Some of the biggest names in the global squid industry have joined forces to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. The group is made up of the Spanish companies Congalsa, WOFCO and Grupo Alfrio; as well as Bidfood of Australia; Sea Farms Ltd; Export Packers from Canada; and US companies such as Netuno, The Town Dock, Panapesca, Beaver Street Fisheries, Lund’s Fisheries, Sun Coast Calamari and Crocker and Winsor Seafoods. These companies promise to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing for squid throughout the supply chain and to find ways to avoid unregulated catches.
QU Dongyu urged world leaders, at the Rome meeting, to change policies, mindsets and operating models to transform agri-food systems.
A comprehensive and coordinated approach is urgently needed to transform agri-food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This was the call made by Mr. QU Dongyu, Director General of the Food Organization of the United Nations and Agriculture (FAO), to the world leaders who participated this Monday in the opening ceremony of the events prior to the United Nations Summit on Food Systems.
After seven rounds of negotiations - the last one with several repeated attempts - the EU and the Republic of Mauritania have reached an agreement so that Community vessels can continue fishing in the African country's waters for a further five years. The approval of the Mauritanian Government arrived late yesterday. A yes that, even in the absence of knowing many details of the pact, has been enough for the Galician shipowners to sigh in relief, because, after two extensions due to the pandemic, both sides had said that there would be no more extensions and the economic differences they seemed insurmountable to reach a meeting point.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
Fish smokers in Ireland are being encouraged to adopt “clean smoke” technology instead of traditional methods to smoke species such as salmon and mackerel.
Ireland’s seafood development agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) hosted a webinar earlier this month promoting the use of clean smoke technology, which uses smouldering sawdust and various filtration processes to create purified smoke.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full articlehere
Production has come to an end for the summer at the Samherji fish processing plant in the port of Dalvík in the north of Iceland, ending an eventful year of activity since the factory started up in August last year.
‘Over the last year we have had to cope with Covid and all the restrictions that came with it, just as we were opening a new factory packed with new technology,’ said a Samherji spokesman.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry has decided to compensate coastal vessels, which were affected by the lack of access to British waters, with an additional quota of 100 tonnes of saithe north of 62 degrees north.
Norwegian fishing vessels lost access to UK waters after both coastal states failed to reach an agreement over access in negotiations which concluded at the end of April.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full articlehere
Alex Sushi, like many other restaurants, had to stay closed for much of last year. This, combined with social distancing rules, halved guest capacity.
The business is divided into two separate companies, the restaurant Alex Sushi and the takeaway service Alex Sushi Service, owned by Alex Sushi Holding, which in turn has salmon farmer Nova Sea and Thema Eiendom as its two largest owners.
Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Peru today celebrates its Bicentennial and the inauguration of the new president, Pedro Castillo Terrones. Taking advantage of the commemoration, the environmental organization Oceana Peru has presented the Blue Agenda, a document that contains a set of proposals to improve marine conservation and fisheries management in the country. “The Peruvian sea contributes to food security and the economy. However, there are great limitations in the systematization and dissemination of the information, as well as in the regulatory decisions articulated to fishing policies consistent with the sustainability of the resources ”, says Juan Carlos Sueiro, Director of Fisheries at Oceana Peru.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full article here
Supermarket chain Aldi has launched a 30-centimeter sushi-roll product into the U.K. market to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics.
Available in all stores beginning on 22 July, Aldi’s Japanese-inspired Footlong Sushi is priced at GBP 2.49 (USD 3.42, EUR 2.91). Designed for sharing, each roll comprises two different flavors: One half contains smoked salmon that has been rolled in mixed sesame seeds, while the other half features katsu chicken topped with sesame seeds and crispy onions.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 29 Norway
Quiet summer week, some mackerel and a couple of good catches of North Sea herring
It has been a somewhat quiet summer week this week as both facilities and fishermen have taken some well-deserved ...