Nutreco, one of the most relevant players in aquaculture nutrition, has just launched what would be the industry's first soy supply policy. This, with the goal of streamlining complex certification schemes for its procurement teams at Skretting and Trouw Nutrition, as well as facilitating the complete elimination of deforestation from its supply chain by 2025.
Deforestation is one of the main sustainability challenges for the agriculture and aquaculture sector in the world. Soybeans and palm oil are the main drivers of deforestation, with more than half a million hectares of rainforest, peatlands and savannas destroyed each year due to the expansion of their crops.
Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB and Baader from Lübeck, will cooperate in the construction on the west coast of Sweden, of an industrial park with totally sustainable RAS technology that guarantees a use of green energy towards a positive CO2 footprint, zero waste and zero emissions to the sea and funded by Lighthouse Finance.
The 140 hectare Quality Salmon Industry plant will produce up to 100,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon annually and will include all functions. Production will be almost entirely a circular economy that includes feed mill, salmon farm, slaughter, processing, waste product management and water purification, explains Baader. Through this agreement, the German company will cooperate throughout the value chain of the industrial park, from farming to packaged transport, to develop and provide comprehensive, automated, digitized and sustainable processing solutions that better support the overall objective of the project. .
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Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China-based Pingtan Marine is a distant-water fishing firm operating globally, listed publicly on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
On 7 December, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice on Twitter that it had taken action against officials from the company for alleged involvement in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
The supply of canned tuna with the responsible fishing tuna seal (APR), developed by Spanish tuna vessels, will grow by 40% next year if the forecasts of the companies that work with this certified raw material are met. On the one hand, the canneries Bolton Food and Salica, with their Isabel and Campos brands, respectively, plan to put 43.5 million cans on the market with the seal, which guarantees that the tuna has been caught in a socially and environmentally sustainable way. .
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The fleet prefers a "no agreement" rather than agreeing to a pact like the one that Brussels would have proposed at the last minute
Anasol, the Association of Shipowners of Fishing Vessels in the Gran Sol -integrated in ARVI, the Cooperative of Shipowners of Vigo- has also wanted to make clear its concern about the possibility that Europe will finally give in to the interests of the United Kingdom in fisheries in the last section of the negotiation. The organization, directly affected by the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, regrets that after "four years of negotiations, a long period maintaining a unitary position defended by the negotiator Barnier", the entry into play of the Commission may involve "the sacrifice of the community fishing fleet ”.
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Differentiated salmon prices in the last short week before Christmas. The highest price is achieved by the fish that is to be delivered on Christmas Eve and the first day of Christmas.
With only three packing days next week, the supply side will be noticeably tightened. This means, as usual, increased salmon prices for the Christmas celebration.
“A lot of fish will be packed this weekend. It is around 40 kroner (EUR 3.8). But packing on Tuesday and especially Wednesday, is more popular, so then it will be more expensive. So it might be a two or three price system. 42 kroner (EUR 4.0) on Tuesday, and Wednesday 44-45 kroner (EUR 4.2-4.5) for 3+ kg.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Farmed shrimp sold under the Charoen Pokphand Foods brand pose no risk of spreading Coronavirus to consumers, according to a statement issued in the wake of the new Covid-19 surge in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.
The company has also committed to “implement the most-stringent biosecurity measures throughout its operation, to keep both its employees and consumers safe from the outbreak”.
Pairoj Apiruknusit, executive vice-president of CP Foods, has issued a statement reassuring consumers that the company has continuously maintained the strictest biosecurity measure at all of its operations since March this year.
The port of Dover has been closed to lorries and ferry passengers following a travel ban imposed by the French government on Sunday. The ban, in response to a surge in Covid-19 cases associated with a new strain of the virus, has hit seafood exports from the UK.
The ban applies to all ferry and Eurotunnel passengers, and “accompanied freight” – that is, all roll-on, roll-off lorries, the main form of transport for all fresh produce. Only unaccompanied freight – containers – is still entering and leaving the UK.
Kent Police have put Operation Stack in place to manage queued lorries, and part of the M20 motorway in Kent has been closed.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Plant-based seafood analog products are becoming increasingly popular, and, while many are still in the development stage, cellular-based seafood options are also on the rise.
In the most recent notable example of plant-based seafood success, Stockholm, Sweden-based Hooked Foods is launching Toona, shredded plant-based tuna, in restaurants nationwide next spring. The shredded Toona can be used in a wide range of dishes, including sushi, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches, the company said.
Hooked raised SEK 5.14 million (USD 621,000, EUR 507,000) in capital to fund the expansion, thanks to new investors such as Katapult Ocean, Wave Ventures, PlusCap, ProVeg, and Veg Capital.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
In this video Project Coordinator Charlotte Jacobsen explains, the challenge WaSeaBi is dealing with, what needs to be done in order to solve the challenge and how far we have reached in relation to developing solutions. Watch the video to learn about the preliminary results achieved in WaSeaBi.
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