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 articlehere
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 articlehere
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
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 articlehere
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.
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 articlehere
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.
Ongoing with the renewal of the green fleet Norway
Norway is one of the European countries that has been electrified the most so far. Not only is its car fleet dominated by electric vehicles, which account for 60% of the market share. Also its waters....