According to an August consumption trend survey released by the Cabinet Office, the consumer sentiment index, which shows consumer sentiment for the next six months, was 29.3 points, down 0.2 points from the previous month.
It was the first drop in four months, and the basic judgment regarding consumer sentiment was revised downward, saying that the "tempo of picking up is slowing down."
In addition, consumer awareness indicators regarding the outlook for living had improved since May, but the number of people infected with the new coronavirus expanded again, so in August, “income growth” and “employment environment” indicators were low for the first time in four months.
The decrease is explained by a lower average sale price (-21.5%) given the fall in market prices during the second quarter and a lower percentage of premium product sales during the semester, according to what was reported to the CMF.
Multiexport Foods recently presented its results for the first semester of 2020 before the Financial Market Commission (CMF). During the period, the company presented operating income of US $ 240.8 million, a figure 16.2% lower than reported in the same period of 2019.
The fast expanding company Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has signed a Letter of Intent with the Mondi Group AB of Sweden to acquire all the share capital of the artisan Irish smoked salmon business Carr & Sons Seafood Limited.
Based in County Mayo, the firm has a long established reputation for high quality smoked and marinated salmon and trout products. ISI said at the weekend:
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Currently, 7 companies that have 45 vessels are covered by the Tuna for Responsible Fishing (APR) standard. And they are: Grupo Conservas Garavilla S.L, Calvopesca S.A., Corporación Atunera Internacional, S.L, Albacora S. A., Cía. Europea de Túnidos S.L., Nicra 7 S.L., Cía Internacional de Pesca y Derivados, S.A.
The Spanish tuna fleet associated with Opagac promoted the APR (Responsible Fishing Tuna) and currently the only operation in the world that integrates social and environmental sustainability, the organization reports in a statement.
Considering a separate IPO of the company’s vessels.
Last week Mowi opened the sale of the company’s 50 per-cent stake in DESS Aquaculture Shipping. On Monday, NTS’s Board of Directors announced a strategic re-run of its wellboat, service vessels and freight operations to position the companies for further growth.
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The construction of the Olupale freezer trawler for Seacope Freezer Fishing, a company owned by Copemar, in Armón Navia Shipyards is progressing from strength to strength. This vessel, which will operate in Namibia, will carry machinery designed and manufactured by Ibercisa Deck Machinery on board. It is the third order for this fleet that has been made in the last two years.
Specifically, Ibercisa has supplied two electrically operated drag winches with a nominal power of 320 kW and 36 tons; net drum of more than 30 tons, malleteros, lanteons, winches for the launching and turning of the codend; as well as auxiliary winches and anchoring and mooring.
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A major fishery off New England will be slowed down considerably in September in an attempt to protect the fish’s population.
Atlantic herring are the target of a large fishing industry. They’re used for food as well as bait. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the inshore Gulf of Maine’s fishery for herring will be effectively shut down until Sept. 30.
The fishery is being shuttered for the month because fishermen are approaching a quota limit, the agency said. The shutdown began Aug. 23.
The herring fishery has been subject to tighter quotas in recent years because of concerns about the health of the fish’s population. Fishermen typically caught more than 100 million pounds of the fish per year earlier this decade, but caught only 24.7 million pounds last year.
A determination to educate its customers on the importance of eating locally produced seafood has got new U.K. fishmonger business Cormacks Seafood off to a flying start.
Opened on 28 July in Totnes, Devon, the start-up shop is one of many seafood businesses in the United Kingdom to have turned its head to the domestic market using locally landed fish and shellfish. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, around 80 percent of the country’s seafood was exported, while most of the seafood consumed in the market was imported.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
The Norwegian state has lodged an appeal after losing a court case involving Hav Line’s farmed salmon factory ship Norwegian Gannet, which was used by Mowi Scotland during a period when it was harvesting more fish than its processing facilities could handle.
In November 2018, on the day before the vessel’s naming ceremony, the then fisheries minister Harald Nesvik reversed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s decision that Hav Line’s operation to harvest and process fish and take them directly to a distribution centre in Denmark was legal.
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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...