King Charles and other major landowners have joined an initiative seeking to kickstart recovery of Scotland’s threatened rivers and reverse declines of freshwater species such as wild Scottish salmon.
Pioneering river restoration techniques have been employed at the Balmoral royal estate, featured in a new public awareness campaign launched today by the Riverwoods initiative, a Scottish Wildlife Trust-led partnership of 18 leading organisations including charities and government agencies.
The Indian Ocean region is moving closer to a harmonised and integrated approach to collecting data for the fisheries sector.
This is being prepared through the meeting of a group of ECOFish National programme managers and observers at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay until Wednesday. The representatives are from countries with fishing operations in the region and the rest of the Indian Ocean.
During the meeting, the representatives spoke about the various aspects of observing the fisheries sector in their respective countries, in a bid to keep it sustainable, as well as examine the legal frameworks in their respective countries.
Fisheries observers in various countries are the officers who go on fishing vessels and observe and collect data on the fishing trip processes.
The Ecofish programme run by the Indian Ocean Commission, which was launched in 2022, aims at having in-depth research to produce reliable data. The programme encompasses all the aspects of ensuring the member states meet the set norms such as training, financing and information.
Europêche advocates that the closed seasons for bigeye tuna fishing be reduced and procedures established to ensure effective and long-term management of swordfish
The European fishing sector, represented by Europêche, an organization of which Cepesca is a part, trusts that the recently inaugurated meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT), in which the fishing of species of interest to Spain such as bluefin tuna, bonito, bigeye tuna or swordfish, improve the management of these fisheries and take new steps in the effective control of fishing in the Atlantic, especially tuna fishing, to stop the threat from fleets Asian. In Europêche's opinion,“any technical measure that is discussed, such as, for example, the registration of devices (FAD) used by the European tuna fleet, is secondary to the urgent need to audit the number of actual purse seiners operating in the Atlantic and the fishing zone of numerous vessels, as is the case of Asian longliners.”
The Executive President of the Nicaraguan Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Inpesca), colleague Edward Jackson, reported that exports in this area will be close to 300 million dollars this year.
Jackson was in En Vivo Magazine with Alberto Mora from Channel 4 and highlighted that almost closing the year the outlook for the sector is positive, “we have resources that are a little down, but there are others that are showing signs of very good recovery.” .
He explained that most products in this sector depend greatly on the international market, specifically there are two variables: demand and price. It is expected to close close to 300 million dollars in exports this year.
He recalled that in 2018 the barrier of 300 million had been passed,“but we have been affected by three hurricanes, Eta, Iota, Julia, it is an important climate factor with our resources, which as the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity, due to guidelines of Commander Daniel and Compañera Rosario we are working on this issue and at this point we are in a recovery process,”he commented.
We are going to be close to 300 million dollars in exports, however the main item affected is farmed shrimp, and what is snail.[...]
Clearwater Ocean Prawns Venture (COPV), a joint venture formed by Danish fishing company Ocean Prawns and Canada’s Clearwater Seafoods, has expanded its fleet with the recent acquisition of a new deep-sea-capable factory trawler designed by Norwegian naval architecture firm Skipsteknisk.
The DNV-classed, Polar Coded trawler Atlantic Enterprise measures 83.2 by 18 metres and is equipped primarily for catching and processing shrimp and Greenland halibut in Arctic waters. The freezer hold has a total capacity of 3,000 cubic metres across two decks and includes space for pallets. Ocean Prawns said the vessel will be capable of landing around 1,200 tonnes of pre-packaged, sea-frozen coldwater prawns each trip and around 2,500 tonnes of halibut per year.
A 7,350kW IMO Tier III-compliant engine will deliver a cruising speed of 16 knots. Auxiliary power is available in the form of two Yanmar 6EY22ALW 1,440kW generators.
The Carsoe shrimp factory equipment consists of four tunnel freezers with an estimated output of 25 tonnes every 24 hours, two horizontal auto plate freezers that can process 35 tonnes every 24 hours, and an automatic packaging system.[...]
Increase in expenses for RAS aquaculture business such as production
The Proximar aquaculture facility was completed in September, and a total of 11.5 tons are currently growing.
Proximar Seafoods (Head Office/Norway, CEO Joakim Nielsen), which operates an Atlantic salmon production business using a closed-circulation land aquaculture system (RAS) in Oyama Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, announced that it would need to raise additional funds of NOK 65 million (approximately 2,257.7 million yen).
With current pricing expectations, Proximar expected to be EBIT profitable even with a production of ~2 000 tonnes (HOG), corresponding to a density of 30 kg / m3
At the targeted long-term harvest level of 5 300 tonnes (HOG) per year, Proximar expects an EBIT cost of 69 NOK / kg.
The Proximar Seafood group is an Norwegian-registered seafood company engaged in land-based fish farming, with its head office in Bergen, Norway. The Proximar group has started the construction of a production facility for Atlantic salmon close to Mount Fuji in Japan through the wholly owned Japanese subsidiary Proximar Ltd
Maritime Blue Growth (MBG), the first international congress of the maritime industry, was launched at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, addressing the future of the blue circular economy. The sector considers "it is essential to promote new avenues of collaboration in the face of the imminent change in the business model and the birth of new value chains."
Christophe Tytgat, Secretary General of Sea Europe, expressed his concern "for the future of the shipyards due to the price difference" and requested to cover the "market niches based on innovation after the advance of China. Now China offers you the ship you want, but not Japan and Korea.
The Argentine fishing employers' association, brought together in the Inter-Chambers of the Argentine Fishing Industry, has conveyed to the country's Undersecretary of Fisheries, Carlos Liberman, its "concern" about the serious crisis generated in the fishing terminal of Puerto Deseado, where a labor conflict of the Local stowage is negatively affecting squid landings in the most important campaign of the year for Puerto Deseado. The pressure from the unions, whose “irrational attitude” according to the sector has prevented the normal export of the resource, has led numerous shipping companies not to enter this port.
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