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Other Media | WorldFishing: Commercial bream and bass in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Aqua Bridge Farm’s Company hatchery in Al-Lith, Makkah Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has achieved an important milestone by becoming the first hatchery to produce the juveniles of European sea bream and European sea bass in the Kingdom at commercial scale.

This is an important step in fulfilling the Vision 2030 of the Saudi government which envisages a seafood production of 600,000 tonnes by 2030.

Aqua Bridge produced 3 million juveniles in the year 2019 and has a production target of 10 million juveniles for the year 2020 of which 5 million have already been produced and delivered to local farms, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the complete article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Chile's authorities take steps to calm Chinese fears over COVID-tainted salmon

CHILE
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

In a videoconference with Sernapesca Director Alicia Gallardo, Chinese authorities confirmed that there are no restrictions on the importation of Chilean salmon, despite European salmon being blocked due to unfounded fears it had served as a carrier of the coronavirus.

Gallardo, the director of Chile’s national fishing service, also announced Chinese officials had carried out an unprecedented remote joint inspection of several Chilean salmon processing plants, according to a post on Sernapesca’s Twitter feed.

Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | Read the complete article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: NOAA uses new drones to collect data on fish, seabed, and weather

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

NOAA has deployed a series of marine drones in the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to collect environmental data for fishery resource management and weather forecasting. Three units were dispatched to the north of the country, bound for the Bering Sea, to examine the largest US fish stock. USA

"We are accelerating the use of unmanned systems during COVID-19 to meet basic mission needs at a time when some of our ship and aircraft missions have been postponed for security reasons," explains retired Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet. , undersecretary for ocean and atmosphere trade and deputy administrator for NOAA.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: EU-Vietnam free trade deal to take effect 1 August

VIET NAM
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, known as EVFTA, will come into force on 1 August, according to a Vietnamese government statement on 18 June.

The deal is expected to open the way for more Vietnamese seafood products to flow into the E.U.

Lawmakers in Vietnam’s National Assembly approved the deal on 8 June following the endorsement by their peers in European Parliament in February.

On 18 June, Vietnamese Vice Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son handed over a diplomatic note to Ambassador of the E.U. to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti to notify the European side of the lawmakers’ approval. Following this procedure, as per the terms of the pact, EVFTA will enter into force from 1 August, the Vietnamese government said.

Author: Toan Dao /  SeafoodSource |  Read the full article
here


IN BRIEF - Bluefin tuna that protects social distance

JAPAN
Monday, June 22, 2020

A model of "Kindai Tuna" has appeared at the library of Kinki University (Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture), which is famous for bluefin tuna farming, in order to maintain a social distance. Tuna heads about 45 cm in height line up on the desk with a gap. A model of about 2.5 meters was installed at the entrance, and it was used as a guide for the distance to be kept = 17 days [Jiji Press Center]


IN BRIEF | World Aquaculture 2020 is due to go ahead as planned, the organisers have announced today

SINGAPORE
Monday, June 22, 2020

World Aquaculture 2020 is still proceeding with the new dates of December 14 - 18th, 2020.
Singapore has begun reopening so we are optimistic that the December dates will continue as planned.

All Registrations for conference and exhibition are still valid.

The Steering Committee is working hard to keep track of the developing guidelines and regulations from the Singapore government, international health organizations and other authorities.  As these develop, we will be incorporating them into WA2020 to make it the safest and most effective International Aquaculture Conference and Exposition.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Spain and Portugal decide to double the sardine quota after the ICES review

SPAIN
Monday, June 22, 2020

The new quota is 19 106 tonnes, of which Spain will fish 6400

Spain and Portugal have decided to increase the Iberian sardine quota for this year after the upward revision of ICES recommendation 2020, released last week along with advice from 2021. Specifically, the fleets of both countries will be able to capture 19 106 tons in the current campaign, which means practically doubling the fishing possibilities initially decreed, which were 9500 tons. Of the total, the Spanish fleet will be able to catch 6,400 tonnes, double the amount expected at the start of the fishery. The two countries have already communicated their decision to the EU.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Fish farmers given £1.25m aid to freeze stock

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 22, 2020

Scottish finfish and shellfish farmers affected by the collapse of export markets due to Covid-19 can now apply to a new £1.25 million fund to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock.

The Scottish Government scheme, funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), compensates businesses for the cost of transporting, freezing and storing salmon, trout and shellfish until the end of 2020.

Storage is relatively cheap, at between £5-£10 per tonne for 10 weeks, but the initial blast freezing can cost up to £300 per tonne.  

Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Raed the complete articl
e here


Other Media | FiskerForum: ST Petersburg Exhibition postponed to 2021

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo Russia, which had been due to take place in St Petersburg in September, has been postponed.

The event has been rescheduled to 6-8th July 2021, following a decision made by the organising committee chaired by Federal Fisheries Agency head Ilya Shestakov.

According to the organisers, this decision came down to reasons that include the dynamics of the spread of Covid-19, as well as the lack of guarantees as to the quality of the event.

Author: Quentin Bates / Fisker Forum | Raed the complete article here


IN BRIEF | John West appoints Paul Stephenson as Managing Director

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 22, 2020

John West is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Stephenson as Managing Director.

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer goods industry, working predominantly with MARS Petcare and Confectionery. Until 2018 he was Global Vice President, Innovation, for the chocolate portfolio of Mars Incorporated, where he was responsible for accelerating and strengthening brand innovation and anticipating future consumer needs to identify new avenues for business growth. More recently Paul has acted as a consultant to strategy firms, private equity and corporate clients.


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