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IN BRIEF - Fisheries Agency proposes Pacific anchovy TAC

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Many dissenting opinions continue to be discussed sardine Fisheries Agency Fisheries Research and Education Organization

On the 7th, the Fisheries Agency held a review meeting (stakeholder meeting) on the resource management policy for the Pacific anchovy stock in Tokyo, and began trialling the total allowable catch (TAC) management for this stock from 2024, and then transitioned to full-scale management in stages.

The content of this plan is to set resource targets that match the actual fishing conditions, grasp the catch volume, and verify the effectiveness of conventional management measures, without imposing a compulsory catch limit for several years. There are several opposing opinions from related fishermen and local governments, and the agency will continue to analyze the evolution of the issue.

Source: Minato Yamaguchi (translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Chinese port of Ningbo plans to import 1,200 tons of Russian king crab annually

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The Chinese port of Ningbo-Zhoushan has opened for the first time to import king crab from Russia, in addition to ports in Shanghai and Tianjin that already handle crustaceans. 

Recently a Russian ship docked at the port of Ningbo Zhoushan and offloaded 74.3 tons of blue crab for customs clearance, according to an updated WeChat page of the port of Ningbo Zhoushan.

The crab was to be shipped mainly to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities in mainland China, as well as to the Hangzhou seafood trade market.

Live Russian king crabs sell for up to 750 yuan per kilogram ($110 per kg) in markets in China.

According to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, in order to expedite transportation and delivery, the port will provide 24-hour customs clearance and priority screening to ensure "zero waiting" for the live product.

Last month, industry sources said king crab prices in China fell late last year due to oversupply from Russia and COVID controls. Now it seems that prices are rising again.

Russia is focusing on the Chinese market after losing access to Western markets due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Other Media | Aqua: AquaForum Aysén 2023: change of seminar date announced

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The AquaForum Aysén 2023 seminar, which was scheduled for April 21, had to be rescheduled for May 25, for reasons of force majeure. The event will continue to be at the Hotel Loberías del Sur, in Puerto Chacabuco.

It is also recalled that the seminar that will have as its main theme "Salmon farming in Aysén: Potentialities in regional development", is already open for registration and places have been running out quickly.

Source: Aqua | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: XpertSea simplifies the journey to sell shrimp responsibly

Thursday, March 09, 2023

xpertSea Responsible Shrimp makes it easy for buyers to meet evolving market conditions, achieve sustainability goals, and accelerate the uptake of responsible practices throughout the industry

XpertSea, a Canadian technology company that makes aquaculture more productive and sustainable, today announced xpertSea Responsible Shrimp, a new data-driven service that makes sourcing sustainable shrimp easy for international buyers.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Senate approves the Sustainable Fishing and Fisheries Research Bill

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The plenary session of the Senate has given the green light to the Sustainable Fishing and Fisheries Research Bill by 144 votes in favor, one against and 115 abstentions. The norm will have to go through Congress again for its final approval.

In the words of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, this is the "most important bill of this legislature in terms of fisheries."

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The Xunta will open another 25 kilometers of coastline for cheek extraction

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The general director of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Technological Innovation, Antonio Basanta, announced yesterday to the bateeiros that in the next few days they will open between 20 and 25 kilometers of coastline that were now closed to the extraction of calves. The Xunta did not specify the situation of those stones in which cheek can now be collected, but pointed out that they correspond to those that appeared in the "reasonable and viable proposals" sent by a part of the sector.

Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Successful growth of mackerel, group, and RAS mackerel

Thursday, March 09, 2023

10 months of aquaculture in Toyonaka, Osaka "Raised in downtown"

Fish Biotech (Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, President Takanobu Migita), which is engaged in the research and development of aquaculture technology in the Sabaya Group, has succeeded in growing chub mackerel in a closed circulation land-based aquaculture system (RAS). The first shipment will be on the 8th, and it will be offered as sashimi at some stores in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures of the group's mackerel specialty restaurant "SABAR" until the 11th.

President Migita said, "Land-farmed mackerel raised in a downtown area that doesn't know the sea. It can be popularized as a delicious and safe mackerel.

Source: Minato Yamaguchi

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Bakkafrost forging ahead with ambitious investment plan for Scotland operations

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Faroese salmon-farming firm Bakkafrost is forging ahead with an ambitious DKK 6.2 billion (USD 886 million, EUR 833 million) investment plan for 2022-2026, with a heavy focus on Scotland.

In 2019, Bakkafrost purchased a majority stake in the Scottish Salmon Company for NOK 3.76 billion (USD 411.1 million, EUR 374 million at time of sale), making it Scotland's second-largest salmon farmer by volume.

Author: Nicki Holmyard / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Salmon price continues to spiral up

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Fresh salmon prices have hit a new record for the third week in succession, according to Statistics Norway.

Just when many people thought they might be due for a downward correction, they shot up by 6.2% to NOK 119.48 a kilo (£9.45) in week 9. Some buyers are describing the current market situation as being “quite crazy”. 

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Russian Fishermen increase capelin catch in the Barents Sea: 15% more catch than last year

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

By March 7, 2023, Russian fishermen caught almost 16 thousand tons of capelin in the Barents Sea, which is 14.6% higher than the figure for the same date in 2022 (63.5% of Russia's national quota - 24.85 thousand tons). There are five fishing boats. The course of the fishery was discussed at the coordinating headquarters in the Federal Agency for Fisheries. According to science, large-sized fish predominate in the aggregations, the sex ratio is one to one, the migration of fish goes to the shores of Murman and Northern Norway.

On behalf of Vasily Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, the North Sea, West-Baltic and North-Western territorial departments of the Federal Agency for Fishery carried out explanatory work with fishing companies to increase the efficiency of developing the allocated volumes of capelin in the Northern Basin.

Specialists of the polar branch of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography presented a forecast for the development of the capelin season for the next week.

Source: Federal Agency for Fishery

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