The Filomena snowstorm, which since Friday has seriously affected a large part of mainland Spain with consequences of special consideration for the capital, Madrid, has forced Mercamadrid's activity to close. The central market in Madrid, the main one in Spain in terms of wholesale fish marketing, did not open on Saturday and it will not open on Monday either. Its reopening is expected for tomorrow, Tuesday, after the work of the UME (Military Emergency Unit) during the weekend has allowed the accesses as well as internal roads of the market to be cleared of snow.
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The catch limitations for the Canary Islands fleet are of concern to the islands' fishing sector. The situation worries since 35 pole-and-line tuna vessels have assigned 2,328 tonnes for this year. The artisanal fleet, which has included vessels that can only fish tuna, have given it 236,258 kilos: "It is a tactic that was done with good intention, but it has gone wrong and there are many families affected," says the president of IslaTuna
The year of the start of the coronavirus pandemic exposed Canarian professional fishing to subsist by selling their products at low prices. In 2021, the scenario for one of the activities considered essential does not improve and is surrounded by uncertainty.
The Commission reassures Parliament by explaining that the European fleet may continue to fish in British waters beyond 2026
MEPs from different political groups on Monday showed their concern about the agreement on fisheries reached between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom last December and asked Brussels for clarification on many of its points.
In the first debate held in the European Parliament on this pact, which took place in the Fisheries Committee, the deputies valued that the parties reached an agreement on December 24 on their future relationship, but insisted that the provisions on fishing do not seem guarantee the security and stability that the European fishing sector needs.
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Scotland’s salmon sector is calling on the U.K. government to help resolve delays to exports destined for E.U. markets following the introduction of the new border rules established in a Christmas Eve agreement, with implementation beginning on 1 January, 2021.
According to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), dozens of truckloads of fish have failed to leave Scotland on time since the full Brexit regulations came into force, with confusion over paperwork, the extra documentation needed, and IT problems all contributing to the delays and hold-ups.
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It only took 8 days in 2021 for the first fishing conflict as a result of ‘Brexit’. The Royal Scottish Navy reportedly intercepted an Irish fishing vessel operating in the vicinity of Rockall's rock. This islet, 27 meters wide, is located on the limits of the British EEZ and its sovereignty is disputed by the United Kingdom, Ireland (which does not recognize British sovereignty), the Faroe Islands and Iceland due to the importance of their fishing bank.
“Ireland's Foreign and Agriculture, Food and Marine Ministers are fully aware of the interactions between an Irish fishing vessel and a Marine Scotland patrol vessel in recent days.
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The Association of Responsible Krill Fishing Companies (ARK) is using fishing vessels to monitor the status of the krill population around South Georgia.
When the seas around Antarctica freeze, the krill fishing fleet seeks the open waters around South Georgia to continue its operations. To protect the rich fauna in the region, this winter fishery is highly regulated, incorporating a precautionary quota, use of marine mammal exclusion devices, scientific observers and a 30km no-take protection zone around the island.
The British Antarctic Survey conducts annual at-sea surveys for krill, as well as studies on the foraging behaviour and breeding performance of land-based marine predators.
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AKVA group was on Sunday 10th of January the subject of a cyber-attack, and several key systems are currently down. The company cooperates with relevant Norwegian authorities and partners to obtain an overview of the situation and to limit the spread and damage of the attack. AKVA does not yet know the full extent of the situation, and it is too early to indicate the operational and financial impact, as well as timing to resolve the situation.
Salmon farmer SalMar has applied for permission to site its planned Smart Fish Farm (SFF) in an area of open sea between 30 and 70 miles off the Norwegian coast.
SalMar, which co-owns Scottish Sea Farms, is applying for the site to be approved for a maximum permitted biomass of 19,000 tonnes, which is what the SFF is dimensioned to produce.
In 2019, the SalMar subsidiary MariCulture AS received a commitment for eight development permits for testing the technology in the SFF concept, and it is this facility that is planned to be established on the site, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries announced in a statement on Friday.
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On 8 January 2021, the EU and Greenland concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new Protocol that will strengthen their cooperation in the fisheries sector for the next four years with the possibility of a two-year extension.
The agreement is a new important milestone in the long-standing bilateral cooperation between the EU and Greenland in fisheries and renews their commitment in promoting a sustainable use of marine resources. This is the only mixed Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) in the North Atlantic, and the third most important agreement in place for the EU in financial terms.
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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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