Aquabench recently published its newsletter with consolidated productive information for the year 2023 of 100% of the industry for the three cultivated species.
The report highlights as positive indicators the decrease in mortalities and the increase in harvested biomass and productivity.
“Good productive results continue to be recorded by the industry in the three cultivated species, again mainly associated with low mortality, a higher harvest weight and, as a result, an increase in the kilos harvested/smolt entered,” the report mentions.
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The Port of Bilbao obtains better results than the average of the State Ports because it is a multipurpose port with great logistical-industrial weight, serving its area of influence, and without dependence on transit traffic. In this sense, liquid and solid bulk is growing, and it is consolidating as a hub for special transport, with 3,600 entries. The commitment to the railway is maintained and the quota of containers that enter
or leave by train is already at 29%. However, port taxes remain frozen for the fourth consecutive year to support companies in their competitiveness.
With an expanded U.S. ban on Russian seafood coming into effect that now includes products processed in third countries, Russian exporters are increasingly pivoting to China.
At the 2024 China-Russia Economic and Trade Cooperation Negotiation Conference on 29 and 30 January, in Shenyang, China, 55 contracts worth CNY 13.6 billion (USD 1.9 billion, EUR 1.8 billion) were signed, including several seafood deals.
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Record £1.33 billion spent on MSC certified products last year as whitefish remains dominant in sustainable seafood market. UK and Irish shoppers spent a record £1.33 billion on MSC certified fish and seafood in 2023, up 5% from the previous year, according to the MSC UK & Ireland Market Report 2023.
Volumes of MSC labelled product also increased, rising to 154,543 tonnes – 1% higher than the preceding year. The volume increase was largely due to particularly impressive growth in certified skipjack tuna sales, which nearly doubled over the year
This morning we received at the headquarters of the Cooperative of Fishing owners of the port of Vigo – ARVI the working visit of the delegation of the Ministry of the Navy and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, in relation to the implementation of the Agreement Mutual Recognition Agreement for Personnel Certification of Fishing Vessels between Indonesia and Spain.
The delegation, made up of nearly twenty representatives of the different ministries has been received by the president Javier Touza Touza and by the Managing Director, Edelmiro Ulloa Alonso, who together with the cooperative's technical team have dealt with the issues relating to Indonesian crew members who board our fleets.
Roskashestvo examined 19 brands of canned saury. As a result of the study, experts identified a counterfeit - instead of saury, they put Pacific sardine in the jar.
“The purpose of this study is to find out whether it is possible to buy high-quality canned food at a low price. Is it really the saury stated on the label that is in the canned food, and not the cheaper fish?”– explained the organization.
Only Pacific sardine was found in the products of one brand. “There was no saury in the canned food of the Sea miles brand at all. The packaging indicated that the product was made from saury and Pacific sardine, but only the latter was in the can. This is pure counterfeit,”commented Roskachestvo.
Another brand of canned food stated in the name that it was “imitation saury.”“Experts examined the product “Natural canned fish with added oil, sterilized from Pacific sardine (Iwashi) (pieces) - imitation saury” of the Spiro brand. There really is no hint of saury in them, only Pacific sardine. The presence of the phrase “imitation saury” in the name of canned food is dishonest behavior of market participants and manipulation of the name of the product, aimed at misleading the consumer and thereby obtaining additional profit,” the organization explained.
Author: Yulia Makeeva/vetandlife.ru (translated from original in russian)
According to recent forecasts from the Norwegian company DNV, global demand for seafood will continue to grow inexorably until 2050. This scenario predicts an exponential increase in seafood production to meet growing demand, with important implications for the food industry and world economies.
The DNV report analyzes the complex interactions between seafood value chains, other food systems and food security challenges. It forecasts a 20% increase in global seafood production by 2050, bringing annual production to 160 million tonnes.
The United Kingdom management organization, Marine Management Organization (MMO) has announced the entry into force, on March 22, 2024, of thirteen marine protected areas (MPAs) “to protect valuable marine habitats and species,” it indicates.
Following a formal consultation in 2023 and official announcement on 31 January 2024 on the progress of the Environmental Improvement Plan, management measures prohibiting the use of towed bottom fishing gear will be introduced to protect an area of almost 4,000 square kilometers off the English coast, – including Cape Bank, Haig Fras, and Hartland Point to Tintagel –, expanding the total area protected by the MMO to almost 18,000 square kilometers.
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