The oceanographic vessel Miguel de Oliver set sail from Cádiz this Tuesday, in a new research campaign of the pelagic ecosystem, where sardines, bocartes (also called anchovies), horse mackerel, xardas (mackerel) or lilies (blue whiting) live. The Ministry of Fisheries joins the Pelago2 campaign with the ship. Scientific management is the responsibility of the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA). Portugal and Spain come out for the second consecutive year to the aid of their fleets, providing scientific results on the abundance of Sardina pilchardus.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
The value of exports fell by 13%; that of imports, 14.5
The pandemic has not prevented Spanish exports from the agri-food, fisheries and forestry sectors from improving, in global terms, in 2020. The “COVID Report - Foreign Trade, situation of the agri-food and fisheries sector” puts the value of 40,997 million euros in exports registered in the period between the months of April to December 2020, compared to 39,905 million in the same period of 2019. It is 2.7% more.
However, the news for fisheries is less positive: both exports and imports have fallen.
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Faazi Adam is research and engagement manager at FAIRR, an investor network looking at environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in the global food sector. Here she takes a look at salmon farming’s sustainability, coinciding with the publication today of Coller FAIRR’s ESG Risks and Opportunities in Aquaculture Special Report
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector globally. It currently accounts for over half of fish consumed by humans.
Author: Faazi Adam / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Shrimp farmers could save themselves money and reduce their environmental footprints through the use of more efficient aerators and adoption of techniques for operating these devices more effectively.
So suggest the authors of a new study, which analyses the aeration devices used in six shrimp farms in Thailand, the amount of energy used to power them and possible alternatives.
Aerators, which allow for greater feed inputs and increased shrimp stocking densities, come in designs including the paddlewheel, vertical turbine, diffuser and venturi. In Asian shrimp farms, the authors note, it also is popular to mount paddlewheels on floats and drive them with a power unit installed beside the pond.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish site | Read the full articlehere
Norway and Chile have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of strengthening dialogue and cooperation on issues related to sustainable oceans. Chile becomes the third country with which Norway has established a formal “oceanic dialogue”, and the first in Latin America.
This MoU, as underlined by the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, “is not only a sign of our close bilateral cooperation with Chile in the field of the oceans, but also shows our international commitment to developing an economy sustainable oceanic ".
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here
Between Monday, March 1 and Friday, March 5, the 8th version of the World Ocean Summit Virtual Week is taking place, promoted by The Economist, with plenary sessions, panels and interviews that address various challenges of the six fundamental pillars in the use and care of oceans: aquaculture, tourism, energy, plastic, fishing and shipping industry.
'Blue economy', a concept that began to spread about 15 years ago and the World Bank defines it as 'the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improving ways of life and generating work while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem'
The leaders of Gathered Foods, BlueNalu, and AquaBounty are each predicting a big year for their respective companies.
Speaking at the 2021 Global Seafood Marketing Conference, which took place virtually last month, Gathered Foods CEO Christine Tsai, BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse, and AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf agreed the U.S. market is warming up to alternative proteins.
Tsai, whose company markets plant-based seafood analogs under the Good Catch brand, said consumers “are now more accepting new ways to have protein.”
Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
THE LÉ JAMES Joyce Irish Naval Service vessel has detained a Belgian registered fishing boat approximately 65 nautical miles South-East of Mizen Head.
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The boat was detained yesterday afternoon due to alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The LÉ James Joyce escorted the vessel to Castletownbere, Co Cork, where it was handed over to the gardaí.
This is the first vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2021. The Defence Forces conducts at sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state.
Grieg-backed project also signs final land purchase agreement with Daiwa House Industry.
Proximar Seafood writes that the construction contract and a final land purchase agreement with Daiwa House Industry have been signed. The construction preparations are set to start by the end of the 1st quarter of this year.
The signing of the contracts are “important milestones for the company in starting construction of the first large-scale RAS facility for Atlantic salmon in Japan,” said Proximar CEO Joachim Nielsen.
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