The two largest fishing associations in Scotland want to see Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) investigate and charge skippers who put lives in danger at sea. This follows an incident in which a Spanish-owned, German-registered gill netter made an attempt to foul the propeller of a Shetland trawler.
The incident was captured on video and has been widely shared on social media as the Hamburg-registered Pesorsa Dos, one of a number of German-flagged fishing vessels operating from La Coruña, manoeuvred in close proximity to the trawler as the rope was deployed.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, a specialized agency of the United Nations, authorizes France to extend its continental shelf outside the islands of Reunion and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam (French Southern lands and Antarctica). In this way, the country will extend its submarine domain by more than 150,000 km 2 (58,121 km 2 outside Reunion, and 93,202 km 2 outside Saint-Paul and Amsterdam), the equivalent of more than a quarter of the area of ??France. . This new extension increases France's rights to explore and exploit the resources of the seabed and the subsoil (hydrocarbons, minerals, metals or biological resources) beyond 200 nautical miles (350 km) and up to ‘650 km from its coast. It only refers to the soil and subsoil, the remaining waters, meanwhile, in the international domain.
The representatives of the fishing organizations integrated in Alpescas, Latin American Alliance for Food Security through Sustainable Fisheries, have expressed the need to promote coordinated actions to "reactivate the economy of the fishing sector in Latin America". The organization, which brings together associations from Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, the Mexican NGO Comepesca, in addition to the International Coalition of Fishing Associations (ICFA) and Cedepesca, considers that " Each country must reach agreements and continue to strengthen jobs, growth and economic development, but also ensuring the sustainability of resources, care for the environment and, above all, promoting actions to ensure food security, a fundamental issue. in this crisis caused by COVID-19 ”, stressed Osciel Velásquez, president of Alpescas and Sonapesca, the Chilean employers.
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The minimum prices for North Sea Herring for consumption purposes will be as follows:
Group 1 (mixed) NOK 4,71 pr kg
Photo : Herring | Roar Bjånesøy/ Norges Sildesalgslag (2017) ?
According to Norges Sildesalgslag and Sjømat Norge’s agreement the minimum prices for mackerel in group 1 can be regulated every week as long as there has been a minimum turnover of 5000 MT. Information regarding changes in the minimum prices will be announces on our website on Fridays, and the following prices will apply the following Monday.
THE Norwegian government appears to have relented to pressure and agreed to pay the country’s fish farming communities millions of kroner extra under its new salmon tax plans. Last week in an unprecedented revolt up to 70 regional mayors protested to Oslo that its new proposals would leave them at least a billion kroner worse off than under the current Aquaculture Fund scheme.
The country’s fish farming companies are still not happy that they have become victims of a new tax, but agree that this latest charge is preferable to the 40 per cent levy on profits proposed by an independent committee last November, a move which has since been rejected. In its place Oslo came up with a plan last month to levy NOK O.40 (40 øre or cents) per kilo on all salmon and trout produced.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
Nippon Suissan, NISSUI, (non-consolidated) year-end financial results, household food sales increased 3.6% YoY to 49.6 billion yen, frozen vegetables increased 9%, fish paste products and fish ham sausages increased 5.2% to 39.3 billion yens.
Due to the influence of the COVID-19, demand has rapidly increased in all categories from March, and the production system increase continues to the present. Hiroshi Nakano, General Manager of Home Foods Department, said, “We are able to survive by selling items other than the best-selling, securing factory personnel and increasing the operating rate. Taking advantage of the expanding customer base, we would like to proactively make product proposals in the fall and winter.” Am ambitious.
Before Friday, the Chinese market had recovered to 70 percent of pre-pandemic-levels.
After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded new cases in recent days linked linked to a major wholesale food market. Authorities in the megacity said it was on “wartime alert” after fears of a second wave.
Local health officials claimed that coronavirus was detected on a chopping board for imported salmon at Xinfadi market. The imported salmon was from Jingshen seafood market, which was also shut down on Friday.
Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The New Zealand government has announced a $19.95 million infrastructure investment that will allow a 20,000 tonne increase in the country’s mussel farming capacity.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters announced the investment, which comes from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), and will expand Sugarloaf Wharf, which handles 90 percent of the North Island’s mussel production.
“The aquaculture sector in Thames-Coromandel contributes $70 million to the district’s GDP and is responsible for 350 jobs,” said Peters.
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The Murmansk Sea Fishing Port saw a drop in activity during May this year with no blue whiting products landed at the port last month.
While in April fishing companies had landed 60% of their catches to the port, this figure fell to around 30% last month, as a roll-back in Covid-19 restrictions in European ports meant that more production was landed elsewhere.
As a result, there were only landings of demersal fish and shrimp in Murmansk during last month as 47 fishing vessels landed catches.
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