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IN BRIEF - For the Guinness World Records: The most expensive fish feed in history has been seized

MYANMAR
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Myanmar police say they have seized a huge haul of liquid fentanyl, the first time one of the dangerous synthetic opioids that have ravaged North America has been found in Asia’s Golden Triangle drug-producing region.

In a signal that Asia’s drug syndicates have moved into the lucrative opioid market, more than 3,700 liters of methylfentanyl was discovered by anti-narcotics police near Loikan village in Shan State in northeast Myanmar.

The seizure of the fentanyl derivative was part of Asia’s biggest-ever interception of illicit drugs, precursors and drug-making equipment, including 193 million methamphetamine tablets known as yaba. At 17.5 metric tons, the yaba almost equaled the amount seized in the previous two years in Myanmar.

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the scale of the bust was unprecedented and Myanmar’s anti-drug authorities had “dismantled a significant network” during a two-month operation involving police and military. Also seized were almost 163,000 liters and 35.5 metric tons of drug precursors, as well as weapons. There were more than 130 arrests.


IN BRIEF - First Copper River salmon arrives safely in Seattle by plane

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

It’s here! The Alaska Air Cargo inaugural shipment of Copper River salmon made its way to Seattle from Cordova on the 15th morning, officially marking the start of the salmon season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

One taste is all it takes to fall in love with Copper River salmon. Known for its bright orange or red color and mouthwatering taste, anyone lucky enough to enjoy a fresh filet of this wild, not farmed, fish won’t be disappointed by its flavor and freshness.

The salmon made its way from the state of Alaska to Seattle this morning by Alaska Air Cargo – the first of many shipments expected this season, which runs now through September. 


IN BRIEF - Red Lobster moves its inventory by selling takeout crab

JAPAN
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The "Red Lobster" seafood restaurant,  plan to extend the "frozen snow crab 50% OFF" plan for take-out only until the end of July due to favorable reception.

Red Lobster has started takeout service from May 1st (Friday). They prepare menus centered around popular dishes that can be enjoyed by both families and alone, and strengthen efforts to help meals at home in order to contribute to everyone's life from a food perspective. 

Although they were implementing this project during the COVID-19 period, they have received a favorable response from many customers and asked for an extension of the period, so they decided to extend it until the end of July.

The crabs offered are available in three sizes: 500g, 1kg and 3kg. Especially, the 3kg crab is a masterpiece and the photo looks great.


IN BRIEF - The second release of juvenile chum salmon took place at Anyui hatchery

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

On May 15, activities took place at the Anyui fish hatchery of the Amur branch of the FSBI Glavrybvod to release chum salmon into a water body of fishery value.

bout 600 thousand pieces of juveniles were released into the Anyui river basin - more than 350 thousand pieces as part of the state assignment for the artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources and about 240 thousand pieces as part of compensation measures under contracts with business entities. Thus, the damage to aquatic biological resources and their habitat was compensated - 11 tons in kind.

The first release took place on April 24, when more than 31 million pieces of chum salmon were released into the Anyui River on a state basis.

Also on May 15, more than 3 thousand chum salmon were released into the Anyui River as part of an environmental campaign. This volume of juveniles was raised at the expense of Albazino Resources LLC.

Source: Glavrybvod


Other Media | The Fish Site: Brussels backs trout and shellfish aquaculture

BELGIUM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Funding worth £800,000 has been awarded to eleven of Scotland’s shellfish growers and trout producers, in a bid to mitigate the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The grants from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) include nearly £100,000 for phase two of the expansion of Seaforth Mussels on the Isle of Harris and around £200,000 for new specialist trout harvesting equipment at Dawnfresh Seafoods in Lanark.

This investment for small aquaculture businesses is in addition to hardship payments of up to £27,000 which were launched as a direct response to COVID-19 last month.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article
here


Other Media | Global Aquaculture Alliance: Technology allowing aquaculture to do social distancing

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Algorithm makers and data scientists rally solutions for farmers, even when they’re not able to be near the farm

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt, can technology and artificial intelligence (AI) help aquaculture find the way forward?

Market disruption, reduced or suspended production and declining seafood demand are among the many impacts on aquaculture as COVID-19 carries on. Innovative companies, many of them still bearing the “startup” label, are offering support with a host of initiatives.

Author: Bonnie Waycott / Global Aquaculture Alliance | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: M & S support for Scottish salmon farmers

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

TOP UK retailer Marks & Spencer has publicly pledged its support for Scotland’s salmon farmers.

In a Covid crisis message to tens of thousands of on-line customers, titled ‘See How We Support Our Salmon Farmers’, the company said that message was now more important than ever, adding that its salmon was always 100 per cent Scottish. M&S has more than 900 stores across the UK, most of which sell food.

‘All M&S fish is always responsibly sourced, and 100 per cent of our farmed salmon is Scottish. That means when you tuck into flaky, succulent salmon, you’re supporting M&S Select Farmers during these challenging times.

It was accompanied by a ‘fresh market update film’ with ITV weather presenter Lucy Verasamy visiting Loch Linnhe on the west coast of Scotland where she met fish farmer Andrew MacLeannan who has been supplying the retailer with salmon since 2006.

Author: Vince McDonagh  / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Argentina conducts a haddock survey with the collaboration of the fishing sector

ARGENTINA
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

With the objective of obtaining biological-fishing information on the pollock (Genypterus blacodes) and knowing the concentration areas during the month of May between 40ºS and 43º 30 'S near the limit of the Exclusive Argentine Economic Zone, the national fishing authorities prepared a prospecting plan with the recommendations of the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (Inidep), in which some vessels from the freshwater fleet participate, according to the research institution.

"The aim is to estimate the catch and yield of pollock and the accompanying fauna per fishing set, in addition to knowing the length structure and the reproductive behavior of schools," reports the scientific center.

Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Mowi to install Skaginn 3X Sub-Chilling system at Herøy plant

NORWAY
Monday, May 18, 2020

Mowi has a signed a contract with Akranes, Iceland-based Skaginn 3X to install the company’s Sub-Chilling salmon cooling system at its Herøy, Norway processing facility.

The system, patented by Skaginn 3X in 2019, cools salmon down to -1.2 degrees Celsius and then uses the fish itself as a refrigerant, which “delivers better quality to the consumer and extended shelf life by up to seven days,” according to the company.

“We are proud to have Mowi as our customer and excited to take on this project. This will be the largest salmon slaughterhouse that uses our patented cooling technology,” Skaginn 3X Norway General Manager Magni Veturlidason said in a press release. “This is an important milestone for us as it is yet another confirmation of the fact that the future of cooling and preserving the quality of seafood lies with our patented method of Sub-Chilling.”

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | World Aquaculture 2020 Update

SINGAPORE
Monday, May 18, 2020

World Aquaculture 2020 remains scheduled for December 14-18, 2020. The Steering Committee is working hard to keep track of the developing guidelines and regulations from the Singapore government, international health organizations and other authorities. As these develop, we will be incorporating them into WA2020 to make it the safest and most effective Conference and Exposition possible. We will be keeping you informed of updates on our website as they develop.

Abstract Deadline extended to August 3, 2020 to allow for latest submissions and submissions on the new session below.

In light of the ongoing pandemic associated with COVID-19, the world Aquaculture Conference 2020 is making a call for abstract submission to the special session: COVID19 and Pandemics – Aquaculture and Food Security. The brainstorming session welcomes ideas and solutions to address the impacts of current and future pandemics on production, supply chain, financial biosecurity,
marketing channels and E-commerce, science and technology, recovery, sustainability and development, society, and governance.

Source: www.was-apc.org


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