The European Bottom Fishing Alliance, representing over 20 000 fishermen and 7 000 vessels strongly condemns initiatives currently directed at the European Parliament to ban bottom trawling in all maritime protected areas.
On 3 May, a crucial vote on the future of bottom fishing will took place in plenary session at the European Parliament. The consequences of this hastily organised vote could prove devastating for European citizens and the continent’s food security and sovereignty.
The Aquatic Animal Alliance has sent a report to the government of the Canary Islands in a bid to deny Nueva Pescanova the opportunity to build the world’s first closed-cycle octopus farm.
In 2021 the Galician company announced plans to build a land-based facility in Gran Canaria that is capable of producing 3,000 tonnes of the cephalopods each year. However, animal rights and marine conservation groups, including The Aquatic Animal Alliance
With the presence of ProChile's commercial attaches in New York (United States), Christophe Desplas; in Tokyo (Japan), Jaime Rivera; and in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Álvaro Camargo, a score of entrepreneurs and export associations from Los Lagos were able to analyze the situation of these markets, within the framework of the Regional Export Council held virtually.
The activity was opened by Lorena Sepúlveda, national director of ProChile, who recognized the existence of numerous difficulties for foreign trade in the current world context
The passage of oil tankers through the Suez Canal increased by 25.8% during April compared to the same month of the previous year, while that of natural gas tankers grew by 12%, reported the state entity that manages this Egyptian sea route, where as of this month a generalized increase in rates for all vessels is announced.
Thirteen months after the monumental traffic jam caused by the Ever Given running aground, revenues also increased, not only due to the increase in traffic, but also due to an increase in the rates for gas tankers
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The Portuguese fleet can go back to fishing for sardines from 00:00 yesterday, May 2. The global limit for landings of sardines caught with purse-seine gear by Portuguese fishermen for the year 2022 is 29,400 tons, thus increasing the 27,000 tons available in 2021. Spain has 14,862 tons this year. In total, between the two countries, the limit is 44,262 tons.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
Aquaculture was not immune to the so-called great resignation seen across various industries during the pandemic, but while the process of hiring talent is becoming smoother with the world starting to reopen, the past two years may have left a lasting legacy.
The trifecta of a thriving industry, an acute labour shortage and a re-evaluation of personal values has made today’s job candidates even more determined about what they want, where they are willing to relocate and how long they are willing to work, says a Norway-based recruitment specialist.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
A ruling in Canada's Federal Court has overturned a decision by the country’s government to close all salmon farms in British Columbia's Discovery Islands by 30 June, 2022.
The push to close the farms was made in December 2020 by then-Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan. Salmon-farming companies operating in the region – including Mowi Canada West, Cermaq Canada, and Grieg Seafood – asked the government for more time to close farms
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere