Chocolate mahseer, the state fish of Nagaland in northeast India, has become endangered due to overexploitation. However, a new aquaculture initiative may help to inspire its resurgence. “The situation was so bad that chocolate mahseer had almost disappeared from all the major rivers of Nagaland. The high-valued food fish was overexploited by the locals for consumption and also for sale. Author: Gurvinder Singh / The Fish Site | read the full article here
The Balearic Government joined the celebration of International Rural Women’s Day on 15th of October by organising the first Day of the Equality Plan of the Balearic Islands.
The primary sector is represented by women in the agricultural, livestock, fishing and agri-food sectors. Of all the sub-sectors, according to the Balearic Government’s figures, it is in the fishing sector where the presence of women is a minority, with only 2% of women crewing boats and 7% of women working in the value chain of the fishing sector.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
The increase in consumption means that there is a shortage of ships and containers in the world and that the ports do not supply to unload them. The arrival of products, and their prices, for Christmas is in danger.
The outbreak of the pandemic paralyzed international trade and has now made freight transport more expensive. To give you an idea, we take as an example the journey from China to Spain. Before the pandemic, bringing a container from a Chinese port to a Spanish one cost about 1,400 euros.
The General Technical Secretariat of the Consellería do Mar publishes today in the Official Gazette of Galicia (DOG) a document that publicizes the management entrustment to the Technological Center of the Sea-Cetmar Foundation for the realization of technical assistance in the preparation of a strategic plan for the sector of canned fish and shellfish in Galicia in the years 2022-2030, to be executed in 2021 and 2022.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
The Galician Parliament demands an agile response to the Oslo challenge
The tepidity that the European Commission is having with Norway has even removed the deputies of the Parliament of Galicia, who yesterday unanimously agreed to urge the Xunta de Galicia to address the central government to censure before the European Union the behavior of the Nordic country and demand effective sanctions against the Norwegian authorities for violating international treaties and taking advantage of the troubled river of Brexit to appropriate cod that belonged to the Spanish fleet for almost a century
Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here
Salmon prices have risen in the past week, signalling that the Christmas rush is about to begin.
But Norway has been experiencing a drop in exports since that the start of the month which could suggest that because of market uncertainty, buyers are waiting longer before placing orders.
The latest figures from Statistics Norway show that during Week 41 the price of fresh salmon rose by 5.5% to NOK 58.39 per kilo and almost NOK 10 higher than the same week a year ago when it peaked at NOK 48.58 per kilo.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | Read the full articlehere
Yara boss Svein Tore Holsether warns of an upcoming food crisis.
Fertilizer giant Yara is one of the major industrial buyers of natural gas, an input factor that has seen prices multiply in the last year. Prices for natural gas have risen so high that Yara and several other fertilizer manufacturers have been forced to reduce production. This in turn has led to rising prices for fertilizers and food.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here
A new process that could see fish-processing waste used to create one of the key components in the production of nylon is being explored by a team of Scottish researchers.
Plastic experts from Impact Solutions, biotechnology researchers from the University of Edinburgh, seafood producer Farne Salmon (part of Labeyrie Fine Foods), and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) are using biological enzymes to extract the fatty components of fish waste. Through advanced molecular biology, genetically-modified bacteria can then turn these into a mixture of adipic acid (a precursor to nylon) and other useful byproducts. Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The first ova bred from salmon grown at Scottish Sea Farms’ own sites will be delivered to the company early next year as part of efforts to “future-proof” fish against problems caused by warming seas.
The eggs, produced in a collaboration with salmon genetic selection specialist AquaGen, are coming from fish selected for their resistance to gill disease, which is becoming an increasing problem as the climate changes.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here
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