An independent adjudicator, analyzing formal objections to the potential Marine Stewardship Council certification of the Usufuku Honten East Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, has upheld one of the four objections presented.
The objections were presented by the World Wildlife Fund and The Pew Charitable Trusts in January, after the assessment body, Control Union Pesca Ltd., recommended that the fishery be certified in December 2019. Of the four objections, the independent adjudicator upheld objections to the evidence used to conclude how long bluefin tuna take to grow and reproduce, according to a release from MSC.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The latest statistical analysis shows that the EU’s attempts to step up and revive aquaculture production have proved to be costly, and have had very limited results. We investigate why this might be the case.
Recently we took an in-depth look at the lack of uptake of tuna farming technology in the Mediterranean region, and what we found inspired us to investigate whether there is a commonality between the depressing status of closed-cycle tuna farming in Europe and the status of fish farming in the European Union (EU) in general.
Author: Dr Gidon Minkoff and Jonah van Beijnen / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
The Export Promotion Agency will open on July 1 the citizen consultation to build the new calendar of international fairs for next year, considering the changes in the negotiation processes and the budget restriction.
ProChile opened its citizen consultation to define, together with national exporters, the calendar of international fairs 2021. Given the global contingency due to the expansion of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the changes it has brought in the way of doing business, this time Non-face-to-face and digital fairs are incorporated, giving the opportunity to Chilean entrepreneurs to be able to be part of the new trends in foreign trade.
Las organizaciones transnacionales han pedido a Bruselas que elimine las fronteras en su gestión. Así, las OPP’s formadas por socios de varios estados miembro apuestan por la gestión conjunta de las posibilidades de pesca y por la presentación de proyectos comunes.
La Organización de Palangreros Guardeses organizó un taller de trabajo en formato virtual, que contó con la participación de los representantes de las tres OPP’s transnacionales españolas -en Europa sólo hay cuatro- , de representantes de los gobiernos de España y Portugal y del Jefe de Unidad de la DG Mare de la¡ Comisión Europea, Fragkiskos Nikolian.
Authorities in Norway have now granted licences for almost 90,000 tonnes of harvest-size salmon a year to be grown in on-land plants, while in the United States recirculating aquaculture systems may account for more than 360,000 tonnes annually by 2030.
With major on-land volumes also planned in China and projects on the drawing board in other parts of the world, financial analysts have estimated that between 500,000, and 730,000 tonnes of salmon a year will be produced on land by the end of the decade.
Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here
‘I am excited to take up the chairmanship of SADSTIA,’ Felix Ratheb said.
‘The hake deep-sea trawl fishery is a South African success story – it is sustainable, highly transformed and makes a massive socio-economic contribution, especially in the coastal provinces. I am eager to represent the fishery and the interests of our members.’
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
The jury of the Anfaco Cecopesca design award and the Banco Sabadell Foundation, in its second edition, have recognized the work of designer Victoria Ochoa for her packaging proposal “Continui-t” for the promotion campaign of canned food promotion “Cata la Can". More than 80 designers presented their proposals in this edition, of which 9 went to the final phase. The jury has selected the work of Ochoa, a 20-year-old Venezuelan resident in Madrid, for its originality in the graphic treatment and the versatility of its application. Its creation is based on illustrations with a "marked personality that increases the visual prominence of the product," explains Anfaco. The jury also valued the "right color scheme" that "reinforces the notoriety of the design".
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
The Norwegian Seafood Association and IBM on Thursday, 25 June, announced a new, industry-wide collaboration that aims to use blockchain technology to provide traceability throughout the country’s seafood sector.
The new network – which features several seafood companies including Kvarøy Arctic, which announced a move to blockchain back in April, and BioMar – uses “IBM Blockchain Transparent Supply,” which utilizes the underlying technology behind IBM’s Food Trust. In addition to IBM and the Norwegian Seafood Association, Atea, one of the largest providers of IT services and infrastructure solutions in the Nordic and Baltic regions, is joining the collaboration.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Chile’s Salmon Council recently created by the country’s biggest salmon producers - AquaChile, Mowi, Cermaq and Salmones Aysén - has announced that economist Joanna Davidovich Gleiser will become executive director of the organisation from next Wednesday, July 1.
Davidovich has extensive experience in economic analysis and public policy design and in her professional life has been dedicated to developing different agendas and reforms in order to improve the Chile's productivity, the Council said.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Hesketh-Laird was appointed to her role in February 2018. She has led the organisation during a period of great change and success for the sector. Under her leadership, the SSPO has established itself as a prominent and credible voice in the Scottish food and drink sector, putting Scotland and the UK’s No.1 food export in sharp focus for stakeholders and in the media. Hesketh-Laird has built firm foundations for stronger relationships between the SSPO and salmon farming sector with important stakeholders, from the to regulators and environmental organisations.
Author: Dave Edler / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Dorset Fisherman buoyed by Waitrose support United Kingdom
Waitrose has become the first major UK supermarket chain to sell MSC certified British clams, which are now on sale at counters across 150 of its stores, with sustainable British cockles due to en...