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Other Media | SeafoodSource: 'Somber day' at Bakkafrost after 140 processing workers laid off

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Struggling with slower-than-expected growth of fish at its farms and a new salmon tax implemented by the Faroese government, Bakkafrost laid off 140 of its value-added processing workers on 8 November.

Earlier in November, Glyvrar, Faroe Islands-based Bakkafrost Group announced a decision to delay some planned harvests after recording slower growth and other biological challenges. In a statement, Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen blamed the layoffs on an increase in the revenue tax on the salmon farming industry approved in May 2023.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: AKVA Group warns of salmon tax impact

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The AKVA group, the world’s largest supplier of aquaculture services and solutions, has warned that the salmon tax is having a negative impact on the level of activity in the sea based business – and on land based operations.

Presenting its results for the third quarter, the company said that the group delivered slightly reduced third quarter revenues of NOK 817 million kroner (£60m) against NOK 840m (£62m) a year ago.

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

Other Media | FishFocus: International Summit releases urgent call to scale up action for planet’s ice regions

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The One Planet- Polar Summit that brought together for the first time experts and leaders from over forty glacial and polar nations, just concluded a high-level segment convened by President Macron with the Paris Call for Glaciers and Poles to address the dramatic and accelerating loss of ice from the polar and high mountain areas from the climate crisis.

These ice regions formally known as the cryosphere cover 10% of the Earth’s surface and include snow, ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and permafrost. 

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Saudi Arabia, Eritrea discuss cooperation aspects of agriculture, fisheries and livestock fields

Monday, November 13, 2023

The discussion between the two countries was carried out during a meeting between Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, and Saudi Arabia's Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli in Riyadh.

The Eritrean president and the Saudi minister also agreed for coordination between officials in the two countries, in order to strengthen partnership in the fields of agriculture, fisheries and livestock.

It is noteworthy that the Eritrean president visited the Kingdom during the past days to participate in the Saudi-African Summit held in Riyadh.

IN BRIEF - Sernapesca declares aquaculture pre-alert due to increased sea temperatures

Monday, November 13, 2023

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) established an aquaculture pre-alert between the Biobío and Magallanes regions for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024 due to the increase in sea temperature on the national coasts due to the El Niño Phenomenon. and the probable occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)
The measure - dated October 30, but published on November 8 in the Official Gazette - was ordered in accordance with the Environmental Regulations for Aquaculture.
"These events, according to the technical reports provided to us by the IFOP, are natural events that cannot be predicted and that have historically generated negative effects on fish farming in the southern region, causing significant mortalities of salmonids," she stated in this regard. the Deputy Director of Aquaculture at Sernapesca, Mónica Rojas.
Within the framework of the pre-alert, the Service instructed the centers to apply environmental and/or oceanographic monitoring actions, such as the daily review of phytoplankton indices and environmental and oceanographic variables such as sea temperature, salinity, fluorescence or chlorophyll and turbidity of water; hourly monitoring of dissolved oxygen and daily monitoring of fish behavior.

IN BRIEF - Indonesia exports first batch of fishery products to China​

Monday, November 13, 2023

Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on November 9 said, for the first time, the country has exported 243 tonnes of fishery products to China.

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on November 9 said, for the first time, the country has exported 243 tonnes of fishery products to China.

Trenggono said his ministry has just launched the first export products of PT Menara Bahari Nusantara company in cooperation with China, the world's second largest market.

The minister said the commodities exported to China include 189 tonnes of squid, 27 tonnes of tuna, and 27 tonnes of fern fish with a total value of 18.7 billion IDR (about 1.2 million USD).

According to Trenggono, China is a potential market for fishery products. The Indonesian seafood export company has secured a quality assurance certificate (SKP) to be able to enter the Chinese market.

He said the first shipment will help kickstart a future of stronger cooperation between Indonesia and China in the field of fishery. Many Chinese enterprises have expressed their intention to explore the possibility of cooperation with Indonesia./.

IN BRIEF - Ministry of Fisheries accuses coalition of destroying fish wealth in Yemen’s territorial waters

Monday, November 13, 2023

The Ministry of Fisheries in the Sana’a caretaker government strongly condemned on Thursday the Saudi-led coalition forces’ continued dredging and depletion of fish wealth, which led to the deterioration of the living conditions of fishermen in Mahra province.

The Ministry of Fisheries denounced in a statement the continued crimes of attacks and unjust fishing by the coalition forces on marine resources in the territorial waters of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The statement stated that there are giant ships belonging to foreign companies, including Emirati ones, which have been working to dredge fish wealth in Yemeni waters for years, taking advantage of the absence of state institutions and the lack of application of the law to violators.

The Ministry of Fisheries expressed its full solidarity with the affected fishermen in Mahra and the coastal areas under the control and influence of “the occupation forces.”[...]

Source: Althawra News

Other Media | SalmonExpert: China is expected to be Asia's premium market for Chilean salmon

Monday, November 13, 2023

A positive start to the last half of the year was reflected in the export of Chilean salmon and trout, according to data provided by the Studies Department of the National Customs Service. Between January and October 2023, 625 thousand tons of salmon and trout were exported, valued at US$5,380 million, while, on the same date in 2022, 603 thousand tons were shipped for US$5,383 million, which represents an increase of 4 % in volume and a drop of 0.1% in returns.

Author: Loreto Appel / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Europêche calls for raising the level of monitoring and compliance in all fleets operating in ICCAT before

Monday, November 13, 2023

The 24th extraordinary meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has begun in New Cairo, Egypt, which will debate the management of tropical tunas until next Monday, November 20. On the table, the management of bigeye tuna or new measures that would affect the FAD. Europêche calls for greater control, monitoring and knowledge of all fleets operating in the area regulated by the ORP before implementing more measures that would place "an unnecessary burden on the European purse seine fleet."

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Irish fishers get EUR 25 million from EU in aid package to alleviate Brexit impacts

Monday, November 13, 2023

The Irish seafood industry has welcomed a EUR 25 million (USD 26.5 million) aid package recently granted by the European Union that aims to alleviate some of the negative effects of Brexit, such as reduced quotas and a downsized national fleet, which have led to skyrocketing local seafood prices and depressed consumption, Irish fishers claim.

Though most Irish seafood industry players think the package will provide some relief, they also believe the problems are too big and long-lasting for one aid package to fully fix.

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

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