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IN BRIEF - New minimum prices for North Sea herring

NORWAY
Monday, September 14, 2020

From today, the following minimum prices for North Sea herring for consumption apply

  • Group 1 (herring weighing 125 grams and more): NOK 5.66 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams): NOK 2.40 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams - sorted into flour / oil): NOK 1.80 per kg 

In accordance with agreed driving rules between Seafood Norway and the Norwegian Herring Sales Association, the minimum price for North Sea herring (Group 1) is subject to regulation every week. Information about changes in minimum prices will be announced on our website on Fridays. And new minimum prices will apply from the following Monday.

Source: NORGES SILDESALGSLAG


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: China imposes new regulations on chilled food imports after salmon COVID study

CHINA
Monday, September 14, 2020

Failure to pass coronavirus nucleic acid packaging test could lead to exporters being frozen out of Asian giant.

Last week, in a non-peer reviewed paper, researchers at the South China Agricultural University and Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Guangzhou, claimed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, collected from salmon samples could survive for eight days at 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit).

First reported in Bloomberg, the temperature is around that which salmon are transported.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: All systems go for BC closed containment trial

CANADA
Monday, September 14, 2020

Cermaq Canada’s trial semi-closed containment system is now in the water at its British Columbia operations, with the first fish due to be stocked in November.

Components for the new style cage, designed and built by FiiZK in Norway, arrived in Canada in June and were assembled on shore before being transferred to Cermaq’s Millar Channel farm site in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Sanford welcome camera announcement

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, September 14, 2020

New Zealand’s largest seafood company Sanford has welcomed the announcement by the Fisheries Minister of multi-party Government support for cameras on fishing vessels.

Sanford’s outgoing CEO Volker Kuntzsch stated that he believes the announcement about Government funding for cameras for New Zealand’s inshore fishing fleet is a great step forward.

‘This is good news. Sanford is a big supporter of a national system of cameras on vessels. 

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


Other Media | aqua.cl: Bakkafrost advances in its objective of certifying all its centers under the ASC seal

FAROE ISLANDS
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The process to obtain ASC certification for all Bakkafrost grow sites continues, and now two more centers have been certified. All of the company's grow sites are expected to earn the seal in 2020.

One of the main sustainability priorities of Bakkafrost - a salmon farmer operating in the Faroes Islands - is to have all active farming sites certified by ASC by 2020. ASC is one of the most recognized environmental certifications in the world within the salmon business. 

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Vietnam’s Fimex to build new shrimp processing factory next year

VIET NAM
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Soc Trang, Vietnam-based shrimp exporter Fimex (Sao Ta) is planning to build a new shrimp processing plant in the Mekong Delta next year to serve its business growth.

Fimex Chairman Ho Quoc Luc told SeafoodSource on Thursday, 10 September, the new factory will have capacity of 15,000 metric tons (MT) per year and will be constructed on an area of 4.3 hectares in the An Nghiep Industrial Park in Soc Trang Province.

Work on the new plant, which will be designed to produce high-quality, value-added products, is expected to begin in early 2021 with a target for completion after one year of work.

Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource| Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Versatile whilefish/shrimp catcher order from Skagen Yard

DENMARK
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The owners of Norwegian fishing company Asbjørn Selsbane AS have placed an order with Karstensens for a 39.30 metre combination seine netter/trawler, expected to be delivered in June 2022.

The company is best known for its versatile pelagic/whitefish vessel Asbjørn Selsbane, also a Karstensen build, and has for some years also operated a smaller vessel, Stødig, now to be replaced by the newbuild.

The new Stødig is designed for whitefish and shrimp, as well as having capacity to fish for calanus, with live fish tanks and facilities to land whitefish in tubs and freezing capacity for shrimp and calanus.

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


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The UN launches a project to unify and harmonize the rules of transport of goods and speed up trade

WORLDWIDE
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The UN is developing a new joint project to help governments and businesses keep transportation networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods and services, while containing the spread of the coronavirus.

The project launched this month will implement UN solutions, standards, guidelines, metrics, tools and methodologies to help developing countries build the resilience of transport, trade and logistics in the wake of COVID-19.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cooke moves closer to green light for trout farming in US

UNITED STATES
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Salmon farmer Cooke Aquaculture has said that stricter rules which are being attached to its plans to grow rainbow trout in Washington state in the United States are workable and will allow for sustainable marine aquaculture.

Cooke changed tack to grow native trout, also known as steelhead, after state legislators banned the net pen farming of non-native Atlantic salmon following the escape of more than 100,000 fish from Cooke’s Cypress Island farm in Puget Sound in 2017.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Jealsa, Frinsa and Calvo have a turnover of 1,800 million, 20% more than in 2015

SPAIN
Friday, September 11, 2020

Jealsa, Frinsa and Calvo have invoiced a total of 1,800 million, 20% more than in 2015. In principle, Corporación Empresarial Jesús Alonso, Jealsa, owner of brands such as Escurís or Rianxeira and, above all, responsible for the canned tuna of Mercadona expanded its advantage over its main competitors in 2019, its neighbors Calvo and Frinsa del Noroeste. Jealsa reached a sales figure of 667 million euros last year, a growth of 4.3% over the previous year. His net profit was 7.7 million, more than double and the highest since he formulated consolidated accounts, according to Cinco Días.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


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