We are organising a WA2020 Webinar during Dec 14-16,2020. WA2020 webinar is holding a three-day virtual meeting to discuss important aquaculture topics to help the industry before the WA2020 will be held in June 14-18,2021 2021 in Singapore.
Theme : Next Generation Aquaculture, Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World
Date : 14 to 16, December 2020 (3 days) Time : 14:00 - 16:00 hrs. Singapore Time (Singapore, GMT+08:00) each day Duration : 120 minutes Registration Link : www.was.org Free! Register for the webinar
Amidst global upheaval and the effects of Covid-19, UK-based feed manufacturer, World Feeds Ltd, has been hard at work ensuring that its well-laid plans for 2020 have been able to proceed as uninterrupted as possible. This year marks a major milestone for the company, as its factory in the heart of Yorkshire has undergone an extensive redevelopment that promises to increase production output capacity tenfold.
The company specialises in aquatic nutrition and supplies a wide variety of uniquely formulated, complete diets to some of the largest public aquariums in the world – feeding vast multi-species marine exhibits with tailored feeds, delivered via innovative forms of presentation.
Author: Janice Johnston / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
A new study of a bycatch donation programme in Alaska highlights its value in cutting waste, while addressing food security and social value.
In 1996, NOAA Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council established the ‘Prohibited Species Donation Program’ to make it possible for fishermen to donate some bycatch to hunger relief organisations. Jordan Watson, NOAA Fisheries biologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and author of the study suggests that the programme could serve as a model to help mitigate waste around the world.
Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson and his UK counterpart Victoria Prentis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning future co-operation concerning fisheries.
The MoU was signed during a video conference and it sets outa framework for an Iceland-UK dialogue on fisheries for both nations to share best practice and to co-operate on issues including innovation and food waste reduction. Businesses will be able to exchange knowledge on the adoption of new technologies and practices.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Comparing the 2016 financial and economic performance results with those of some of the same network segments included in the 2002-03 review study, “it is clear that overall ship performance in Europe improved” is one of the points underlined in the FAO study.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, for its acronym in English) published the analysis of the techno-economic results of certain fishing fleets of vessels in Europe, where the studies are presented at the level of countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Turkey.
Bakkafrost Group has posted total operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of DKK 102.7 million (USD 16.3 million, EUR 13.8 million) for the third quarter of this year, a decrease of more than DKK 200 million (USD 31.7 million, EUR 26.9 million) from the DKK 303.4 million (USD 48.1 million, EUR 40.8 million) it posted a year previously.
The Faroe Islands-headquartered salmon farmer reported that, while its ability to operate in the Faroe Islands had not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the quarter, and its operations in Scotland had only been mildly affected, the overall salmon market had been impacted by the crisis.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
African Blue, a Kenyan tilapia producer, could offer a model for the development of freshwater cage aquaculture across Africa.
Taking a break from feeding, fixing nets and walkways, 43-year-old Gabriel Otieno Omogo surveys the cages he is responsible for as the technical maintenance supervisor of African Blue, an established commercial tilapia producer on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Locally born and raised, he is part of a growing team, working on 22 production cages, which has an ambition to produce 200 tonnes of tilapia this year – most of which is sold whole, gutted and chilled in Kisumu city, two hours away.
Author: Will Leschen / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
Lerøy Seafood Group, co-owners of Scottish Sea Farms, today posted a fall in third quarter revenue of NOK 329 million (£27.5 million).
Salmon was not the main culprit, however. The company said the most significant factor behind the lower earnings was pressure on the whitefish market resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the change in catch composition compared with Q3 2019.
Lerøy is not only one of Norway’s largest salmon farmers, it also operates a powerful trawler fleet whose main catch is cod, haddock and saithe, along with a major seafood processing business.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The 'Mar Argentino' reached Mar del Plata port. Argentina
The new INIDEP scientific ship that was built in Vigo, Spain, was received by national authorities who escorted it. It cost almost 8 million dollars and will aim to work in coastal waters.