A new line dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production has been opened by BioMar in Denmark.
The new line is the result of a DKK 100 million (£12 million) investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of its Danish facility by 25 percent.
Situated in Jutland, it is close to many of the world’s leading RAS companies, allowing BioMar to focus on feeds for land-based farming.
“Being situated in an area with a long history of RAS research and development has enabled us to be first movers in RAS feeds and will continue to be crucially important in the innovation development of feeds for land-based farming.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish site | Read the full articlehere
Plant-based seafood analog developer Ocean Hugger Foods said it “must cease operations” due to deteriorating business conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The company, which sells exclusively to foodservice customers, has seen its business channels dry up in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a 23 June update on its website.
“Over the last four years, we have been honored and privileged to serve our business partners and the general public with groundbreaking and award-winning, plant-based alternatives to some of the most endangered species on our planet. We will be forever grateful for your belief in this essential mission, and our business,” Ocean Hugger stated.
Author: Madelyn Kearns / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The General Fisheries Council of the Mediterranean has teamed up with scientific partners in nine countries to launch the first research programme on European eel in the Mediterranean Sea, aiming to strengthen co-ordination of stock management and recovery.
The European eel was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after multiple factors – including habitat loss, overfishing, oceanic changes and an increase pollutant and pathogen levels – had collectively contributed to the decline of the species.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
An independent adjudicator, analyzing formal objections to the potential Marine Stewardship Council certification of the Usufuku Honten East Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, has upheld one of the four objections presented.
The objections were presented by the World Wildlife Fund and The Pew Charitable Trusts in January, after the assessment body, Control Union Pesca Ltd., recommended that the fishery be certified in December 2019. Of the four objections, the independent adjudicator upheld objections to the evidence used to conclude how long bluefin tuna take to grow and reproduce, according to a release from MSC.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The latest statistical analysis shows that the EU’s attempts to step up and revive aquaculture production have proved to be costly, and have had very limited results. We investigate why this might be the case.
Recently we took an in-depth look at the lack of uptake of tuna farming technology in the Mediterranean region, and what we found inspired us to investigate whether there is a commonality between the depressing status of closed-cycle tuna farming in Europe and the status of fish farming in the European Union (EU) in general.
Author: Dr Gidon Minkoff and Jonah van Beijnen / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
The Export Promotion Agency will open on July 1 the citizen consultation to build the new calendar of international fairs for next year, considering the changes in the negotiation processes and the budget restriction.
ProChile opened its citizen consultation to define, together with national exporters, the calendar of international fairs 2021. Given the global contingency due to the expansion of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the changes it has brought in the way of doing business, this time Non-face-to-face and digital fairs are incorporated, giving the opportunity to Chilean entrepreneurs to be able to be part of the new trends in foreign trade.
Las organizaciones transnacionales han pedido a Bruselas que elimine las fronteras en su gestión. Así, las OPP’s formadas por socios de varios estados miembro apuestan por la gestión conjunta de las posibilidades de pesca y por la presentación de proyectos comunes.
La Organización de Palangreros Guardeses organizó un taller de trabajo en formato virtual, que contó con la participación de los representantes de las tres OPP’s transnacionales españolas -en Europa sólo hay cuatro- , de representantes de los gobiernos de España y Portugal y del Jefe de Unidad de la DG Mare de la¡ Comisión Europea, Fragkiskos Nikolian.
Authorities in Norway have now granted licences for almost 90,000 tonnes of harvest-size salmon a year to be grown in on-land plants, while in the United States recirculating aquaculture systems may account for more than 360,000 tonnes annually by 2030.
With major on-land volumes also planned in China and projects on the drawing board in other parts of the world, financial analysts have estimated that between 500,000, and 730,000 tonnes of salmon a year will be produced on land by the end of the decade.
Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here
‘I am excited to take up the chairmanship of SADSTIA,’ Felix Ratheb said.
‘The hake deep-sea trawl fishery is a South African success story – it is sustainable, highly transformed and makes a massive socio-economic contribution, especially in the coastal provinces. I am eager to represent the fishery and the interests of our members.’
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
The jury of the Anfaco Cecopesca design award and the Banco Sabadell Foundation, in its second edition, have recognized the work of designer Victoria Ochoa for her packaging proposal “Continui-t” for the promotion campaign of canned food promotion “Cata la Can". More than 80 designers presented their proposals in this edition, of which 9 went to the final phase. The jury has selected the work of Ochoa, a 20-year-old Venezuelan resident in Madrid, for its originality in the graphic treatment and the versatility of its application. Its creation is based on illustrations with a "marked personality that increases the visual prominence of the product," explains Anfaco. The jury also valued the "right color scheme" that "reinforces the notoriety of the design".
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here