A KEY aquaculture conference called off three months ago because of Coronavirus is attracting more than double its normal audience through a digital version of the event.
HavExpo 2020 was due to have been held in the Norwegian city of Bergen at the end of March before it fell victim to the pandemic. The bi-annual event, organised by the Research Council of Norway and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Fund, normally attracts around 500 participants from Norwegian and international fish farming interests.The next physical conference is scheduled to take place in March next year, but has been cut from three to two days
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Since mid-May, almost 40,000 tonnes of North Sea herring have been traded, of which approx. 15,000 tonnes for fishmeal and oil
The quality is now reported to be perfect for human consumption. Consumer buyers suggest that they need a further 30,000 tonnes of "June quality" North Sea herring.
In June, most of the North Sea herring comes to the European consumer market from Norwegian vessels. Maintaining this position and the positive reputation it provides are both important in the short and long term .
Whether salmon aquaculture in the Falkland Islands is feasible from an environmental, social and economic perspective is currently under investigation by the government of the remote archipelago.
In his annual address to the Legislative Assembly of the British protectorate, delivered this week, the governor of the islands, Nigel Philips, said: that the “Government will investigate whether aquaculture of salmon in inshore waters is feasible from an environmental, social, and economic perspective.
Janne T. Mostøl has agreed with the board of directors of the company to step down.
Morstøl has been CEO of the seafood and logistic software solutions company Maritech since February 2017. The board had then adopted a new strategy for the company, with the main focus being growth through the expansion of the value chain and internationalisation.
“Janne T. Morstøl has led the implementation of this strategy, and today the company has a strong position as a supplier of innovative software systems tailored to the seafood and logistics industry,” the company wrote on its website.
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Aquasur, the largest aquaculture trade fair in the southern hemisphere, has been postponed from October this year until March 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event’s executive director, Cristián Solís Aguirre, said the exact new date of the fair, held in Puerto Montt, Chile would be announced within the next fortnight.
He said Aquasur owner, Editec Conferences and Fairs, is assessing all the factors required for the proper development of the event, such as the availability of suppliers of essential equipment and services, opening of borders, operation of hotels in the region, reactivation of internal and international flights and the dates of fairs and conferences around the world, among other elements.
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Feedback from Swan-Net Gundry (SNG) customers has been highly positive as the company’s new design concept of incorporating more mesh into the side wing panels of pelagic trawls for herring, mackerel and horse mackerel has returned impressive results.
This arrangement is designed to reduce the possibility of fish escaping through the sides of the trawls as, with current traditional designs the fish can escape through the side gaps. But by now incorporating extra mesh in the wings means closing this exit route and, importantly, this process does not alter the opening of the trawl.
At present the gaps in the side wing area can vary in length, but can range from 30 up to 250metres and SNG have addressed this problem with the design of two versions using the new ‘closed sides’ concept – one for pair trawling and the other for single boat trawling.
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A trawler owned by a Chinese distant-water fishing firm has been impounded by Ghanaian authorities for a second time for breaking the country’s fisheries laws.
The Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was arrested on 30 May by Ghana’s Marine Police for using nets with a mesh size below the legal limit and for catching undersized fish. A court date has been set for 16 June.
Locally registered to Ghana-based Gyinam Fisheries Ltd, The Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 is operated by Rongcheng Ocean Fishery Co Ltd, which is headquartered in the city of Rongcheng, home to a significant part of China’s seafood processing industry.
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For the executive, this challenge "is a great opportunity to continue developing professionally."
Last Monday, June 1, Rodrigo Romero, veterinary doctor from the Austral University of Chile, assumed the position of Product Manager Agua Mar inSkrettingChile, a role that seeks to promote the development of products for fish in the fattening stage, covering both the standard diets such as specialty diets, considering new advances in nutrition and Skretting research locally and globally.
Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition; Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation; Didier Guillaume, Minister of Agriculture and Food; and François Houllier, president and CEO of Ifremer, the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea, have signed the new objectives and the development contract for the agency. An agreement that, according to the French government, is structured around those main objectives that will be the guide of the research institute until 2023.
The agreement specifies the strategy around 6 objectives broken down into 43 actions and around twenty indicators. Activities focus on three main purposes: protecting and restoring marine ecosystems, sustainably managing marine resources, and sharing marine data and information.
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s baby eel fishermen had a productive year in the state’s rivers and streams, but the price for the eels was much lower than usual.
The fishing season for the eels, which are called elvers, ended on Sunday. Fishermen caught at least 9,650 pounds of the eels during a season in which they were limited to 9,688.
The elvers are valuable because they’re used as seed stock by Asian aquaculture companies that raise them to maturity for use as food. They were worth $525 pounds at the docks this year. That’s much more than most fish species, but a steep decline from last year’s average of $2,091.