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Otros medios | WorldFishing: New working groups focus on UK Shellfish

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Three new groups have been formed to provide a forum for industry, regulators and researchers to improve the management of shellfish fisheries around the UK.

The Shellfish Industry Advisory Group (SIAG) is focused on the strategic issues and is covering trade issues, competition for marine space and the management measures that need to be in place to ensure the sustainable management of individual species.

A key priority for the SIAG is the development of a National Shellfish Fisheries Plan. Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations and chair of the SIAG, said that shellfish was the UKs most valuable fishery. “In 2019 over 137,000 tonnes of shellfish were landed in the UK, at a value of over £370 million,” he said.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Seychelles opening aquaculture investment space to foreign investors

SEYCHELLES
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Seychelles has completed a review of its fisheries policy that could soon enable foreign investors to partner with local seafood entrepreneurs as the government focuses on achieving full, sustainable exploitation of its marine fisheries.

According to the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) Principal Aquaculture Officer Aubrey Lesperance, the island-nation's government “has relaxed the regulation with regards to joint ventures when a partnership is established with foreigners.”

Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - AKVA group ASA: Potential new land based project

NORWAY
Thursday, November 19, 2020

AKVA group Land Based A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of AKVA group ASA ("AKVA"), has signed an engineering and design contract with the Swedish company Premium Svensk Lax ("PSL"). PSL has been granted permission to produce 10,000 tonnes Atlantic Salmon on land by Swedish authorities based on AKVA´s Zero Water Change RAS technology.

AKVA´s Zero Water Change RAS technology ?

AKVA is chosen as the preferred supplier and the final delivery contract, if awarded, has a value of approx. EUR 95 million.

AKVA’s equity participation in the project up to NOK 30 million is subject to PSL obtaining the necessary financing for the project and agreement on a final delivery contract.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: British investment company Wheatsheaf Group sells all of its shares in AKVA group

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, November 19, 2020

3.9 million shares sold.

In a statement on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Thursday morning, AKVA writes that Wheatsheaf Group (previously Wheatsheaf Investments ) has sold 3.9 million shares in the aquaculture equipment supplier.

It was not specified what price the shares were been sold at, but AKVA group was last trading at NOK 72.60. This implies a value of EUR 26 million.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Otros medios | Fish Farmer: Iceland Seafood invests in Ireland

ICELAND
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) last night completed the acquisition of the specialist Irish smoked salmon products company Carr & Sons in a deal worth almost £6 million. The official purchase price is €6.5 million or 1 billion Icelandic kroner (ISK).

In parallel with the acquisition of Carr & Sons, Iceland Seafood has also acquired a 33 per cent share in the fish processing plant Oceanpath in Ireland for 9 million euros, (equivalent to ISK 1.5 billion). Sixty percent of the purchase price will be paid in cash and 40 per cent in new shares in Iceland Seafood.
Oceanpath, which acquired a 67 per cent share in the business in March 2018, will now be wholly owned by ISI. The move will make Oceanpath the largest producer of fresh seafood in Ireland.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here 


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The fishing sector, divided in favor and against entering Black Friday

SPAIN
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Inshore fishermen will close the website through which they sell on the 27th

Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday ... Except Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving), globalization has filled a commercial calendar like the Galician calendar with North American appointments, which previously hardly knew more than Rebaixas, Offer or Liquidation. Castilianized as Black Friday, the day that was previously held on the last Friday in November has expanded to occupy a fortnight of the month and has been adding more and more commercial sectors. The fishing boat was not going to be less.

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


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Denmark views with alarmism a Brexit without agreement due to the loss of its exports

DENMARK
Thursday, November 19, 2020

The last hope for a UK-EU trade and fisheries deal before the New Year is fading, jeopardizing food exports to the UK and leading to billions of dollars in losses. Thus. Danish fishermen and food companies are preparing for a hard 'Brexit that can mark a before and after and subject to tight tariffs and overwhelming bureaucracy.

Negotiations have stalled and the prospect of light winds over the Brexit negotiations now appeared to be replaced by gusts of hurricane force and even darkening storm clouds.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: FAO predicts difficult times in 2020 for world fish trade as a result of COVID-19

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Global food trade in general has been particularly resilient during the pandemic. Developing countries have even managed to increase export earnings. This is stated in the new report published this Thursday, November 12, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Food Outlook Biannual Report on Global Food Market, prepared with data available until June. A document that evaluates the production and market trends of the main basic products during the COVID-19 pandemic and in which difficult times are predicted for the value chains of fish and fruit.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Irish court action challenges EU fishing quota system

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, November 19, 2020

With European Union fisheries ministers getting ready for their annual quota-setting negotiations next month, an Irish environmentalist group has been given leave by the High Court for a judicial review aimed at challenging the E.U. regulations setting 2020 fishing quotas under the bloc's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) said it’s taking the action (a judicial review is a High Court review or examination of legislation or the decisions of lower courts) because of the E.U.’s failure to meet its own legally defined deadline of ending overfishing in all stocks by 2020.

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Blue Whiting Until Christmas

ICELAND
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Icelandic processor Síldarvinnslan received landings of 25,357 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring during this year’s season, with the first landing on the 11th of September and the last on 29th October.

The company had a highly successful season, not least as the herring were on fishing grounds within easy reach of Neskaupstaður throughout the season. Börkur landed 9713 tonnes in eleven landings, while Beitir also made eleven landings for a total of 10,477 tonnes. Margrét made five landings totalling 5167 tonnes. 

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


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