Other Media | SeafoodSource: Chris Lischewski sentenced to 40 months in prison, USD 100,000 fine
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Former Bumble Bee President and CEO Chris Lischewski was sentenced to 40 months in prison and given a USD 100,000 fine (EUR 88,000) as part of his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of canned tuna sold in the United States from 2011 to 2013.
The sentence comes after a three-week-long trial in December ended with a jury finding Lischewski guilty of being involved in a scheme between Bumble Bee, StarKist, and Chicken of the Sea to fix the price of tuna. Lischewski was facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of USD 1 million (EUR 887,500).
The sentence, according to U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen, is in accordance to the severity of the conspiracy, which was “widespread, pervasive, and affecting the entire industry.”
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource| Read the full articlehere
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced the subsidies for the 2019 campaign aimed at compensating the additional costs borne by the operators of certain Canary Islands fishing and aquaculture products included in the Operational Program for Spain of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020.
The aid, valued at 8.7 million euros, is aimed at operators in the fishing, breeding, processing and marketing of certain fishery and aquaculture products in the Archipelago. And they are destined to subsidize the commercialization by air and sea, fresh and frozen, outside the Archipelago, of artisanal fishing products; the production and marketing of industrial fishing in the Canary Islands; the transformation of fishery or aquaculture products from the islands.
Source:Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Craig Santer who joined Marport in January this year is now heading the company’s new Cape Town branch, bringing with him fourteen years of experience in the marine electronics industry, and specialising in South Africa’s commercial fishing industry.
Marport has announced the opening of Marport South Africa (PTI) located in Cape Town. The company will distribute Marport’s full product line of catch control and net monitoring sensors, echo sounders, current profilers and sonar for the world’s fishing fleet.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The ecological group Eguzki regrets once again the presence of pelagic trawlers near the coast. "We have come to count up to seven Irish ships, although the total number of ships is likely to be higher." A sample of its activity could be seen on Sunday afternoon in the port of Ondarroa: a beautiful bloody swordfish with its dorsal fin broken as a result of pelagic nets. "Those networks that swallow everything, be it a commercial, non-commercial or protected species," denounce the ecologists.
Fishing with pelagic nets is prohibited both in Spain and in the waters of the Basque Country by their respective administrations, mainly because they catch and drag everything that gets in their way and generates a lot of discard.
The Italian Confederation of Agriculture (CIA) has promoted the creation of PescAgri, the Italian Association of Fishermen and Aquaculturists, focused on "the protection, development and enhancement of fishing and aquaculture activity in all its professional and territorial senses", informs the organization through a statement.
The president of this new structure, which expands the CIA's areas of representation, is Antonino Algozino, 45, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and founder of a state-of-the-art freshwater organic aquaculture plant for the rearing of trout, sturgeon and ornamental fish in Sicily, Enna province.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
From 21 July and running until 8 August, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) has been recruiting organizations and restaurants to participate in the "Go To Eat" campaign. The campaign aims to stimulate demand in the food and beverage industry for a limited time by subsidizing part of the cost of dining out.
Restaurants have been hit hard as customers have refrained from eating out as a way of limiting the spread of COVID-19. After dropping to as low as 10 percent of the previous year’s revenue, many eating establishments have been able to rebound to about 50 percent. However, spacing tables more widely to meet social distancing guidelines has put limits on capacity.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Researchers are raising concerns over the scope of current sustainability certification schemes in the aquaculture sector – saying that they could be overly focused on environmental and governance indicators.
A recent study published in the journal Global Environmental Change has reviewed the metrics and methodology of eight global sustainability certification schemes for aquaculture: ASC, GLOBAL GAP, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), BRC Global Standards, International Featured Standards (IFS), Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO), Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and Friend of the Sea (FOS).
Author: Megan Howell / The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Hundreds of miles from its nearest neighbour, the remote Faroe Islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing has always been a way of life, and fish accounts for 90% of all exported goods. But coronavirus is hitting efforts to increase tourism.
The drive to the village of Glyvrar is nothing less than dramatic.
The road from the airport winds past mountains and fjords, and passes through tunnels cut into hillsides and burrowed under the sea.
Glyvrar is home to the Faroe Islands' largest firm, Bakkafrost - which farms salmon.
Author: Adrienne Murray / BBC News | Read the full articlehere
The Carrefour Quality and Origin frozen skrei cod loin has obtained the “Superior Taste Award”, an independent certification granted by the International Taste Institute, the world leader in consumer food and beverage evaluation and certification. The recognition is the result of a blind tasting held in Brussels in which the appearance, texture, taste and smell have been assessed, the product marketed under the Quality and Origin Carrefour brand has achieved an overall rating of 91%. A percentage with which the company reaches for its frozen skrei cod loin the category of "Exceptional Product".
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
Transfer of cod quota to next year Norway
To help reduce problems in the markets after the corona outbreak, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has introduced a temporary scheme for the transfer of cod quotas at vessel level from 2020 to 2...