A new wave of COVID-19 in China has prompted the country to stop importing Norwegian salmon, after the virus was detected on boards used for cutting up imported salmon at the Xinfadi food market in Beijing.
In the past four days, over 100 new cases of infection have been reported in the Chinese capital alone, with the majority of cases linked to the market. Following the outbreak, stores in China have stopped selling salmon.
The Norwegian Seafood Council has issued a statement to reassure buyers “about the food safety of [Norwegian] seafood products in light of several unsubstantiated rumours regarding the source of infection.”
Aquaculture investor Hatch has extended the application deadline for its fourth accelerator programme.
Start-ups wanting to join the programme were due to have applied by last Friday but have now been given a further two weeks.
In a message to those on its mailing list announcing the new deadline of June 26, Hatch said: “If we know one thing, it is that aquaculture and alternative protein innovation is hard. And time intensive. And sleep-depriving. Which, as you know, is not good at all. People who don’t sleep enough do all kinds of crazy things, like forgetting about deadlines.
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SEAFOOD shares on the Norwegian Stock Market fell last night following reports that a number of supermarkets in the Chinese capital Beijing have removed salmon from their counters after a chopping board at a wholesale market used to portion the fish was found to be infected with coronavirus.
Mowi stocks were down by 5.2 per cent, SalMar by 5.6 per cent and Lerøy Seafood by 4.39 per cent. The Norwegian Seafood Council also says that orders from China are being cancelled.
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Make Stewardship Count, an international watchdog group, has vowed to observe the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) review of its global fishery certification standard closely, to see what comes of what the group identified as “critical changes needed” to the certification body’s blue eco-label.
MSC released a list of 16 topics it aims to cover in the latest Fisheries Standard Review, including requirements for ghost gear, low trophic species, shark finning, and endangered, threatened, and protected (ETP) species. Public engagement for the review begins during the week of 15 June, 2020.
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"In the specific case of China, we understand that its authorities have intensified the analysis of samples in the food markets of its main cities and, to date, there have been no objections to our products," said SalmonChile.
Last Sunday, June 14, Zeng Guang, who is a senior expert on the Chinese National Health Commission, recommended not to consume imported shellfish or raw salmon at the moment. This, after there was an unexpected increase in cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) linked to the largest wholesale food market in Asia - almost 100 infections have been detected recently - and which is located in Beijing, a city in that various districts established security checkpoints, closed schools, and ordered people to take the test.
Nederlandse Vissersbond demands more quota to mitigate the economic effects of this 2020
Until July 10, Morocco is in an emergency due to COVID-19, which is creating a problem for the Dutch processing industry as the captured North Sea shrimp are largely peeled in Morocco. Therefore, fishermen are forced to fish less than usual, employers Nederlandse Vissersbond reported. From the end of March, fishermen are informed weekly of how many hours they are allowed to fish, which can vary from closure to 72 hours per week.
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Grieg Seafood takes action after a new COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing which has led China to halt sales of all salmon.
In recent days, Chinese authorities have shut down an area in the Fengtai district in the south of Beijing as clusters of infection in the city were traced back to a meat market in Xinfadi. It was here where traces of coronaviruses were found on a chopping board for imported salmon.
Cui He, president of the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), has stated that the salmon industry will be affected by the outbreak, as authorities work out where the virus came from.
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The two largest fishing associations in Scotland want to see Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) investigate and charge skippers who put lives in danger at sea. This follows an incident in which a Spanish-owned, German-registered gill netter made an attempt to foul the propeller of a Shetland trawler.
The incident was captured on video and has been widely shared on social media as the Hamburg-registered Pesorsa Dos, one of a number of German-flagged fishing vessels operating from La Coruña, manoeuvred in close proximity to the trawler as the rope was deployed.
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The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, a specialized agency of the United Nations, authorizes France to extend its continental shelf outside the islands of Reunion and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam (French Southern lands and Antarctica). In this way, the country will extend its submarine domain by more than 150,000 km 2 (58,121 km 2 outside Reunion, and 93,202 km 2 outside Saint-Paul and Amsterdam), the equivalent of more than a quarter of the area of ??France. . This new extension increases France's rights to explore and exploit the resources of the seabed and the subsoil (hydrocarbons, minerals, metals or biological resources) beyond 200 nautical miles (350 km) and up to ‘650 km from its coast. It only refers to the soil and subsoil, the remaining waters, meanwhile, in the international domain.
The representatives of the fishing organizations integrated in Alpescas, Latin American Alliance for Food Security through Sustainable Fisheries, have expressed the need to promote coordinated actions to "reactivate the economy of the fishing sector in Latin America". The organization, which brings together associations from Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, the Mexican NGO Comepesca, in addition to the International Coalition of Fishing Associations (ICFA) and Cedepesca, considers that " Each country must reach agreements and continue to strengthen jobs, growth and economic development, but also ensuring the sustainability of resources, care for the environment and, above all, promoting actions to ensure food security, a fundamental issue. in this crisis caused by COVID-19 ”, stressed Osciel Velásquez, president of Alpescas and Sonapesca, the Chilean employers.
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Dorset Fisherman buoyed by Waitrose support United Kingdom
Waitrose has become the first major UK supermarket chain to sell MSC certified British clams, which are now on sale at counters across 150 of its stores, with sustainable British cockles due to en...