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Other Media | The Fish Site: Challenging times for Chinese aquaculture

CHINA
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The growth of China’s aquaculture sector is being severely limited by issues including changing consumer demands, restrictive government policies and environmental issues, according to a recent paper that discusses the impact these could have on global seafood supply.

By 2030, China is likely to need an additional 6-18 million tonnes of seafood – an increase of 9-27 percent – to satisfy projected domestic consumption, according to a perspective paper published in One Earth, led by researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article
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Other Media | WorldFishing: MSC extends remote assessment period

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is continuing to permit remote assessments and audits where Covid-19 restrictions prevent on-site audits.

An initial six-month automatic extension to the usual timelines for assessments came into effect on 27 March 2020 and will end on 27 September 2020. The MSC has now decided to extend this period until 27 March 2021.

Chief science and standards officer at the MSC, Rohan Currey, said that businesses and supply chains were still being affected by the pandemic.

Source: WorldFishing | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | Future Food Experience+ Live Webinar Series

THAILAND
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The global food system is deeply impacted by the overstayer COVID-19, weakening economies and disrupting supply chains, leading to food price hikes, pinpointed by Agnes Kalibata, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for the 2021 food systems summit.

Its impact is far from over, and it is pivotal that the F&B industry in Asia address key pain points and build a resilient food system that reimagines trends and the future of food.

Come 15 – 17 September, we are bringing you an interactive programme to identify solutions that could reboot your business, with our first digital edition of Future Food Experience+ Live Webinar Series, THAIFEX – Anuga Asia - Exhibition


Other Media | Fishing Industries: ‘Brexit’ negotiators sit down again tomorrow with eight hours of debate on fisheries

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, September 07, 2020

The signing of a ‘Brexit’ agreement that ends the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union still seems a long way off. After reaching September without significant progress, the negotiators sit down again this week in order to reach a consensus on a document that can be ratified before the end of the year by the legislative chambers of both parties.

In total, fishing will be discussed for eight hours. Tomorrow, Tuesday, fisheries matters will be discussed from 4 to 6 pm; While on Wednesday the dialogue will intensify with three debates, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Atlantic Sapphire optimistic despite COVID setbacks hampering US operations

NORWAY
Monday, September 07, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shut down seafood processing plants, stalled commercial fishing seasons, gutted the foodservice industry, and put aquaculture operations at risk. One of the most heavily hit companies in the aquaculture industry might be Norwegian aquaculture firm Atlantic Sapphire, which has run into plenty of road bumps getting its U.S. recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm off the ground in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

In late July, the company was forced to initiate an emergency harvest of close to 200,000 fish, with a total weight of approximately 400 tons, only 150 tons of which were  sent for processing to be sold. 

Author: Sam Hill / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Huon will be Aussie No.1 in coming year says co-founder

AUSTRALIA
Monday, September 07, 2020

Huon Aquaculture will be the number one salmon farmer in Australia in the coming year, co-founder Frances Bender has said.

“We had a 36% increase in harvest tonnage this season and an increase in average harvest weight. We are harvesting the largest fish ever combined with lower operating costs,” said Bender in a Facebook post.

Last month Tasmanian salmon farmer Huon raised A$64 million by selling new shares to institutional investors.

Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert| Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Salmar faces Ocean Farm escape probe

NORWAY
Monday, September 07, 2020

Salmon farming giant SalMar is facing an official investigation following the escape of salmon from its giant offshore platform Ocean Farm 1. It is not yet known how many fish became free, but Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries said it cannot rule out the possibility of a major escape at the site.

The Directorate said in a press release that a preliminary investigation showed damage to one of the nets to be at least six metres long, but added it did not want to comment further until a more detailed examination had been carried out.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Established a ban on hake in the Peruvian sea

PERU
Monday, September 07, 2020

The Produce organization has approved the Hake Resource Fisheries Regulation Regulation, hereinafter Hake ROP, with the objective, among others, of achieving the recovery of the hake resource in the medium term, for the subsequent sustained use of this resource and its accompanying fauna, taking into account its biological and population characteristics, considering the principles of responsible fishing, the conservation of the environment and biodiversity.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: New land-based salmon farmer announces project in France’s leading fishing port – 15,000 t in Boulogne Sur Mer

FRANCE
Monday, September 07, 2020

Pure Salmon has competition.

In a public notice, the company Local Ocean write that it has expressed an interest in building a 15,000 tonnes land-based salmon farm in Boulogne Sur Mer, Northern France. At first, it wants to produce 8,500 tonnes.

The salmon farmer wants to produce 5kg commercial-sized salmon in seawater at the RAS facility at a site in Calais Port.

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


Other Media | The Fish Site: Bridging a gulf in the perceptions of aquaculture

UNITED STATES
Monday, September 07, 2020

Following the designation of aquaculture opportunity areas in the Gulf of Mexico and off California, Neil Anthony Sims, head of Ocean Era and one of the trailblazers of the offshore aquaculture sector, explains to The Fish Site why the opportunity needs to be taken.

We see the Gulf of Mexico as the proving ground for responsible offshore aquaculture in the United States.

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


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