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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The five crew members of a fishing boat that sank west of Fisterra rescued at sea

SPAIN
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The crew of the Porto Freixo Dos was able to get on a raft and were rescued by another ship, the Semper Airiños

The fishing vessel Porto Freixo Dos, based in Fisterra, sank this past dawn 6.5 miles west of Cabo Fisterra. The boat was wrecked after suffering a leak. The five crew members were able to get on a life raft and were rescued safe and sound by another fishing vessel operating in the area, the Semper Airiños, also based in Fisterra. Once the five crew members were rescued, they were transferred to the Fisterran dock and are already at their homes.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: MSC calls on the Spanish market to enhance the offer of certified sustainable fishing tuna products

SPAIN
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Despite the fact that our country is a powerhouse in tuna, tuna from certified sustainable fishing is not present in a significant way on the supermarket shelves. Tuna is one of the most popular fish traded around the world, either canned or fresh. However, fishing it sustainably can be challenging.

To shed light on the sustainability of this species, the Marine Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization that has been working to safeguard life at sea for more than 20 years, has published a new edition of the MSC Sustainable Tuna Guide, now in Spanish.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: The third best month in history recorded exports of Norwegian seafood

NORWAY
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

120,000 tonnes of salmon were exported in October worth NOK 6.5 billion.

Despite a very challenging month of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infections in many markets, Norwegian seafood exports remain at a high level. In October, seafood was exported worth NOK $ 10.4 billion (NOK $ 1 = US $ 0.11). This is a decrease in value of 5 percent, or NOK 573 million, compared to October last year. Of course, this is the third highest export value in a single month.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: FAO analyzes the impact of COVID-19 and estimates that catches will decrease slightly in 2020

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Aquaculture production will decline slightly for the first time in years

The pandemic sets the pace for the world economy and fisheries and aquaculture are not marginal sectors. "Global catches are expected to decline slightly in 2020 as overall there is reduced fishing effort due to COVID-19-related restrictions on fishing vessel crews and poor market conditions," he says FAO.

But fishing is not the only sector affected. The organization points out that "fish supply, consumption and commercial income are expected to decline this year due to the impact of containment restrictions on demand, logistics, prices, labor and business planning"

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Mackerel sushi production starts in Fukui

JAPAN
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The production of a winter delicacy, fermented mackerel sushi, has begun in a mountainous area of Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

A group of eight people gathered at a facility in the town of Kitadani on Sunday to prepare the preserved food for the year-end and the New Year.They stuffed 360 mackerels, each measuring about 40 centimeters long, with rice mixed with ginger, vinegar and koji mold, which helps the fermenting process. The fish was then placed in containers.

The group plans to prepare 1,800 pieces of sushi, which is 100 more than it made last year. It expects demand to rise, as people are spending more time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group says it will put its products on sale in mid-December, mainly at local roadside facilities.

Source: NHK


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Sainsbury's to close meat and fish counters, slash jobs

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sainsbury’s plans to close many of its fresh fish and meat counters, and will eliminate 3,000 jobs.

A large number of job cuts will be made at J Sainsbury’s Argos business, “but there also will be losses in stores with the closure of delicatessens and fresh fish and meat counters,” The Times reported.

Sainsbury’s said in a press release it is closing its meat, fish, and deli counters, “based on reduced customer demand.”

Sainsbury’s is just one of many U.K. retailers facing cutbacks and losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marks & Spencer announced its first loss in 94 years – an overall pre-tax loss of BP 87.6 million (USD 115 million, EUR 97 million) in the six months to September.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Salmon stocks recover after Pfizer coronavirus breakthrough

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Strong stock market lift after vaccine news announced.

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German BioNTech announced on Monday that their vaccine trial was more than 90 per-cent effective against the coronavirus.

This lays the groundwork for a potential vaccine. The two companies released data Monday, from the first part of phase three interim results in large-scale trials.

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fisker Forum: Tensions Grow Ahead Of NEAFC Gathering

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

With NEAFC due to meet this week, tensions are already rising around Norwegian tactics concerning stocks in Areas I and II, notably redfish and Greenland halibut.

‘Norway’s aims are maximising quota share for own fleet, sometimes with very generous bilateral arrangements with the Russian Federation that serve mainly to strengthen Norway’s quota claim,’ commented a spokesman for the European North Atlantic Fisheries Association (ENAFA) which represents EU-based fishing companies with long track records of operating in distant waters, including the Barents Sea.

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Fish deaths cause Q3 loss for Scottish Salmon Company

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Scottish Salmon Company made an operating loss of DKK 28.4 million (£3.4m) in the third quarter of this year due costs of DKK 41m related to incident-based mortality, the company’s Faroese owner, Bakkafrost, said today.

“The farming operation in Scotland is gradually improving its key performing indicators, however - as historical performances from previous years have demonstrated - third quarters are the most challenging quarters for the Scottish farming operation. 

Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: How will the situation for fishermen change if there is no Brexit deal?

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

After the entry of the United Kingdom into the European Union, the distribution of the waters was almost complete between the British and their European neighbors, a situation that could take a turn if London and Brussels do not reach a Brexit agreement.

"If there is no agreement, each will have to settle for their own," says the National Committee of Marine Fishermen and Marine Cultures (CNPMEM), which represents French fishermen.

The United Kingdom has, like the rest of the countries, an exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which is 200 miles along its coasts, except when two States are separated by a lesser distance, such as between the United Kingdom and France in the canal. de la Mancha, where the waters are delimited by international law and various criteria depending on the area.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


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