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IN BRIEF - Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2019

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, November 14, 2020

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

 

Marine Scotland Science today published the Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2019. The publication details statistics on the employment and production from Scottish fish farms. It is structured to follow industry trends within the farmed Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout and other species sectors. Some statistics are given for the 21-year period 1999-2019.

The main findings are;

  • In 2019, production of Atlantic salmon increased by 47,856 tonnes (30.7%) to 203,881 tonnes. This is the highest ever level of production recorded in Scotland
  • The total number of smolts produced in 2019 increased by 4.3 million (9%) to 51.4 million, this is the highest annual smolt production recorded in Scotland
  • Production tonnage of rainbow trout increased by 15% in 2019 to 7,405 tonnes
  • Brown and sea trout production increased from 20 tonnes in 2018 to 25 tonnes in 2019
  • The total number of staff employed in marine salmon production during 2019 increased by 185 to 1,651 staff

The survey is compiled from data collected directly from authorised fish farming businesses. The full statistical publication for 2019 can be accessed.

Official statistics are produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics.


Otros Medios | Industrias Pesqueras: Oceana critica que la nueva Ley de Pesca de Reino Unido permitirá que la sobrepesca continúe

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, November 14, 2020

El proyecto de Ley de Pesca de Reino Unido concluyó ayer en el Parlamento británico su trámite legislativo “mientras las esperanzas de que el Reino Unido lidere el camino hacia la pesca sostenible se desvanecen”, asegura la ONG Oceana en un comunicado. El documento legal incluye “un escaso compromiso legal para pescar de manera sostenible”, a pesar de haber sido “muy elogiado” por los ministros como la oportunidad del Reino Unido para mostrar “la gestión pesquera ‘estándar de oro’ como estado costero independiente después del ‘brexit’”. Oceana critica a los ministros “que se han inclinado ante la presión de la industria pesquera para permitir que continúe la sobrepesca, en lugar de establecer obligaciones legales para poner fin a la sobrepesca”.

Fuente: Industrias Pesqueras | Lea el articulo completo aqui

 


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Breathable skirt ‘cut lice by 60%' at Mowi site

CHILE
Saturday, November 14, 2020

A new model of lice skirt trialled at a Mowi Chile salmon farm reduced the number of parasites by between 55-60% and halved the bath treatments required in a 13-month production cycle.

Vayu Garware, president of net, fabric and rope supplier Garware Technical Fibres, presented the results achieved with the X12 skirt during a webinar.

Author: Francisco Soto / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Herring fishery to slow down for rest of 2020

UNITED STATES
Friday, November 13, 2020

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The New England herring fishery is slowing down for the rest of the year because fishermen are approaching their quota for the fish.

Fishermen will be unable to fish for or possess more than 2,000 pounds of herring per trip in the inshore Gulf of Maine until Dec. 31, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has ruled. The rules went into effect on Wednesday.

Herring are the subject of a large fishery on the East Coast, but the industry has struggled in recent years due to a decline in population. Fishermen caught less than 25 million pounds of the fish last year after catching more than 96 million pounds during the previous year.


IN BRIEF - Longline-processor 'Marlin' launched

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Friday, November 13, 2020

At the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, the launching ceremony of the MT1112XL longliner processor Marlin, commissioned by Globus LLC, founded by a partnership of fishing collective farms of the Arkhangelsk Region, took place.

The solemn event was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, Governor of St. director of the shipyard "Severnaya Verf" Igor Orlov, representatives of the customer company

“The program for the most powerful renewal of the fishing fleet became possible thanks to the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, who signed the law “Quotas in exchange for investments ”. Thanks to this law, 53 new fishing vessels are currently being built at domestic shipyards. I want to thank everyone for the fact that, despite the lack of confidence in the competencies of our shipyards, you showed by your work that everything is possible, ”Ilya Shestakov said in his speech.

The “Marlin” is designed for longline fishing - the safest for the aquatic ecosystem, having a minimal impact on the seabed and allowing you to fish strictly specific species of fish without damaging other types of aquatic biological resources, while preserving the food base and juvenile fish. The longline vessel will be equipped with a modern fish processing plant capable of handling the catch and producing various types of frozen fillets, as well as canned liver and cod roe.

Marlin targets cod, haddock, catfish, halibut, perch, ruff and flounder in the North, Norwegian and Barents seas.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Salmon Evolution secures €9 million government grant

NORWAY
Friday, November 13, 2020

Salmon Evolution has been granted a funding commitment of EUR 9 million from Norwegian government-owned enterprise Enova. This commitment is a cash grant and the funding from Enova will not require any material additional investment needs from Salmon Evolution

The grant from Enova is linked to the ongoing construction project that Salmon Evolution is undertaking for its land-based salmon farming facility in Møre og Romsdal, Western Norway, the company wrote in an announcement on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Richard Stavis stepping down from Stavis Seafoods to form consultancy

UNITED STATES
Friday, November 13, 2020

Stavis Seafoods Chief Sustainability Officer Richard Stavis has announced that he will be moving on from the Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based company by January 2021.

In a LinkedIn post detailing his decision, Stavis said he planned to leave the firm in the new year to “help others to achieve their growth and sustainability goals” in a consultancy capacity. Following his departure, Stavis will be “available electronically worldwide,” he said, and will “travel for select projects.”

Before moving into the role of CSO in 2018 following the company’s acquisition by Spain’s Grupo Profand, Stavis served as CEO for the North American seafood distributor for more than 20 years. 

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


Other Media | The Fish Site: Net pen salmon farms to be phased out in BC

CANADA
Friday, November 13, 2020

The Canadian government has reiterated its commitment to "transition" British Columbia’s salmon farming sector from open net pens to alternative production systems.

BC's salmon farming sector recently announced plans to invest $1.4 billion in the province, but the Canadian government remain committed to ensuring that existing net pen farms are phased out.

The four alternatives being considered are land-based RAS facilities, hybrid systems with land-based and marine sites, floating closed-containment systems and offshore farms.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Netherlands fleet sends a report to the EC on its opposition to camera control

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 13, 2020

The Netherlands Fishermen's Association (Nederlandse Visserbond) has submitted a report to the European Commission and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius in which it shows its opposition to the implementation of electronic control through video surveillance on fishing vessels for reasons of privacy, costs and inefficiency, as reflected in a statement the organization.

The decision to prepare and send this document was unanimous by all members of the organization, who consider that these systems "do not hit the mark" which is to achieve "more selective fishing." The control regulation is under review in the European Parliament and the debate on electronic monitoring has been very agitated since the initial proposal of the Commission.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek cargo ship, 4 people dead

TURKEY
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Rescue boats are searching for one remaining survivor after two vessels collided in the Mediterranean. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

At least four people died and one person is missing after a Greek cargo ship collided with a Turkish fishing boat in the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

The incident ocurred off the coast of the town of Karatas, in Turkey's Adana province.

The Turkish coast guard dispatched three boats and a team of divers as part of a search and rescue operation. They recovered four bodies and are still searching for a fifth person.

The accident happened at 5:50 am (0250 GMT), about 15 nautical miles off the coast, according to the Adana governor's office.

Source: AP


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