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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Grieg to shut down Skye farms after mass mortality

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 18, 2020

Grieg Seafood is to discontinue its operations on Skye, following an incident of high mortalities, the company announced.

Some 627,000 fish, or 1,500 tonnes, were lost due to biological challenges caused by abnormal levels of jellyfish between July and September.

Parts of the operation will be liquidated immediately while operations at the two remaining sites will be shut down after harvest in Q4 2020 – Q1 2021.

Source: fishfarmingexpert| Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: COVID-19 hits whole UK seafood supply chain

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 18, 2020

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.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: European Justice will not assess the subrogation of stowage

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, September 18, 2020

Considers inadmissible the question raised by the super-regulator as it is an administrative and non-judicial body, which are the ones that can present the consultations

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.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Grocery e-commerce surge to continue, despite drop in August

UNITED STATES
Friday, September 18, 2020

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 article
here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: The pursuit of visibility in the shadow of the pandemic

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Even in a narrow space, there is room for opportunities. Some are also better and more effective than before.

During a Senate hearing in 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was summoned to be grilled. The now-retired Republican Senator Orrin Hatch asked the following:

“So, how do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?”

“Senator,” replied Zuckerberg, almost surprised by the question. “We run ads.”

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Argentine exports fell 9.4% between January and July and those of Peru rose 22% in one month

ARGENTINA
Thursday, September 17, 2020

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)

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Trial shows salmon happy in submersible pen

NORWAY
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The latest trials of a submersible salmon farm have produced promising results, in terms of fish growth and welfare, according to reports.

Atlantis Subsea Farming – a collaboration between fish farmer SinkabergHansen, supplier AKVA group and net maker Egersund Net – stocked the pen in February with 100,000 fish weighing around 3kg each.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Panama works on updating the Fishing Law that is more than 60 years old

PANAMA
Thursday, September 17, 2020

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.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site:Pioneering mussel producer scoops top aquaculture award

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, September 17, 2020

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


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Cabinplant hits EUR 50 million in sales, opens new production facility

DENMARK
Thursday, September 17, 2020

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


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