Salmon farming giant SalMar is facing an official investigation following the escape of salmon from its giant offshore platform Ocean Farm 1. It is not yet known how many fish became free, but Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries said it cannot rule out the possibility of a major escape at the site.
The Directorate said in a press release that a preliminary investigation showed damage to one of the nets to be at least six metres long, but added it did not want to comment further until a more detailed examination had been carried out.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The Produce organization has approved the Hake Resource Fisheries Regulation Regulation, hereinafter Hake ROP, with the objective, among others, of achieving the recovery of the hake resource in the medium term, for the subsequent sustained use of this resource and its accompanying fauna, taking into account its biological and population characteristics, considering the principles of responsible fishing, the conservation of the environment and biodiversity.
In a public notice, the company Local Ocean write that it has expressed an interest in building a 15,000 tonnes land-based salmon farm in Boulogne Sur Mer, Northern France. At first, it wants to produce 8,500 tonnes.
The salmon farmer wants to produce 5kg commercial-sized salmon in seawater at the RAS facility at a site in Calais Port.
Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here
Following the designation of aquaculture opportunity areas in the Gulf of Mexico and off California, Neil Anthony Sims, head of Ocean Era and one of the trailblazers of the offshore aquaculture sector, explains to The Fish Site why the opportunity needs to be taken.
We see the Gulf of Mexico as the proving ground for responsible offshore aquaculture in the United States.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has moved ahead a step in its fleet renewal programme with the decommissioning of one of its older trawlers ahead of taking delivery of its first newbuild.
The 103 metre Bazhenovsk dates back to 1980 and this is the next stage of RFC’s extensive renewal progamme as it expects to take delivery of its first newbuild before the end of this year. This will be followed by next year by the first pair of the series of new new vessels being built in Russia under the investment quotas programme for RFC at the Admiralty Shipyard.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Reaf the full articlehere
Tokyo’s sprawling Toyosu fish market, the world’s largest, is taking an outsized hit from the coronavirus pandemic, forcing restaurants and wholesalers to adapt in order to survive.
Businesses had hoped for more activity after Japan lifted its state of emergency in late May, but big events such as shareholder meetings and wedding banquets have remained on hold while many Japanese are still wary of going to restaurants.
Author: DANIEL LEUSSINK / thejapantimes | Read the full articlehere
Within the framework of the Highly Migratory Resources Monitoring project, Ecosystem Approach, of the Department of Oceanography and Environment of the IFOP, a total of 12 species of cetaceans have been registered, the most sighted are the fin whale, the dark dolphin, sperm whale, common dolphins and the blue whale. This project has been carried out for four years on board the scientific ship Abate Molina during the development of hydroacoustic and bio-oceanographic cruises.
Since the beginning of this activity and to date, a total of 20 cruises have been made, and more than 800 sightings have been recorded.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
An executive with a North Carolina, U.S.A.-based seafood processor pleaded guilty in federal court as falsely labeling blue crabmeat worth at least USD 250,000 (EUR 212,000) as a product of the United States.
Jeffrey A. Styron, treasurer of the corporate board of officers for Garland F. Fulcher Seafood Co. in Oriental, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on 3 September of directing employees to falsely label crabmeat.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
It will distribute products in reduced formats and with a more affordable price
The new normal brings with it a new economic reality. This is the one that most worries companies, which try to avoid as much as possible the bite that the covid may end up leaving in their accounts. Nueva Pescanova is no exception. The company is aware that the economic crisis derived from the pandemic will reduce consumption and has sought a low-cost vaccine to immunize itself against a drop in sales that is almost certain.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here
China delivered the biggest export hit to Norwegian salmon farmers during August, according to the country’s seafood council.
A year ago it was the largest growth market by far, but because of Covid-19 and the various scares around the pandemic, sales have slumped. Salmon exports alone to China fell by 69 per cent when compared to August last year, figures show. And it is not just salmon – other types of seafood have suffered almost as much.
Seafood sales to China in August totalled 7,600 tonnes and were worth NOK 214 million. This is a volume decrease of 43 per cent and a drop in value of 54 per cent.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
Pacific saury August price is the highest ever Japan
Last month's saury trading price exceeded 1,300 yen per kilo due to record poor fishing, nearly doubling last year, a record high.
According to the "Fishery Information Service Center"...
Domestic market frozen fish prices show stability Russia Fed.
From 7 to 13 September, the dynamics of prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment of the domestic market, basically, showed a tendency towards stability.
In the Far East region, there was a ten...
Alaska’s 2020 salmon season comes to a close United States
Alaska’s salmon harvest has topped 110 million and the total for the 2020 season will likely be aound 112 million fish. That’s roughly 85 percent of the preseason forecast.
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