According to the May sales statistics (preliminary report) released by the Japan Chain Stores Association (56 member companies) on the 23rd, the sales amount of food products (composition ratio 70.5%) increased by 9.1% year-on-year (based on existing stores). was. Seafood products (composition ratio 6.4%) increased 10% to 9.8% from the same month of the previous year. Agricultural products (up 17.5%), livestock products (up 15.9%), and other food products (up 8.8%) remained strong. Side dishes (down 5.1%) were below the same month last year.
The Government of China has announced an unprecedented plan on its part to close for a few months its squid fishing in the Southwest Atlantic and the East Pacific with the aim of improving the recovery rate of this species of high value for the Chinese fleet. The news is spread by China Dialogue, an organization dedicated to analyzing and providing solutions to China's impact on the world's oceans. The areas to be closed to extraction by the Chinese fleet cover what are believed to be the main spawning areas for squid: in waters west of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, from July to September, and for squid Argentine, against Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, from September to November.
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In the first installment of a new monthly column for The Fish Site, Professor Greg Lutz looks at how Louisiana’s crawfish farmers are faring in an extraordinary year for the sector.
This time of year, farmed crawfish season is winding down and mature animals that weren’t harvested before season’s end are already down in their burrows – hovering above tiny pools of water in sealed chambers and dreaming of eventual re-emergence in the fall, when producers re-flood their ponds to kick off the next season. For the crawfish, it’s a pretty straightforward, uncomplicated plan. One that Mother Nature has perfected over the past 200 million years.
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According to the MMO, more than 1900 UK under-10-metre fishing vessel owners have registered on the system, representing 77% of the fleet. Over 27,000 individual catch records have been recorded and submitted so far.
The catch recording application was introduced by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) at the end of 2019, intended to enable better management of fisheries and provide evidence of sustainable fisheries practice across the under-10-metre fishing fleet.
‘The number of catches being recorded on the catch app by fishers across the under-10-metre English fleet continues to rise, with the average number of catches recorded up to over 930 every week.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Large reductions in quotas for cod and other key species present major challenges for the Danish fishing industry next year, according to the president of the Danish Fishermen's Association, Svend-Erik Andersen. The fishermen's representative claims that ‘with these Danish fishing quotas, there is a possibility of a financial storm in the coming year. Danish fisheries will be strongly affected financially with quota reductions, especially for cod in all waters, "said Svend-Erik Andersen, President of the Danish Fishermen's Association.
The expectation is that the Danish fishing industry will be under financial pressure next year, with quota reductions in cod in the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and in the Baltic Sea, where heavy losses in turnover are forecast for the industry every quarter.
As a new decade dawns, seafood seems poised to have its moment.
The seafood category has all the right stuff for it to become the preferred protein of the future – it’s supported by nutrition and food systems research, consumer preferences, and global trends in health, technology, product delivery, and more.
One of the healthiest proteins people can eat, seafood is also sustainable to produce, and it’s got backing from a growing field of research surrounding “blue food systems,” highlighting the category’s importance to the future of the planet and its popular status with consumers.
Author: Ned Daly / SeafoodSource | Read the complete articlehere
Viewpoint Seafarm is considering buying the “Polar Pioneer” oil rig, although development licences are not in place.
The Viewpoint Seafarm is a project that wants to reuses oil rigs as a base for large scale ocean-based salmon farming. And it wants to to buy Transocean’s oil rig “Polar Pioneer”, which has long been in circulation in Western Norway.
The redevelopment is expected to cost around EUR 64 million, and the company believes the project can provide 663 man-years during the construction period.
In the summer of 2018, Viewpoint Seafarm was rejected by the Directorate of Fisheries on applications for 20 development licences. The company appealed the decision, but the directorate upheld it and passed it on to the Ministry of Industry and Fisheries for a final decision.
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The unique design of a corrugated cardboard composition pack for the transportation of fresh fish and shellfish has added registered status to its list of accolades.
Developed for Scottish Shellfish by the specialist transit packaging team at Cepac, the novel ‘Chiller Pack’ design was formally registered with the Intellectual Property Office last month.
The design allows for dry transportation of fish and shellfish, to avoid the fresh produce sitting in water, which can compromise freshness. Traditionally, fresh seafood is transported in expanded polystyrene (EPS) boxes.
Source: The Fish Site | Read the complete articlehere