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IN BRIEF - China and Russia resumed direct negotiations in the field of fisheries

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

After a long break, the Russian delegation, at the invitation of the Chinese side, arrived in Zhuhai (China) to hold the Thirty-First Session of the Joint Russian-Chinese Commission for Cooperation in the Field of Fisheries. The Commission was established to implement the Agreement between the Government of the USSR and the Government of the PRC on cooperation in the field of fisheries of October 4, 1988.

The head of the Chinese delegation noted that Russian-Chinese relations in the field of fisheries are a priority, in connection with which the visit of Russian representatives is the first among foreign delegations after the lifting of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The parties will consider issues of joint protection of sturgeon and salmon species in the border waters of the Amur and Ussuri rivers, as well as proposals for restoring their stocks by releasing juveniles border territories.

2023 marks the 35th anniversary of cooperation between Russia and China in the field of fisheries. 

The experience gained in cooperation allows us to plan fishing activities in the long term and increase fish stocks. Close cooperation between the specialists of the two countries, as before, will continue in the intersessional period.

Total trade turnover between Russia and China from January to February 2023 increasedby 25.9%.

Source: Federal Agency for Fishery

Other Media | Aqua: Value of regional salmon exports increased 23.2% in the second half of 2022

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

According to the report "Semester Focus on Salmon Exports" from INE Los Lagos, the value of regional salmon exports increased 23.2% in the second half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, mainly affected by +greater exports to Asia and North America.

During this period, regional exports reached 3,507.1 million dollars of which 82.8% (USD $2,902.7) corresponded to products derived from salmon

Source: Aqua| Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: 8M | Women managers: the story from the ground

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

On land, just like at sea, everyday life has its difficulties. Inevitably, marine life divides thousands of families between these two spaces. Those who set sail, traditionally men, will have to weather storms to extract protein from the ocean. They become sustenance, as are those that remain and must weather the storms that take place on the surface.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: Måsøval Eiendom finds partner for Ice Fish Farm

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Måsøval Eiendom, the main shareholder in Ice Fish Farm, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Icelandic fishing company Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja over its  Iceland-based salmon operation.

A separate holding company, Austur, has been created to manage the joint ownership.

Last November Fish Farmer reported that Måsøval was seeking a suitable partner for the business.

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

Other Media | The Fish Site: Funding Next Generation’s Fishing Ambitions

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Opemipo Oyebadejo, who’s a senior farmer and fish expert at Orisha Farms, aims to expand the cage-based farming of tilapia and catfish in Nigeria.

Briefly describe your aquaculture career

I’ve been in the aquaculture industry for four years now. In 2018, I started my journey as an intern with SejFarms Ventures, which was during the penultimate year of my undergraduate studies. 

Author: Laïla Akhtar / TheFishSite | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: Bluefront Equity invests in feed optimisation business

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Seafood investor Bluefront Equity ramps up its efforts to digitise the seafood industry by investing in aquatech company Spillfree Analytics AS, which support fish farmers with analysing and improving feeding processes and growth potential.

Spillfree develops and offers decision support and services for biological optimisation and feeding in aquaculture production. The company’s tools and tailor-made software is developed together with fish farmers and is built on years of practical experience and competence from the aquaculture industry.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Norway Fisheries State Secretary Vidar Ulriksen snaps back against complaints of Irish organizations

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Brexit appears to have added to tensions in the busy fishing waters in the west Atlantic, with tempers rising intalks between the European Union and Norway and a rise in enforcement actions by Irish authorities against British vessels.

Data provided to SeafoodSource by the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), a state agency that monitors all vessels operating within the Irish exclusive economic zone with the support of the Irish Naval Service

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Miyagi Yogin price starts high, trading at 1,100 yen per kilogram

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Farmed coho salmon from Miyagi Prefecture was landed for the first time this year at the Ishinomaki fish market on the 3rd, and was traded at a high price of over 1,100 yen per kilo.

Coho salmon from Miyagi Prefecture landed for the first time at the Ishinomaki Fish Market (5:30 am on the 3rd) -->

Although there were concerns about the impact of the decline in the price of the competing Chilean product, the popularity of the Miyagi product, which is excellent in freshness and quality, is exceptional. The spread of the new coronavirus has subsided, economic activity has become active, and the supply of fresh fish has generally decreased. While some buyers were worried about the negative spread, producers said, "Amid high prices, this is the best encouragement."

A farmer at Ayukawa Beach in Ishinomaki City landed 7.1 tons (approximately 5,000 fish). All of them are ice-cold products, and Ishinomaki Fish Market put up a bid as its own brand "Kinka Gin", which is quickly processed with clean and sterilized seawater ice. The weight of one fish was mainly 1.2 to 1.5 kilograms.

Source: Suisan Keizai (translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Russian prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment are declining or remain stable

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

According to the sectoral monitoring system, over the past week, prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment of the domestic market have been either decreasing or remaining stable.

In the Far East, prices for Pacific cod and flounder remained unchanged - 220 and 70 rubles. per kg., the cost of pollock decreased by 1% - to 97 rubles. per kg.

In the North-West, the price of haddock fell by 1.9% to 152 rubles. per kg. The cost of Atlantic herring decreased by 1% - to 96 rubles. per kg. The price of Atlantic cod and mackerel remained at the level of the previous week - 255 rubles. and 167 rubles. per kg, respectively.

In the central regions, Atlantic herring fell by 1.7% to 115 rubles. per kg. The cost of the rest of the popular assortment of frozen fish remained at the level of the previous week. Atlantic mackerel was sold at a price of 168 rubles, pollock - 118 rubles, capelin - 90 rubles.

Source:  Federal Agency for Fishery

IN BRIEF - Alaska House passes resolution to protect Southeast Alaska’s troll fisheries from lawsuit

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution to protect Southeast Alaska’s troll fishery on Wednesday. House Joint Resolution 5 calls for state and federal agencies to defend Alaska’s troll fisheries from a lawsuit that seeks to hold them accountable for the decline in killer whales in the Puget Sound area. The legislation passed on a 35-to-1 vote.

Rep. David Eastman, serving District 27 in Wasilla, was the only “no” vote.

The complainant is the Wild Fish Conservancy, a conservation organization based in Washington. Their official position is that terminating Southeast’s king salmon troll fishery might allow Chinook salmon to migrate back down the coast through key hunting grounds of the Southern Resident killer whales.

The resolution to protect Alaska’s troll fishery was introduced by freshman Rep. Rebecca Himschoot of Sitka, who sits on the House Special Committee on Fisheries.

Many of the region’s local governments have passed similar resolutions opposing the lawsuit, including Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Sitka. 

Author/Source: Shelby Herbert, KFSK - Ketchikan

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