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Other Media | Fish Farmer: London Fish Exchange launches Iceland salmon trading

ICELAND
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

FARMED salmon from Iceland can now be sourced electronically through the London Fish Exchange.

In a special  announcement the exchange, better known as the LFEX, said the fish can be accessed through its platform with the new salmon and trout  retail brand  and sales organisation, Iceborn,  offering up to date prices and trading.

Iceborn was launched three  months ago by the Norwegian  sales company Seaborn and is the exclusive distributor for three  of Iceland’s four most important  salmon farming companies, representing estimated volumes of around 25,000 tonnes this year and in 2021.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article
here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Aquaculture survey kicks off in Lebanon

LEBANON
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lebanon is partnering with the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to support the sustainable development of Lebanese aquaculture.

Lebanon’s Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Mortada, together with the GFCM Executive Secretary, Abdellah Srour, have launched a general census of aquaculture farms gathering information such as size of farms, species raised, products sold and feed, chemicals and antibiotics used.

Source: WorldFishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: New seiner design challenge

NORWAY
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

When the owners of Skjervøy fishing company Arnøytind AS started looking at the options for a new vessel to replace their 20-year old boat with a hybrid newbuild, they handed the challenge of designing the most environmentally possible fishing vessel to Naval Consult.

The present Arnøytind was built in 1998, and is also a Naval Consult design, while the contract to build the new vessel has gone to Stadyard.

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


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The European Parliament asks to include polluting emissions from the maritime sector in the European system

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

London confirmed its adherence to the agreements and will participate in the meetings when the transitional period ends

The Plenary of the European Parliament has requested that polluting emissions from the maritime sector be taken into account in the European Emissions Trading System (NEAFC), of which other sectors of intensive energy consumption or commercial aviation.

In a resolution adopted by 520 votes in favor, 94 against and 77 abstentions, MEPs call for more ambition in the climate commitment of maritime transport and bet on a goal of reducing polluting emissions for the sector of «at least 40% of here to 2030 ».

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

 


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The European Parliament asks to include polluting emissions from the maritime sector in the European system

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Plenary of the European Parliament has requested that polluting emissions from the maritime sector be taken into account in the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), of which other sectors of intensive energy consumption or commercial aviation.

In a resolution adopted by 520 votes in favor, 94 against and 77 abstentions, MEPs call for more ambition in the climate commitment of maritime transport and bet on a goal of reducing polluting emissions for the sector of «at least 40% of here to 2030 ».

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Thai Union will be based on the responsible fishing standard of the Spanish tuna fleet

THAILAND
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The largest producer of canned tuna in the world Thai Union and Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) will take as a reference the treatment of labor rights on board contained in the Tuna for Responsible Fishing (APR) standard of the Spanish tuna fleet to incorporate them into their systems of social certification of the fishing activity, informs Opagac through a statement. For this, both organizations have signed a collaboration agreement with AENOR, which currently certifies the 380,000 tonnes of tuna caught by the 47 vessels grouped in the Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna Vessels.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Icelandic salmon farmer explores stock market listing

ICELAND
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Arnarlax AS has engaged DNB Markets as sole global coordinator in connection with a potential private placement and listing on the Norwegian Stock Exchange's Merkur Market, expected to take place this year.

Following the listing on Merkur Market, Bíldudalur, Iceland-based Arnarlax will continue to consider the potential for a future listing on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess.

Arnarlax is 59.4 percent owned by Frøya, Norway-headquartered SalMar ASA, and operates through its subsidiary Arnarlax ehf. aquaculture in Iceland.

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


IN BRIEF - AKVA group Land Based and Vikings sign cooperation agreement for the Middle East

NORWAY
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A design and cooperation agreement for design of a number of land based salmon farms in the Middle East has been signed between AKVA group Land Based and Vikings.

Vikings CTO, Morten Malle, says "In the Vikings team, we are very pleased to have entered into this cooperation agreement with AKVA group on the design of our facilities and as a strong technology partner in the Middle East. For Vikings it has been important to get an experienced and solid technology partner onboard, and AKVA group is a partner who shares Vikings vision for sustainable aquaculture. Only a few RAS suppliers have long-term experience in the design, construction, and operation of modern land based fish farming in this region, AKVA group being one of them. In this partnership we feel even more confident that we are creating successful projects and bringing long-term food security to the region”. 

Sales director in AKVA group Land Based, Jacob Bregnballe, who has extensive experience from land based projects in the region, expresses the importance of a close relationship between Vikings and AKVA group: “It is a challenge to build successful aquaculture projects in the Middle East and you really need to have a strong entity working tightly together. Many things are done differently in this region, often in ways we do not face on home grounds. In our new working relationship with Vikings we believe we have an excellent and ambitious team. Vikings have been progressing fast in the past few months and we can't wait to be part of the good progress”.


IN BRIEF - Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests

INDONESIA
Monday, September 21, 2020

JAKARTA - Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."

The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.

The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.

A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Indah, hung up the phone without replying.

China's General Administration of Customs said on Friday that it would stop accepting import applications from PT Putri Indah for one week after a batch of frozen hairtail fish from the company tested positive for the coronavirus.

China customs said on Sept. 11 it would halt imports from companies for a week if their frozen products tested positive a first or second time for the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters


Other Media | iPac.auicultura: Skretting will test the new protein ingredients of NovoNutrients

UNITED STATES
Monday, September 21, 2020

The protein behind protein ™ NovoNutrients is hitting the fast track as Skretting pursues sustainable innovations to solve some of the major nutritional challenges.

NovoNutrients, based in Silicon Valley, and whose main objective is to transform industrial CO2 into ingredients for the food system through biotechnology and biological innovation, has been selected to carry out trials at the facilities of the Aquaculture Research Center in Skretting , thereby bringing the shared goal of removing barriers to achieving sustainable feed for aquaculture and affordable and accessible feed closer together by 2025.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


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