The global not-for-profit organisation has issued a position statement to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), calling for the urgent adoption of harvest strategies for certain stocks in the region and warning that fisheries are running out of time to meet a 2023 Marine Stewardship Council deadline.
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With the incorporation, the Initiative today has 14 member production companies committed to increasing sustainability, transparency and cooperation.
The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has today officially welcomed Salmones Aysén, a Chilean producer of coho salmon, as a new member of the leading sustainability initiative. With this addition, the GSI now has 14 salmon farming companies and eight supply chain member companies, spanning all the regions in which they operate. Together, member companies commit to adopting the initiative's core principles of increasing sustainability, transparency and cooperation to accelerate improvements in the industry's environmental performance at speed and scale.
Orpagu has seen a dream come true today, "which can only be fulfilled when innumerable efforts converge in the collective." This is how the president of the Organization of Guardeses Longliners thanked. Joaquín Cadilla, the work and support of all the people and institutions that have worked so that they can start up the new R&D refrigeration plant that this Friday will begin to receive merchandise at the Areas de Tui business park.
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The Consello de la Xunta has given the green light to the decree project, which modifies the organic structure of the Consellería do Mar. A modification with which it is intended to reinforce the impulse to increase demand, prices and income of the fishing, shellfishing, aquaculture and transformation professionals through the creation of a specific department focused on enhancing the value of seafood. This bet is materialized with the division of the current General Sub-directorate of Fisheries and Markets into two sub-directors: the Fisheries (in which the Fishing service and the Analysis and Records service are included) and the new one for the Valuation of the Products of the Sea, which includes the Market service.
This change, as highlighted by the Department of the Sea, "responds to the need to address the constant evolution of the economic importance of the maritime-fishing activity in Galicia
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Semi-closed cage maker blames salmon tax proposal for job losses
Fiizk, which makes semi-closed containment systems for fish farming, has sent lay-off notices to more than 30 employees following the Norwegian government’s announcement that it plans a 40% “ground rent” tax on salmon producers.
After the ground rent tax was sent out for consultation in September this year, it has been difficult to enter into larger contracts with farmers in Norway. Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full articlehere
Three companies, including JR East railway company, began a demonstration test of farming vannamei shrimp at Namie Station on the Joban Line in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture. On this day, 600 juvenile shrimp were transported from Tokyo's Shinagawa Station by limited express Hitachi and released into aquaculture tanks.
According to JR East, aquaculture at a station is the first in Japan. In the future, we will consider transporting the live shrimp to the Tokyo metropolitan area by rail and selling them at stores inside the station. About 3,000 fish are bred in a container-type aquaculture facility (about 10 square meters) set up next to the station building.
According to the developer, ARK in Shibuya Ward, the water is purified by circulating it, and the water temperature and oxygen level can be remotely monitored using a smartphone app.
Source: Kyodo News (translated from the original in japanese)
Mercamadrid, the capital's large wholesale market, celebrates 40 years of activity. A "milestone" that has been celebrated through an institutional act that has had an important representation of the companies of the food unit, whose origin is linked to fishing. Thus, Mercamadrid opened its doors just four decades ago with the inauguration of the Central Fish Market, after undertaking the transfer from the city's Puerta de Toledo market.
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Tokyo, Japan-based Maruha Nichiro has rebranded with the goal of increasing its public profile and encouraging consumption of its seafood products.
The company was established in 2007 when two separate companies – Maruha and Nichiro – merged. Nearly a decade after the merger, the company performed a public study that found public recognition of its brand was relatively low, Maruha Nichiro Corporate Branding Department Public Relations Misae Fujita told SeafoodSource. In response, in 2018, the company began a strategic push to enhance its brand recognition.
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Spain and Croatia have been given €1.12 billion and €243.6 million respectively in EU funding to help promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and stimulate innovation and growth.
The European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for the countries and will implement the EU common fisheries policy and priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.
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