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IN BRIEF - Toyosu market to reopen to public today

JAPAN
Monday, June 08, 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will reopen the Toyosu wholesale food market, which replaced Tsukiji, to tourists today.

The move comes after the market in Koto Ward shut tourists out for about three months to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

At each entrance, visitors will be asked to undergo temperature checks and disinfect their hands with alcohol-based sanitizers. Visitors without masks will be refused entry.

Market workers and visitors will use separate passageways at the facility.

The metro government will increase security guards at the viewing area for the market's popular tuna auction and in the zone where sushi and other restaurants are situated to prevent crowding.

Before the pandemic, lines were common in front of popular restaurants, but that practice will end after the reopening.

 


IN BRIEF | Nor-Fishing Digital receives positive response

NORWAY
Friday, June 05, 2020

Nor-Fishing 2020 Digital met with positive response from the industry

News about Nor-Fishing 2020 going digital has been met with positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. 150 exhibitors have confirmed their attendance so far.

The interaction between visitors and exhibitors has long made Nor-Fishing the industry’s most important meeting place. Creating this marketplace at Nor-Fishing Digital is the Nor-Fishing Foundation’s most important goal.


Other Media | Newry Times: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Poots announces £360,000 support for aquaculture sector

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Friday, June 05, 2020

Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced a £360,000 emergency support package for Northern Ireland’s aquaculture sector.

The package aims to help aquaculture businesses that have experienced a significant drop in sales as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aquaculture sector is a small but valuable niche market in Northern Ireland.

It employs around 131 people and supports rural communities.

Source: editor@newrytimes.com| Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: China underscores Argentina its 'zero tolerance' position with illegal fishing after the last two cases

ARGENTINA
Friday, June 05, 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic, Luis Basterra, held a remote meeting with the ambassador of the People's Republic of China in the country, Zou Xiaoli, in order to "continue strengthening bilateral relations and advancing trade ties on specific products, some of which already have an important position in this market ”, the authority reports in a statement.

In terms of fishing resources, Zou Xiaoli highlighted the value of shellfish and Argentine red prawns. Regarding the latter product, he highlighted that it is "very popular in the Chinese market, it has been sold a lot and that is why our collaboration in fisheries has enormous possibilities."

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Cermaq appoints new CFO and CTO

NORWAY
Friday, June 05, 2020

Ole Martin Grimsrud is appointed new CFO and Erlend Reiten will take up a new position as Chief Transformation Officer.

In a press release, the Mitsubishi-owned salmon farmer Cermaq writes that it is expanding its management team.

Formerly with the engineering firm Aker Solutions, Ole Martin Grimsrud is appointed as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will take up the position from 1 September.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Cepesca joins the Indonesian Government's claims for alleged cases of abuse on Chinese vessels

INDONESIA
Friday, June 05, 2020

The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca), has expressed "its support" to the claims made by the Government of Indonesia before the two Regional Fisheries Organizations (RFOs) that manage the tropical tuna fisheries in the Pacific "and within which the Chinese-flagged longline vessels that have been accused of abusive treatment of their crew in recent weeks were officially registered, "the organization said in a statement. The Government of Indonesia, the country of origin of the four recently deceased crew members on board these ships and, according to the evidence thrown overboard, "has opened a criminal investigation into the events."

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Navico to kick off construction at collagen, gelatin plant in August

VIET NAM
Friday, June 05, 2020

H? Chí Minh, Vietnam-based pangasius firm Nam Viet Joint Stock Company, or Navico, plans to begin construction in August at a factory in Vietnam that would produce collagen and gelatin from pangasius, an official from Navico told SeafoodSource earlier this week.

The construction work will take around one year to complete, she said.

Navico and another local pangasius producer – the Dai Tay Duong Company Limited – each have a 50 percent stake in the Amicogen Nam Viet Company Limited, the operator of the project. The chartered capital of the Amicogen Nam Viet is VND 46.48 billion (USD 2 million, EUR 1.8 million).

Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | New date - Irish Skipper Expo to be held in March 2021

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Thursday, June 04, 2020

Mara Media, the organiser of Irish Skipper Expo 2020, has been informed by the event venue, UL Sport Arena, that it has entered into an agreement with HSE – (Irish Health Service Executive), to use its facilities as a field hospital in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and as such, the venue will no longer be available to host Irish Skipper Expo 2020.

The show will now be moved forward to 12 and 13 March 2021.

Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media said: “Although disappointed, moving the show forward to March 2021 will provide an opportunity for the industry to reinvigorate itself and enable forward planning to take place with more confidence.

“Over the years we have developed a very special relationship with the fishing community; the support and loyalty they have shown during this challenging period has been incredible, for which we express our sincere thanks.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Mowi enters into agreement with Inverlussa for delivery of new 35m Thermolicer vessel

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, June 04, 2020

Built by Nauplius Workboats, 35 metre vessel will be equipped with the latest technology for salmon sea lice management from ScaleAQ.

Inverlussa Marine Services and Mowi Scotland have entered into agreement for the delivery of the bespoke vessel and Thermolicer system later this year, the salmon farmer has announced in a press release.

The vessel will be 35m x 14m, and is being built in Holland by Nauplius Workboats and will be operated by Scottish workboat operator Inverlussa Marine Services.

Source: Salmon Business | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Steering the States towards sustainable offshore aquaculture

UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 04, 2020

Danielle Blacklock, who was recently appointed director of NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture, talks to The Fish Site about how to ensure the US develops a sustainable offshore aquaculture sector, what the country can learn from other nations and how the sector is coping with COVID-19.

In one way or another I have been involved with the aquaculture sector for over a decade. I worked as a professional cook as a way to put myself through school and I was drawn by the idea of growing something – raising a product tide to table. Working in aquaculture allows me to support several things I am passionate about, including coastal economies, increasing domestic seafood and feeding our communities.

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


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