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IN BRIEF - AKVA group Land Based and Vikings sign cooperation agreement for the Middle East

NORWAY
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A design and cooperation agreement for design of a number of land based salmon farms in the Middle East has been signed between AKVA group Land Based and Vikings.

Vikings CTO, Morten Malle, says "In the Vikings team, we are very pleased to have entered into this cooperation agreement with AKVA group on the design of our facilities and as a strong technology partner in the Middle East. For Vikings it has been important to get an experienced and solid technology partner onboard, and AKVA group is a partner who shares Vikings vision for sustainable aquaculture. Only a few RAS suppliers have long-term experience in the design, construction, and operation of modern land based fish farming in this region, AKVA group being one of them. In this partnership we feel even more confident that we are creating successful projects and bringing long-term food security to the region”. 

Sales director in AKVA group Land Based, Jacob Bregnballe, who has extensive experience from land based projects in the region, expresses the importance of a close relationship between Vikings and AKVA group: “It is a challenge to build successful aquaculture projects in the Middle East and you really need to have a strong entity working tightly together. Many things are done differently in this region, often in ways we do not face on home grounds. In our new working relationship with Vikings we believe we have an excellent and ambitious team. Vikings have been progressing fast in the past few months and we can't wait to be part of the good progress”.


IN BRIEF - Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests

INDONESIA
Monday, September 21, 2020

JAKARTA - Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."

The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.

The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.

A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Indah, hung up the phone without replying.

China's General Administration of Customs said on Friday that it would stop accepting import applications from PT Putri Indah for one week after a batch of frozen hairtail fish from the company tested positive for the coronavirus.

China customs said on Sept. 11 it would halt imports from companies for a week if their frozen products tested positive a first or second time for the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters


Other Media | iPac.auicultura: Skretting will test the new protein ingredients of NovoNutrients

UNITED STATES
Monday, September 21, 2020

The protein behind protein ™ NovoNutrients is hitting the fast track as Skretting pursues sustainable innovations to solve some of the major nutritional challenges.

NovoNutrients, based in Silicon Valley, and whose main objective is to transform industrial CO2 into ingredients for the food system through biotechnology and biological innovation, has been selected to carry out trials at the facilities of the Aquaculture Research Center in Skretting , thereby bringing the shared goal of removing barriers to achieving sustainable feed for aquaculture and affordable and accessible feed closer together by 2025.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: €40 million land-based salmon farm eyed up in busy Spanish fishing port

SPAIN
Monday, September 21, 2020

Norwegian company wants to farm 3,000 tonnes-per-year of salmon in Galicia, North Spain.

El Progreso writes that a site is being eyed up for a land-based salmon farm in the at industrial estate of O Berbés, in the port of Burela, North Spain.

Burela is a busy port, around three hours away from Galicia’s powerhouse Vigo, the biggest fishing port in the world and home to Pescanova.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Anglers catch 66 of Mowi’s escaped salmon

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, September 21, 2020

Anglers on the west coast of Scotland have reportedly caught 66 of the salmon that escaped from a Mowi Scotland farm during a storm last month.

Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS), which represents the country’s district salmon fishery boards, said it believed the figure was an underestimate of the total number of fish caught to date.

Nearly 48,900 fish escaped from Mowi’s Carradale North site after it became detached from its moorings during Storm Ellen.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Astrid designed for long-distance operation

DENMARK
Sunday, September 20, 2020

It was only a few years ago that Rederiet Astrid Fiskeri took delivery of pelagic vessel Astrid, but a new vessel is already on the way and its design anticipates changes in fishing patterns in the coming years.

The present Astrid was delivered in 2014, and now its owners have gone back to Karstensens Skibsværft for a new 91.80 metre purser/trawler to be delivered in May 2022, while the current Astrid has already been sold and will be handed over to Norwegian fishing company Herøyfjord in April next year.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Seafarers: at the heart of the future of maritime transport ', IMO motto

WORLDWIDE
Saturday, September 19, 2020

The council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently approved the organization's global maritime motto for the year 2021, "Seafarers: at the heart of the future of maritime transport." This new slogan, proposed by its Secretary General Kitack Lim, reflects a clear need to raise awareness of the general public about the vital role of seafarers in global shipping, as well as to increase their visibility. On September 24, 2020, IMO will celebrate World Maritime Day with an online event organized by the IMO Secretariat.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Pablo Múgica named new CEO, Salvador Ramón Mateo appointed chairman at FRIME

SPAIN
Friday, September 18, 2020

Former KrustraGroup executive Pablo Múgica has been named CEO of Barcelona, Spain tuna processor and marketer FRIME S.A.U.

Múgica spent 17 years at Spanish frozen shrimp specialist KrustaGroup, including the past nine as CEO, during which time the company signed a strategic partnership agreement with Camanchaca in 2017, and grew its international sales, with a focus on Argentine red shrimp sold into the U.S. market. At FRIME, Múgica will be responsible for the company’s business activities and results.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Sumbox, Hinojosa's recyclable alternative for fish packaging

SPAIN
Friday, September 18, 2020

It maintains the temperature and the properties of the product, and it is also 100% sustainable

Sampera is the last company in the fishing sector that bets on the Sumbox packaging system, Hinojosa's alternative to Porex and that makes it possible for the product to "reach its customers in an excellent way and at the same time help to take care of the environment". From Hinojosa they emphasize the importance of to guarantee that the product conserves the necessary temperature, so that all its characteristics of aroma, flavor and image remain intact. All this is achieved with Sumbox, which also "is a sustainable and environmentally friendly option".
 
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: Raising funds for raising fish

NETHERLANDS
Friday, September 18, 2020

A variety of strategies for raising investments in aquaculture were detailed by key executives from four of the world’s most ambitious recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) projects this week.

“[raising funding] is more of a matter of progress and general market environment, when we started we had to look for seed investors, with the vision and willingness to take a risk on a system we hadn’t built and a fish we hadn’t raised and a market we hadn’t proven,” reflected Ohad Maiman, CEO of The Kingfish Company.

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


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