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Other Media | Fish Farmer: 200 jobs lost if Iceland salmon ban approved

ICELAND
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

A Warning has gone out that the potential to create up to 200 jobs will be lost if a proposal to ban fish farming along the fjord which leads to the northern Icelandic city of Akureyri is approved.

Last month the city council told the government in a surprise move that it does not want aquaculture to develop along the 47 mile (70 km) ice free approach to Akuyrei known as Eyjafjörður. But the decision has angered a number of smaller towns, who believe fish farming can improve prosperity. For example the Fjallabyggd town council representing a community at the top of the fjord has signalled to the government it is categorically against such a ban.

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


IN BRIEF | Top Mowi man Per-Roar Gjerde resigns

NORWAY
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Per-Roar Gjerde (53) has on 30 June 2020 informed the company that he resigns as COO Farming Americas and the Faroes.

The process to find a new COO Farming Americas and the Faroes has started. Mr Gjerde will continue in his position until a new leader is in place, or until 31 December 2020 at the latest.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: British 'Brexit' negotiator maintains to the sector that the United Kingdom will be an independent coastal state

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They will keep up the pulse to get a fishing deal on their terms

David Frost, British chief Brexit negotiator, held a telematic meeting with members of the UK's fishing organizations to bring them the latest news on the Brexit negotiation process, in which he maintained that the country will be a coastal state independent once you leave the European Union.

The executive chairman of the United Kingdom's National Federation of Fishermen's Organizations (NFFO), Barrie Deas, said the meeting "reassured us enormously." "

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: Alimentaria, postponed until 2021

SPAIN
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As has happened with other competitions around the world, the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 has ended up delaying the celebration of Alimentaria while waiting for a normality that allows this type of event to be held. In this case, Fira de Barcelona has chosen to delay 2021 (from May 17 to 20), in a decision "agreed with the sector", according to a statement. In recent weeks, companies and associations have conveyed to organizers the convenience of delaying the fair to next year, while other companies hastened the deadline before making a decision that they did not see clearly.

The president of Alimentaria, Josep Lluís Bonet, stressed that “the decision supports the majority will of the productive and associative fabric of the sector, betting on holding the event in a more favorable environment and without so many limitations on international mobility.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cermaq to trial closed containment in BC waters

CANADA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Cermaq Canada is to trial a semi-closed containment system at its British Columbia operations, the first such technology to be deployed outside of Norway.

The company, which is owned by Mitsubishi, has tested the system in Norway, successfully growing fish up to 1kg.

Components for the new style cage, designed and built by FiiZK in Norway, arrived in Canada earlier this month, and assembly is now underway.

Once the structure is complete, it will be taken by barge to Cermaq’s Millar Channel farm site in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island. It could be a companion to existing systems and farming techniques, said Cermaq.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: AquaMaof appoints Director of Sales for North America

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Israeli RAS pioneers look to expand opportunities in strategic market.

In a press release on Tuesday, AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies writes that it has hired Lior Gal for its Sales & Marketing team, as Director of Sales for North America.

Before AquaMaof, Gal was the international trade manager at Galilee Export, where he worked for five years in local and global sourcing of Agricultural products for trading worldwide.

Earlier this year, AquaMaof was commissioned by 8F Asset Management – which runs Pure Salmon – to provide its technology to a 20,000MT Atlantic salmon production facility to be constructed on the U.S. east coast.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Othe Media | The Fish Site: £12 million invested in RAS feed production

DENMARK
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A new line dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production has been opened by BioMar in Denmark.

The new line is the result of a DKK 100 million (£12 million) investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of its Danish facility by 25 percent.

Situated in Jutland, it is close to many of the world’s leading RAS companies, allowing BioMar to focus on feeds for land-based farming.

“Being situated in an area with a long history of RAS research and development has enabled us to be first movers in RAS feeds and will continue to be crucially important in the innovation development of feeds for land-based farming. 

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish site | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Pandemic forces closure of leading plant-based seafood analog developer

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Plant-based seafood analog developer Ocean Hugger Foods said it “must cease operations” due to deteriorating business conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The company, which sells exclusively to foodservice customers, has seen its business channels dry up in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a 23 June update on its website.

“Over the last four years, we have been honored and privileged to serve our business partners and the general public with groundbreaking and award-winning, plant-based alternatives to some of the most endangered species on our planet. We will be forever grateful for your belief in this essential mission, and our business,” Ocean Hugger stated.

Author: Madelyn Kearns / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Mediterranean European eel programme launched

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The General Fisheries Council of the Mediterranean has teamed up with scientific partners in nine countries to launch the first research programme on European eel in the Mediterranean Sea, aiming to strengthen co-ordination of stock management and recovery.

The European eel was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after multiple factors – including habitat loss, overfishing, oceanic changes and an increase pollutant and pathogen levels –  had collectively contributed to the decline of the species.

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


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Assessors must reconsider parts of potential bluefin MSC certification

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 29, 2020

An independent adjudicator, analyzing formal objections to the potential Marine Stewardship Council certification of the Usufuku Honten East Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, has upheld one of the four objections presented.

The objections were presented by the World Wildlife Fund and The Pew Charitable Trusts in January, after the assessment body, Control Union Pesca Ltd., recommended that the fishery be certified in December 2019. Of the four objections, the independent adjudicator upheld objections to the evidence used to conclude how long bluefin tuna take to grow and reproduce, according to a release from MSC.

Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


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