The mass consumer market experienced an atypical second quarter due to the confinement and which resulted in an "unusual" growth of 9.1% in Spain, reports the consulting firm Nielsen. In fact, of the five major European economies, Spain was the one that grew the most, according to the “Growth Reporter” report.
The consultancy explains that in a geographical X-ray, only Germany was in similar figures, with a 9% increase in sales between April and June. In Italy and the United Kingdom, the growth was higher than 7%; while in France it was more restrained, 5.6%.
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Hypermarket chain Cora, which has 61 stores in France, has started selling algal-fed salmon which have a higher than normal omega-3 content.
The launch follows the introduction of the salmon in Supermarché Match, which resulted in a 12% growth in salmon sales. Both Match and Cora are owned by Belgian retail group Louis Delhaize.
The salmon, sourced from different Norwegian salmon farmers, have been fed a diet containing Veramaris natural marine algal oil which partly replaces wild fish in feed.
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Fish will be sourced by Call4Fish, an initiative that supports UK fishermen and local traders.
Pernod Ricard's Plymouth Gin has teamed up with chef Mark Hix for a seafood "cook-along" that will support UK fishermen and local traders.
The coastal-themed night will source fish from Call4Fish, an initiative set up in direct response to Covid-19, allowing people to support the industry by buying fresh produce.
The one-hour, ticketed experience will take place live online on 1 October, and Plymouth Gin bartender Luke Vardy will join Hix to lead the experience.
Participants will prepare two cocktails, the Plymouth Aromatic Gin & Tonic and the Plymouth Fresh Gimlet, made with gin, lime juice and sugar syrup. On the menu will be mackerel ceviche with cucumber and sweet potato crisps and a trio of poached fish with baby spinach.
As part of the experience consumers will receive a personalised Plymouth box containing Plymouth gin, cocktail ingredients, glasses and garnishings. An ingredients list will be provided in advance for the additional elements needed to create the two seafood dishes.
When the long-running “scallop wars” between French and U.K. fishermen escalated in 2018, there was an inevitability about a sequel over access rights to the valuable scallop beds in the Baie de Seine, off the coast of Normandy in northern France.
Now, Pascal Coquet, head of the scallop committee of the Comité National des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages Marins (CNPMEM), warns that the scallop wars could soon resume, if the two sides fail to reach an agreement over access before the start of the new fishing season on 1 October.
Author: Nicki Holmyard / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Leroy Seafood has invested in a new freezing system from individual quick freezing (IQF) equipment specialist, Starfrost, enabling the seafood processor to increase production by more than 30%.
UK manufacturer Starfrost previously installed a spiral freezer for Leroy Seafood more than 18 years ago who once again turned to the company when demand for its fish fillet products increased. The newly installed Helix spiral freezer has a 50% larger belt area and has been designed to operate with the same fan power, resulting in a significant increase in output with no increase in energy use.
The national aquaculture industry is a sector that has presented sustained growth in the last four decades. Not without its difficulties, it is a sector that has marked the economic development of the country, especially in those regions where it develops with greater force.
Specialized human capital has been a constant concern of the industry, professionals from different technical and knowledge fields have influenced to position this industry in one of the most important worldwide.
Author: Dra. Ivonne Lee Montero / MundoAcuicola | Read the full articlehere
The union seeks to join actions that ProChile is developing in China with other brands, in a strategic alliance with this public body.
The commercial committee of the Asociación de Mitilicultores de Chile A.G. (AmiChile) has continued to work during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to generate actions that keep alive the positioning of the Patagonia Mussel brand in China, a country to which 401.2 tons of mussels were exported during the first half of this year, for a total value of 1,109,017 FOB dollars.
MIFCO extends canned tuna discounts until the end of 2020. This means that it will offer at reduced prices until the end of this year.
MIFCO cut canned tuna prices for the first time this year in March for Ramadan. However, due to the economic difficulties that customers are going through, the company extended the offer until August and has decided to maintain that price until the end of this year.
The European Union and the United Kingdom resumed negotiations yesterday to close the agreements necessary to end the transition period of ‘Brexit’ with a new model of relationship between the parties. Fishing is one of the main obstacles that has not yet been resolved and to date there has been no progress in this chapter.
For this reason, the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA, for its acronym in English), demanded yesterday to reach a fisheries agreement "in the long term, mutually beneficial and that works for all of us."
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Frozen mackerel, 74% imported from Norway South Korea
In August 2020, frozen mackerel imports amounted to 1,908 tons, down 18 % from 2,336 tons a year earlier.
The cumulative import volume reached 29,304 tons in August, up 4 % from 28,227 tons a ye...
The countdown begins for the shrimp Argentina
The following is an excerpt from an article in Revista Puerto:
There are few open areas for fishing, many concentrated boats and bad weather. Yields have dropped in recent weeks and the seaso...