Other Media | FishFocus: European fishing alliance underlines the importance of demersal fishing
Monday, January 24, 2022
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.
In the OMC meeting that is being held, one word is heard: Elimination of fishing subsidies: “It is now or never”. This was said by the chairman of the OMC negotiations, echoing the comments of delegates from several countries. With just over 20 days to go before the 12th Ministerial Conference, there is still no agreement on key points such as fuel subsidies, overfishing ambitions and human rights.
New general manager for AKVA group Helgeland Plast. Freddy Bakken Braseth has become interim General Manager in AKVA group Helgeland Plast. He takes on the position 1 June and will replace Finn Ola Helleberg.
Freddy comes from the position of Sales Manager in AKVA group Helgeland Plast and has been with AKVA group for 4 years. Before he joined AKVA, he worked at Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge for 8 years, where he held different positions in banking and finance.
The European Commission's main priority at the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting was to address how to manage the yellowfin tuna population in the Indian Ocean through the adoption of a new management measure for aggregating devices. of drifting fish (DCP), as well as approving an action to reduce the catch of skipjack tuna. In this sense, the EU regrets that the IOTC "has not been able to agree on any of these aspects" and considers that "an opportunity for the sustainable management of the Indian Ocean fisheries has been lost".
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full article here
Pubs across the UK are being forced to adapt, as they are hit by a financial triple whammy of soaring food prices, rising energy costs and the impact of the cost of living crisis.
One step being taken by the Young’s pub chain, which runs around 200 venues in the UK, has been forced to drop salmon from its menu, picking the cheaper option of trout to serve to its customers due to the sky high cost of the fish.
Author: Edward Hardy / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
Considered one of the most demanding of all global seafood certification schemes, the target is to have up to five farms and facilities ASC certified by the end of 2022.
The ASC standard for farmed salmon was developed in collaboration with scientists, government agencies, NGOs, farmers, processors and retailers, and is underpinned by seven core principles spanning regulatory compliance, fish health, responsible use of feed and medicines, environmental interactions, employee conditions and community engagement.
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which held its annual meeting from 16 to 20 May, 2022, is once again being criticized by ocean-focused non-governmental organizations, which are claiming it failed to take sufficient action to conserve tuna stocks.
Environmental organizations have been pressuring the IOTC to take action on issues threatening the sustainability of skipjack and yellowfin tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean for years, arguing both species are being fished at rates above the commission’s own scientific advice.
Source: SeafoodSource | read the full article here
Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today announced publication of a formal implementation plan for Food Vision 2030, the stakeholder-led strategy for the agri-food sector.
Minister McConalogue said:
“I welcome the formal publication of the Food Vision 2030 Implementation Plan. Food Vision 2030 is a landmark for the Irish agri-food sector and has the potential to further enhance our agriculture, food, forestry and marine sectors in the period to 2030.
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