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IN BRIEF - Removal of old, unused dam opens 26 miles of trout habitat

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The removal of an old, unused dam from a tributary of Vermont’s Dog River in Northfield has opened up 26 miles of stream habitat, creating better conditions for trout and other species of fish, officials say.

The crumbling 100-foot concrete structure was recently removed from the Bull Run.

Photo: Friends of the Winooski River ?

The dam posed safety hazards and caused property damage on a former summer camp that is now The Woods Lodge, a local inn and retreat center.

The Friends of the Winooski River began the project by in 2018. Fundraising and permitting continued throughout 2019.

More than 24,000 cubic yards of sediment that had built up behind the dam is being removed.

Source: AP


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Europe’s most advanced processing plant is completed: 'It is fantastic'

NORWAY
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Inka’s new processing plant at near Bergen, Norway, will be fully operational within 2-3 weeks.

In May last year, SalmonBusiness wrote that Inka, in collaboration with Seaborn and Marel, announced they were building a new salmon and trout processing plant. Inka Project manager in Inka Kjetil Løvaas stated during the Brussels Seafood Expo last year that the project would become “Europe’s most advanced processing factory.”

The new 5,500m3 building is now ready. Investment in the site was around EUR 13 million. Tuesday was the first test run, ahead of two weeks of the fine-tuning of its production equipment and robots, reports Midtsiden.

Author: Stian Olsen / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Challenging misconceptions about aquaculture

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Dr Carsten Krome, managing partner and co-founder of Hatch, is keen to ensure that people are able to distinguish between good, bad and indifferent forms of aquaculture.

Ahead of the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit on 14 September – when he will host a virtual roundtable discussion on ‘The role of aquaculture in a resilient and sustainable global food system’ – he tells The Fish Site why there are many misconceptions that need to be addressed.

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | New sales manager for Morgère

FRANCE
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Trawl door manufacturer, Morgère, has appointed Amaury Hervé as sales manager in a move to develop new business in both the French and international markets.

Amaury brings tremendous experience to Morgère, having trained at the Maritime School in Paimpol, after which he became a fisherman and then mechanic with the CMA-CGM company. Most recently he was an officer-mechanic with the same company, following training at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur Maritime in Saint-Malo, Brittany.

In his new sales role, Amaury will also participate in sea trials to aid the launch of new products developed by Morgère, as well as help develop new fishing techniques.


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Ocean Hugger to expand plant-based seafood analog offerings in re-launch

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

After folding earlier this summer due to its sole reliance on foodservice accounts and the COVID-19 pandemic, plant-based seafood analog brand

Ocean Hugger Foods is planning a re-launch sometime next year.

“We are working with strategic partners who would like to bring the company back to market, and the product back to market,” Co-Founder and CEO David Benzaquen told SeafoodSource, while declining to name the partners.

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norway gets its first BAP-certified fish farms

NORWAY
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett has become the first salmon farmer in Norway to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced.

The fish farmer, which is based on Kvarøy Island within the Arctic Circle and is known outside Norway as Kvarøy Arctic, achieved certification for two sites, at Movikodden and Selsøyvær.

Kvarøy plans to pursue BAP certification for its remaining three farm sites as well as its processing plant, hatchery and feed mill to attain BAP four-star designation, GAA said in a press release.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Johnson gives five weeks to close EU divorce

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Without progress in fishing, threatens to alter the agreement on the Irish border

With pressure and unilateral decisions. This is how the British Government wants to break the blockade in which the negotiations with the EU are to define their future relationship after Brexit. At least this is the taste of the recent announcements and decisions of 10 Downing Street have left. While the criteria for fair competition and the distribution of fishing quotas in British waters remain at a standstill, London is now preparing a draft Law on the Internal Market with which it can annul part of the EU Exit Agreement, which it signed in October , after years of intense discussions.

Author: Juan Francisco Alonso / La Voz de Gaicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Legendary Vish: The Austrian Start-Up That Prints 'Vegan Salmon'

AUSTRIA
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

To mimic the health benefits of salmon, young entrepreneurs use products like pea protein, mushroom protein, and seaweed extract. In this way, they recreate the proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins that characterize salmon.

Create a salmon fillet using a 3D printer. This is the idea behind Austrian start-up Legendary Vish, founded by three PhD students, who hope to bring their “vegan salmon” to market in 2022.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Workers of the Chilean company Friosur acquire 20% of the ownership of the fishing company

CHILE
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The workers of Pesquera Friosur SpA (Chile) have joined as shareholders of 20% of what is one of the main companies in the Aysén region. The entry was made through the recently formed Cooperativa de Trabajadores de Friosur (COOTRAF), in a virtual ceremony held simultaneously in Santiago, Puerto Chacabuco (Aysén) and Reykjavik (Iceland).

The Minister of Labor and Social Security, María José Zaldívar; the mayor of Aysén, Geoconda Navarrete; the president of Friosur, José Luis del Río; the president of the Friosur Workers' Cooperative, Rubén Leal; the president of the Union of Crew Members of Friosur, Mariano Villa, regional authorities, leaders, executives and workers.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: 'We have been robbed of our company, and we have been paid with monopoly money'

NORWAY
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Sealab founder Milan Markovic said he believes he is a victim of a hostile takeover.

In August, it was announced that the holding company Bluegrove is buying up Norwegian aqua tech start-up Sealab. Sealab’s underwater light and camera technology will be merged with the acoustic sensory system developed by another Norwegian Bluegrove subsidiary CageEye, according to a press release on the 31st of August.

SalmonBusiness’ sister publication Ilaks already hinted in July that there could be talk of an acquisition of Sealab. 

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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