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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Construction at Spains’ first land-based salmon farm restarts after seven month COVID delay

SPAIN
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The project, which aims to provide five-per-cent of Spain’s demand for salmon, is set to cost around EUR 31 million.

The building site has been set back for months because of the pandemic, but preparatory work is now being commissioned for Norcantabric Spain’s first land-based salmon farm Norcantabric, reports El Diario Montanes.

The site, which is in Cantabria, Northern Spain, is aiming for initial production of 3,000 tonnes per year.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Europe leaves 25% of its fishing quotas in the sea

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Alterations in the distribution of species due to climate change have made the principle of relative stability obsolete, which even threatens sustainability.

More cyclogenesis but fewer days of bad weather throughout the tides, increased catches of by-species, irregularities in spawning, greater presence of pelagic species, more sea spiders ... years ago that the 26 Anasol boats that fish in Gran Sol they have seen signs of climate change in their campaigns, assures Daniel Castro, president of the association.

Source: La Voz de Galicia| Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Norway: Cargill invests to improve research capabilities for RAS diets

NORWAY
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The company has invested in a laboratory that adds to Cargill's existing innovation center in Dirdal, Norway, where research has been conducted for more than three decades. In addition, it has signed a new alliance to improve research for diets focused on water recirculation systems.

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) continue to grow in popularity as the global salmon farming industry invests in larger facilities of this type. However, with larger facilities, growing post-smolt on land is more complex, creating the need for more innovation and research.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Australian tuna sector short of crew

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at A50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, according to industry body Tuna Australia.

Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker, owner of Walker Seafoods in Mooloolaba, called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a recent meeting to create a specialised fishing visa.

Australia’s tuna industry relies heavily on overseas workers employed on temporary 482 visas to fill non-seasonal, semi-skilled roles, including sailing as deckhands, plus skilled jobs such as engineers and skippers.

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


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Lidl divulges farmed seafood sources

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

U.K. supermarket chain Lidl GB has disclosed its farmed seafood sources for the first time by publishing a list of its farmed fish and shellfish through the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).

Lidl GB made its wild-caught seafood sourcing known through the ODP in 2018 and has now updated its ODP profile to include information on the origin of both wild-caught and farmed seafood sources.

Its profile, which reflects sourcing for all permanently listed wild-caught and farmed products negotiated for Lidl GB in 2019, shows whether those sources were certified to a recognized standard or in an improvement project and includes sustainability ratings and brief notes on environmental impacts.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cermaq adds Faroese delouser to BC fleet

CANADA
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cermaq Canada is adding another mechanical treatment option to its sea lice strategy, with the purchase of a Faroese built delouser.

The salmon farmer said the new system, similar to its existing Hydrolicer, will be deployed at all its seawater sites in the Discovery Islands and Broughton Archipelago regions of British Columbia.

David Kiemele, managing director of Cermaq Canada, said: ‘As a company, we made the global commitment to move to prevention, and non-chemical means of treating for sea lice as our first lines of defence.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Nine fishermen were rescued after drifting in high seas for over 50 days

INDIA
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

After drifting in high seas for over 50 days, nine fishermen from Kasimedu were rescued by the Myanmar Coast Guard in the wee hours of Monday.

The boat owner, Balaji got a call from the captain of the rescue vessel, stating that his men and the boat were safe, at 3.30 a.m. on Monday. “I spoke to the driver. He said that the engine failed near Pulicat, north of Chennai. Though they had informed some boats in that area, help did not come and they continued to drift,” he said.

The boat, IND - TN-02-MM-2029 had left Kasimedu on July 27 and was slated to return on August 7. However, after the men failed to return, the families and the boat owner had filed a complaint with the Kasimedu police.


Other Media | EuropaAzul: MSC has managed to certify 62 small-scale fisheries, including octopus from Asturias

SPAIN
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Marine Stewardship Council has released the Small Scale Fisheries Certification Report. Currently 62 small-scale fisheries are certified and more than 100 participate in projects towards sustainability in 20 countries. The artisanal octopus from Asturias is one of those certified as well.

In 2016, the octopus fishery in western Asturias, northwest of

Spain became the first of its kind to be certified based on the MSC Fisheries Standard. This small-scale fishery with 31 vessels is located in the Navia-Porcía region and catches around 50 tonnes per year.

Source: EuropaAul | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Seafood 'greenwashing' exposed

CANADA
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Major brands label seafood with questionable environmental claims that could mislead shoppers, according to a report released today by the sustainable seafood watchdog SeaChoice.

Certification, Verification or Fabrication? An investigation of seafood environmental claims in Canadian retailers found the sustainability of about two-thirds (65 percent) of the most common type of claims could not be verified based on the product label or website. 

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Large numbers of escaped fish ‘appearing in Scottish rivers’

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Significant numbers of farmed fish are are appearing in Scottish rivers following a large scale escape from the Mowi Aquaculture North Carradale site during Storm Ellen last month, Fisheries Management Scotland has suggested.

They are being reported in rivers across Loch Lomond, Ayrshire, Clyde and Argyll and could pose a genetic risk to wild salmon, the organisation says.
Fisheries Management Scotland said it is working with its members to ensure everything was being done to monitor the situation and mitigate the impacts where possible.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


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