Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: FAO promotes from Vigo a guide to become a blue port
Friday, June 25, 2021
Vigo has hosted, this week, the international workshop of Blue Ports promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that has brought together more than a hundred representatives of port and fishing authorities of more than twenty from countries and international multilateral institutions.
In the first session - in which representatives of various multilateral institutions, the World Bank, the International Labor Organization (ILO), UNESCO or the European Commission participated - different initiatives that are promoted in the field of decent work, the social dialogue, environmental preservation, traceability, and information management.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
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.
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
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 export value of Iceland’s farmed fish products totalled just over ISK 3.2 billion (£18.4m) last month according to preliminary trade figures from Statistics Iceland.
This represents a 67% rise in ISK terms on June last year and is another sign of the country’s growing strength in aquaculture, which is now 4% up on a year ago. It is also the highest June figure so far.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | 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 ...