The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has moved ahead a step in its fleet renewal programme with the decommissioning of one of its older trawlers ahead of taking delivery of its first newbuild.
The 103 metre Bazhenovsk dates back to 1980 and this is the next stage of RFC’s extensive renewal progamme as it expects to take delivery of its first newbuild before the end of this year. This will be followed by next year by the first pair of the series of new new vessels being built in Russia under the investment quotas programme for RFC at the Admiralty Shipyard.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Reaf the full articlehere
Tokyo’s sprawling Toyosu fish market, the world’s largest, is taking an outsized hit from the coronavirus pandemic, forcing restaurants and wholesalers to adapt in order to survive.
Businesses had hoped for more activity after Japan lifted its state of emergency in late May, but big events such as shareholder meetings and wedding banquets have remained on hold while many Japanese are still wary of going to restaurants.
Author: DANIEL LEUSSINK / thejapantimes | Read the full articlehere
Within the framework of the Highly Migratory Resources Monitoring project, Ecosystem Approach, of the Department of Oceanography and Environment of the IFOP, a total of 12 species of cetaceans have been registered, the most sighted are the fin whale, the dark dolphin, sperm whale, common dolphins and the blue whale. This project has been carried out for four years on board the scientific ship Abate Molina during the development of hydroacoustic and bio-oceanographic cruises.
Since the beginning of this activity and to date, a total of 20 cruises have been made, and more than 800 sightings have been recorded.
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An executive with a North Carolina, U.S.A.-based seafood processor pleaded guilty in federal court as falsely labeling blue crabmeat worth at least USD 250,000 (EUR 212,000) as a product of the United States.
Jeffrey A. Styron, treasurer of the corporate board of officers for Garland F. Fulcher Seafood Co. in Oriental, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on 3 September of directing employees to falsely label crabmeat.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
It will distribute products in reduced formats and with a more affordable price
The new normal brings with it a new economic reality. This is the one that most worries companies, which try to avoid as much as possible the bite that the covid may end up leaving in their accounts. Nueva Pescanova is no exception. The company is aware that the economic crisis derived from the pandemic will reduce consumption and has sought a low-cost vaccine to immunize itself against a drop in sales that is almost certain.
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China delivered the biggest export hit to Norwegian salmon farmers during August, according to the country’s seafood council.
A year ago it was the largest growth market by far, but because of Covid-19 and the various scares around the pandemic, sales have slumped. Salmon exports alone to China fell by 69 per cent when compared to August last year, figures show. And it is not just salmon – other types of seafood have suffered almost as much.
Seafood sales to China in August totalled 7,600 tonnes and were worth NOK 214 million. This is a volume decrease of 43 per cent and a drop in value of 54 per cent.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
The agreement seeks to promote scientific and technical cooperation on issues of mutual interest in the field of health and welfare of aquaculture species and veterinary medicine, establishing a framework to advance common objectives, such as disease prevention and control.
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) and the All-Russian State Center for Quality and Standardization of Drugs and Animal Food, FGBU "VGNKI", signed a protocol of scientific and technical cooperation that will generate joint actions in the prevention and control of diseases of aquaculture fish and molluscs.
Aquafeed manufacturer Skretting has completed recruitment for its global procurement team, it announced today.
With over 1,000 ingredients currently in the global portfolio, the team’s objective is to support Skretting’s operating companies optimise their supply, said procurement director Robert van den Breemer.
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Aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec has announced that it has opened its first regional office in Chile.
The Scottish company has developed a range of aquaculture technologies including acoustic and non-acoustic predator deterrents that are safe for marine mammals to electric in-water stunning that improves animal welfare at slaughter, and biomass measurement that uses real 3D data to improve accuracy.
Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Frozen mackerel, 74% imported from Norway South Korea
In August 2020, frozen mackerel imports amounted to 1,908 tons, down 18 % from 2,336 tons a year earlier.
The cumulative import volume reached 29,304 tons in August, up 4 % from 28,227 tons a ye...
The countdown begins for the shrimp Argentina
The following is an excerpt from an article in Revista Puerto:
There are few open areas for fishing, many concentrated boats and bad weather. Yields have dropped in recent weeks and the seaso...