Other Media | SeafoodSource: Marel showcased new 'crown jewel' filleting machine at Seafood Processing Global
Friday, May 12, 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland-based Marel showcased a number of new products at Seafood Processing Global, the processing wing of Seafood Expo Global – which ran from 25 to 27 April in Barcelona, Spain – but Marel Global Sales Director Diego Lages told SeafoodSource one new machine stood out from the rest.
The company’s new 2750 salmon-filleting machine, Lages said, was its “jewelry of the crown” at the show
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
Approximately 830,000 fall-run Chinook salmon fry are believed to have died while passing through the lowest dam on the Klamath River over the past week.
Hundreds of thousands of juvenile salmon are believed to have died over the past week after being released into the Klamath River from the Fall Creek Fish Hatchery on Monday, Feb. 26, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fall Creek is a tributary of the Klamath River.
The fish were believed to have been killed as a result of gas bubble disease while passing through a tunnel at the base of Iron Gate Dam, the lowest of four dams being removed on the river. The Chinook salmon fry died according to monitoring data downstream of the dam.
Gas bubble disease occurs because of “environmental or physical trauma often associated with severe pressure change,” according to a March 2 press release from CDFW. The agency said the mortality does not appear to be related to turbidity or dissolved oxygen water quality conditions in the river, brought on by decades of sediment washing downstream after the dams were breached. Both turbidity and dissolved oxygen were recorded at “suitable levels” before the fish were released. Other healthy coho and Chinook salmon were documented downstream of the dam, the agency said.[...]
A new analysis of nearly 25,000 fish scales offers more evidence that the millions of pink salmon churned out by Alaska fish hatcheries could be harming wild sockeye salmon populations when they meet in the ocean, according to the scientists who authored the study.
The new peer-reviewed paper, published this week in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, analyzed growth rates that could be deduced from the fish scales, similar to trees’ yearly growth rings.
The paper was built on a unique aspect of the life cycle of pink salmon, which are primarily targeted by commercial fishermen: Their abundance is high in odd-numbered years, and lower in even-numbered years. Those booms and busts allowed authors Peter Rand and Gregory Ruggerone to tease out whether sockeye salmon — which are more highly valued by sport and personal use fishermen — were growing at lower rates during odd years, when pink salmon are more numerous.
Their analysis showed that was the case across the Gulf of Alaska — a dynamic that Rand and Ruggerone describe as a “zero-sum game” between the two species. It found that yearly growth of sockeye was depressed by as much as 17% at times when pink salmon abundance was high.[...]
Specialized personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture (Coast Guard) detected the Calvão fishing vessel, flagged Portugal, which would be fishing illegally within the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone, in a clear violation of Law No. 24,922 “Federal Fisheries Regime.”
The incident occurred when members of the Force's Maritime, River and Lake Traffic Directorate warned, through the Coast Guard System, of a modern and innovative comprehensive electronic surveillance system applied to the control and surveillance of the sea, to the aforementioned vessel within the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (which reaches up to 200 nautical miles).
By carrying out a detailed analysis of the ship's movements through the aforementioned system, whose features allow obtaining, from a single platform, all the available information related to the movements, technical and administrative data of the ships that are sailing around the world, it was noted that during its defeat it circulated at a speed of less than six knots within the maritime spaces under national jurisdiction.
In this sense, from the analysis it can be seen that the vessel reduced its speed to 6.1 nautical miles within the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone, maintaining its speed below six knots, compatible with fishing tasks, without any recorded hydrometeorological conditions that led to the need to take shelter in the area.
The competition, which already has chefs from Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal, joins those from the economic region that includes Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
Registration, which is done online, will be open until March 15 for active chefs from those countries who work with Balfegó bluefin tuna.
Madrid - Balfegó, company specialized in fishing, aquaculture and bluefin tuna trade, adds Benelux to its list of countries invited to 'Chef Balfegó', its international gastronomy competition that celebrates its seventh edition this year.
The contest, which has already been a springboard for two Michelin stars throughout its history, will feature this year with the participation of chefs from Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the Benelux, the economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands. and Luxembourg, which this year will be the invited region.
With its seventh edition, Balfegó consolidates the contest in the gastronomic scene of our country and with the peculiarity of revolving exclusively around the haute cuisine of bluefin tuna as a base product.
The Cantabrian fleet hopes to complete a good anchovy coastal campaign, the official start of which is March 1. The good recruitments in recent years have made possible the highest quota in 18 years, with a total of 31,614 tons for Spain, 1,432 more than in 2023, according to the note published this Thursday in the Official State Gazette. It is the largest figure that Spain will have at its disposal and from which our farms will benefit, since the Basque fleet is the largest anchovy fleet in the Cantabrian Sea, and the one that fishes the most, and wants to take advantage of the increase in the Spanish quota. to improve the numbers of previous years.
Greenpeace underlines the "urgent need" for more governments, including the Spanish one, to ratify the Global Ocean Treaty, which will turn one year old next Monday, March 4. So far, it has only been ratified by two countries (Chile and Palau).
Known as the Agreement on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdictions (BBNJ), the treaty has been signed by 87 countries since it opened for signature in September last year.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Salmon producer Mowi and food processing systems business Marel are putting the final touches on Mowi Scotland’s Fort William processing plant upgrade. The project includes the installation of state-of-the-art food processing and packaging systems.
When complete the upgrade will enable the facility to process and pack 200 fish per minute and increase plant capacity to more than 80,000 tonnes annually.
Scott Nolan, Mowi’s Sales and Operations Director (UK, Ireland, Faroes & Iceland), said: “With salmon being the UK’s largest agricultural export and 40 per cent of this production going through our plant in Fort William
Sigmund Bjørgo returns to the Norwegian Seafood Council – rejoins as Country Director to China. “Sigmund Bjørgo is strategically strong and has in-depth knowledge of both the seafood industry and the Chinese market. He has previously served in the same position in China and has done a remarkable job for us for many years, so we are extremely pleased to have him back.” says Director of Global Operations at the Norwegian Seafood Council, Børge Grønbech.
Worked with the Seafood Council in China for seven years. Sigmund Bjørgo was hired by the Norwegian Seafood Council for the first time in 2011.
Chubut's Shrimp Season Resumes After One-Month Pause Argentina
Vessels fishing north of Rawson continue to catch shellfish sizes L2 and L1; to the south similar sizes and somewhat smaller. The fishing production chain is slowly resuming. Yesterday, more than thir...