Many Scottish fishermen have stopped exports to European Union markets after the post-Brexit bureaucracy destroyed the system that used to put fresh prawns and scallops in French stores just over a day after they were harvested, according to newspaper The Globe and Mail.
Fish exporters say their businesses could become unviable after the introduction of health certificates, customs declarations and other formalities added days to their delivery times and hundreds of pounds to the cost of each load.
The business owners said they had tried to send small deliveries to France and Spain to test the new systems this week, but it took them five hours to obtain a health certificate in Scotland, a document that is required to apply for other customs formalities.
France’s Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin was quick to announce measures to support French fishermen following the Brexit deal, while laying out some of the implications for the French fishing fleet as a level of activity is maintained in UK waters in the terms of the agreement.
Between now and 1st June 2026 to reach a 25% reduction in its fishing allocations in UK waters, but until then the French fleet maintains its access to the UK EEZ as well as the 6-12 mile zone for non-quota species, including bass, squid and scallop.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Logistics service provider Eurofrigo has started the construction of a new coldstore on the Maasvlakte development, near Rotterdam. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.
Eurofrigo focuses on the transport and storage of veterinary products from all over the world. The new coldstore is the company’s sixth location in the Netherlands. It is located opposite the existing Eurofrigo facility in the Maasvlakte.
Source: Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
Nor-Shipping, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, has taken the decision to postpone its planned exhibition and activity programme for June 2021, pushing the event back to 10-13 January 2022.
Faced with the possibility of a scaled down, socially distanced exhibition due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Nor-Shipping has opted to move to retain its “personality and impact”, ensuring global decision makers have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, connect and build prosperous partnerships.
Nor-Shipping 2019 was the most successful event week in the initiative’s over 50 year history. It saw more than 50,000 participants (a 34% increase over 2017), gathering from over 85 nations, at the main exhibition halls in Lillestrøm and across venues throughout nearby Oslo.
Tri-Union Seafoods and Chicken of the Sea International have settled the final lawsuits emanating from their participating in a price-fixing conspiracy that artificially elevated the price of canned tuna in the U.S. market from 2011 to 2013.
In an 11 January press release issued in conjunction with a financial statement by Thai Union to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the company said it had “reached a final agreement to settle [all] remaining antitrust litigation cases” related to the scandal.
Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Scarcity of containers and rapidly increasing freight rates presents challenges to logistics.
Exports of frozen salmon skyrocketed after flight cargo was decimated during the coronavirus period. Chile in particular has large frozen stocks of salmon, and increasing volumes of fish must be shipped in containers to the markets in the US, Europe and Asia.
The pandemic has increased online shopping, ranging from books to toys and medical devices. Most of it is produced in factories in Asia. Asian countries produce much more than they import. Empty containers are being left in the receiving countries and the result is a precarious shortage of containers in Asia, reports the news site Dagens Næringsliv.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Using biomarkers, a multidisciplinary team of scientists was able to collect palaeoceanographic data from the Bransfield Strait, one of the Antarctic areas most affected by climate change.
In recent years and in an accelerated way, the Western Antarctic Peninsula has suffered several variations in its temperature. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Southern Ocean has largely absorbed the atmospheric heat generated by anthropogenic activity, the analysis of this phenomenon and how it is affecting the biodiversity present in the place is essential.
To understand the impact of environmental variables in the Southern Ocean, a multidisciplinary team of researchers carried out a long history of paleoceanographic information in the Bransfield Strait, located between the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full articlehere
Chile exported 7% more salmon and trout in 2020 than the year before but overall export revenue fell by 14% as prices in key markets plummeted because of the impacts of Covid-19.
According to figures from the country’s Customs Service, Chile – the world’s second-largest producer of farmed salmon – exported 779,000 tonnes of salmon and trout worth US $4.39 billion, whereas in 2019 salmonid producers exported 725,000 tonnes of fish worth $5.13bn.
In the most recent edition of Salmon Industry Commercial Outlook - produced by statistics provider DataSalmon and Fish Farming Expert’s Chilean sister publication, Salmonexpert – DataSalmon product manager Fernanda Clément says the large 2020 harvest is mainly explained by high average weights.
Author: Daniella Balin / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
On January 1, the United Kingdom definitively left the European Union, but that same day a free trade agreement signed with Vietnam entered into force. Producers and exporters of fishery and aquaculture products from the Asian country now see the opportunity to grow in the British market after ‘Brexit’.
Measure in force from January 10 and for seven days
The Ministry of Production (Produce) established the suspension of the extractive activities of the anchovy and white anchovy resources as of January 10, 2021, and for a period of seven days, in the area between 09 ° 00'LS and 10 ° 00'LS, from 20 to 60 miles from the coast.
Through Ministerial Resolution No. 00011-2021-Produce, published today in an extraordinary edition of the legal regulations of the official newspaper El Peruano, it was indicated that the suspension zone is located from the coast of Chimbote to that of Huarmey.
The Institute of the Sea of Peru (Imarpe) will carry out the monitoring and follow-up of the main biological, population and fishing indicators of the anchovy resource, having to inform and promptly recommend the fisheries management measures to the ministry.
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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