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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: ‘Listening sessions’ held about US Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

UNITED STATES
Monday, November 09, 2020

United States authorities have begun holding public listening sessions about two planned Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOA) in the Gulf of Mexico and waters off southern California.

The sessions are being run by the aquaculture agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division and are part of a 60-day comment period on the AOAs which ends on December 22.

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


Other Media | FiskerForum: King Crab Quota Increase Recommended

NORWAY
Monday, November 09, 2020

Scientists at Norway’s Institute of Marine Research have recommended an increase in the 2021 king crab quota to 1780 tonnes from this year’s 1530 tonne quota. Outside the quota-regulated area, the recommendation is for free fishing.

Management objectives for king crab are to maintain a long-term fishery in a limited area in Aust-Finnmark, and at the same time to limit the spread of the species as much as possible outside this area. A relatively high level of fishing effort is expected, but not so much as to endanger the stock’s stability.

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


IN BRIEF - Sernapesca delivered its fifth report on the situation of the Chinese squid fishing fleet

CHILE
Sunday, November 08, 2020

Valparaíso - Last Friday, from the Service's Satellite Monitoring Center, the National Director of Sernapesca, Alicia Gallardo Lagno, delivered her fifth report on the situation of the Chinese fishing fleet that has moved through the Pacific Ocean, approaching the coasts from various South American countries.

Recounting the situation, the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Fernando Naranjo, pointed out that four weeks ago there were 340 Chinese vessels in fishing operation north of our maritime territory, off Peru, which caused concern among national fishermen. Fifteen days later, the closest vessel to our shores was 260 miles from our exclusive economic zone. And on October 30, it was observed that part of the vessels began to move northwest, probably back to their home port in China.

The rest of the fleet remains off the Peruvian coast, and the closest ship to Chile was today 433 miles away. For all this, the low risk condition is maintained, regarding a possible illegal incursion into our waters.

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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The European Commission approves the reprogramming of Portugal's COVID fund for the fishing sector

PORTUGAL
Friday, November 06, 2020

The Portuguese Government announced this week that the Reprogramming of the Mar 2020 Operational Program - called “COVID Reprogramming” - was approved on October 26 by the European Commission. “The fisheries and aquaculture sector has been particularly affected by market disruptions caused by a significant reduction in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak: in order to mitigate the socio-economic impact derived from these limitations, the The Government considered it appropriate to support, given the need to modify the Mar 2020 Operational Program, ”the institution explains.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Almost a ton of cocaine hidden in a container with Chilean mussels seized in Italy

ITALY
Friday, November 06, 2020

The 932 kilos of cocaine, almost pure, were hidden in 800 bars distributed in 37 bags and would have contributed to the drug market "about 186 million euros" (about 220 million dollars), the police estimated (La Nación.cl ).

The Italian police seized in the port of Gioia Tauro, in Calabria, almost a ton of cocaine hidden in a container with frozen mussels from Chile, said that law enforcement agency in a statement on Thursday.

The 932 kilos of cocaine, almost pure, were hidden in 800 bars spread over 37 bags and would have contributed to the drug market "about 186 million euros" (about 220 million dollars), the police estimated.

Source: Mundoacuicola | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: UK’s largest trade union calls upon Sainsbury’s to reopen its fish counters

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

Unite says Sainsbury’s must redeploy its 500 members whose jobs on deli, fish and meat counters are under threat.

On Thursday it was reported that Sainsbury was slashing 3,000 jobs as part of its efforts to “better reflect customer demand” which has mainly turned online.

In a statement, trade and general union Unite said that it was ‘deeply disappointed’ by the news affecting its members working on these counters which have been closed since the first lockdown in March and called for urgent talks to explore redeployment opportunities within Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: FEAP elects first female president

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 06, 2020

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, CEO of Kefalonia Fisheries, has been elected president of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

Barazi-Yeroulanos, who heads the Greek bass and bream producer, will be president of the federation for the next three years.

She was proposed for this position by the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO). As well as her role at Kefalonia she holds a masters in public policy & international trade and finance from the Kennedy School of Government/Harvard University and a BA in economics at Columbia Univ. (USA). She has been Vice-president in FEAP since 2018.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Waitrose stands by Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna, but urges IOTC to reduce catches

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

United Kingdom supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners will continue to source yellowfin tuna from fisheries in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, but is calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt a rebuilding plan for the stock.

As previously reported by SeafoodSource, a number of retailers and food companies have announced in recent weeks that they would be reducing the amount of yellowfin tuna that they are sourcing from the Indian Ocean amid concerns about overfishing. According to a statement issued by Waitrose, it would instead be working collaboratively with fishers, suppliers, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to demand that improvements are made to the fishery’s management.

Author:Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Food and industry chiefs in Brexit plea

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 06, 2020

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has joined with other leading bodies in the country’s food and drink sector in a plea to the Prime Minister for more time to deal with the impact of Brexit.

In an open letter to Boris Johnson the industry chiefs express concern that uncertainty over Brexit is compounding pressures on the industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The letter says: “What we do in the next 60 days is critical to the survival of many food, drink, farming, fishing and seafood businesses and the supply chain and jobs they support.”

It warns that the “fallout from a no-deal would be catastrophic” and calls for a six-month grace period in which the rules that will require those selling products to Europe to produce export health certificates and other documentation would be suspended or relaxed. 

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Mediterranean and Black Sea countries work hand in hand on a new strategy for aquaculture and fisheries

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 06, 2020

This week 20 ministers from as many countries have met under the umbrella of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to share views on how to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

In this meeting, in which, among others, the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius; the director of the FAO Fisheries Division Manuel Barange; Luis Planas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain; Roland, president of the GFCM and Abdellah Srour, executive secretary of the GFCM, put on the table many of the priorities considered urgent for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the area, beginning, as FAO  itself highlights.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


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