IN BRIEF - Feds declare East Coast herring fishery a disaster
Friday, November 26, 2021
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The herring fishing industry in the Northeast qualifies for federal assistance because its 2019 season has been declared a disaster.
The federal government has the ability to declare a “fishery disaster” when adverse circumstances in a fishery cause economic hardship. A recent scientific assessment of the herring population found that the species population has fallen, and tighter fishing quotas have made herring fishing more difficult.
Atlantic herring. Photo: NOAA.gov --->
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the disaster declaration on Monday. The fishery will be eligible for disaster assistance, and some fishery-related businesses might also qualify for federal loans, the commerce department said.
Herring fishermen caught more than 200 million pounds of herring (90,718 MT) as recently as 2014, but the 2019 catch was less than 25 million (11,339 MT). The fishery is based mostly in Maine and Massachusetts.
The commerce department said the allocation of money will be determined soon.
“We are very proud to be able to launch a new way of delivering food to fish farms, through logistics with a large component of sustainability and in response to a trend and market call to reduce the use of plastic packaging in the chain. value of salmon”, said Michael Adler, commercial manager of BioMar.
Starting this month, and after a design and testing period in the midst of the pandemic, BioMar is implementing the delivery of bulk feed to fish farms in Chile.
€484,000 to finance actions aimed at limiting the impact of fishing on the marine environment and for the adaptation of fishing to the protection of species; 981,000 to improve hygiene, health, safety and working conditions; 100,000 for energy efficiency; €105,000 for engine changes; 235,000 for actions aimed at increasing the added value, the quality of the products and the use of unwanted catches; and 25,000 for advisory services. These are the items and the amounts of aid aimed at modernizing ships, recently announced by the Xunta, and already called through the DOG.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
European fishing alliance underlines the importance of demersal fishing. An alliance of fishing organisations from 14 EU countries representing over 22 000 fishermen and 8 000 vessels, presented to Fisheries Commissioner Sinkevicius the importance and realities of demersal fishing activities across Europe. The meeting was requested by the industry due to the negative perception expressed by the Commission towards certain demersal gears and against the background of the Action Plan that the Commission is developing to further protect fisheries resources and marine ecosystems in the context of EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy.
The European Union has wasted hundreds of millions of Euros on fishing licences for Morocco and the Western Sahara that few Spanish fishing vessels use according to a report in El Pais, a newspaper in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
The newspaper reports that the EU paid €52 million per year in exchange for fishing licences for 128 EU-registered fishing vessels.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full articlehere
“Just under 70 kroner (EUR 7.0). It costs less than 70 kroner, but not so much. 68-69 kroner (EUR 6.8-6.99),“ said a buyer to SalmonBusiness about next week’s salmon prices.
“It is always a quiet week at the end of January. It is only natural that it falls back. Prices will remain good throughout the winter. The fish farmers do not suffer from 65 to 70 kroner (EUR 6.5-7.0),“ he believed.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
More than twenty fishing boats with Galician capital and a British flag work in the fishing grounds known as Gran Sol, according to sources in the sector. They usually sell catches in Galician ports that they get with quotas from the United Kingdom. As of April 1 of this year, the second exercise after the Brexit that consummated the departure of the British from the European Union (EU), the London Government will require more economic ties from all British-flagged ships, which It would especially affect those owned by foreigners.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The Steward Foundation and industry partners Oregon Aquaculture Association, Northwest Aquaculture Alliance and California Aquaculture Alliance have received a $197,000 grant as part of the USDA's Local Food Promotion Programme (LFPP).
The Steward Foundation and its partner organisations will use the funding to plan for a Pacific Aquaculture Marketing & Innovation Center (PAMIC).
Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the US posted strong growth in 2021, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the General Department of Customs reported that as of 15 December 2021, Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the US reached $1.02 billion. This is a 22 percent increase over the same period in 2020.
Government expert believes that the rapid growth recently seen in farmed salmon production in Iceland will slow in the coming years.
More than 46,000 tons of salmon were produced in Iceland last year, according to information from MAST, the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority. Production increased by more than 12,000 tons last year, that is, by 35 percent, and exceeded expected production by 3,000 tons.
Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
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In December 2021, a total of 1,143,471 tons of seafood were imported, and 7,227 tons, or 0.63% of frozen pollock milt, were imported.