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IN BRIEF - GOAL 2020: GAA Announces Presenter List

UNITED STATES
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Every year, the heart of the GOAL conference is always the presenters and speakers. Virtual GOAL will be no different in that respect.

We're excited to announce this year's program features more than 40 hand-picked speakers from 15-plus countries providing insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing.

Our speakers are experts in subjects ranging from production forecasting, disease management, sustainability, the seafood marketplace, and more.

This year’s program consists of eight separate sessions plus an opening session running from Tuesday, Oct. 6, to Thursday, Oct. 8.

Already a GAA member? Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) will provide you with log-in credentials to the GOAL 2020 conference platform and application next month.

Not a GAA member? Join GAA to access the functionality of the virtual event and receive all GAA member benefits. Individual membership is only $50. Reach out to Jason Trott to get started.

VIEW GOAL 2020'S FEATURED PRESENTERS


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Vietnam's pangasius exports only grow to Singapore and the UK

VIET NAM
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Companies expect a change in trend in the third quarter

The value of Vietnamese pangasius exports fell by 29.8% in the first half of June compared to the same period in 2019, to 612.3 million dollars. The cause, the pandemic. The US and the ASEAN markets have been the ones that have registered the most with a 51.2 and 57.6% respectively, followed by the EU and China-Hong Kong markets with 36.2 and 11, 3% respectively in the value of exports. The pangasius companies expect that, starting in the third quarter of 2020, business activities will gradually stabilize in some markets, including the two largest importers (China-Hong Kong and the United States).

Source: Indistrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Blue Harvest refits and relaunches Codfather trawlers

UNITED STATES
Sunday, August 30, 2020

New Bedford company Blue Harvest Fisheries is making good on its commitment to the fishing community in getting fishing vessels formerly owned by ‘Codfather’ Carlos Rafael back to sea.

Back in February Blue Harvest acquired twelve fishing vessels and 27 permits from the Rafael family, and the second of three refitted vessels is now ready for sea. The 78-foot Carrabassett, formerly Cowboy, is now ready to return to fishing, following the 83-foot Allagash (ex-Southern Crusader II) which was returned to fishing in July.

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


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Eat Seafood America! campaigns boosts consumption

UNITED STATES
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Americans are eating more seafood and cooking it more often at home, thanks in part to a nationwide campaign rolled out in early April.

The rapid-response Eat Seafood America! campaign, led by Seafood Nutrition Partnership and the Seafood4Health Coalition, was launched to help Americans stay healthy during the COVID-19 public health crisis as well as help boost the U.S. seafood economy, SNP said in a press release.

The Walton Family Foundation, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries, and the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council funded the initial phase of the campaign.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Astilleros Murueta launches the Nataarnaq trawler for IceTrawl

SPAIN
Friday, August 28, 2020

The new IceTrawl A / S vessel that will bear the name Nataarnaq has been launched in Murueta Shipyards, and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021 and will replace the shrimp trawler of the same name in Greenland, reports Royal Greenland that forms part of the IceTrawl A / S group of companies with a 50% stake. Nataarnaq is the third factory trawler delivered by the Spanish shipyard to Royal Greenland. At the beginning of the year, Avataq entered the Greenland fishery, and in the summer of 2019 the trawler Sisimiut did.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Atlantic Sapphire hit by delays and cost overruns as losses climb to $31.6m

DENMARK
Friday, August 28, 2020

Heavy losses for the land-based fish farmer.

The deficit was not unexpected, and is of course a function of low harvest volumes. The company had a turnover of 2.5 million dollars, where practically all the income came from the fish farm in Hvide Sande, Denmark.

The newly built giant facility outside Miami is far behind schedule. Originally, the plan was to begin commercial harvest  here in April. Then it was postponed to the third quarter. According to today’s Q2 report, Atlantic Sapphire will now harvest “the largest fish in September”.

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article
here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Calysta boss named as regional Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

UNITED STATES
Friday, August 28, 2020

Alan Shaw, chief executive and co-founder of alternative feed ingredients company Calysta, has been named as one of 19 finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Northern California Award.

Calysta produces FeedKind, a feed ingredient made from single-cell protein (SCP) produced by bacteria that feed off methane (natural gas).

The company has attracted investment from oil and gas driller BP and feed producer Cargill, and in February Calysta signed a joint venture agreement with Chinese feed additives maker Bluestar Adisseo to build the world’s first commercial production facility for FeedKind.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Euro Star

NETHERLANDS
Friday, August 28, 2020

After years of workboat building, including EuroCarriers and successful delivery of delousing barges, Neptune Marine has developed the EuroSupporter series, an all-round support vessel for the growing aquaculture industry.

With free deck space that is remarkable for vessels of this length, these workboats offer exceptional value for their size when it comes to their ability to install equipment (e.g. delousing installations) or operate as working platforms for mooring operations or maintenance of fish farms.

Author: Janice Johnston / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Coronavirus forces Red Lobster to explore rent easements, refinancing options

UNITED STATES
Friday, August 28, 2020

Thai Union is looking at refinancing Red Lobster’s loans, reduced rent from landlords, and potentially closing some locations after the restaurant chain posted a USD 18.4 million (THB 579 million, EUR 15.6 million) loss in the fourth quarter.

The record losses were caused by having to close down all 600 dining rooms for a period of time, Thai Union Chief Financial Officer Joerg Ayrle said on an investor conference call.

Now, Red Lobster is looking at how it will refinance loans due in nine to 12 months and negotiate rent easements with landlords.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Armada and Sernapesca make the largest seizure in the Aysén region so far this year

CHILE
Thursday, August 27, 2020

The crew of the offending boat was caught illegally extracting the resources, which amounted to 44 tons of urchins.

In the afternoon of this Tuesday, August 25, the Maritime Government of Aysén coordinated an operation in conjunction with personnel from the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) with the aim of intercepting the motor boat (L / M) " Doña Leda ”, license plate of Quellón (Chiloé province, Los Lagos region), who was sailing in the jurisdiction with hedgehogs illegally taken on board.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


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