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IN BRIEF - Grieg Seafood Hjatland UK exhibit in Boston
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Shetland salmon producer and smokehouse, Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd (GSH UK Ltd), are exhibiting at the Boston Seafood Show, in the United States, from 11 to 13 March 2011. The company will join other Scottish seafood producers participating on the Scottish Development International Agency Stand - No. 2253.
Ahead of the show itself, GSH UK Ltd’s WildWaters Gravadlax 'Limoncello' has been shortlisted for the show's New Product Competition. The winner of which will be announced after judging on Sunday 11th March.
Michael Stark, Managing Director of GSH UK Ltd said: “We are delighted to have achieved a shortlisting in this prestigious competition. While our WildWaters range has already won many awards in the UK, this is the first time we have reached this stage in an international competition. “We are extremely proud of the recognition that our Shetland-developed, Scottish Salmon brand has received. The provenance is clear on all our packaging with the brand name and style inspired by the wild waters of the Shetland Islands.”
VERACRUZ - WWF welcomes the adoption of several conservation and management measures for tropical tunas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on friday 14 June. “These measures will considerably reduce tuna fishing mortality in the region, preserving tuna stocks at the level of maximum sustainable yield" said Pablo Guerrero, Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator of WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative.
The measures include a ban of 62 days per year and a month long closure for purse seiners to enter a large marine area in the west of the Galapagos Islands, called “El Corralito”. The measures will become mandatory for all industrial type tuna purse seiners and longline vessels over 24 meters in length operating in this region.
Mike Parker has been awarded an OBE for his services to the seafood industry, seafood sustainability and the local community in Grimsby.
Mike Parker has over 30 years of experience as a senior manager in industry, principally in seafood and food processing. He has held Chairman and Managing Director positions in a number of companies which were some of the largest in their sectors in Europe. A business graduate from the University of Bath, he is a former deputy CEO of Young’s. He has been a leader in the development of good environmental practice in the Seafood sector having engaged with Seafish, the MSC and a number of other organisations internationally. Mike is a Non-Executive Director of Marine Harvest ASA, the world’s largest salmon farming company, is Chair of Governors at the Grimsby Institute further education college, is very involved in the local community in Grimsby and has recently been appointed as Vice Chair of the Humber LEP.
On 17 June 2013 the Chairman of Marine Harvest, Ole-Eirik Lerøy, purchased 500,000 shares in Marine Harvest at an average price of NOK 5.9452 per share through his affiliated company Profond Holding AS. Subsequent to the transaction, Lerøy and his affiliates' ownership of shares in Marine Harvest ASA is 41,720,000 shares, of which 30,000,000 shares are covered by a forward agreement. The settlement date of the forward agreement is 16 December 2013 and the purchase price is NOK 3.9287 per share. This represents a total ownership of 1.1 per cent of the issued share capital.
On 18 June, the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Costal Affairs has announced that the proposed changes to the delivery obligations for cod trawlers issued 19. June 2012, will not be put into effect now. Havfisk issued the company's response to the public hearing in a letter to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Costal Affairs in February 2013.
The UK Government has been accused of failing to address problems facing Scottish fishermen. Following a statement on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon, SNP MPs Mike Weir and Angus MacNeil have said there are other challenges facing Scots fishermen than the CFP and the UK Government is failing to act.
Mike Weir MP said: “Whilst the agreement in Brussels is welcome, the fishing industry still faces problems such as the cost of quota and fuel. The market conditions have continued to be poor in recent months.
Japanese buyers are once again showing interest in Bangladeshi frozen shrimps, creating scope for exporters to reduce dependence on Europe, their largest market.
“Our exports to Japan had been very low over the last several years, but recently we are receiving many queries from there. It is a very positive sign,” Md Rezaul Hoque, managing director of Modern Sea Food Ltd, said.
WALVIS BAY - A new fishing joint venture consisting of five new right holders has responded positively to government's call to add value to Namibia's export commodities.
Omualu is the newly wholly Namibian-owned fishing firm that has created 150 direct and indirect jobs. The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, applauded the initiative during his visit to the company's factory in the northern industrial area last Thursday 13 June.
VESTRE JAKOBSELV - The president of Norges Kystfiskarlag, the Coastal Fishermen's Association, is more concerned with the effects of salmon farming on wild fish populations than he is with the new quota recommendations.
Arne Pedersen is not too concerned about the new quota recommendations for cod and haddock. It isn’t the quantity of fish that worries him: it’s their health. “This is not natural, this is poison,” Pedersen said, sawing open a frozen haddock to expose the contents of its stomach.
Hoki stock has fully recovered New Zealand
The Ministry for Primary Industries has unveiled the latest thorough scientific assessment of the status of New Zealand’s fisheries with hoki as the “star performer,” having now fully recovered.