Other Media | EuropaAzul: «The closure of fishing zones is going to generate problems of cohabitation of fleets»
Monday, September 26, 2022
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.
As they have been doing since 2015, the Consellería do Mar of the Xunta de Galicia and Anfaco-Cecopesca will continue joining synergies in 2023 with the aim of promoting and improving the commercialization of canned seafood and thus boost the competitiveness of the sector and favor its growth on an international level. The Government Council of the Xunta has given the go-ahead to the new agreement between the two entities, which will mean a contribution of 173,000 euros from each of the parties. In the case of the Department of the Sea, the contribution comes from the FEMP. Thus, with a total budget of 346,000 euros, different actions will be carried out to promote and disseminate the quality of preserves.
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The Organización de Productores de Ondarroa asks to avoid drastic cuts in fishing quotas for 2023 such as the proposed closure of jack mackerel in Cantabrian waters. The Ondarres shipowners request prudence when setting the possibilities of capture and management measures for jack mackerel, taking into account bad precedents as have occurred with other species that, without clear studies, had drastic cuts.
According to Francisco Marín, manager of the OPPAO of Ondarroa, "we have transferred to our Administrations our serious concern about the possible closure of horse mackerel that would affect not only the VIII c but also the one caught by the NEFAC fleet
Denmark will receive €201 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Denmark, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programme for the Denmark, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal. The total financial allocation for the Danish programme 2021-2027 is €287 million, of which the EU contribution accounts for almost €201 million.
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For years, Mark Hager’s job as an observer aboard fishing boats in the U.S. Northeast made him a marked man, seen as a meddling cop on the ocean, counting and scrutinizing every cod, haddock, and flounder to enforce rules and help set crucial quotas.
On one particularly perilous voyage, he spent 12 days at sea and no crew member uttered even a single word to him. Author: Joshua Goodman / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here
Vedum concedes ground after proposal is blamed for processing job losses
Norway’s finance minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum today gave a concrete commitment that a new 40% “resource” tax to be slapped on salmonid farmers from January 1 will be calculated on what they earn for their fish, rather than an average of spot prices, reports Fish Farming Expert's Norwegian sister site, Kyst.no.
Author: Magnus Johan Marøy / fishfarmingexpert l Read the full articlehere
The executive will assume the role of CEO of the world's leading aquatic feed technology company AQ1, effective January 1, 2023.
After a period of tremendous growth as the world's leading provider of intelligent feeding control systems for shrimp aquaculture, Ross Dodd has decided to hand over the role of AQ1 CEO to experienced technology leader Andrew Campbell, who has been running operations of AKVA group in America, Austrasia, Mediterranean and United Kingdom during the last 20 years.
In association with LetSea and Nofima, Aker BioMarine has submitted to the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries an application to conduct research on aquafeeds and salmon farming. The objective, they indicate from the company, is to increase the proportion of krill and the use of other raw materials so that they can be used in fish feed formulations and, with this, shed light on new opportunities within the feed and ingredient industry. for aquaculture with a focus on sustainability.
Norway, they recall from Aker BioMarine, plans to more than triple the production of salmon and trout by 2050. At the same time, the Government has set itself the goal of ensuring that by 2030 all fish feed in Norway comes from sustainable sources.
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Each country will set a provisional quota and they are given until March 31 to reach an agreement
Norway, the EU, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and the UK have agreed on the total allowable catch (TAC) for xarda for the coming year. Countries are authorized to fish 782,066 tons, as recommended by scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The amount is 1.62% below that allowed for this year: 794,920 tons.
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The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) has secured its first member company from the United States, with retailer Fishwife coming the latest addition to the supply chain coalition that landed organisations from Canada, Italy and Australia earlier this year.
Female-founded and led Fishwife looks to bring ethically-sourced, premium tinned seafood to the North American table by sourcing from responsibly-managed fisheries and aquaculture farms.
Vietnam's seafood exports reached 10.2 billion USD Viet Nam
VASEP, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, report that November 2022 was the first time since the beginning of the year, seafood export growth fell (down over 14%) over th...
Expanding Electronic Reporting Across the Pacific United States
Observers on the US West Coast are transitioning from paper forms to a more efficient and accurate tablet-based system.
NOAA fisheries observers often face a daunting task on commercial fishing...