ICELAND’S determination to be a major player in salmon farming has taken another big step forward with the announcement that the company Fiskeldi Austfjarða hf, which trades under the name Ice Fish Farm, has received provisional clearance to add another 7,000 tonnes of biomass in the east of the country.
The company already has an operating licence for just over 20,000 tonnes at two locations in the region. This latest development will be centred on a small former fishing community known as Stöðvarfjörður, situated 385 miles east of the capital Reykjavik and which has fewer than 200 inhabitants. Since the loss of conventional fishing most of its young people have left for brighter lights so the investment will almost certainly be welcomed as an important economic boost.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The latest addition to the Austral Fisheries fleet, the new Cape Arkona, is heading around the world for Fremantle in Australia after leaving the Båtgygg yard at Måløy in Norway, with a delivery trip of more than a month ahead.
This unique fishing vessel is designed to be able to switch between three fishing methods in a single trip. While it will fish primarily with longline gear for Patagonian toothfish in the Southern Ocean, Cape Arkona also has capacity to fish with traps and is rigged to trawl for icefish.
The 66.90 metre, 15 metre beam Cape Arkona’s arrangement has been developed between the owners, designers Skipskompetanse and Båtbygg. The hull was built by Marine Projects in Gdansk and brought to Måløy for completion.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has released the 2019 Provisions Statistics of organic production in Spain. General data confirms the trend of sustained growth and the consolidation of the organic production sector (agricultural and animal) in Spain, which lead our country to lead the EU.
The big data that Spain manages has little to do with aquaculture, whose organic production in 2019 was 6339.86 tons (which includes fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants). Conventional production in 2018 for all species was 348,395 tons, which shows the meager nature of organic production.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here
The Port of Barcelona has inaugurated a new container scanner that incorporates the latest non-intrusive inspection technologies, which streamlines export and import operations that have to carry out an inspection. "Its implementation shows the commitment of the Port and Barcelona Customs with its Port Community since this new unit, in addition to being faster, guarantees more reliability and quality of the scans, improving service in transport companies, logistics operators and terminals involved in the transport of containers ”, explains the Port.
The new scanner is a Rapiscan Eagle® M60 mobile unit, equipped with an extendable arm-mounted X-ray system capable of inspecting containers on trucks and other types of vehicles up to 3.6 meters wide and 5 meters high and without length limit.
Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full articlehere
Gathered Foods, the manufacturer of Good Catch plant-based seafood analogs, is launching a new line of frozen seafood entrees and appetizers.
The New York City-based company has rolled out New England Style Plant-Based Crab Cakes, Thai Style Plant-Based Fish Cakes, and Classic Style Plant-Based Fish Burgers in its latest offering. They are available at East Coast retailers and have a suggested retail price of USD 5.99 (EUR 5.29) each. The company is planning to expand distribution throughout the U.S. later this year.
"Ultimately, consumers simply want an enjoyable culinary experience, from ease of preparation to delightful taste," Gathered Foods Co-Founder and CEO Chris Kerr said in a press release.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
On Monday this week, SalmonBusiness reported the conglomerate discount for Austevoll discount has increased, meaning that the fishing company was worth less than its Lerøy shares.
In fact, Austevoll Seafood’s large scale fisheries activities at the week’s entrance on the Oslo Stock exchange had a negative value of EUR 200 million.
Although the article did not involve any recommendation, it could form the basis for a so-called long/short-trade, where investors would buy Austevoll and sell Lerøy. It would thus be a market neutral trade, with one betting that the gap in pricing between the two shares is going in – regardless of how the stock exchange generally develops.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Global aquaculture consultancy SmartAqua and Australian project delivery company Wiley have teamed up to provide turnkey services for land-based aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) project management, processing plant design and construction.
SmartAqua managing director Alastair Smart said: “SmartAqua have worked with Wiley over many years. The rapid expansion into land-based farming and the need for turnkey project management of a land-based facility integrated with processing led to us deciding to formally merge our skillsets.”
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, through the General Secretariat for Fisheries, announced this morning that the extension of the fisheries agreement has been agreed during the fifth round of negotiations between the European Commission and Mauritania, "with improvements for the continuity of the activity of the fleet that operates in the Mauritanian fishing ground ”, the institution reports in a statement. IP announced in late June that this possibility was on the table.
At Spain's request, the agreement has been extended for one year and will be fully operational under current conditions until November 15, 2021. “In this way, the fleet will be able to continue operating while talks for a new protocol continue and they will be able to request licenses during the next year ”, highlights the Ministry.
Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full articlehere
Despite the turbulent economic climate, Netherlands-based The Kingfish Company is expanding - and charting new waters in the USA.
While many producers of high-end seafood have struggled under the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, The Kingfish Company – the new corporate identity for Netherlands-based Kingfish Zeeland, which recently embarked on an ambitious international expansion programme – is emerging from it in fine fettle.
Not only is the yellowtail kingfish producer on schedule and on budget with the construction of its Netherlands RAS expansion (which will double its current capacity), it has also just submitted its first permit notice for the construction of a 6,000-to-8,000-tonne RAS in Maine, USA. The company is on target to hit its long-term 20,000-tonne production goal across its EU and US sites. CEO Ohad Maiman explains to The Fish Site that it’s been an interesting journey.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site| Read the full articlehere
Frozen cod milts iports increased by 183% South Korea
In June 2020, the import volume of frozen cod milts was about 711 tons, up 183% from 251 tons the previous year.
The June cumulative imports amounted to about 2,001 tons, down 14 % from 2,316 t...
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