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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Richard Stavis stepping down from Stavis Seafoods to form consultancy

UNITED STATES
Friday, November 13, 2020

Stavis Seafoods Chief Sustainability Officer Richard Stavis has announced that he will be moving on from the Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based company by January 2021.

In a LinkedIn post detailing his decision, Stavis said he planned to leave the firm in the new year to “help others to achieve their growth and sustainability goals” in a consultancy capacity. Following his departure, Stavis will be “available electronically worldwide,” he said, and will “travel for select projects.”

Before moving into the role of CSO in 2018 following the company’s acquisition by Spain’s Grupo Profand, Stavis served as CEO for the North American seafood distributor for more than 20 years. 

Author: Madelyn Kearns / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Net pen salmon farms to be phased out in BC

CANADA
Friday, November 13, 2020

The Canadian government has reiterated its commitment to "transition" British Columbia’s salmon farming sector from open net pens to alternative production systems.

BC's salmon farming sector recently announced plans to invest $1.4 billion in the province, but the Canadian government remain committed to ensuring that existing net pen farms are phased out.

The four alternatives being considered are land-based RAS facilities, hybrid systems with land-based and marine sites, floating closed-containment systems and offshore farms.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Netherlands fleet sends a report to the EC on its opposition to camera control

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 13, 2020

The Netherlands Fishermen's Association (Nederlandse Visserbond) has submitted a report to the European Commission and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius in which it shows its opposition to the implementation of electronic control through video surveillance on fishing vessels for reasons of privacy, costs and inefficiency, as reflected in a statement the organization.

The decision to prepare and send this document was unanimous by all members of the organization, who consider that these systems "do not hit the mark" which is to achieve "more selective fishing." The control regulation is under review in the European Parliament and the debate on electronic monitoring has been very agitated since the initial proposal of the Commission.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek cargo ship, 4 people dead

TURKEY
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Rescue boats are searching for one remaining survivor after two vessels collided in the Mediterranean. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

At least four people died and one person is missing after a Greek cargo ship collided with a Turkish fishing boat in the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

The incident ocurred off the coast of the town of Karatas, in Turkey's Adana province.

The Turkish coast guard dispatched three boats and a team of divers as part of a search and rescue operation. They recovered four bodies and are still searching for a fifth person.

The accident happened at 5:50 am (0250 GMT), about 15 nautical miles off the coast, according to the Adana governor's office.

Source: AP


IN BRIEF | WA2020 Webinar on Dec 14 to 16,2020 - Register is now open

SINGAPORE
Thursday, November 12, 2020

World Aquaculture 2020 Webinar Series
Presented by World Aquaculture Society and Singapore Food Agency

We are organising a WA2020 Webinar during Dec 14-16,2020.   WA2020 webinar is holding a three-day virtual meeting to discuss important aquaculture topics to help the industry before the WA2020 will be held in June 14-18,2021 2021 in Singapore.

Theme : Next Generation Aquaculture, Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World

Date : 14 to 16, December 2020 (3 days) Time : 14:00 - 16:00 hrs. Singapore Time (Singapore, GMT+08:00) each day Duration : 120 minutes Registration Link : www.was.org Free! Register for the webinar


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Investing in the future

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Major developments for cleaner fish management

Amidst global upheaval and the effects of Covid-19, UK-based feed manufacturer, World Feeds Ltd, has been hard at work ensuring that its well-laid plans for 2020 have been able to proceed as uninterrupted as possible. This year marks a major milestone for the company, as its factory in the heart of Yorkshire has undergone an extensive redevelopment that promises to increase production output capacity tenfold.

The company specialises in aquatic nutrition and supplies a wide variety of uniquely formulated, complete diets to some of the largest public aquariums in the world – feeding vast multi-species marine exhibits with tailored feeds, delivered via innovative forms of presentation.

Author: Janice Johnston  / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Bycatch donations aid food security

UNITED STATES
Thursday, November 12, 2020

A new study of a bycatch donation programme in Alaska highlights its value in cutting waste, while addressing food security and social value.

In 1996, NOAA Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council established the ‘Prohibited Species Donation Program’ to make it possible for fishermen to donate some bycatch to hunger relief organisations. Jordan Watson, NOAA Fisheries biologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and author of the study suggests that the programme could serve as a model to help mitigate waste around the world.
 
Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Spotify and Tesla backer invests in GM salmon farmer

UNITED STATES
Thursday, November 12, 2020

New York-based investment adviser ARK Investment Management focused solely on “disruptive innovation” sees potential in AquaBounty.

In a financial filing, AquaBounty Technologies reports that ARK Investment Management has acquired 10.21 per-cent of shares in the biotechnology company for USD 2.7 million.

ARK Investment Management has invested in Spotify, Tesla, and Crispr Therapeutics.

Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, has previously spoken about how investors can take advantage of disruptive technologies in the genomic and biotech sectors. 

Author: Owen Evans  / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Iceland Signs Fisheries MoU With UK

ICELAND
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson and his UK counterpart Victoria Prentis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning future co-operation concerning fisheries.

The MoU was signed during a video conference and it sets outa framework for an Iceland-UK dialogue on fisheries for both nations to share best practice and to co-operate on issues including innovation and food waste reduction. Businesses will be able to exchange knowledge on the adoption of new technologies and practices.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: [+ DOCUMENTS] They review the techno-economic performance of the main fishing fleets in the world

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Comparing the 2016 financial and economic performance results with those of some of the same network segments included in the 2002-03 review study, “it is clear that overall ship performance in Europe improved” is one of the points underlined in the FAO study.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, for its acronym in English) published the analysis of the techno-economic results of certain fishing fleets of vessels in Europe, where the studies are presented at the level of countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Turkey.

Source: Aqua.cl | Read the full article here


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