A salmon farm run by Multiexport Foods has become the first in Chile to be certified free of antibiotic (also known as antimicrobials) by state aquaculture agency Sernapesca.
The Pilolcura site in Los Lagos region was accredited under the agency’s Programme for the Optimisation of the Use of Antimicrobials (PROA), which confirms that fish production is free from the use of both antibiotics and, in the case of Pilolcura, also antiparasitics.
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The Iceland arm of Benchmark Genetics has signed a five-year contract to supply salmon ova to fish farmer AquaCon in the US.
The contract involves deliveries of genetics to the land-based facilities that AquaCon are planning to build in Maryland, with around 40 million ova due to be delivered over the five-year period. The farm will produce Atlantic salmon for the North American market.
The ova will be supplied by Benchmark’s Icelandic company StofnFiskur. AquaCon cites security of supply as the reason for picking Benchmark.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Built for the Faroe Marine Research Institute – Havstofan – new research vessel Jákup Sverri has a strong claim to be the quietest ship in the world.
Jákup Sverri has been delivered this week following a two-year construction period – a year to build the hull at the WBS yard in Lithuania, followed by a year’s outfitting at MEST’s yard at Skála in the Faroe Islands.
Including the bridge level, Jákup Sverri has seven decks. It is equipped with modern factory, research and laboratory facilities and accommodation on board is for thirteen crew and twelve scientists/passengers in 13 single and six double cabins, plus a two-berth sick bay.
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Germany raised the proposal to 40,000 tons, after Poland requested 80,000
There are the Spanish tuna boats that chirp. So much effort that they have put into exhibiting their social sustainability and so much effort made to improve the fishery and advance towards environmental sustainability, differentiating themselves from other fleets under suspicion, so that now the EU comes and it occurs to them to consider the possibility of crossing the door even further Asian tuna loins, those caught by boats identified for illegal fishing and, what is worse, for labor exploitation and for violating human rights.
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Danish fishermen can apply yesterday for the new seal promoted by the Danish Government to certify sustainable fishing. "NaturSkånsom" is a certification that was created to inform consumers "about which fish are caught using methods that respect nature" in addition to "supporting coastal fishing and protecting the marine environment," according to the country's Ministry of Fisheries.
Minister Mogens Jensen assures that "we can buy all kinds of vegetables, cereals and meat, where it is clear if it is produced in a sustainable way" and that this "of course, should also apply to fish, and therefore, this plan is intended to serve as support for the consumer, the fisherman and not least. for life in the ocean.''
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Award-winning Scottish aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec has announced the opening of its new Norwegian division, in Bergen.
It will be led by regional manager Preben Imset Matre, who was previously head of Norwegian operations at Aquabyte.
Ace has doubled in size over the last year and counts some of the world’s leading brands, including Scottish Sea Farms, Grieg Seafood, New Zealand King Salmon, Cooke Aquaculture, Sanford, Loch Duart and Musholm as customers.
High end smoked and fresh salmon (and other seafood) supplier to COVID-19 hit Michelin restaurants, as well as retailers Selfridges and Globus, is under pressure.
Based from Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, the company – which started the Loch Fyne Oyster Farm in 1978 – posted its results for the year ended October 2019.
Loch Fyne is a subsidiary of the private equity group Scottish Seafood Investments, which is registered in the British Virgin Islands. The business is separate from the pub chain Greene King-owned Loch Fyne seafood restaurants which closed down dozens of its locations last month.
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Former Mowi chief executive Alf-Helge Aarskog has joined a newly formed seafood private equity fund as an industry adviser and board member.
Aarskog has also invested in the fund, Bluefront Equity, which will invest in supply companies that make the future seafood value chain more sustainable.
“It is very exciting to be able to contribute towards making a success of the first independent PE-fund that purely focuses on seafood,” said Aarskog. “Cooperating with talented people is both rewarding and interesting.
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Covid-19 is set to take quite a toll on the performance of salmon farming companies this year, the latest figures from Norway Royal Salmon indicate today.
NRS is the first of the big producers to publish its 2020 third quarter results and the company has announced an operational EBIT of 35 million in Norwegian kroner NOK (£2.8 million), and an EBIT of NOK 4.21 per kg. The corresponding earnings figures for the July to September period last year were NOK 131 million (£10.6m) and NOK 19.60 (£1.59) per kg, falls of 73 per cent and 78.5 per cent respectively.
Given the impact of coronavirus on the restaurant and catering trade In Europe, the results were not unexpected and the company was in positive mood.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
This postponement is an unavoidable consequence of the continued magnitude of the public health and safety issues caused by COVID-19, which are not yet showing the types of encouraging trends we have been hoping for.
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