The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has identified priority actions that tropical tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should undertake to improve the sustainability of fisheries in their regions.
To inform RFMO debate and decision-making, ISSF scientific and advocacy experts have outlined their concerns and advice below. Our position statements, which we disseminate in advance of RFMO annual meetings and special sessions, explore and expand on these priority topics.
The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) ended last Friday by endorsing the resolution proposed by the EU and Costa Rica to “Strengthen ocean efforts to address climate change, the loss of marine biodiversity and pollution. The resolution highlights the need to strengthen action to address the interconnected challenges of climate change, the loss of marine biodiversity and pollution affecting our oceans.
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Aquaculture feed manufacturer BioMar reported record revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in FY 2023, surpassing its own guidance to the market.
The company achieved revenues of DKK 17.9 billion (USD 2.6 billion, EUR 2.4 billion) in FY 2023, up slightly from the DKK 17.8 million (USD 2.5 billion, EUR 2.3 billion) it posted last year. Over the same period, the company posted an EBITDA of DKK 1.25 billion (USD 181 million, EUR 167 million), up from DKK 1.01 billion (USD 146 million, EUR 135 million) and marking an increase of 26 percent across consolidated companies and joint ventures.
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Fisheries ministers from Norway and the UK have stressed the mutual importance of the seafood trading relationship between the two countries – but trade body Salmon Scotland has said the playing field needs to be more level.
Cecilie Myrseth, Norway’s Fisheries and Oceans Minister, and Mark Spencer, UK Fisheries Minister (pictured), were speaking at last week’s UK-Norway Seafood Summit, held at Fishmongers’ Hall in London.
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On 4 March 2024, the High Seas Alliance will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic High Seas Treaty being agreed at the United Nations (UN), after almost 20 years of negotiations. It will take stock of the progress made over the year towards enshrining the agreement into international law and will call on world leaders to redouble their efforts to ratify the Treaty swiftly so that it can enter into force by the 2025 UN Ocean Conference in Nice, France.
Since the agreement, Palau and Chile have officially ratified the High Seas Treaty, and 87 UN Member States have signed it, thereby expressing their intention to proceed to ratification.
The competition, which already has chefs from Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal, joins those from the economic region that includes Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
Registration, which is done online, will be open until March 15 for active chefs from those countries who work with Balfegó bluefin tuna.
Madrid - Balfegó, company specialized in fishing, aquaculture and bluefin tuna trade, adds Benelux to its list of countries invited to 'Chef Balfegó', its international gastronomy competition that celebrates its seventh edition this year.
The contest, which has already been a springboard for two Michelin stars throughout its history, will feature this year with the participation of chefs from Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the Benelux, the economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands. and Luxembourg, which this year will be the invited region.
With its seventh edition, Balfegó consolidates the contest in the gastronomic scene of our country and with the peculiarity of revolving exclusively around the haute cuisine of bluefin tuna as a base product.
The Cantabrian fleet hopes to complete a good anchovy coastal campaign, the official start of which is March 1. The good recruitments in recent years have made possible the highest quota in 18 years, with a total of 31,614 tons for Spain, 1,432 more than in 2023, according to the note published this Thursday in the Official State Gazette. It is the largest figure that Spain will have at its disposal and from which our farms will benefit, since the Basque fleet is the largest anchovy fleet in the Cantabrian Sea, and the one that fishes the most, and wants to take advantage of the increase in the Spanish quota. to improve the numbers of previous years.
Greenpeace underlines the "urgent need" for more governments, including the Spanish one, to ratify the Global Ocean Treaty, which will turn one year old next Monday, March 4. So far, it has only been ratified by two countries (Chile and Palau).
Known as the Agreement on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdictions (BBNJ), the treaty has been signed by 87 countries since it opened for signature in September last year.
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Salmon producer Mowi and food processing systems business Marel are putting the final touches on Mowi Scotland’s Fort William processing plant upgrade. The project includes the installation of state-of-the-art food processing and packaging systems.
When complete the upgrade will enable the facility to process and pack 200 fish per minute and increase plant capacity to more than 80,000 tonnes annually.
Scott Nolan, Mowi’s Sales and Operations Director (UK, Ireland, Faroes & Iceland), said: “With salmon being the UK’s largest agricultural export and 40 per cent of this production going through our plant in Fort William
Chubut's Shrimp Season Resumes After One-Month Pause Argentina
Vessels fishing north of Rawson continue to catch shellfish sizes L2 and L1; to the south similar sizes and somewhat smaller. The fishing production chain is slowly resuming. Yesterday, more than thir...