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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: OxyGuard builds RAS fish farm from LEGO

DENMARK
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Aquaculture water industry experts construct a miniature, detailed replica of recirculating aquaculture system.

OxyGuard, which provides water quality measuring, monitoring and control equipment for the aquaculture industry, has been busy playing around it seems (in a good way).

Posted on LinkedIn, the company has built a one of a kind fish farm built from LEGO bricks. The model was designed in-house at OxyGuard and built by a LEGO-certified professional.

The facility is even equipped with 180 light diodes representing water quality sensors, feeding machines, water treatment pumps, oxygen cones, UV systems, biofilters, ozone generators.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests

INDONESIA
Monday, September 21, 2020

JAKARTA - Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."

The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.

The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.

A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Indah, hung up the phone without replying.

China's General Administration of Customs said on Friday that it would stop accepting import applications from PT Putri Indah for one week after a batch of frozen hairtail fish from the company tested positive for the coronavirus.

China customs said on Sept. 11 it would halt imports from companies for a week if their frozen products tested positive a first or second time for the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters


Other Media | FiskerForum: Astrid designed for long-distance operation

DENMARK
Sunday, September 20, 2020

It was only a few years ago that Rederiet Astrid Fiskeri took delivery of pelagic vessel Astrid, but a new vessel is already on the way and its design anticipates changes in fishing patterns in the coming years.

The present Astrid was delivered in 2014, and now its owners have gone back to Karstensens Skibsværft for a new 91.80 metre purser/trawler to be delivered in May 2022, while the current Astrid has already been sold and will be handed over to Norwegian fishing company Herøyfjord in April next year.

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


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Seafarers: at the heart of the future of maritime transport ', IMO motto

WORLDWIDE
Saturday, September 19, 2020

The council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently approved the organization's global maritime motto for the year 2021, "Seafarers: at the heart of the future of maritime transport." This new slogan, proposed by its Secretary General Kitack Lim, reflects a clear need to raise awareness of the general public about the vital role of seafarers in global shipping, as well as to increase their visibility. On September 24, 2020, IMO will celebrate World Maritime Day with an online event organized by the IMO Secretariat.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Pablo Múgica named new CEO, Salvador Ramón Mateo appointed chairman at FRIME

SPAIN
Friday, September 18, 2020

Former KrustraGroup executive Pablo Múgica has been named CEO of Barcelona, Spain tuna processor and marketer FRIME S.A.U.

Múgica spent 17 years at Spanish frozen shrimp specialist KrustaGroup, including the past nine as CEO, during which time the company signed a strategic partnership agreement with Camanchaca in 2017, and grew its international sales, with a focus on Argentine red shrimp sold into the U.S. market. At FRIME, Múgica will be responsible for the company’s business activities and results.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Sumbox, Hinojosa's recyclable alternative for fish packaging

SPAIN
Friday, September 18, 2020

It maintains the temperature and the properties of the product, and it is also 100% sustainable

Sampera is the last company in the fishing sector that bets on the Sumbox packaging system, Hinojosa's alternative to Porex and that makes it possible for the product to "reach its customers in an excellent way and at the same time help to take care of the environment". From Hinojosa they emphasize the importance of to guarantee that the product conserves the necessary temperature, so that all its characteristics of aroma, flavor and image remain intact. All this is achieved with Sumbox, which also "is a sustainable and environmentally friendly option".
 
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: Raising funds for raising fish

NETHERLANDS
Friday, September 18, 2020

A variety of strategies for raising investments in aquaculture were detailed by key executives from four of the world’s most ambitious recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) projects this week.

“[raising funding] is more of a matter of progress and general market environment, when we started we had to look for seed investors, with the vision and willingness to take a risk on a system we hadn’t built and a fish we hadn’t raised and a market we hadn’t proven,” reflected Ohad Maiman, CEO of The Kingfish Company.

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Grieg to shut down Skye farms after mass mortality

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 18, 2020

Grieg Seafood is to discontinue its operations on Skye, following an incident of high mortalities, the company announced.

Some 627,000 fish, or 1,500 tonnes, were lost due to biological challenges caused by abnormal levels of jellyfish between July and September.

Parts of the operation will be liquidated immediately while operations at the two remaining sites will be shut down after harvest in Q4 2020 – Q1 2021.

Source: fishfarmingexpert| Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: COVID-19 hits whole UK seafood supply chain

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 18, 2020

Seafish has published a review showing how the impacts of Covid-19 have been felt across the whole of the seafood supply chain in the UK. This report will be the first in a series of regular Covid-19 impact assessments.

“There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has caused challenges and disruption for our seafood industry. Since the start of the pandemic we’ve been collating information on how businesses across all sectors have been affected,” said Seafish Director of Operations Aoife Martin.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: European Justice will not assess the subrogation of stowage

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, September 18, 2020

Considers inadmissible the question raised by the super-regulator as it is an administrative and non-judicial body, which are the ones that can present the consultations

That a royal decree that pursues the liberalization of port stowage leaves the door open to impose the mandatory subrogation of the former workers of the defunct Sagep (public limited companies for the management of port workers) is something that continues to screech at the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC). In fact, it had opened a file in 2017, suspecting that giving priority to these workers could imply a restriction on free competition.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Grocery e-commerce surge to continue, despite drop in August

UNITED STATES
Friday, September 18, 2020

Kroger, Walmart, Target, Albertsons, and other major U.S. grocery chains are experiencing record e-commerce grocery sales. And while total grocery e-commerce sales declined in August, analysts expect stronger future growth.

U.S. grocery delivery and pickup sales for August totaled USD 5.7 billion (EUR 4.8 billion), down from their peak in June, according to the August 2020 Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey.

However, Americans are buying a larger volume of groceries online and ordering more frequently, the research firms found.

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


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