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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Schenker: 'We still need more carriers to fly for even more possibilities and frequencies'

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

More predictable but lack of capacity is still an issue.

Morten Würgler has had one eventful year. But Schenker’s Head of Air Freight has come to terms with the coronavirus landscape and the adjustments the global air traffic industry has had to deal with.

“I would say now we are in a new normal. It’s more predictable these days that it was, back in May when the main recovery started,” he said. In March last year, the salmon industry was screaming for capacity.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article
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Other Media | SeafoodSource: China Ocean blames rotting fish at Chinese ports for revenue drop

CHINA
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A major Chinese distant-water fishing and seafood supply chain management firm is blaming COVID-related restrictions and checks at Chinese ports for losses it recorded in the last nine months of 2020.

China Ocean Group Development Limited told investors in a statement that increased “mortality” and “spoilage” of its fish at Chinese ports caused it significant losses. According to the statement, “the group expected to record a significant decrease in revenue for the nine months ended 31 December, 2020, of approximately 24 percent as compared to approximately HKD 625 million [USD 81.2 million, EUR 68.7 million] for the corresponding period in 2019.”

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Falklands interested in fisheries research vessel

FALKLAND ISLANDS
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The government of the Falkland Islands is interested in proposals from duly qualified and experienced companies for the supply of a vessel for Fisheries Research operations, which will be used approximately six weeks a year.

According to the notice published in the weekly Penguin News, the vessel must meet a list of commitments for an initial period of three years, with the potential of an extension for another two years.

Bidding documents with all the details can be requested from the Business and Development Services office by contacting Stefanie Seff via email or by letter to the Secretary of the Bidding Commission, Business Development and Services Department, Argos House , Stanley, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

Source: MercoPress


Other Media | aqua.cl: ASC and Vitapro reveal new agreement to help Latin American shrimp farmers

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Vitapro is present in Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) joined forces with feed producer Vitapro by signing a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote responsible practices in the Latin American shrimp industry.
 
The agreement establishes how ASC and Vitapro will collaborate to help regional producers make improvements that benefit them, their workers and the environment.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here

Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The National Association of Bluefin Tuna Aquaculture (ANATUN) promotes the validation of a genetic method to identify

SPAIN
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The National Association of Bluefin Tuna Aquaculture (ANATUN), which represents more than 75% of the sector in Spain, has promoted the validation of a genetic method developed by AZTI to identify tuna species. It is a system, stand out from the association itself, that uses "the most advanced techniques" that, compared to the mitochondrial markings that were used until now, uses nuclear markers "which will allow obtaining more reliable results".

The objective of the project, led by AZTI, is to respond to the identification problems caused by the peculiar morphological similarity of some specimens of Atlantic bluefin tuna with other tuna species.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: New FAO Declaration Good News For Fishermen

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Global union federations the IUF and the ITF have welcomed the adoption of the Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture at the 34th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI), which concluded earlier this month.

In particular, the unions welcome the commitment from states to ‘Promote the attainment of safe, healthy and fair working conditions for all in the sector, support efforts to prevent and halt forced labour, facilitate access to social protection programmes for fishers and aquaculture producers and their communities, support measures to improve safety at sea, and work towards enhancing the standards of living for all in the sector.

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


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Additional Love Seafood marketing thanks to UK Government support

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Seafish, the public body that supports the UK seafood industry, has announced it will deliver additional Love Seafood campaign activity this spring, featuring UK fish and shellfish.  Love Seafood is a 20-year initiative to shift seafood consumption levels in the UK, and over time will feature many different species and product types as it seeks to change attitudes.

The past year has been challenging for many seafood businesses as they faced the impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Despite significant setbacks in 2020, caused by the pandemic, retail continues to perform well.  

Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Peru approves sanitary procedures that facilitate exports for fishing companies

PERU
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

It streamlines processes and has no cost for companies, reports Sanipes

Sanipes, an organization attached to the Ministry of Production of Peru, approved the "Sanitary Technical Procedure for the registration of fishing and aquaculture infrastructures and Production Areas in Official International Lists", in order to facilitate exports to countries that require prior registration of the productive spaces of origin of the goods.

The provision approved in Supreme Decree No. 017-2020-PRODUCE as a service provided exclusively by Sanipes and the approval of the sanitary technical procedure through Executive Presidency Resolution No. 010-2021-SANIPES / PE

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Irish government announces new investments in seafood companies, including salmon processors

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Good Fish Company and Kerry Fish to get government of Ireland/European Union co-funded boost.

In a statement on Friday, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue announced EUR 4.9 million in new investment in nine seafood processing companies, two of which process salmon. The investment is topped up with the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme, which has provided a EUR 1 million grant.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Turkey’s aquaculture production on the upswing

TURKEY
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Marine aquaculture has been developing rapidly in Turkey over the past decade, according to a new research paper.

A new 430-page report from the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), “Marine Aquaculture in Turkey: Advancements and Management,” offers a thorough examination of the aquaculture sector, looking at lessons learned, how Turkey is embracing a “blue economy” model, and the challenges the country faces in improving the sustainability of its fish and shellfish farming sectors.

Turkey’s aquaculture industry is thriving due to the introduction of new technology, improved management, and production techniques, tighter environmental regulations, and international partnerships helping to open up new markets, according to the report.

Author: Nicki Holmyard / SEafoodSource | Read the full article here


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