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Other Media | Fish Farmer: Next step for ‘submarine’ fish farm project

NORWAY
Monday, February 15, 2021

Aquaculture company Eidsfjord Sjøfarm AS has been given a partial go ahead to develop a 900-foot long “submarine-like” offshore fish farm.

The project had earlier been rejected by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, but the Ministry of Trade and Industry has overruled that decision, saying it believes that the concept now meets the requirement for significant innovation.
Known as the Eidsfjord Giant, the project will be sent back to the Directorate for further discussions over its eventual development.

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


Other Media | The Fish Site: Seafood and the pandemic: moving from shock to stability

WORLDWIDE
Monday, February 15, 2021

The economic and human shocks of the coronavirus pandemic could be a crucial window of opportunity for the global seafood sector.

A newly published Worldfish research paper has analysed the responses of the global seafood sector to the first months of the coronavirus crisis. The research, which focuses on how food systems can build resilience in the face of unforeseen challenges, compares the coronavirus responses of the seafood industry across low- and high-income countries.

Author: Megan Howell / Th Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Norway And EU In Conflict Over Svalbard Quotas

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, February 15, 2021

Norway has branded as unacceptable the EU’s decision to allocate a quota of its own in the Svalbard zone, claiming that this move is contrary to Norway’s sovereign rights under the law of the sea.

‘Norway protests against the EU’s unilateral quota allocation for the fisheries protection zone off Svalbard. This is completely unacceptable behaviour by the EU. Norway has the exclusive right to regulate fishing in the fisheries protection zone off Svalbard, and only Norway can allocate EU fishing quotas in the area,’ said Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen following a meeting with EU Environment, Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius.

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


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Pollock and crab seasons starting up in Alaska

UNITED STATES
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Freezing February weather in the U.S. state of Alaska hasn’t kept fishermen off fishing grounds from Southeast to Norton Sound.

In the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, boats are pulling in pollock, cod, flounder, and other groundfish.

More than three billion pounds of pollock will come out of the Bering Sea this year, and another 250 million pounds from the Gulf of Alaska. And Prince William Sound also has a winter pollock fishery that will produce nearly five million pounds of fish.

Author: National Fisherman / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Seafood industry helps colleagues stay afloat

AUSTRALIA
Friday, February 12, 2021

Seafood Industry Australia (SAI) and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) have teamed up to launch a mental health and well-being pilot programme for commercial seafood industry workers.

Supported by AUS$600k in government funding, the Stay Afloat Australia trial has seen the appointment of three ‘trusted advocates’ in the targeted locations of Darwin in NT, Lakes Entrance, Victoria and Newcastle, NSW.

SIA chief executive officer, Veronica Papacosta, said research had shown Australia’s commercial fishers experience twice the rate of psychological stress of any other sector.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Otros medios | MundoAcuicola: Productora de Omega 3 logra certificación por uso de energías limpias

CHILE
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Golden Omega, empresa chilena especializada en la producción de concentrados de Omega-3 de alta calidad para la industria alimentaria y nutracéutica mundial obtuvo recientemente la certificación Green-e™ Energy.

Golden Omega, empresa chilena especializada en la producción de concentrados de Omega-3 de alta calidad para la industria alimentaria y nutracéutica mundial obtuvo recientemente la certificación Green-e™ Energy.

Green-e™ es el principal programa independiente de Estados Unidos para la verificación y certificación de la energía renovable y de las contrapartidas de carbono, contando con un amplio reconocimiento en los mercados internacionales.

Fuente: MundoAcuicola | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Seafood Disruption Scheme draws fire

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

The UK government’s compensation for seafood businesses affected by the twin challenges of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic opened for applications this week, amid criticisms that it excludes many of those worst affected.

The UK-wide Seafood Disruption Support Scheme will provide up to £23m in financial assistance to businesses that suffered a financial loss because of delays related to the export of fresh or live fish and shellfish to the EU during January 2021. The fund will be paid retrospectively to cover losses incurred between 1-31 January 2021.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Norway sets preliminary sandeel advice at 110000 tonnes for 2021

NORWAY
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Three strong year classes plus signs of another good year mean that Norwegian Marine Research Institute recommends a historically high preliminary quota for sandeel in 2021.

Last summer, the sandeel quota was a record 250,000 tonnes. That was after the researchers were able to increase their quota council twice from 70,000 to 110,000 to 250,000 tonnes.

The researchers highlighted several years with solid year classes combined with relatively modest hosting which is the reason why that for the high preliminary quota. Also, 2020 was also a year with a lot of zooplankton in the sea which feeds sandeels.

Source: The Fishing Daily  | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Six ways to accelerate seafood sustainability

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Six ways of helping to ensure that the global seafood industry – covering both fisheries and aquaculture – become more sustainable were outlined in a new report which has been published by the United Nations this week.

Called Accelerating Sustainable Seafood, the report was based on the outcome of a ‘sprint’ convened by the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. Over three calls, 50 stakeholders from policy, business, science and finance discussed how the sustainable development of the seafood sector can be accelerated.

The first meeting focused on the role of measurement, including the tools and means to enable effective comparison of seafood companies. 

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Arctic Fish launches £51m share sale

ICELAND
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Icelandic salmon farmer Arctic Fish is planning to raise NOK 600 million (£51.3m) by selling nearly 10 million new and existing shares in a private placement.

The company, which is 50% owned by Norway Royal Salmon (NRS), also intends to list on Euronext Growth stock market in Oslo.

The placement comprises a primary offering of 5.7m new shares to raise NOK 350m, a secondary offering of 3.26m existing shares to raise a further NOK 200m, and a further 816,000 additional existing shares worth around NOK 50m.

Source: fishfarmingexpert  | Read the full article here


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