This morning at Punta Langosteira, the semi-submersible vessel Boka Vanguard was finalizing the loading of the six reinforced concrete caissons manufactured by the Kugira floating dock, owned by the company Acciona, and which in a few days will leave for their final destination, some infrastructure works around to an airport in the Philippines. The maneuver represents a world record, since, as indicated by the president of the Port Authority of A Coruña, Martín Fernández Prado, "never before had the figure of 90,000 tons been reached in a single shipment." .
Author: Tamara Rivas / La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
Mercedes Rodríguez, General Director of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Technological Innovation of the Xunta de Galicia, defended the need for the development of offshore wind power in Galicia to be compatible with fishing and with the preservation of the ecosystem during her participation in the conference "A Marine wind energy in the Spanish waters: solution or problem, an interdisciplinary vision" organized by the Minimum Sustainable and Social Economic Performance Foundation (Fremss).
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
The fishing sector again requests the government to include the offshore fleet in the discount of €0.20 per litres of diesel
The fishing sector once again requests the Government to include the Spanish deep-sea fleet among the beneficiaries of the discount of 20 cents per litre of diesel, just as citizens and economic sectors are entitled to it, including national fleets in the fishing sector, to deal with the crisis in operating costs caused by the war in Ukraine and, in particular, those derived from rising fuel prices.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full articlehere
Scotland has won the bid to host the 23rd edition of the GOAL responsible seafood conference in 2024.
GSA CEO Brian Perkins, Seafood Scotland CEO Donna Fordyce and Mairi Gougeon, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for rural affairs and islands, which overseas aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries, signed a memorandum of understand in the Seafood Scotland exhibit solidifying Scotland as the host of GOAL 2024.
Researchers have analysed how Nigeria can achieve its target of producing 2.5 million tonnes of farmed fish annually, and believe their work could provide similar insights in other countries.
Experts from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (UK) used scenario analysis for the first time at a national scale for aquaculture in Africa to examine the changes required to meet Nigeria’s target, set in 2017.
The non-legislative resolution of the report on the Blue Economy presented by the Portuguese MEP Isabel Carvalhais this week in Strasbourg, before the plenary session of the European Parliament, saves for the time being the bottom drag and, at the same time, brings good news to Vigo and, by extension, to Galicia. The same overwhelming majority that stopped the total veto of bottom trawling in marine protected areas, which could mean the beginning of the end for this ancient art
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
Environmental organizations, including Greenpeace Argentina, have published a report on seismic exploration and the risks it represents for the sea, its biodiversity and ecosystems. The document is the result of a collaborative process between scientists and technicians from various NGOs that make up the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea.
“This document presents robust scientific evidence of the risks that seismic exploration represents for the Argentine Sea.
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full articlehere
Grieg Seafood has been given the go-ahead for further salmon farming expansion in Newfoundland, Canada.
The news comes just a couple of weeks after the company officially opened a new hatchery and smolt facility in Placentia Bay in the province.
Provincial Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Derrick Bragg announced that Grieg Seafood Newfoundland is the successful proponent of the Newfoundland Government’s recent Expression of Interest process for potential aquaculture development on the province’s southwest coast.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer / read the full articlehere
Norway exported NOK 11.3 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products to overseas markets in April, posting the highest value for that month in the industry’s history.
Compared with April 2021, the increase in value was 33 percent or NOK 2.8 billion (USD 301 million, EUR 284.8 million).
For the first four months of 2022, the Scandinavian country shipped NOK 45.4 billion (USD 4.9 billion, EUR 4.6 billion) worth of seafood, representing year-on-year growth of 25 percent.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource / read the full articlehere