The agency governing Russian aquaculture has allowed the industry to increase farmed salmon production to 250,000 tonnes, or more than twice the 116,200 tonnes produced in 2020.
The target production volume, reported by Russian news outlet Sfera.fm, is far less ambitious than the 700,000 tonnes per year suggested in a private-sector proposal titled, “The Strategy for the Development of the Fishing Industry Complex of the Russian Federation by 2030.”
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Minister McConalogue has announced a record €335 million allocation for seafood sector and coastal communities for 2023.
The Donegal TD has announced energy supports for seafood processors but has failed to give any direct fuel supports to the fishing industry and is still relying on the temporary tie-up scheme to alleviate the marine fuel pressures facing the Irish fleet.
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New types of seaweed are becoming popular in Japan as “functional foods,” or “nutraceuticals,” foods with specific health benefits. This is partially because unlike in Western countries, where consumers prefer dietary supplements in the form of pills, Japanese prefer to directly consume foods that contain beneficial compounds.
Companies marketing seaweed products in Japan are aided by a law allowing medical claims in advertisements for foods when there are studies to support the claim.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
The closure measure of the 87 fishing zones is going to generate more problems than those relating to the bottom trawling fleets and others to which the measure is being applied. In fact, the shipowners of Ondarroa have described the closure of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VME, in English) as a "hammer blow", as ordered by the EU Commission. According to Kiko Marin, from the Ondarroa Producers Organization, «a good part of the areas that are closed are in the cliffs (usual fishing areas for fixed gear vessels, such as longliners and flyers.
Logista, one of the largest logistics operators in southern Europe, announces the acquisition of 100%, for 51 million euros, of the refrigerated and frozen food transport and logistics activity spun off from the Carbó Collbatallé Group, which will continue to hold the exploitation of its patrimonial activity.
Through this purchase, Logista reinforces the catalog of services it offers its customers, by "incorporating complementary capabilities in controlled temperature, fundamentally in the frozen range.
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Mowi is appealing to the Scottish Government over the refusal of planning permission for expansion at its farm on Loch Hourn, a sea loch on Scotland’s west coast.
The salmon producer had applied for permission to add another cage and increase biomass at the site by 10%, to 2,750 tonnes, but in June the Highland Council’s Northern Planning committee, in Dingwall, voted by a narrow margin against the application.
Author: Robert Outram / FishFarmer | read the full articlehere
A woman’s mercury level during pregnancy is unlikely to have an adverse effect on the development of the child provided that the mother eats fish, according to a new University of Bristol-led study.
The findings, which drew together analyses on over 4,131 pregnant mothers from the Children of the 90s study in the UK, with similar detailed studies in the Seychelles, are published in NeuroToxicology.
A company that uses a product extracted from shellfish exoskeletons to make a green alternative to expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging has been shortlisted for an award by the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA).
California-based Cruz Foam uses chitosan – a refined version of chitin, the biopolymer found in crustacean shells - to make its biodegradable EPS alternative.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here