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IN BRIEF - Joint development of crab sticks that do not use surimi

JAPAN
Monday, March 13, 2023

A new series of topical next-generation seafood "like a fish"! Joint development of plant-based “Maru Kanikama”

Azuma Foods Co., Ltd., entered into a business alliance with Fujimitsu Co., Ltd. for the sale of a new series that pursues not only commitment but also taste, Kamaboko) was jointly developed.

Is the expression "tastes better than the real thing" correct? Kani-flavored kamaboko (commonly known as Kanikama) is always cited as a representative example of processed food alternatives, but when asked about the industry, it seems that there is a supply shortage of fish paste, which is the raw material. The shortage of raw materials for "surimi" accompanying the global increase in demand for marine products gave us the motivation to "challenge" the concept of the "Maru Fish" series, which aims to provide sustainable products.

Fujimitsu Co., Ltd. is a long-established kamaboko manufacturing company that has been in business for over 130 years. They have outstanding manufacturing technology and experience cultivated over many years, but they cannot survive without a stable supply of surimi raw materials. When thinking about delicious crab stick products looking ahead to the next 100 years, they decided to try to develop and manufacture “just like crab sticks” .

Crab? ! Crab bite? plant base? ? I made "Kanikama" with 100% vegetable base.


IN BRIEF - Good catches of Loligo, Illex, hubbsi hake and toothfish

FALKLAND ISLANDS
Friday, June 14, 2024

The first season of Loligo squid this year, in the waters of the Falkland Islands, was completed within the established time, in contrast to what happened in the second season of 2023 when it was decided to close early for reasons of stock conservation, as reported by the Fisheries Department of the Islands.
 
The average catch per vessel, per day, was among the lowest for the first seasons since 2020, but higher than any other first season, prior to 2019.
 
Until the third week of May, the total catch of Illex squid for this year has been the highest since 2021 and the second highest since 2015.
 
Once again, the largest catch of varieties with scales has been that of hake and although it is the lowest since 2020, it is also the highest between the period from 1989 to 2018. As for the rock cod, (patagonotothen ramsayi) its volume catch has been the highest since 2016, but with a discard of 90%.
 
Finally, the average catch of toothfish per vessel has been the highest since statistics have been kept.
 
Source: MercoPress

IN BRIEF - FECOP Promotes the Blue Economy with the Women’s Nautical School

COSTA RICA
Friday, June 14, 2024

Thanks to the work of the Matchmaking initiative carried out in the context of the High-Level Event “Immersed in Change,” led by Ambassador Gina Guillen Grillo, the Women’s Nautical School project of the Costa Rican Federation of Fishing (FECOP) received technical support from GIZ and the European Union.

FECOP is proud to highlight its commitment to the Blue Economy and gender equity through the Women’s Nautical School initiative. This initiative stands out as an exemplary model of sustainability and inclusive development in the sport fishing sector.

During the high-level event “Immersed in Change,” held in Costa Rica on June 7 and 8, the Delegation of the European Union in Costa Rica, represented by Ambassador Philippe Lempereur, met with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FECOP to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to financially support the consolidation of the Women’s Nautical School.

The Women’s Nautical School not only promotes the sustainability of our ocean but also advances gender equity by fostering the employability of women in the fishing tourism sector. This EU-backed initiative will enable more women to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in this industry, thus contributing to more inclusive and sustainable economic development.

Source: Tico Times


Other media | MundoAcuicola: AquaVision 2024 brought together the main leaders of world aquaculture in Norway

NORWAY
Friday, June 14, 2024

AquaVision 2024 brings together global leaders to discuss sustainability and artificial intelligence in the aquaculture industry.

During this week, Nutreco CEO David Blakemore inaugurated a new version of AquaVision in Stavanger, Norway. He brought together more than 450 participants from more than 40 countries. This year there was a program focused on some of the most relevant topics in the industry: economy, sustainability and artificial intelligence.

The event, organized by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco, has established itself as an important meeting place.

