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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Brussels proposes new cuts for hake, monkfish and Iberian rooster

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, October 29, 2020

It only proposes an increase: 5% more for horse mackerel from southern Fisterra

Just a few days ago, Iván López, representative of the fishing association in the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA), revealed his fear that on January 1 the British were fishing as if nothing in their waters - regardless of whether they finished well or bad with the EU- and the unemployed Europeans, pending to know what quotas they will have from that date. 

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Shipowners reject the cut of Atlantic fishing quotas for 2021

SPAIN
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The secretary general of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca), Javier Garat, rejects the proposal for fishing quotas in the Atlantic for 2021, presented by the European Commission (EC), which cuts the catches of several important species for the national fleet.

The head of Cepesca -the employer of shipowners- has reacted against the project of Total Allowable Catches (TAC) and quotas for 2021 in the Atlantic, because it reduces the catches of species such as hake, rooster or Norway lobster in Iberian waters, and sole in the Bay of Biscay.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The unlocking of the seaweed industry in Europe could generate EUR 9 billion and 115,000 jobs

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The economic potential of the seaweed market in Europe could reach 9,000 million euros in just a decade, according to the new report released this Tuesday, October 27, by the Seaweed for Europe Coalition under the title “Hidden Champion of the Ocean: Seaweed as a Growth Engine for a Sustainable European Future ”. This document also concludes that the European seaweed industry could create up to 115,000 jobs in Europe by 2030 and, at the same time, generate significant benefits for health and the environment. In any case, to take advantage of this opportunity, as it is emphasized in the same, "a greater investment in research and development of new applications based on seaweed will be necessary".
 

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here 


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Walmart links sustainability initiative to higher seafood sales

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Walmart stores that ran a targeted sustainable seafood campaign have seen a significant lift in fresh seafood sales, an executive with the leading global retailer said.

Starting this spring, Walmart launched a massive store signage campaign for both fresh and frozen seafood “to communicate more clearly to customers the quality, value, and sustainability of the seafood they buy at Walmart,” Jacqui Lyons, divisional merchandise manager for seafood and seasonal meat for Walmart U.S. said in a press release from FMI - The Food Industry Association.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cooke swallows up US seafood firm Mariner

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

True North Seafood, the processing division and flagship brand of Canada-based fish farmer Cooke Inc., has completed its acquisition of Mariner Seafood, headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Mariner reached an asset purchase agreement with True North Seafood earlier this year after running into financial difficulty.

Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Mariner was required to consider other bids for its assets prior to consummating a sale to True North.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Bremnes Seashore joins Salmon Group consortium

NORWAY
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fish farmer Bremnes Seashore has become a shareholder in Salmon Group, a consortium of 41 fish farmers in Norway that aims to champion local ownership and interaction with local communities.

As a shareholder, Bremnes Seashore will also take part in Salmon Group’s innovative collaboration on feed, which earlier this year branched out into insect-based products.

The Norwegian company Bremnes Seashore from Bømlo is a family business and a pioneer in salmon farming.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Door could close on UK distant waters fishing

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The UK’s distant waters fleet stands to be left out in the cold from the end of this year, and could be cut off from North Atlantic fishing grounds if the UK government does not act quickly to secure access.

As things stand, the only UK fishing company operating in these distant waters, the Hull-based UK Fisheries with its two fishing vessels, currently has no fishing opportunities on its traditional distant waters from 1st of January next year.

‘If we lose our distant waters fishing industry, the irony of the government’s aspiration to become a proudly independent coastal state will not be lost voters of the ‘red wall’ in the north-east of England,’ commented Jane Sandell of UK Fisheries.

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


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Vigo is presented as the first green port in Europe to grow in blue

SPAIN
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The city serves as the physical headquarters for the virtual workshop in which FAO tries to share port experiences in the blue economy

The Regional Minister of the Sea, Rosa Quintana, was in charge of inaugurating the blue fishing ports workshop that, with the slogan Face to sustainability, has been organized by FAO. It is a virtual seminar, but it is based in Vigo. Quintana stressed the importance of this event to show the world all the potential of Galicia and the port of Vigo in blue growth, as well as the work carried out in recent years in in terms of good practices in ports and in moving towards sustainable fishing.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The European Commission publishes the proposed TAC of 2021 without the stocks shared with the United Kingdom

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The European Commission today published the proposal for the TAC and quotas for the year 2021 in the Atlantic and North Sea. All? No. The delay in the negotiation with the United Kingdom on the 'Brexit' has prevented including in the document stocks as relevant as hake, monkfish or sole of 'great sun' in addition to the North Sea stocks, which are of interest to the fleet Dutch or Belgian.

For 2021, a proposal with 23 TACs is presented and, following the scientific advice, it is recommended that 13 stocks reduce the fishing quota. “Consultations for many of these stocks are still ongoing, as are negotiations for the future EU-UK partnership, including fisheries, and therefore the respective TACs are set as a memorandum pending the outcome of the negotiations ”, clarifies the EC.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Florida connection draws Publix into Atlantic Sapphire partnership

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A Florida connection has brought together pioneering salmon farming firm Atlantic Sapphire and the Publix supermarket chain.

Atlantic Sapphire, which recently celebrated its first commercial harvest at its new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., is teaming up with the Lakeland, Florida-based supermarket chain to begin offering its Bluehouse brand salmon in 269 of its 1,255 stores, mostly in the Miami area.

Atlantic Sapphire CEO Johan Andreassen told SeafoodSource while his firm is seeking out retail supply contracts, including with Giant Eagle, H-E-B, New Seasons Market, Safeway, Sobey's, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Wegmans, as well as with specialty salmon product providers such as Acme Smoked Fish, obtaining a partnership with Publix was a priority.

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


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