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IN BRIEF - Lower catch advice for lumpfish

ICELAND
Monday, March 27, 2023

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute advises that the total catch of female lumpfish for the fishing year 2022/2023 should be no more than 4?411 tonnes. That is a 37% decrease in the advice compared to last year. The advice is primarily based on the biomass index from the Icelandic groundfish survey (IS-SMB) in March 2023, which was below the long term mean and lowest for ten years.

The biomass index fluctuates between years, partly reflecting uncertainty in the measurements. 

Source: hafogvatn


IN BRIEF - Japan-Asia routes are fully booked for the next month.

JAPAN
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Priority was given to high-cost cargo from China and other countries, and cuts in service

Space shortages are becoming serious on Japan-Asia routes. Although it depends on the shipping company and route, according to people involved, bookings cannot be made until mid-July, about a month from now. It seems that the reduction in allocations for Japanese cargo is having an impact, with high-cost cargo from China and other sources being given priority. 

Some shipping companies are considering reducing the number of intra-regional routes to and from Japan to redirect ships to routes to and from China and other core routes that are also expected to be highly profitable.

Source: The Japan Maritime Daily


IN BRIEF - Vinh Hoan adds a 5,000-ton pangasius surimi production line

VIET NAM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Vietnam's largest pangasius exporter, Vinh Hoan, has invested in surimi production, including block surimi and crab sticks.

After adding a surimi raw material production line at the factory in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province in 2023, the company has an annual processing capacity of 5,000 tons.

This activity is part of a strategy that strives to fully optimize the company's Pangasius value chain.

Surimi products, both raw materials and finished products, are ASC-certified.

Vinh Hoan's pangasius surimi block is packaged in 10 kg boxes with many different grades depending on the gel level such as 500-700 and 1,000 or more.

Meanwhile, the company has just launched an instant surimi noodle product called "Protein Pho Fusion". The main market includes the Asian community in the US, Europe, and Asian countries.

With noodle products that come with steamed pangasius meat and white-leg shrimp, Vinh Hoan hopes to capture the needs of health-conscious consumers.

Lucky Bag, another new surimi-based product from the company, won the Innovation Award at the 2024 Global Seafood Expo.

Source: VASEP (translated from original ni Vietnamese)

 


(emptyOther Media | aqua.cl: Norway and South Korea agree to start cooperation on seafood

SOUTH KOREA
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

According to the Norwegian government, the agreement contains points linked to the exchange of experiences in fishing, aquaculture, and trade in seafood.

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Marianne Sivertsen Næss, signed a cooperation agreement with South Korea on seafood. The agreement was made in Sejong together with South Korea's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Do-Hyung Kang.

Norway and South Korea are port nations.

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: More than 160 organizations from around the world ask FAO to review the concept of 'sustainable aquaculture'

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Coinciding with the celebration of World Oceans Day, more than 160 environmental and fisheries organizations from around the world, under the initiative of the Seas of Change Conference 2024, have asked the FAO to exclude the farming of carnivorous fish from the definition of “ sustainable aquaculture”.

The signatories represent a wide range of international organizations and local communities “that have studied or experienced first-hand the harmful impacts of fish farming in open sea cages on an industrial scale,” they say in a letter addressed to Manuel Barange, Director of Fisheries. and FAO Aquaculture.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Offshore salmon farm concept unveiled

NORWAY
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Utror, a Norwegian company planning an offshore salmon farm in the Trænabanken sea area at the far end of the Helgeland coast in Nordland, has shared the first image of its enclosure.

The offshore cage is 300 metres long, 55 metres wide and has a freeboard during normal operation of 20 metres.

Utror will review the operating philosophy on which the project and technology are based at the AquaNext event taking place this week in Stavanger.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: SalMar launches app in bid to dispel aquaculture myths

NORWAY
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Norwegian salmon producing giant SalMar has announced the development of a new app designed to educate the public about the aquaculture industry and to promote the company’s values.

The app, named ‘SalMar – Myths & Facts,’ aims to provide comprehensive insights into the industry while clarifying common misconceptions.

Source: SalmonBusiness l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: April 2024 US shrimp import figures show totals from Vietnam and Thailand rising, Ecuador dropping

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

In April 2024, the United States imported 50,672 metric tons (MT), or 111 million pounds, of shrimp, marking a decline from the 56,000 MT (123 million pounds) the U.S. bought in April 2023 and the 63,269 MT (129 million pounds) shipped to the U.S. in March 2024.

India remained the top shrimp exporter to the U.S. in April 2024, sending 21,166 MT (46 million pounds). This total represented a slight decrease from the 21,451 MT (47 million pounds) the country sent to the U.S. in April 2023 and the 23,312 MT (51 million pounds) India shipped in March 2024.

Author: Bhavana Scalia-Bruce / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here

 


IN BRIEF - Falklands to further improve fisheries surveillance and catch reporting

FALKLAND ISLANDS
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Falkland Islands Government through its Fisheries Department will be implementing improvements to be made for fishing vessel surveillance and electronic catch reporting.

During Executive Council held the past week, a paper was considered recommending that the Falkland Islands Government enter into contracts with companies who will deliver an integrated modern vessel surveillance and electronic catch reporting system.

By utilizing current technologies, there will be a significant improvement in the Fisheries Departments’ ability to monitor fishing activity in the FI EEZ. This system can be extended to the Maritime Authority and other nearby OTs if there is interest in doing so.

Fishing industry and wider stakeholders have been briefed on the proposed new surveillance and reporting system.

Following contract award and as part of the implementation plan, the fishing industry and relevant stakeholders will be re-engaged to ensure the timely delivery of the upgraded system.

Source: MercoPress

 


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Contributing to the salmon sector of the future: SalmonChile organizes unprecedented Salmon Summit 2024

CHILE
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

On July 10, the first version of the Salmon Summit 2024 will be held in Frutillar, an initiative launched by SalmonChile that seeks to bring together the large salmon farming value chain together with national, regional and local authorities, businessmen, union leaders, and the community to debate the main challenges of the productive sector in the coming years, from a social, environmental and public policy perspective.

The meeting - which will be at the Teatro del Lago and will have as its motto “Promoting Chilean salmon farming by 2050”

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Orpagu launches a new online store with easy-to-prepare products

SPAIN
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Organización de Palangreros Guardeses (Orpagu) has launched a new online store with a more expanded catalogue, which includes easy-to-prepare seafood products from species caught sustainably by A Guarda surface longliners.

In addition to an extensive range of products based on swordfish, tuna and other select species, the platform includes a secure and intuitive purchasing process, with various payment options. In addition, it has fast shipping, an efficient delivery service to guarantee that the products arrive intact and in perfect condition at their destination.

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


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