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Balfegó captured 3,087 tons of bluefin tuna in twelve days

SPAIN
Friday, June 14, 2024

Grup Balfegó has captured in twelve effective days of fishing the 3,087 tons of Mediterranean bluefin tuna that were assigned to it this year, adding the fishing opportunities obtained after various commercial agreements as well as those corresponding to the company. This year, the Catalan group specialized in capturing Thunnus Thynnus for fattening in cages has mobilized ten purse seiners that began their deployment on May 26: a fleet led by its two vessels “La Frau” and “Tio Gel II”, a third Spanish-flagged, five French-flagged and two Italian, joined by seventeen tugboats and 6 auxiliary vessels.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cherry salmon proves fruitful for Japanese fish farmer

JAPAN
Friday, June 14, 2024

Izumisawa Suisan is first to obtain ASC certification for the species

Japanese farm Izumisawa Suisan has become the first commercial farm to obtain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its cherry salmon production. The farm, which also produces coho salmon, is based in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture along the Kamaishi Bay.

Cherry salmon, named for its pink cherry-coloured scales, boasts a refined, light flesh colour and delicate fat. Its name is derived from the fact that it is often harvested during the enchanting “sakura” or cherry blossom season in Japan.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | Fish Focus: Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda

CANADA
Friday, June 14, 2024

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda, reflecting their commitment to sustainable research. The company unveiled a new name, a new logo, and a newly appointed CEO dedicated to fostering a future where sustainable aquaculture defines market expectations.

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC), a contract research organisation dedicated to unlocking the answers to aquaculture’s most pressing challenges

Source: Fish Focus l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: China tapping Pakistan as alternative seafood supply source

CHINA
Friday, June 14, 2024

China is tapping into Pakistan as an alternative seafood supplier, with tensions ramping up between it and its primary trading partners.

On 1 June, an air shipment of fresh mullet from Pakistan arrived in Kashgar, a city in China’s Xinjiang region, according to China Daily. The mullet was imported by Xinjiang Huizhou Import and Export Trading Co., which distributes seafood out of the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone Cross-border e-Commerce Exhibition and Trading Center. The facility, which was opened in late 2023, is being touted by local officials as “Central Asia’s fresh and cold chain food import portal,” offering access to China’s westernmost region. 

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Russian Competition Drives Down Prices for Norwegian King Crab

NORWAY
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Several factors have led to a nearly halving of prices for both fishermen and exporters in a short period of time. Fishermen are currently experiencing significantly lower kilo prices for king crab in June compared to May.

One key factor is the availability of blue crab from Russia in the market. Live blue crab is being delivered at a significantly different price than the red king crab from Norway. Additionally, Russia has announced an earlier start to king crab fishing in the Barents Sea, moving the start date from 01 September to 01 July. This introduces a new player during a time when Norwegian actors have traditionally operated alone, further driving down prices on the global market.

Author:  Oliver McBride / The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | WorldFishing: New partnership looks to advance electronic seafood traceability

UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Santa Cruz, California-based non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise and the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), the industry standard for digitally interoperable traceability in seafood, have established a new partnership to promote the widespread adoption of traceability best practices in seafood supply chains.

The two organisations aim to promote the implementation of interoperable, digitised traceability systems and the adoption of the GDST standard across public and private sectors. 

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | iPac.aquacultura: Aquaculture production in Portugal in 2022 increased by 4.8% to 18,822 tonnes

PORTUGAL
Thursday, June 13, 2024

In 2022, total aquaculture production in Portugal reached 18,822 tonnes, an increase of 4.8% compared to 2021. For its part, sales generated income of 159.8 million euros (157.1 million euros in 2021), which reflected an increase of 1.7%, with a reduction in the quantities sold of 8.2% (from 17,600 in 2021 to 16,166 tons in 2022).

The structure of aquaculture activity in Portugal shows that production in transitional and marine waters, which was 8,408 tons in 2022, is the majority, concentrating 97.8% of total production. Aquaculture production in continental waters was 414 tons.

Source: iPac.acucultura l Read the full article here


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