IN BRIEF - VASEP: 'Pangasius businesses are busy to meet orders right from the beginning of 2023'
Monday, February 06, 2023
On the first working day after the Tet holiday, workers of Hung Ca Co.Ltd are busy preparing for an export order of 21 pangasius fillets (equivalent to 400 tons). The company’s leaders are very optimistic about the pangasius exports in the new year. In 2022, the company exports pangasius worthed about 350 million USD.
At Vinh Hoan Corporation, nearly 10,000 workers and employees also return to the company to prepare for new orders. Currently, Vinh Hoan has about 750 ha of raw material ponds and 06 processing factories. The Company's products are exported to about 50 markets.
In 2023, the Company aims to diversify products; improve farming, production and processing technology; orient to environmentally-friendly production. Along with that, the Company also promotes collagen production, develops agricultural products processing activities, and produces organic fertilizer, etc.
Glasgow - Ancora, shipowner company of the Spanish cod fishery Lodairo, reports that the two crew members who suffered an accident on board the ship on November 29 continue to be stable and progressing favorably at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
Iván López Van der Veen, the ship's owner, remains in the Scottish city and will remain there for a few more days, accompanying the relatives of the sailors, who arrived in Glasgow on November 30.
Likewise, Ancora and the families of the crew express their gratitude to the United Kingdom rescue services and the staff of the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, particularly in the Intensive Care and Trauma areas. “Their exquisite treatment of family members, respecting their privacy, and the support received are being fundamental in the recovery process, both from their own
crew members, as well as their families,”says Iván López.
The shipowner also wants to thank the “incredible” work and tenacity of the Lodairo crew during the first aid provided to the injured, since their level of training in health matters and the support received by the Radiomedical Center of Spain allowed the sailors to be stabilized until the arrival of the rescue helicopter.
In order to thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on agriculture, rural areas, rural revitalization and publicity and ideological work, carry forward the spirit of distant-water fishermen who are brave in pioneering, not afraid of hardships, hard-working and tenacious, and move forward courageously, tell the story and highlighof China’s distant-water fisheries.
The style of the fishery industry, and through tree selection and publicity, it inspired pelagic fishermen to work hard and lead the industry team building. In 2022, the China Pelagic Fisheries Association launched the "Searching for the Most Beautiful Pelagic Fishermen" activity, and finally selected 15. Finally the professor Chen Xinjun from the School of Marine Science of Shanghai Ocean University was selected.
Chen Xinjun is a leader and pioneer in the science and technology of pelagic squid fishing in China; He is currently the dean and second-level professor of the School of Marine Science of Shanghai Ocean University. He is also the director of the National Pelagic Fishery Engineering Technology Research Center and the Ministry of Education's Key Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Ocean Fishery Resources.[...]
The Fish Union came up with a proposal to ban the production of canned fish according to technical specifications (TU), which are subject to GOST standards in the country.
These are, for example, sprats in oil or natural saury. This initiative was announced during an open meeting of representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor and the fishing community, which the publication “Veterinary and Life” organized at the site of the VII International Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg.
Sergei Gudkov, head of the consumer market development department of theFish Union, began his speech with a problem: Russians eat little fish, and the level of its consumption is declining. According to the Fishing Union, fish consumption in Russia has decreased by 30% since 2013. “No other food product has undergone such critical changes, and we attribute this to two reasons,”said Sergei Gudkov. One of them is the increase in the cost of fish raw materials, which is higher than inflation, in contrast to meat and dairy products. But this is not the main reason for the sharp decline in fish consumption, the speaker noted. “We came to the conclusion that the reduction in consumption is most influenced by the quality of products,” said a representative of the union.
Source: Vetand Life (translated from original in russian)
AOMORI – Fish wholesalers from the United States, Canada and Singapore started a business trip on Monday to four northeastern prefectures as the local fishing industry continues to reel from China's import ban on Japanese marine products.
The tour was organized by the government-linked Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to help the country's fishery business operators find alternative buyers for their products.
The Chinese government has banned imports of Japanese marine products to protest against the release of treated water into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the Tohoku region.
The buyers from six companies, who are interested in scallops, yellowtail and sea urchin, observed an auction at a wholesale market in the city of Aomori on Monday morning.
Later, they inspected bluefin tuna caught off Aomori Prefecture and held a meeting with a local fishery wholesaler.
The wholesalers will, from Tuesday, visit fish markets and fishery business operators in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.
Europe is preparing to host the largest and most modern land-based shrimp farm in the world. Germany is preparing to launch an extraordinary initiative. Prawn farming company Aquapurna has partnered with German chemical company K+S to carry out this ambitious project in Sigmundshall, near Hanover.
Startup Aquapurna is collaborating with German fertilizer giant K+S to build this modern facility near Hanover, after securing a seven-figure investment from private investors.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of Mauritania has started work to launch a new roadmap to “reactivate” the country's fishing sector and boost the country's maritime economy. The Government has organized a workshop in Nouakchott as a consultation with the sector and interested parties with the aim of gathering opinions that serve as a basis for this action. Minister Moktar Al Housseynou highlighted at the event that the objective is to “examine the best ways to ensure the sustainability of resources and study other issues related to the incubation environment of these resources, their operating systems, their economic and social returns as well as as the most effective solutions for its management.”
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full articlehere
The E.U. held on to its position as the world’s third-largest seafood seafood-buying market in volume terms in 2022 behind China and Indonesia, as the bloc received close to 11.6 million metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products.
Presented as part of an annual study from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), the total marks an increase compared to recent years, despite inflationary pressures facing many European nations.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Mowi Scotland recently received unanimous council approval for its salmon farm proposal in Kintyre’s Kilbrannan Sound which will create 10 permanent jobs and lead to substantial investment to reinvigorate the local community harbour in Carradale.
Designed to have minimal visual impact on the environment, the new farm – North Kilbrannan – will include 12, 120m compact circular cages with a 400 tonne feed barge and hold a maximum of 2,475 tonnes of Atlantic salmon.
The courses started last week and will improve significantly exponentially the life expectancy of a sailor who suffers an episode of cardiac arrest.
The implantation of defibrillators will occur gradually on the 74 vessels of the A Guarda longliner organization, the hand of learning for its proper use.
A Guarda - Orpagu -Guardeses Longliners Organization-is taking a step forward in its goal of improving the safety on board of its crews by launching courses in cardiac resuscitation and the use of defibrillators, a vital utensil that it will progressively install in the ships of its fleet. This is a key initiative for a quick and effective response to possible heart problems among crew members, which cannot be treated quickly given their work at sea.
The courses began last week and will continue to be developed throughout the month of December, taught by specialists from the company that supplies the defibrillators.