Japan’s seafood exports rose by 9.4 percent in October 2021 year-over-year, while its seafood imports were up by 26.7 percent, resulting in a small trade deficit.
Japan’s government announced on Wednesday, 1 December the country is now on track to reach its target of JPY 1 trillion (USD 8.9 billion, EUR 7.8 billion) in total food exports in 2021, according to The Japan Times, including JPY 8.4 billion (USD 74.4 million, EUR 65.8 million) in scallop shipments.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
The Aquitaine Caviar Association is continuing its actions to encourage consumers to favor French caviar for their holiday tables.
France is the third largest producer of caviar in the world, behind China and Italy. But the French are still unaware of "the existence of a French production associated with the French gastronomic heritage" estimates the Association Caviar d'Aquitaine which is therefore launching a campaign on social networks, revealing every day the interview of a personality who will highlight his love of French caviar.
Author / Source: Virginie Pinson / Les Marchés / Reussir (translated from original in french)
A UK-flagged Spanish-owned fishing vessel has been accused of landing juvenile hake in Newlyn harbour, and all unchecked by the Marine Management Organisation.
A video has been posted on Twitter which shows, what looks like a Spanish fishing boat landing its catch directly into the back of a trailer with Spanish signage indicating it is destined for the Continent.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full article here
Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH) has announced the release of its first stock of land-raised European clawed lobster juveniles into the ocean.
The release, which saw 500 of the hatchery’s advanced lobster juveniles deployed directly onto the seabed at the Churchill Barriers in Orkney, Scotland, was supported by local diving school, Kraken Diving.
The general manager of Cargill’s Chilean fish feed operation has been named director of strategy, marketing and technology (SMT) for the US company’s global aquaculture nutrition business.
Hugo Contreras will assume his new role for Cargill Aqua Nutrition this month, focusing on strategy, marketing and technology applications across the business globally, as well as digital business, according to a press release.
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Ambassador Santiago Wills (Colombia), chairman of the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on fisheries subsidies, presented a draft agreement for ministers to review before the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12). In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, MC12 has been postponed and a new date has not yet been set. However, countries encourage to continue maintaining the negotiating momentum.
MC11 and SDG target 14.6 tasked negotiators with reaching agreement on eliminating subsidies for illegal
"It's time for Washington to act now. This is a system-wide problem that can't be addressed piecemeal. 24-hour ports will NOT get fish to neighborhood grocers or your favorite restaurants",National Fisheries Institute
The National Fisheries Institute has developed a new 90 second video that illustrates many of the supply chain challenges the seafood community is facing and how the current “fixes” don’t actually fix the problems. In fact, in some cases they make things worse. Also find it on the front page of AboutSeafood.com
The unions CIG, CCOO, UGT, USO and the CUT have announced the call for mobilizations to demand a “dignified” collective agreement in Nueva Pescanova. The union organizations, in a press conference, justified the protests against the "minimum" offer of a salary increase by the company as well as "the lack of will of the management in agreeing on fair working conditions." The concentrations will take place on December 13 and 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the main headquarters of Abanca, the majority shareholder of the fishing company, in Vigo.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
'The pirates have arrived' Argentina
When the jiggers arrive at the fishing zone on January 7, hundreds of boats will already be catching squid: "There are already more than a hundred foreign fishing boats that have settled on the e...