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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Pandemic has resulted in huge boost to seafood sales worldwide

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Grocery retailers around the world have realized a significant increase in seafood sales as consumers are cooking at home more due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place and dining restrictions.

Now, a new Global Aquaculture Alliance survey quantifies the surging retail demand. Survey respondents reported a “huge increase in seafood sales,” Spheric Research Founder Matt Craze wrote in an article published by GAA

Craze will present the research findings at GAA’s GOAL virtual conference on Wednesday, 7 October.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Otros Medios | EuropaAzul: La industria de harina de pescado arrasa con las especies del banco canario-sahariano

MAURITANIA
Thursday, October 08, 2020

La vida de los pescadores del llamado banco pesquero canario-sahariano, uno de los más productivos del planeta gracias a la corriente fría de las Islas Canarias que produce afloramientos de aguas profundas muy ricos en nutrientes para una gran diversidad de pesca, principalmente cefalópodos, está en peligro debido a la sobrexplotación de especies para su utilización como harina. En pocos años, esta actividad ha entrado en declive a causa de la industrialización y la explotación intensiva de la pesca por flotas de otros continentes.

Fuente: EuropaAzul | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The tuna industry generates 40 billion dollars a year, but loses profitability

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The global tuna fishery generates 40 billion dollars every year, according to the update of the report "Netting Billions 2020: A Global Tuna Valuation" by the North American NGO PEW. The analysis estimates the catch, dock value and final value of the fisheries targeting the seven most commercially important tuna species in 2016, when the first version of the analysis was published, and 2018.

Despite the magnitude of the PEW figure, the report reveals the progressive loss of value of the tuna industry. 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The French company Ÿnsect has closed a financing round of 315 M euros that will conclude at its Amiens plant

FRANCE
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The innovative French company in the breeding of insects, Ÿnsect, announced this Tuesday, October 6, that it has closed an additional financing round of 372 million dollars (315 million euros); the largest amount ever raised by a non-US "agtech" company.

With the new capital, the company says, it is expected to finance the completion of the construction of the world's largest insect farm; It will open in the city of Amiens, France, in early 2022. Ÿnsect will produce 100,000 tons of insect products per year at these facilities and will create 500 direct and indirect jobs. 

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: On-land salmon farmer names new finance chief

NORWAY
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Andfjord Salmon, which is planning to produce 70,000 tonnes of fish a year in three on-land farms on the Norwegian island of Andøya, has appointed a new chief financial officer as it nears completion of its first salmon pool.

Bjarne Martinsen is moving to Andfjord from a position as finance manager with Norway’s food safety authority, Mittilsynet. He is a state authorised public accountant from NHH (Norwegian School of Economics) and has extensive industry leadership and financial experience from banking, insurance, TV distribution and auditing.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: They seek to regain market: SalmonChile partners activate marketing campaign in China

CHILE
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

After the start of the health crisis, imports in the Asian country fell sharply due to the possibility of contagion from Covid-19. Today, this situation has been changing gradually, but there are still resentments about products from other nations. For this reason, SalmonChile and its associated companies created a communication campaign aimed at reassuring and re-enchanting the Chinese consumer.

Since the beginning of the health emergency, the Chilean salmon industry has been concerned about its exports to the more than 100 markets where this product is marketed.

In this scenario, the first destination that caused concern in our country was China, where Covid-19 originated, where imports fell sharply due to the attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Walmart sells majority stake in Asda

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Walmart is selling its majority stake in U.K. grocery chain Asda for GBP 6.8 billion (USD 8.8 billion, EUR 7.5 billion).

The Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer in Blackburn, U.K., and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, are acquiring Asda, the companies said in a press release.

The Issa brothers and TDR Capital are acquiring a majority ownership stake in Asda, while Walmart will retain an equity investment in the business, with an ongoing commercial relationship and a seat on the board.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | A successful hybrid event fully supported by the F&B Industry

THAILAND
Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Your commitment and trust in THAIFEX and Anuga have brought about a successful THAIFEX - Anuga Asia Hybrid Edition!

Thank you for being part of this challenging journey with us. We are humbled to bring you a physical platform, a business channel for networking and exploring potential collaborations.

This special edition welcomed 797 exhibitors and 21,104 trade visitors, and the success of the event highlights the positive outlook for the F&B industry and strongly signifies the importance of a physical event as an integral platform for businesses to leverage new opportunities.

 


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Start-up company claims it engaged DNB Markets for €39 million fundraising. It’s 'just nonsense,' says DNB Director

NORWAY
Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Transaction-driven CageEye hunts for money and new acquisition targets.

EUR 39 million is the amount the start-up company CageEye is seeking in an ongoing fundraising. In a shareholder letter, dated 26 August, CEO Bendik Søvegjarto talked about its advanced plans for the fundraising the company will make this autumn:

“The material for the upcoming Series B round will be updated together with DNB and Danske Bank, which we have been working with since the start of 2020 and will lead the next round of capital raising.”

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Reaf the full article
here


Other Media | FiskerForum:MSC: No agreement– No certification

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, October 06, 2020

North Atlantic fisheries for Atlanto-Scandian herring are threatened with the loss of crucial MSC certification due to what the MSC sees as longstanding failures to reach international agreement on catch levels.

The MSC’s warning has been issued ahead of national representatives coming together this month to discuss the division of next year’s fishery, which follows ICES advice for 2021 North Atlantic pelagic fisheries that was published recently.

‘Four MSC-certified Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic are at a high risk of losing their MSC certificates on 30th December 2020, due to lack of an international agreement on how to manage catch levels between different nations,’ the MSC states.

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


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