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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: £100m-a-year in Scottish salmon exports 'lost because of Brexit'

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Brexit has cost Scotland up to £100 million-a-year in ‘lost’ salmon exports, MSPs will hear from trade body Salmon Scotland’s chief executive Tavish Scott today.

Farming companies have faced increased red tape and costs triggered by the departure from the EU in January 2020. In 2019, there were more than 53,000 tonnes of Scottish salmon exported to the bloc, with the figure falling to 44,000 tonnes in 2023.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Aquaculture Stewardship Council exits China amidst forced labour fallout

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has announced its decision to exit China following a review of its operations in the country.

“Over the last 18 months, ASC has undertaken a strategic business review of internal operations and of current and future operational regions and markets

As a result of this business review, ASC has decided to phase out programme operations and cease investment in China.

Source: SalmonBusiness l Read the full article here


Other Media | Ind Pesqueras: Argentina confirms a fine of more than 60,300 euros to Prodesur SA after the 'historic seizure' of almost 139 tons

ARGENTINA
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Prodesur SA is responsible for the "Tai-An" vessel, which was reported for illegal fishing

The Government of Argentina, through the Undersecretariat of Fisheries, confirmed a fine of more than 56 million pesos (60,300 euros) to the company Prodesur S.A., responsible for the "Tai-An" vessel, after the "historic confiscation" of nearly 139 tons of illegally caught toothfish, a commodity worth 2.5 billion pesos (more than 2.6 million euros).

Several companies reported that the vessel was illegally capturing toothfish.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: IFOP online monitoring program launched with oceanographic buoys

CHILE
Thursday, March 28, 2024

The project considers the progressive installation of oceanographic buoys in each of the salmon concession groups.

At AquaSur, the largest aquaculture fair in the southern hemisphere, the Instituto de Fomento Pesquero

(IFOP), together with the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), presented the Oceanographic and Environmental Data Center program in the southern austral zone of Chile.

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - VASEP Infographic: Vietnam squid and octopus exports in the first 2 months of 2024

VIET NAM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

In February 2024, Vietnam's squid and octopus exports plummeted by 42%. Thus, cumulatively in the first 2 months of 2024, exports of squid and octopus decreased by 1%, reaching 89 million dollars.
 
 
Author/Source: Nguyen Ha/VASEP

IN BRIEF - The global bluefin tuna market is experiencing price declines

JAPAN
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The global bluefin tuna market is experiencing lower prices amid weakening demand in Asia.
 
Wholesale prices for imported bluefin tuna in Japan have fallen significantly in recent months. The wholesale price of imported fresh bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Toyosu market has fallen 23% from its peak in August 2023, reaching US$24.4/kg. Similarly, the wholesale price of imported frozen bluefin tuna fell to US$22.3/kg, representing a decrease of almost US$6.6/kg from the December 2022 peak.
 
Data from the Japan Fisheries Information Center (JAFIC) indicates a decline in consumption of frozen bluefin tuna. This trend is reflected in retail prices: in February, chu-toro sashimi (medium-fat tuna) imported from Malta sold in Tokyo supermarkets for US$5.32 per 100 grams, a significant reduction from 40% compared to December 2022 prices.
 
Consumption of bluefin tuna sashimi has declined in major Asian markets, including Japan, South Korea and China. This is also reflected in the 50% year-on-year drop in the average import price of Maltese bluefin tuna fillets, a major producer in the Mediterranean, to US$13/kg. Some importers attribute the drop in prices to the weakening purchasing power of South Korea, traditionally a competitive buyer of Mediterranean tuna.
 
Source: Fishretail.ru

IN BRIEF - VASEP Infographic: Vietnam's fish paste and surimi exports in the first 2 months of 2024

VIET NAM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Vietnam's fish paste and Surimi exports in February 2024 decreased sharply over the same period. By the end of February 2024, exports of this product group decreased by 14%, reaching 37 million USD.
 
 
Author/Source: Nguyen Ha/VASEP

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Plans to blow up islets to build large post-smolt facility

NORWAY
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A row is brewing over plans for a new post-smolt facility in the north of Norway – which will involve blowing up two small islands to make space for the construction.

The company behind the project is Gaia Salmon, which plans to produce between 8,000 and 10,000 tonnes of post-smolts weighing up to 800 grams annually, once the building is operational.

The site is at the Ross Islands at Traena in Nordland, where there are more than 477 very small islands. Gaia Salmon says the area involved covers about  12 to 14 football pitches in area.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: SEAFDEC aims to secure mackerel tuna broodstock

PHILIPPINES
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

In a bid to establish the tuna farming industry in the Philippines, an international research organisation has collected juvenile wild mackerel tuna with the aim of producing a captive-bred population.

As part of continued efforts to establish a tuna farming industry in the Philippines, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) has captured 17 wild mackerel tuna to be used as broodstock.

SOurce: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Focus: Russia plans record fish production by 2030

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The planned volume of fish catch in Russia by 2030 will be 6 million tons; last year it exceeded 5.3 million, which is already a record for the last 30 years, according to the head of the Federal Fisheries Agency, Ilya Shestakov, speaking recently at the International Exhibition and Forum “Russia”.

In addition, by 2030, according to the development strategy, the structure of fish production will also change: the share of deep processing of catches in the total volume should increase to 50%. 

Source: Fish Focus l Read the full article here


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