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Other Media | aqua.cl: Commercial Director of ProChile Shanghai 'The Covid-19 has been a blow to the entire industry'

CHILE
Friday, March 13, 2020

The ProChile representative clarified that although there has been a drop in Chilean food shipments, the market continues to function, but on a smaller scale. He said that electronic commerce has shown a notable rise.
 
China is one of the main trading partners of Chile. Until there, our country exports fresh fruit, nuts, wines and, of course, seafood, such as salmon and mussels. That is why the situation of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), has affected hundreds of Chilean exporters who have seen their shipments decrease as a result of the drastic reduction in purchases and consumption, in general, in the Asian giant.
 
In conversations with AQUA, the commercial director of ProChile in Shanghai, Juan José Vidal, commented that, certainly, the Covid-19, "has been a blow to the entire industry, both for Chilean products and others worldwide." The executive explained that the virus situation has caused people to remain in their homes, which has strongly affected the “Horeca” channel, made up of hotels, restaurants and catering, and which is, precisely, one of the most relevant for seafood.
 
“Most of the restaurants, malls and cinemas are closed. On the other hand, people are at home and they leave very little. There is fear of going outside. This has caused a drop in consumption and purchases at a general level", he said. He added that "we hope this will be solved" and that, at least by ProChile, they are constantly monitoring what happens to the virus".
 
Regarding the actions that the government institution has taken, Juan José Vidal mentioned that he has been working at public-private tables in order to address the issue and outline solutions from now on. In this sense, ProChile is issuing, every week, a report on the situation of Covid-19, based on data collected from the four offices that the entity has in China, as well as information from importers and Chinese customs. Similarly, ProChile regional offices have the possibility of supporting and advising specific companies that have been affected, especially SMEs.
 
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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Tesco 'We need harder, faster progress from aquaculture'

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, March 13, 2020

If seafood is to realize its full potential as a global food security solution – providing healthy, sustainable, and affordable protein and meeting shifting consumer expectations, then the aquaculture sector must accelerate its progress hard and fast. That’s the message from one of the U.K.'s leading retailers, delivered at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) 2020 by Tesco Responsible Sourcing Director Giles Bolton.

Addressing delegates at the business conference in Bergen, Norway, Bolton said the food industry has to change, as too much of it is unsustainable.

“When you look at the future of our planet, so much of the food industry as a whole is at the heart of the crisis. Already the food sector is the second-biggest contributor to climate change, and because of the advances of renewable energy, we will become the biggest contributor by 2040. Current estimates also suggest the food industry currently contributes around 60 percent of global biodiversity loss, which has a similar domino impact to climate change that we really don’t understand," Bolton said. “If we are going to change then it has to be really significant. And we know the kickers already, which is that we are unsustainably using those resources at the moment, but with the growth in population through to 2050 and based on the current production models, we have to produce maybe 50 to 70 percent more food in terms of basic vegetable and grain production. And that’s a very intimidating challenge.”

Recognizing this “fundamental need to change” and to get on the “front foot” with its ambition to reduce the environmental impact of the average U.K. shopping basket by 50 percent, Tesco has come up with three “levers of change,” explained Bolton. These are: How much diets need to change and how does it support customers that want to shift their diets; how it works collectively to improve supply; and how does it eliminate as much waste as possible.

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


Other Media | FishFarmer: Mowi rolls out ‘approachable’ salmon in US

UNITED STATES
Friday, March 13, 2020

Mowi’s premium brand, MOWI Pure, launched in Brussels last year and sold initially in Poland, will be rolled out to US consumers via Amazon Fresh from Sunday.

Due to be launched to coincide with the start of the now postponed Boston seafood show on March 15, the fresh salmon will still go on sale on the grocery site from that date, said Mowi.

The products will be in stores nationwide later in 2020, and a smoked product line is also scheduled for release later this year, the company added.

‘MOWI Pure products are made from a unique breed of sustainably farmed Norwegian Atlantic salmon that can be traced back generations to the wildest rivers in Norway,’ said Mowi in a press release.

The fish are fed a special diet richer in marine ingredients than other feeds in the industry, and formulated in Mowi’s own feed plants (although the company did not specify whether this was in its Norwegian or Scottish mill).

As a result, the salmon are larger and have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce heart disease, improve brain health and reduce inflammation, said Mowi.

