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.
El Segundo, California: Performance Team – A Maersk Company has announced a new cold storage facility planned for Ridgeville, South Carolina to serve temperature-controlled goods, opening in Q1 2023.
The new facility will offer a strong value proposition to customers through supply chain simplification benefits, cold storage solutions, refrigerated inland trucking, blast/quick freezing, USDA meat inspections, boxing/repacking, and other value-added services.
The strong population growth near Charleston (the U.S. Southeast where Charleston is located is the fastest growing region, 25% faster than the 2nd fastest region, the West) provides much needed capacity for shippers. The new site will reach 80 million consumers within one day and 225 million consumers within two days.
The new site will comply with the company’s cold storage building sustainability standards. It will be certified LEED Gold and have rooftop solar, a CO2 cascade refrigeration system, LEDs and smart lighting, low-flow water devices, rainwater recapture, electric car charging, and use a virtual power purchase agreement for clean power to offset any grid power consumption.
Contributing to the decarbonization and greater sustainability of salmon farming centers in Chile, through the use of Green Hydrogen (H2V) as an energy source for the processes, is what American Digital Twins aspires to.
"As a national technology company dedicated exclusively to giving salmon farming greater efficiency and productive sustainability, we have a portfolio of research and development programs that contain disruptive projects, including the Green IAS," says Cristián Rivera, CEO of the company.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has updated its report on large-scale tuna purse-seine fishing fleets for July 2022. The total number of purse-seine vessels, calculated from data from the five Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) of tuna, has decreased slightly, from 1,855 in the 2021 report to 1,808 today.
Weeks after the second ultimatum from the European Commission, which threatens to take Spain and other MS to court for not stopping the accidental capture of cetaceans, the Government responds: Spain is complying, the data reveals that the level of interaction of the fleet Spanish fishing industry in the Cantabrian-Northwest is “low” and the use of “pingers” – acoustic devices – is effective.
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full articlehere
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Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full article here
By turning off a special gene with the CRISPR method, researchers at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway have created the world’s first salmon without gametes. The purpose has been to develop a farmed salmon that cannot mate with wild salmon if it escapes.
Now the researchers have followed such salmon throughout their entire lives (a so-called production cycle) to compare growth, signs of welfare and omega3 content with normal farmed salmon.
Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
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Stephen MacIntyre, Head of Environment, told Mowi Scotland’s ‘Scoop’ newsletter:
“The ability to determine where our impacts may occur within the environment has always been a key priority for Mowi
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