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IN BRIEF - Norway Royal Salmon improves sustainability with AI

NORWAY
Friday, January 24, 2020

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has piloted an artificial intelligence (AI) solution from Microsoft and technology firm ABB. The product can be used to improve fishing sustainability and safety by monitoring the salmon population via underwater cameras. 

By using remote object detection, NRS can reduce its staff workload and send them out to sea less often, thus reducing carbon emissions from boat operations and the likelihood of safety incidents. 

“NRS has always focused on extensive research, development, cooperation and innovation,” said Arve Olav Lervag, chief operating officer of farming at NRS. “To continuously improve sustainability and increase the safety of our individuals, we worked with ABB and Microsoft to co-create innovative ways that empower us to achieve more on every level.”

The underwater cameras capture images of the salmon, which the Microsoft Azure-based AI solution then analyses for biomass and population estimation. 

Source: technologyrecord.com


IN BRIEF - Kodiak’s trawl fleet heads out for pollock, about 30 vessels expected to be fishing

UNITED STATES
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Kodiak’s trawl fleet is heading out to the fishing grounds to catch pollock in a fishery that opened Jan. 20.

Julie Bonney is the Executive Director of the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, which represents trawlers and processors.

She says the trawlers are looking at lower quota level this year.

“The pollock quotas this year are about 20 percent less than last year. We’ve got about 30 vessels that will be fishing out of Kodiak.

“And everybody’s really interested to see what the catch rates will be and the grade of fish, just because it’s been so cold and snowy. The past four of five years the fishery’s really taken off on the 20, and done well. But this year it might be delayed somewhat just because of the colder regime that we are working under right now.”

Source: Maggie Wall/kmxt.org | Read full story here


IN BRIEF - Fish farmers anxious as Norway faces political turmoil

NORWAY
Thursday, January 23, 2020

NORWAY’S fish farmers were nervously looking over their shoulders yesterday as the prospect of a general election and a possible left leaning Labour led government loomed.

The country has been plunged into political crisis after the Progress Party decided to leave Erna Solberg’s Conservative coalition administration.

The storm centres on a decision to allow a woman who was a member of Islamic State back into the country.

The anti-immigrant Progress Party, which is led by finance minister Siv Jensen, said the woman’s seriously ill young son can return, but not the mother.

Author: Vince McDonagh/fishfarmermagazine.com | Read full article here


IN BRIEF - Brexit Party MEP causes more confusion by saying 'British fishers shouldn't be punished for their Brexit stance'

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brexit Party MEP June Mummery isn't as well known as her colleagues like Nigel Farage and Ann Widdecombe but in the past week has become infamous for her comments on Brexit and the fishing industry.

On Monday, she confused many people after appearing to realise that by leaving the European Union, Brits will no longer be able to hold those people in Brussels responsible for what happens to 'Britain's waters.'

You could have been forgiven for thinking that this 'lightbulb' moment from a Brexiteer would have been the last we would have heard from her, as, after all, Brexit is going to happen on January 31.


IN BRIEF - Boulogne site for new land based salmon farm

FRANCE
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

LAND based salmon farming company Pure Salmon has chosen France to site its biggest facility to date.

The €175million plant will be built in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, the seafood gateway to Europe, and aims to produce 10,000 tonnes of salmon a year.

The RAS (recirculating aquaculture system) farm will create 160 permanent new jobs, said Pure Salmon, which announced the development today at the Choose France Summit, in the Château of Versailles, hosted by French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Pure Salmon France, which will be the largest salmon RAS facility in the European Union, has received significant support from the French government at local, regional and national levels, including grants and other financial support, as well as administrative assistance.

The new state-of-the-art unit will be fully integrated from hatchery and grow-out to processing and smoking. Construction of the site is due to start in Q4 2020, with the first harvest of market size salmon expected in 2023.

