A new feeding system based on passive acoustics and artificial intelligence may improve the sustainability of the aquaculture industry.
Called the Smart System for Feeding Control (SICA), it is a non-invasive, passive acoustic system which consists of two modules: a data logger and a control unit. The data logger, which is deployed in sea cages, acquires the data through the passive acoustic sensor, which is then transmitted via the wireless communication module. The control unit then applies the machine-learning algorithms to the data allowing it to make decisions about the feeding process.
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Seafood exporters in Scotland have complained that “unnecessary” post-Brexit red tape is holding up lorry shipments of fresh fish to Europe.
Difficulties and errors in competing the forms that are now required for export to the EU and a shortage of vets to provide export health certificates, together with IT problems for the customs authorities in France, have been holding up consignments. It is taking longer to obtain export health certificates for both farmed salmon and vessel caught fish. The delays follow the chaos created by the pre-Christmas travel ban which was temporarily imposed by France response to increasing Covid-19 cases in the UK.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
After having first made plain their disappointment at the deal reached by the UK government on fishing in its negotiations with the European Union, UK federations have had a breathing space to take stock of the situation.
‘In the wake of the agreement reached with the EU on Christmas eve, our immediate task was to blunt the Government’s attempts to present the outcome on fisheries as a famous victory’ an NFFO spokesman commented.
‘In Parliament and right across the media the country and the world, through the Federation’s efforts, was made to understand that, in echoes of 1973, the UK fishing industry had again been sacrificed for other national objectives.
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Ventisqueros has developed alliances and initiatives that encourage the reuse of different types of waste, to reduce waste shipments to landfills.
“We ended the year with a beach cleaning in Calamaco, located in the Comau Fjord of the Hualaihué commune, where collaborators from different areas of our company participated. During several days in December, we cleaned an area of around 650 linear meters of beach and collected more than 25 maxi-bags of waste ”, said Giulianna Nordetti, Head of Social Commitment at Ventisqueros. "It was a great job, which shows the commitment we have as a company to sustainability: now with classified waste, we are going to recycle as much as possible through companies specializing in this."
Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here
King SoleTM, the 'premium' aquaculture sole weighing more than half a kilo produced by Stolt Sea Farm (SSF), and launched three years ago, will be available in select Auchan stores starting later this January.
And with forecasts, in addition, that in the coming months the supermarket chain can expand its expansion nationwide. This was announced by Stolt Sea Farm, whose president Jordi Trias, has been pleased to be able to contribute to Auchan being able, in this way, "to expand its range of 'premium' farmed fish produced in a sustainable way.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
The Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's seafood development agency, has appealed to all seafood companies trading to the UK or through the UK, no matter how small their operations, to continue to familiarize themselves with the impacts of any new rules or processes that affect their operations and supply chains.
Jim O'Toole, CEO of BIM, recognized the double challenge that the COVID-19 pandemic and the 'Brexit' are having in the sector and has indicated that "the approach of BIM and other state agencies, including the SFPA, is to continue providing support and guidance to the sector during this challenging time By working together and taking action, we can reduce the impact of 'Brexit' as much as possible.
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We're now accepting applications for the Innovation Award 2021
The Nor-Fishing Foundation is now accepting applications for the Innovation Award 2021. The applicant with the most innovative product or service for the industry will be announced and receive the award at Aqua Nor in August.
The Innovation Award has been of great importance in generating sales, interest and attention in the industry, for both previous winners and nominees.
The deadline for submitting an application is 15 May - however, we are happy receive applications as early as possible.
The fishermen of the Bay of the Seine are in tension with those of the United Kingdom whom they accuse of "looting" the resources. While the Gallic fishermen apply protection measures, the British roam freely with the sole aim of taking over the species. Although Brexit still allows the presence of English fishermen in the Seine Bay, the Norman fishermen cannot take it anymore . They denounce the discrepancy between the measures they are taking to preserve the resource and the British “irruption”.
The presence of fishermen on the other side of the Channel to fish for scallops in the 12-20 mile strip is the main reason for disagreement.
The Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) established January 5 as the opening date of the first artisanal catching season for horse mackerel this year for the Ñuble and Biobío regions.
Immediately, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca), the supervisory body, activated the measures to carry out the necessary controls for regulatory compliance with the provisions of the Fisheries Law. That is how, on the previous day, patrolling was carried out in the fishing area with the maritime authority, said Sernapesca. In turn, the Sernapesca Biobío Regional Satellite Monitoring Unit activated vessel monitoring to ensure that the capture start date was respected.
Scientists develop model to predict movement of tuna Seychelles
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