United Nations, in December 2016, taking into account that more than 80 countries in the world have tuna fisheries and that many of them depend heavily on these fishery resources for their food security and nutrition, economic development, employment, tax revenues, livelihoods, life, culture and recreation, decided to designate May 2 of each year as "World Tuna Day", in order to raise awareness about the value of these species, the threats faced by their populations and the economic and social benefits of manage them sustainably.
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full article here
Scots fisherman writes to PM asking why Russian freezer trawlers are allowed to fish in UK shared zone with Faroes
A Shetland pelagic fisherman has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for the UK to take action over Russian midwater freezer trawlers fishing for blue whiting in the UK’s shared zone with the Faroe Islands.
Colin Leask, who is first mate of the Shetland pelagic vessel, Altaire (LK429), says 75,000 tonnes of blue whiting are being fished west of Shetland by Russian factory ships in UK waters.
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Earthworm Foundation, an international non-profit undertaking social and environmental projects, is partnering with BioMar in a bid to improve the sustainability of Ecuador's shrimp aquaculture industry.
The collaboration will not only include deforestation-free aquafeeds but also capacity building initiatives to drive social change and sustainability in the region.
At last week’s Global Seafood Expo in Barcelona, Florie Hovine, member manager at Earthworm Foundation, announced that they have partnered with BioMar to launch a responsible shrimp initiative that will drive good farming and social practices.
The organization estimates a total of more than 26,630 seafood professionals attending the event, a number comparable to the one in 2019, when the biggest edition was held
A total of 1,550 exhibiting companies from 76 different countries participated in the 28th edition of the Expo. The exhibition, which took place in Fira Barcelona Gran Vía exhibition grounds, concluded successfully
The Expo has re-affirmed its global position as the world’s largest in-person seafood trade event providing an impressive business platform for the global industry
Cutting-edge satellite-communications company R3-IoT will launch its new Connected Seafarm solution at this year’s Aquaculture UK exhibition, 3-5 May 2022. Designed specifically for the aquaculture industry, it aims to solve the challenges in digitising remote aquaculture operations and sites.
The Connected Seafarm is a full end-to-end data services solution – from sensors to an insights platform – which wirelessly and seamlessly connects smart devices from anywhere in the world.
“There are no major changes. There will be prices that are in the 120s (NOK – EUR 12). We have not done any trading yet. It does not look like there is an increase in supply, so I do not see big changes,” says an exporter to SalmonBusiness.
“The customers are desperate, as they have been all along, but they have to pay if they want fish. There is no abundance of fish. It is around 118-122 kroner (EUR 12.1-12.5), 120 kroner on average, at 3-6 kg,” says another exporter.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
Seafood sales in grocery stores in the United Kingdom dropped 8.3 percent for the quarter ending 20 March, primarily due to the impacts of price increases caused by inflation, according to research firm Kantar.
However, retail seafood sales are holding strong versus meat and poultry, and were up 5.6 percent versus the same quarter in 2021.
Monthly grocery-price inflation reached 5.9 percent, its highest level since December 2011, according to new data released by Kantar.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
Nueva Pescanova’s plans for starting the world’s first commercial octopus farm may have caused an uproar in some quarters of the mainstream media, but aquaculture of the animals could be the best hope for sustaining wild stocks.
So argues the Galician firm, which has devoted eight years of R&D to closing the lifecycle of the octopus. The first breakthrough, relating to larval rearing, was made possible thanks to scientific research initiated in 2014, through the OCTOWELF project. Since then, they have managed to breed five generations of octopus in captivity, all stemming from the offspring of a single captive-born female, who was christened “Lourdita”.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | read the full articlehere
The event, known as GOAL will include a conference with international speakers focusing on production, sustainability, innovation and market trends alongside delegate visits across Scotland to learn more about, and from, the country’s seafood industry.
The GSA is an international nongovernmental organisation dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances.