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IN BRIEF | WAS Joins AFS in Support of Climate Change Statement

ITALY
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sorrento, LA (September 14, 2020) The World Aquaculture Society is honored to join 110 aquatic scientific societies representing over 80,000 scientists as a signatory to American Fisheries Society’s “Statement of World Aquatic Scientific Societies on the Need to Take Urgent Action Against HumanCaused Climate Change, Based on Scientific Evidence.” The statement highlights major scientific findings related to effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems. It also provides recommended actions, based on scientific findings, to avoid further degradation. All findings in the statement are supported by peer-reviewed scientific studies.The World Aquaculture Society appreciates the opportunity to team with other aquatic scientific societies in support of this initiative. 

 

Other Media | iPac.aquaculture: Scottish salmon farmers welcome UK-Japan trade deal

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The United Kingdom and Japan have reached a free trade agreement, the first of relevance that the British Government has achieved post-Brexit, which will strengthen this country's trade by 15,000 million pounds (16,090 million euros), as announced this past Friday , September 11, the Minister of International Trade, Liz Truss.

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organization (SSPO) has welcomed the announcement of this agreement which, in their view, “provides security and will help further strengthen the relationship between the Scottish salmon sector and Japanese consumers ”.

Source: Ipac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Peru publishes the standards for octopus extraction in RNSIIPG-Punta Coles

PERU
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Ministry of Production of Peru (Produce) has published the norms of conservation and ordering for the sustainable use of the octopus resource in the scope of the National Reserve System of Islands, Islets and Points Guaneras-Punta Coles (RNSIIPG-Punta Coles), in the province of Ilo, department of Moquegua.

The measures have been established after joint work between Produce, the Peruvian Sea Institute (IMARPE), the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP) and the Regional Management of Moquegua Production (GERPRO Moquegua) with The purpose of contributing with a fair and equitable distribution of the benefits of the use of the octopus resource, in relation to the objectives set for said National Reserve.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Tesco promises to drop Indian Ocean yellowfin it quotas aren’t cut

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

If the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) fails to implement a recovery plan to rebuild overfished yellowfin tuna and billfish stocks at its next meeting in November, then Tesco will stop sourcing these fish for its Own Brand products, the U.K. supermarket chain has warned.

Tesco sells two different tuna species in within its Own Brand: skipjack, which goes into cans and sandwiches; and yellowfin, which it sells in frozen or chilled steaks.

In its new yellowfin tuna pledge, Tesco states that the yellowfin tuna stock in the Indian Ocean is not being managed successfully due to the mix of coastal states and distant-water fishing nations failing to adopt catch-reduction measures proposed by IOTC’s scientists.

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


IN BRIEF - New minimum prices for North Sea herring

NORWAY
Monday, September 14, 2020

From today, the following minimum prices for North Sea herring for consumption apply

  • Group 1 (herring weighing 125 grams and more): NOK 5.66 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams): NOK 2.40 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams - sorted into flour / oil): NOK 1.80 per kg 

In accordance with agreed driving rules between Seafood Norway and the Norwegian Herring Sales Association, the minimum price for North Sea herring (Group 1) is subject to regulation every week. Information about changes in minimum prices will be announced on our website on Fridays. And new minimum prices will apply from the following Monday.

Source: NORGES SILDESALGSLAG


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: China imposes new regulations on chilled food imports after salmon COVID study

CHINA
Monday, September 14, 2020

Failure to pass coronavirus nucleic acid packaging test could lead to exporters being frozen out of Asian giant.

Last week, in a non-peer reviewed paper, researchers at the South China Agricultural University and Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Guangzhou, claimed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, collected from salmon samples could survive for eight days at 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit).

First reported in Bloomberg, the temperature is around that which salmon are transported.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: All systems go for BC closed containment trial

CANADA
Monday, September 14, 2020

Cermaq Canada’s trial semi-closed containment system is now in the water at its British Columbia operations, with the first fish due to be stocked in November.

Components for the new style cage, designed and built by FiiZK in Norway, arrived in Canada in June and were assembled on shore before being transferred to Cermaq’s Millar Channel farm site in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Sanford welcome camera announcement

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, September 14, 2020

New Zealand’s largest seafood company Sanford has welcomed the announcement by the Fisheries Minister of multi-party Government support for cameras on fishing vessels.

Sanford’s outgoing CEO Volker Kuntzsch stated that he believes the announcement about Government funding for cameras for New Zealand’s inshore fishing fleet is a great step forward.

‘This is good news. Sanford is a big supporter of a national system of cameras on vessels. 

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


Other Media | aqua.cl: Bakkafrost advances in its objective of certifying all its centers under the ASC seal

FAROE ISLANDS
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The process to obtain ASC certification for all Bakkafrost grow sites continues, and now two more centers have been certified. All of the company's grow sites are expected to earn the seal in 2020.

One of the main sustainability priorities of Bakkafrost - a salmon farmer operating in the Faroes Islands - is to have all active farming sites certified by ASC by 2020. ASC is one of the most recognized environmental certifications in the world within the salmon business. 

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Vietnam’s Fimex to build new shrimp processing factory next year

VIET NAM
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Soc Trang, Vietnam-based shrimp exporter Fimex (Sao Ta) is planning to build a new shrimp processing plant in the Mekong Delta next year to serve its business growth.

Fimex Chairman Ho Quoc Luc told SeafoodSource on Thursday, 10 September, the new factory will have capacity of 15,000 metric tons (MT) per year and will be constructed on an area of 4.3 hectares in the An Nghiep Industrial Park in Soc Trang Province.

Work on the new plant, which will be designed to produce high-quality, value-added products, is expected to begin in early 2021 with a target for completion after one year of work.

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


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