Five people employed by Tasmanian salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture have been charged over their alleged roles in the theft of up to 250 tonnes of salmon with a retail value of more than AU$4 million (£2.3m) from a processing plant in south-west Sydney.
It follows an internal audit which revealed a significant reduction in the output of product through the processing plant at Ingleburn, police said in a statement.
It was determined that on average, about 600kg of salmon product was unaccounted for each day the alleged thefts took place.
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Scottish fishermen march to Denmark to land the catch ”. Scottish fishermen have turned to Danish ports to land their catches as the bureaucratic Brexit paperwork continues to delay exports, according to an industry body.
The Federation of Scottish Fishermen, which campaigned to leave the EU, also said the Brexit trade deal was the worst of both worlds for the industry.
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Scottish seafood exporters have called for more details after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to promise a £23m compensation fund for businesses affected by customs chaos following the end of the Brexit transition period.
The Prime Minister’s pledge came on a day of protest as more than 20 lorries, representing angry seafood exporters, staged a go-slow protest in Whitehall. The protest went off peacefully although the Metropolitan Police said 14 people, all either drivers or passengers, have been reported for Covid-related offences.
Boris Johnson said: “Where business, through no fault of their own, have experienced bureaucratic delays, difficulties getting their goods through and when there is a genuine, willing buyer on the other side of the Channel, and they’ve had a problem, then there’s a £23m compensation fund that we’ve set up and we’ll make sure that they get help.”
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The Scottish food exporting industry was promised friction-free access to European markets after Brexit.
Its most valuable export, shellfish, goes almost entirely to France, Spain and the Netherlands.
But mistakes, poor direction and last-minute regulations have all contributed to problems, leaving shellfish rotting in their containers.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Glasgow, Scotland.
The general director of Commerce and Consumption of the Ministry of Economy, Business and Innovation of the Xunta de Galicia, Manuel Heredia, the director of the Galician Infrastructure Agency, Francisco Menéndez, and the territorial delegate of the Xunta in Vigo, Marta Fernández- Tapias, met this past Friday with representatives of Conxemar and Navalia with the aim of achieving perfect coordination between the execution of the expansion works of the Vigo Fair Institute (Ifevi) with the calendar of events of the venue.
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Engaging with consumers on the topic of responsible aquaculture is becoming an increasingly important role for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), which stepped up its promotional campaign efforts in the latter months of 2020, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The ASC now was more than 1.6 million metric tons (MT) of aquaculture products under certification, with Norway, Chile, and Vietnam accounting for the largest volumes. In terms of products, salmon has the largest share, with just over 1 million MT certified, shrimp is in second place with 242,000 MT, and tilapia comes third, with nearly 106,000 MT certified.
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European aquaculture assumes significant losses due to the pandemic that are putting the viability of many companies at risk. In Spain, those harvested in 2020 are judged as "serious losses" due to hotel closures and the drop in tourism.
They also noticed low prices due to imports of fish from Turkey and Greece, or salmon from Norway. The aquaculture employer Apromar released a balance of the sector, which highlights the impact of the coronavirus and the "unstable scenario" for 2021.
Spanish fish companies maintained their activity during the confinement, as an “essential sector”, but “the operational complications and the volatility of the markets have been difficult challenges to overcome”, according to Apromar.
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Sustainable fishing has helped the EU fishing fleet remain profitable in 2020 despite the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by the European Union.
The 2020 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet states that more sustainable fishing and lower fuel costs helped to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.
The European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius said that the report showed that ‘sustainability pays off’. “During times of crisis, our fishing fleets must stay on the path of sustainability. It builds resilience and accelerates economic recovery,” he said.
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Describing the current situation as a ‘full-blown crisis,’ Scottish Seafood Association chief executive Jimmy Buchan has told the UK and Scottish governments to get a grip, and fast, ‘before severe and lasting damage is done.’
Two weeks into 2021 and with little sign of improvement, he commented that there has been a lot of direct engagement between the industry and ministers and civil servants in recent days, and plenty of soothing words about resolving ‘teething troubles.’
‘But these are not minor impediments to trade. The industry in Scotland has basically ground to a halt and businesses that employ hundreds of people in communities around our coastline are losing money. In some cases they are close to going under,’ he said.
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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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