The capture of anchovies and sardines are two fundamental fisheries for Andalusian purse seiners. For the fleet in the Gulf of Cádiz, the agreement between the European Union and Morocco is key. “Our fishing ground is looking very good and we anticipate quota increases for both species next year, but for their good health it is very important to be able to fish in Morocco and give fishermen another alternative. It is important that the periodic reviews that the EU makes of its pacts are positive and that the agreement is keep, especially for the Barbate purse seine and for the bottom longline of that locality or of Conil and Algeciras.
Through a panel organized by ProChile together with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, guidelines were given on how to position, adapt and continue to grow in this commercial channel in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The year 2020 and the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic advanced the digital strategies of companies and international trade by several years, adapting new forms of promotion and sale.
In this sense, ProChile together with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce organized the international forum entitled "Ecommerce in North America: Strategy and Acceleration", which was attended by the general director of ProChile, Jorge O'Ryan, and the director of the Center for Digital Economy of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, George Lever, who also moderated the forum.
Keeping oysters in live tanks rather than in the water where they’re grown helps reduce double-handling, ensures quality and opens up potential new markets.
Ask most battle-scarred oyster farmers where the best place to store their oysters is, and they’ll tell you the same water that they’re grown in. Obviously. But younger farmers are changing their tune.
Four years ago, Ewan McAsh, the co-founder of SmartOysters*, wouldn’t have dreamt of keeping his stock anywhere but the river. But after installing his first live tank in 2016 he became a convert.There are now three tanks in operation on his farm and he plans on adding seven more in the next 12 months.
Author: Renata Gortan / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised seafood businesses GBP 23 million (USD 31.5 million, EUR 26 million) in emergency aid this week in an effort to mitigate some of the strain caused by border delays resulting from the new customs and export certification requirements of the Brexit trade agreement.
The offering has received mixed reception, with questions being raised over whether its sufficient enough to support the industry through this difficult period.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
A shutdown of salmon processing plants because of increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the island province of Chiloé in Chile could actually make the situation worse, a salmon farmer has warned.
Yesterday 53 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Chiloé, according to a report by the Los Lagos regional health ministry, a drop compared to the 117 cases announced on Monday. However, the situation is of great concern to residents, mainly in the salmon processing centre of Quellón, where MPs have requested that the salmon farming plants temporarily suspend operations to reduce infections.
Author: Jonathan Garcés / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Veramaris® has become the first microalgae oil producer for feed to achieve certification to the joint ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) Standard.
The company responsibly and sustainably produces EPA & DHA Omega-3 algae oil  for use in the aquaculture industry as fish feed and pet food and is the first American producer to achieve the ASC-MSC certification.
Veramaris’ certified sustainable facility, which is entirely land-based, adds an estimated 45% to the global supply of MSC certified EPA & DHA Omega-3  and covers approximately 15% of the global requirement for EPA & DHA in farmed salmon feeds.
Robust, can withstand a lot of beatings, powerful performance and they can do heavy lifting. And they are usually equipped with both cranes and a winch. Increasingly, workboats and wellboats play key roles in rescue work.
On Tuesday evening, “KB Rokk” assisted in the rescue work after the ferry “Petter Dass” had grounded at Helgeland, Northern Norway.
The workboat was first in place at the time of the crash. It is not the first time that salmon industry boats have reached boats and crews in need. The list is long.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The NFFO argues that additional quota secured by the UK under the terms of the agreement with the EU should be used primarily to address cases where acute quota shortages threaten the viability of fishing vessels.
In a letter to Secretary of State George Eustice, the NFFO states that some areas of the fishing industry have already seen the emergence of sharp elbows and insularity about how to allocate the modest increases in additional quota secured by the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
The charity, Seafarers UK, has helped seafarers and fishers since its origins as the King George’s Fund for Sailors.
As the third COVID-19 lockdown endures, the charity continues to support UK fishers and their families through a range of delivery partners who provide specialist help.
Seafarers UK CEO Catherine Spencer said: “Fishing is facing excessive problems due to external factors, and for many fishers, life is currently very challenging and upsetting. Seafarers UK funds support for the unique problems faced by those who work at sea.
Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full articlehere
Currently it cannot be verified that a product comes from legal fishing
The Vietnam Seafood Producers and Exporters Association (VASEP) has issued a statement in which it calls for the implementation of measures to "trace" the origin of fishery products, as well as adopt the recommendations of the European Commission to eliminate the yellow card.
“To combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing), localities must continue to promote the effective implementation of the Fisheries Law, overcoming deficiencies in the control of fishing vessels entering and leaving ports.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
Scientists develop model to predict movement of tuna Seychelles
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission - the organization responsible for the management of tunas and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean region is conducting new research to better understand the movement of...
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