Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The Consellería do Mar changes its organic structure to reinforce its role and functions
Friday, December 02, 2022
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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Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong this week met with Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda at the Ministry of Fisheries, Colombo.
During the meeting, Korean Ambassador Santhush recalled the recent commitment to invest around $ 1.2 million by the Ministry of Fisheries of Korea to help improve shrimp farming in Sri Lanka through the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
He stated that Korea is keen to boost shrimp farming in the island nation. They also discussed ways to promote exports, expand capacity-building and develop the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka. Both parties underscored the importance of strengthening the aquaculture sector in Sri Lanka and agreed to work closely together to deepen cooperation.
The Minister of Labor welcomed the initiative and appreciated that the positions that the women of the crew will have access to "are significantly better paid" than those they traditionally occupy in the sector.
After two years of works, the Grande Hermine ship was presented last Thursday, a vessel of French origin that was specially conditioned to have a crew of men and women on board. The activity took place in the Port of Montevideo and was attended by the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, the Minister of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), Pablo Mieres, the director of the National Women's Institute, Mónica Bottero, and the President of the National Administration of Ports, Juan Curbelo.
The history of the vessel in Uruguay began two years ago when it was bought by the Uruguayan fishing and processing company Ciupsa, which is part of the Uruguayan Chamber of Fishing Industries (CIPU). In a statement released by the company, it is said that the works were carried out with Uruguayan labor and about 40 people worked. The text includes a quote from Gino Settin, director of Cipusa, who explains that during the renovation"six freezing tunnels, two plate cabinets, a complete refrigeration installation were installed, in addition to the general conditioning of the crew's comforts and in fishing gear”.
The National Service of Fisheries Health (Sanipes) —an institution attached to the Peruvian Ministry of Production— has signed a mutual agreement on the safety of hydrobiological products with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea.
In 2022, 29 Peruvian firms exported 9,257 tons of hydrobiological products to the Korean market, mostly frozen and produced in 26 plants.
There are 210 fish-processing establishments distributed across Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash, Lima, Callao, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna, which are registered on the Sanipes website to export to South Korea.
It should be noted that the main products exported to the Asian country last year were shrimps (Penaeus vannamei), giant squid (Dosidicus gigas), and frozen flying fish roe (Cheilopogon heterurus).
Vegan seafood company Boldly is entering the food scene with its calamari, shrimp, salmon and tuna sashimi offerings derived from konjac root vegetable.
The rapidly growing alternative seafood category is seeing another new entrant. Boldly, a new plant-based food brand, is announcing the upcoming launch of their line of 100 percent vegan seafood. The new product line will include calamari, salmon and tuna sashimi, shrimp, crab sticks and white fish filets. According to a news release, the brand plans to disrupt both the traditional and alternative seafood industry with food offerings that deliver on taste and texture and offer similar performance to conventional seafood.
Recognising that collisions with fishing vessels, cargo ships, cruise liners and whale-watching vessels are one of the greatest known threats to whales, dolphins and porpoises, the WCA-designed course supports commercial vessel operators by educating crews on how to avoid collisions with whales and dolphins. This, in turn, contributes to improving the safety of crew, passengers, vessels and the wider marine environment.
After several delays, the European Commission announced that as of February 20 it would present the action plan to protect marine biodiversity, the one that pursues the couplet that by 2030 30% of community waters are protected, 10% with a complete ban. But the document, at least in draft, has been leaked before, allowing shipowners to confirm that Brussels wants to expel all kinds of moving bottom gear from these marine protected areas.
The ban on trawling, as contained in that draft plan, would be gradual, so States should take steps to phase it out of existing marine protected areas (MPAs).
Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full articlehere
Vietnam boosts domestic pangasius consumption. The world's largest producer and exporter of pangasius, Vietnam, has begun to focus its commercial offer on a new market. With more than 2.2 billion euros in exports in 2022, pangasius was the second species exported after shrimp in Vietnam
Vietnam's 400 pangasius exporters have performed excellently in terms of trade volume, with more than 140 buying countries, with the US, China, the EU and Japan being the main markets.
MSC y Maersk reconocen que desde que firmaron su Alianza 2M, un acuerdo para el uso compartido de buques de la línea de transporte marítimo de contenedores cuyo fin es garantizar operaciones competitivas y eficientes, han cambiado muchas cosas. La interrupción del acuerdo, firmado en 2015 con una previsión de 10 años, allana el camino para que ambas compañías continúen con sus estrategias individuales.
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UK industry body Seafish has created a “Vessels of the Future Forum” help aquaculture vessels and fishing boats transition to net zero.
The newly formed forum brings together representatives from the fishing and the fish farming industry, boat builders and surveyors, ports and harbours, engine manufacturers, research community and governments.
It is being chaired by Mike Cohen, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations.
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According to the sectoral monitoring system, over the past week, prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment of the domestic market have been either decreasing or remaining stable.
In the Far East, prices for Pacific herring, flounder and pollock remained - 55 rubles, 68 rubles. and 80 rubles. per kg, respectively.
In the North-West, the price of Atlantic herring fell by almost 4% to 98 rubles. per kg. Haddock fell in price by 1.2% - to 163 rubles. per kg. The price for Atlantic cod and mackerel has not changed over the week - 250 rubles. and 165 rubles. per kg, respectively.
In the central regions, the wholesale price of the popular assortment of frozen fish remained at the level of the previous week. Atlantic mackerel was sold at a price of 165 rubles, pollock - 104 rubles, capelin - 95 rubles, Atlantic herring - 113 rubles. per kg.
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