Seafish has published a review showing how the impacts of Covid-19 have been felt across the whole of the seafood supply chain in the UK. This report will be the first in a series of regular Covid-19 impact assessments.
“There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has caused challenges and disruption for our seafood industry. Since the start of the pandemic we’ve been collating information on how businesses across all sectors have been affected,” said Seafish Director of Operations Aoife Martin.
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That a royal decree that pursues the liberalization of port stowage leaves the door open to impose the mandatory subrogation of the former workers of the defunct Sagep (public limited companies for the management of port workers) is something that continues to screech at the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC). In fact, it had opened a file in 2017, suspecting that giving priority to these workers could imply a restriction on free competition.
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Kroger, Walmart, Target, Albertsons, and other major U.S. grocery chains are experiencing record e-commerce grocery sales. And while total grocery e-commerce sales declined in August, analysts expect stronger future growth.
U.S. grocery delivery and pickup sales for August totaled USD 5.7 billion (EUR 4.8 billion), down from their peak in June, according to the August 2020 Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey.
However, Americans are buying a larger volume of groceries online and ordering more frequently, the research firms found.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Between January and July, Argentina sent 286,222 tons in exchange for 934.7 million dollars. This meant a slight growth of 3 percent in volume, but with a fall of 9.4 percent in foreign exchange. Traditional fishery exports recovered in July and grew by 22.5%. On the other hand, non-traditional exports from the Peruvian sector reached US $ 123 million in July, a decrease of 22% compared to the same month in 2019. Exports Peru recovered in July, adding US $ 294 million, a growth of 22.5% compared to the same month last year, according to information from the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat)
The Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (Arap) updates Law 17, a rule with more than 60 years of validity and that will protect and promote the equitable use of the country's marine resources. "To promote the development and responsible and sustainable use of aquatic resources, is the objective of the draft Law No. 131 of 2019, promoted by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and the Authority of Aquatic Resources of Panama (Arap)", explains the agency .
This project, called the General Law on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Related Activities, is being consulted by a subcommittee of the Commission for Agricultural Affairs of the National Assembly, and will establish a regulatory framework to manage the country's marine resources in a more equitable manner.
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Offshore Shellfish, creators of the UK’s first fully offshore mussel farm, have won Best Aquaculture Company at the 2020 Aquaculture Awards.
The winners were announced at entertaining awards ceremony, which is now available to watch online.
Amy Novogratz, co-founder and head of aquaculture-focused investment fund Aqua-Spark, receiving the ‘Outstanding contribution to the industry’ award; and Scottish Sea Farms’ Noelia Rodriguez and Offshore Shellfish’s George Holmyard being awarded Finfish farmer of the year and Shellfish farmer of the year respectively
Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Seafood processing equipment-maker Cabinplant has opened a new facility at its headquarters in Haarby, Denmark.
The new, 4,500-square-meter production plant increases the company’s production area by 50 percent, allowing Cabinplant “sufficient capacity for continued growth in the coming years,” according to CEO Ralf Astrup.
“It feels fantastic to be able to stand in a production hall like this today and we all have great expectations as to what we can achieve in the next few years. It is no small investment,” Astrup said.
Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | 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...