Source: fishfarmermagazine.com | Read full article here


IN BRIEF - Pella shipyard commenced construction of two crab catching vessels

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pella shipyard (Leningrad Region) started construction of two crab catching vessels of Project 03070, Pella says in a press release.

According to the statement, the contracts signed between Pella and Ostrovnoy Krab LLC following the e-auctions have come into force.

The shipyard is currently completing shaping the hulls ahead of schedule with the purpose of early delivery. The company has also launched the campaign on components procurement.

The vessel is designed for crab catching by cone traps with following sorting, loading in grid baskets and live crab transporting in tanks with sea cooled water (RSW type).


IN BRIEF - Z-Rou Meat signs distribution agreement with IS Seafood

CHINA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

YouKuai Group brand Z-Rou Meat has signed a distribution agreement partnership with B2B seafood supplier IS Seafood to provide sustainable plant-based meat alternatives in China.

Launched in December 2019 in China, Z-Rou Meat delivers plant-based meat to several restaurants. The company aims to offer customers and chefs sustainable plant-based meat alternatives.

The plant-based meat is made of 100% plant ingredients comprising non-GMO soybeans, konjac, coconut oil and shiitake. It is claimed to be 87% more efficient in comparison to established pork production and causes less harm to the environment.


IN BRIEF - Crackdown on importers of illegal fishing gear

TANZANIA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 DAR ES SALAAM (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian authorities on Sunday declared a special crackdown on importers of illegal fishing gear saying the malpractice affected the fisheries industry in the east African nation.

"The government has reinforced inspection and control at all entry points to ensure that not a single illegal fishing gear is imported into the country," said Luhaga Mpina, the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries.

"Importers of illegal fishing gear are warned against involvement in the malpractice. Those who are implicated in the malpractice will face the full force of the law," warned Mpina on a visit to Nyotaventure Fishnet, a fishing gear factory based in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Mpina said fishing gear that was produced locally were of high standard and urged manufacturers of the fishing gear to produce in bulk.

Recently Mpina visited fishermen in parts of Lakes Nyasa, Victoria and Tanganyika, and along coastal areas of the Indian Ocean where they complained to him that imported illegal fishing gear was posing a threat to the country's fishing industry.

The fishermen complained to the minister that illegal fishing gear was being sold openly across the country and no efforts were insight to control the situation.


IN BRIEF - Italian restaurant chain ASK is fined £40,000

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A High Street restaurant chain has been fined £40,000 for misleading customers by selling a lobster dish that was made largely of white fish.

ASK Italian, which boasts 112 restaurants across the UK, described its £14.95 Aragosta e Gamberoni dish as 'lobster and king prawns in a creamy tomato sauce with a hint of chilli'.

But a Trading Standards inspection revealed the dish contained just 70p worth of lobster, which only accounted for 35 per cent of the dish. 

Inspectors found 34 per cent of the meal was a mix of white fish called surimi, which is often used to make crab sticks, and was styled to look and taste like lobster. 

Azzuri Restaurants Limited, which trades as ASK Italian, was fined £40,000 after admitting misleadingly describing food at Swansea Magistrates Court. 

Source: Lara Keay/dailymail.co.uk | Read full article here


IN BRIEF - Wesley Vale aqua feed manufacturing plant in production by mid-2020

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Danish-owned fish food company BioMar Australia has confirmed it's new $56 million Wesley Vale aqua feed mill is on schedule to start full production by the middle of the year.

In a boost for the North-West economy, BioMar Australia said the company intends to start commissioning of their Wesley Vale site in early February, with the official opening due to happen in April.


Opening Soon: The new Biomar Australia fish food plant at Wesley Vale is about to commission the facility next month and start full production by mid-year. Picture: file


In December 2017, BioMar unveiled its plans to develop a world-class, state-of-the-art fish feed production facility.

It would provide 55 jobs and breathe life back into what was the empty particle board mill at Wesley Vale.

Source: Libby Bingham/theadvocate.com.au | Read full story here


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