tasks. This fishery focuses on the autumn months, as is the case with the sardine. At the end of last October 2020, it accumulated an approximate record of 600 tons of downloads, a figure that drops more than half in a year, according to the Behatokia Price Observatory

The income generated by the sales of chicharro has also fallen about 40% in the period from January to October of this year. However, there is a rebound in the price of the species, which is revalued by 46 cents, going from 92 cents last year to € 1.38 / kg on average this year. The chicharro shows a certain loss of presence in the market since its discharges adopted a decline rate three years ago.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Johnson pledges compensation for Brexit delays

Friday, January 15, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged that new regulations following the end of the Brexit transition period are causing problems for the UK seafood sector, and has pledged compensation for those businesses affected.
He was answering questions yesterday at the House of Commons Liaison Committee, which represents the chairs of all the Commons select committees. In response to Hilary Benn, Chair of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, the PM said that he was aware of “temporary frustrations” and added: “We will compensate those fishing businesses… I don’t doubt there will be problems, but businesses must be prepared for change.”

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

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Lund’s invests heavily in foodservice despite COVID-19 challenges

Friday, January 15, 2021

While many seafood processors are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lund’s Fisheries is expanding its storage and processing space, and hiring a slate of executives to fuel growth of value-added lines – primarily to foodservice.

The Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based company, which owns 19 fishing vessels and has production facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California, will break ground on a 90,000-square-foot cold and dry storage facility to its Shoreline Freezers facility this summer.

The new hires will help the company grow its Lund's Fisheries, Seafood Market, and Sea Legend brands in both retail and foodservice

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Vietnam: electronic diaries and software to improve traceability

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Asian country is still under the threat of the yellow card for IUU fishing.

Vietnam, which remains under threat from the EU's yellow card for illegal fishing, is advancing its strategy to improve fisheries management and the traceability of its products. Vasep, the association of exporters, has announced that the Government is implementing new software to optimize electronic traceability in the seafood supply chain and is committed to introducing electronic diaries to improve the record of catches.

The administration of the Asian country recalls that the traceability of fishery products is now a mandatory requirement of the market, both internationally and domestically.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here

Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Seafood sector pleads for breathing space as red tape strangles exports

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Scotland’s seafood sector today repeated an urgent call for a six-month “grace period” from red tape which is causing huge problems for exports to Europe.

Marketing group Seafood Scotland said the impacts of adapting to a complex new bureaucracy at the end of the Brexit transition period have been widespread. Issues from computer failures to lack of clarity on paperwork have rendered some Scottish companies’ efforts to export seafood all but impossible.

The Scottish salmon sector appears to be faring better than the caught fish and shellfish sectors, partly because it primarily comprises large companies with enough resources to tackle complicated paperwork. 

Source: fishfarmingexpert  | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: UK government blamed for seafood border disruptions

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The inability of the U.K. government to establish a trade agreement with the E.U. well before the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December, 2020, and a failure to include a bedding-in period that would have allowed exporters to adjust to the new demands, are the main reasons why seafood businesses are encountering disruptions at the border, according to Scottish Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

On 24 December, negotiators from the E.U. and the U.K. reached an agreement on a new partnership, which set out the rules that have applied between the two parties since 1 January, 2021. 

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

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