The Norwegian reared salmon will be processed in Mowi’s Miami, Florida, and Arlington, Texas, facilities, although it is not known how supplies will be affected by President Trump’s ban on European travellers in the wake of the coronavirus.

The new brand will be aimed at the online shopper ‘looking for quality and healthy products for themselves or their families’, said a Mowi spokesman.

Author: Jenny Hjul / Fish Farmer |  Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Rabo Corporate Investments invests €40 million in black soldier fly farm

NORWAY
Friday, March 13, 2020

In a press release, insect farmer Protix writes that it has attracted investor Rabo Corporate Investments as a shareholder. The Dutch company wants to use the capital from Rabobank’s investment franchise to scale up the production of insects in the Netherlands and accelerate the roll-out of its international expansion.

Protix breeds larvae from the Black Soldier Fly and processes them into ingredients like proteins and lipids. These nutrients are used by Protix’s customers for animal and fish feed.

The company opened its insect production facility in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands in 2019. The event was attended by Holland’s King Willem-Alexander among other guests, including Skretting Project Procurement Manager Dr Jenna Bowyer and Nutreco Corporate Sustainability Director Jose Villalon.

Feed giant Skretting has signed a deal with Protix that could see up to 5.5 million salmon servings per year brought to market with insect meal incorporated into the feed.

“We want to reinforce our international leadership position in this new industry,” said Kees Aarts, founder and CEO of Protix. “A ‘Global Technology with Local Impact’ aligns with our vision to strive for a food system in balance with nature worldwide. ”

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | salmonexpert: Technology for biofiltration of metals in salmon farming would soon arrive in Chile

CHILE
Friday, March 13, 2020

Chile: The company Soluciones Austral is already in talks to import the system that allows the removal of copper, iron, aluminum, manganese and nitrates from aquaculture, without adding chemical compounds or generating toxic waste.

In aquaculture, it is crucial to maintain water quality to achieve optimal growth of fish, while respecting animal welfare.

The presence of metals in the water such as copper (Cu), iron (Fe), aluminum (Al), manganese (Mn), among others, can cause diseases such as nephrocalcinosis, soft ova syndrome, melanosis, branchial edema, lengthening, yolk sac contrition, decreased growth, osmoregulation problems, mortality, damage to erythrosites, tolerance to sea water, among others.

To help in this problem, the company Soluciones Austral is already in talks with different salmon farmers to bring to Chile the UFBAF (Up-Flow Biological Aerated Filter) system, a technology capable of filtering metals dissolved in river, well or reuse water of fish farms.

The system allows Cu, Al, Fe, Mn and nitrates to be removed, without adding chemical compounds, nor generating toxic waste.

Author: Francisco Soto / Salmonexpert | Read the full article here (Spanish)


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: London reinforces the Royal Navy to protect its fishing waters

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, March 13, 2020

Incorporates three new ships into the British Navy and corrects the decision to scrap the old ones

Fishing was known to be an issue in which the UK and the EU would collide when negotiating the terms of their future post-Brexit relationship. However, London was not suspected of going to the extreme of threatening its former partners with launching its famous Royal Navy to ensure that no unwanted or authorized fishing vessels enter its waters once the transition period: next December 31. “We have significantly increased our maritime surveillance capacity. The Royal Navy has added three new ships on the high seas and the decision has been made not to scrap the old ones so that there would be additional capacity, "Secretary of State for the Environment George Eustice announced last week during a hearing before a committee of the House of Lords.

Eustice's intervention coincided with the development of the days of negotiations between London and Brussels, which concluded last Thursday confirming the abysmal gap between the two. "There are many and serious divergences," admitted the EU's chief negotiator, Frenchman Michael Barnier, when taking stock of these first talks. However, the community representative did not rule out the possibility that an agreement defining the future relationship between both banks of the English Channel will not be reached before the end of the transition period.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here (Spanish)


Other Media | The Fish Site: Fresh hope for US Federal aquaculture

UNITED STATES
Friday, March 13, 2020

A  bill that might pave the way for an aquaculture industry in US federal waters was introduced to the House of Representatives yesterday.

The bipartisan Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act was introduced by the Democrat’s House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and Republican Congressman Steven Palazzo, in a move that has been applauded by Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) “for working across party lines to bring awareness and encourage debate in Congress on the topic of expanding American aquaculture”.

