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Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Seafood Expo Asia: New location, dates announced

SINGAPORE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Diversified Communications has announced that the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo Asia is planned to take place from 18 to 20 November in Singapore.

The new location for the 10th edition of the  event – which was previously hosted in Hong Kong – is at the Singapore EXPO, in Hall 2. For the first time, the event will also be co-located with Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading continental trade show for Asia’s fresh produce business – which, in 2019, brought more than 800 exhibitors from 40 countries together to meet with more than 12,000 trade professionals from around the world.

“Moving to Singapore this year will provide our exhibitors and buyers the opportunity to connect and further explore business potential throughout Asia,” Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga said in a press release. 

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


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Heavy floods rock Salmones Camanchaca sites

CHILE
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Floods hit sites, which had 12 cages containing 890 thousand 2.8-kilo fish overall.

In a press release, the Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Camanchaca writes that it has activated protocols and contingency plans to face off unusual climatic conditions in the Palena Province, Los Lagos, southern Chile.

CNN reports that over the past week, river overflows, bridge collapses, isolated people, floods and roadblocks are part of the consequences that torrential rains have left in parts of southern Chile.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Aquaculture UK postponed until May 2021

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Aquaculture UK has been postponed for the second time because of the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic and will now be held this time next year.

The biennial event was originally scheduled to be held in Aviemore this week but was postponed until September.

Organisers have now abandoned that date, too, and will instead run the event from May 18-20 next year.

Diversified Communications UK, which bought Aquaculture UK from previous owner Benchmark earlier this year, said in a press release that while strict lockdown measures are expected to ease over the coming weeks in Scotland, social distancing and restrictions on mass gatherings will remain for the foreseeable future.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Indonesian handline tuna fishery recognized as sustainable by MSC, Fair Trade

INDONESIA
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A small-scale Indonesian fishery has become the first in the world to achieve certification from both the Marine Stewardship Council and Fair Trade.

The North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery, which operates using one- or two-man boats to catch yellowfin tuna using hooks and lines, is now certified to MSC’s Fisheries Standard. It is the first handline yellowfin tuna fishery in the world to be recognized under the MSC program, and the second fishery in Indonesia to earn such a certification distinction.

The Buru, Maluku Province-based fishery has been involved in a fishery improvement project (FIP) since April 2013. In October 2014, the fishery was certified under the Fair Trade USA Capture Fisheries Standard, and its crew of 123 fishers were organized in nine Fair Trade associations.  

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


Othe Media | The Grocer: Young’s Seafood launches Young’s Kitchen initiative to inspire shoppers

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Young’s Seafood has launched a new marketing initiative designed to inspire the nation with more ways to enjoy fish more often.

The Young’s Kitchen comprises new recipes, ingredient swaps and hacks to help consumers prepare meals at home.

Supported by a paid digital, influencer and social media campaign, the initiative aimed to adapt to consumer feedback and showcase user-generated content, said Young’s.

Campaign content is available at youngsseafood.co.uk/recipes and on the processor’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Author:  Kevin White / The Grocer | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Sernapesca takes stock of 2019 and prepares to adopt its operations to COVID-19

CHILE
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The National Director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service -Sernapesca- of Chile, Alicia Gallardo, has highlighted that the strategic management of the organization that this year has had to adapt to the contingency due to the pandemic. This was indicated in the 2019 results presentation act, where he pointed out that the changes mainly affect the special control programs and the relationship with two key users of the service: artisanal fishermen and exporters.

Regarding the activity in 2019, Sernapesca highlights the implementation of a series of special measures for the more than 90 registered artisanal fishermen in Chile. The objective is to reduce processing times and allow remote registration and replacement requests to be made. During 2019, extraction and marketing processes were also supported, which allowed them to significantly improve their income.

Source: Industrias Pesuqeras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Brexit uncertainty on top on coronavirus still a concern for salmon processors

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brexit uncertainty on top on coronavirus spells trouble.

The Scottish comedian Limmy put it well. “WE’VE LEFT THE BREXIT IN THE OVEN!,” he tweeted. Jokes aside, the UK is still determined to leave the EU and with that comes the end of freedom of movement.

Now Brexit is back, warming on the kitchen table at least. On Monday, a new law to introduce a new post-Brexit immigration system for the UK was given initial approval by MPs, reported the BBC.

In January, SalmonBusiness reported that Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the UK will not introduce a general low-skilled or temporary work route. Instead, a “points-based” immigration system which will be adapted in favour of those with higher skills.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Strong start to 2020 for SalMar, but Icelandic salmon business struggles

NORWAY
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Citing high spot prices and a strong operational performance, SalMar achieved record operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of almost NOK 1.07 billion (USD 107.1 million, EUR 977.8 million) in the first quarter of this year, up from NOK 806 million (USD 80.7 million, EUR 73.7 million) in Q1 2019.

“For the SalMar Group, the first quarter was very good. We posted the highest-ever operational EBIT in the company’s history, achieved through strong underlying operations, high volumes, and good prices. Central Norway in particular distinguished itself through solid performance in the quarter,” SalMar CEO Gustav Witzøe said.

The Norway-headquartered salmon farmer’s gross operating revenues of NOK 3.6 billion (USD 360.4 million, EUR 329 million) in the last quarter were up 22 percent year-on-year, while the harvest totaled 40,000 metric tons (MT), compared with 35,500 MT a year previously, and the operating EBIT per kilogram increased to NOK 26.61 (USD 2.66, EUR 2.43).

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


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 - Hapag-Lloyd AG General Rate Increase route East Asia to East Coast South America

GERMANY
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In light of current market conditions, Hapag-Lloyd AG has announced that it will increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from East Asia to South America East Coast with effect from June 1, 2020 as follows:

USD 600 per Container


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