“A predictable regulatory framework and National Standards for aquaculture production are critical to the competitiveness of the American seafood industry, which currently faces a seafood trade deficit of $14 billion,” said Bill DiMento, president of SATS and vice president of corporate sustainability and government affairs at High Liner Foods.

“Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector in the world, but the US ranks only 16th in the production of farm-raised seafood. Half of the fish eaten in the United States comes from farms – but not from American farms. We can do better. With global demand for seafood projected to increase by 70 percent in the next 30 years – domestic aquaculture, combined with our wild fish harvesting – could one day meet the entire US demand for seafood. Federal legislation is an important first step,” DiMento added.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


PRESS RELEASE | THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2020 is rescheduled until 22 to 26 September 2020 in light of COVID-19

THAILAND
Friday, March 13, 2020

BANGKOK – In keeping up with the current situations involving the novel coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic and the increasing restrictions being placed on travel and tourism, THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2020 will be rescheduled to 22 to 26 September 2020. The trade fair was originally scheduled to be held at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand from 26 to 30 May 2020. The decision was made after careful deliberation and extensive discussions with stakeholders, including exhibitors, visitors and other partners.

As the largest dedicated F&B trade fair in the region recognised for being Asia’s platform for quality business deals, THAIFEX - Anuga Asia recorded 2,745 exhibitors, and 67,136 visitors from 134 countries in 2019. The event has 11 trade shows lined up under one roof and will be welcoming its 17th edition this year.

The co-organisers of THAIFEX - Anuga Asia, the Department of Trade and International Trade Promotion (DITP), the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) and Koelnmesse have issued a joint statement regarding the decision:

“The wellbeing of all visitors, exhibitors and buyers of THAIFEX - Anuga Asia is our highest priority. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to reschedule the trade fair to September 22 to 26 after careful consideration. All organisers stand by the decision of hosting the trade fair in Thailand, as the F&B hub for Asia and the rest of the world. As the largest dedicated F&B trade fair in the region, we look forward to welcoming all exhibitors, buyers and visitors later in the year and would like to express our gratitude for the continued support.”


Other Media | Aqua.cl: Salmon is among the sectors affected by drop in exports

CHILE
Friday, March 13, 2020

Of the 59 exporting sectors, 38 of these registered a negative performance during the month of February
 
During the first two months of 2020, Chile's commercial exchange totaled US $ 22,333 million, experiencing an interannual decrease of 6.4%; while the country's exports, also when considering January-February, registered US $ 11,836 million, which represents a drop of 3% compared to the same period in 2019 (-US $ 407 million).
 
In particular in February, national exports totaled US $ 5,134 million, marking one of the lowest records in the last three years, being the month of lowest sales abroad since April 2017 (US $ 5,049 million).
 
"The sectors most affected were copper concentrates, salmon and cellulose, which together account for more than 90% of the fall. The shipments of grapes, sawn wood, blueberries, plums and lithium carbonate also registered declines in their export value, ”explained the Undersecretariat for International Economic Relations of Chile (Subrei), which specified that of the 59 exporting sectors, 38 of these registered a negative performance during February.
 
Source: Aqua.cl | Read full article here (Spanish)

Other Media | ILaks: Lerøy had to slaughter an entire locality in Troms after high mortality

NORWAY
Friday, March 13, 2020

- It is true that we have had some biological challenges at the Mjønes site, which led to the company deciding on its own slaughter to avoid increasing mortality, says Lerøy's community contact Krister Hoaas to iLaks.
 
In several email exchanges between the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Lerøy Aurora in January and February, it appears that there has been a high mortality rate for both salmon and roe crackers at the Mjønes municipality in Karlsøy municipality.
 
On January 20, Kjersti Lien, who is a veterinarian and first inspector at the Food Safety Authority in the Northern Region, asked Lerøy Aurora to keep her updated on the mortality trend among the roe crackers at the site. She also asked for feedback on how the breeder handled the incident.
 
On February 3, fish health biologist Ola Brandshaug in Lerøy Aurora responded that he had been on site visits, but that the visit was amputated due to bad weather.

Author: Stian Olsen / Ilaks.no | Read full story here (Norwegian)

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