As the push of offshore wind farm surveys continue, Irish fishermen have been reminded that they are under no legal obligation to move their fishing gear unless they wish to do so and are compensated for their actions.
The reminder comes from Cork-based maritime solicitor Dermot Conway of Conway Solicitors, following his engagement by fishermen who developed concerns over information they were receiving regarding proposed offshore wind farm developments.
The Fishing Daily contacted Mr Conway after we were approached by a vessel owner in the area who said that were being ordered to move off their fishing grounds for offshore windfarm surveys. Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here
A Norwegian company that plans to farm mountain trout – a variant of brown trout – on land has received positive feedback from authorities.
Frya Oppdrett has applied for a maximum permitted biomass of 6,000 tonnes of mountain trout (Salmo trutta alpinus) which would enable it to produce 8,000 tonnes of fish per year at a site in Ringebu municipality in Norway’s second-biggest county, Innlandett.
Author: Ole Andreas Drønen / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Soaring demand for fishery and aquaculture products has positioned seafood as the most globally traded animal protein, with a trade value of USD 164 billion (EUR 155.8 billion) in 2021, increasing by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 2.4 percent in the 10-year period 2011-2021, according to the latest seafood trade map and report compiled by Rabobank.
Soaring demand for fishery and aquaculture products has positioned seafood as the most globally traded animal protein, with a trade value of USD 164 billion (EUR 155.8 billion) in 2021,
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
The shipowners' group Europeche rejects the accusation of "alleged illegal fishing by EU vessels does not make sense in light of last week's Compliance Committee at CAOI demonstrating the compliance of our fleet". According to the shipowners, "the report uses unreliable data based on estimates and assumptions to unfairly accuse the EU tuna fleet of non-compliance with the rules."
As negotiations on tuna stocks advance at a forced pace at the 26th session of the IOTC, one country has referred to the "Fishing outside the lines" report, mainly accusing EU fleets of illegal fishing
The NGO ClientEarth continues its legal process to challenge the "unsustainable fishing limits agreed between the EU and the UK for 2022". According to the organization, the parties allowed fishermen to catch fish populations that have the "zero catch" recommendation from scientists to try to recover them from extinction. Thus, ClientEarth's lawyers have submitted a request for the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the EU to review its decision and if it refuses to modify it, they will ask the Court of Justice of the EU to rule.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
ESA calls on Iceland to comply with EEA rules for fish-oil production.
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has delivered a letter of formal notice to Iceland requesting the country to comply with EEA rules that set standards in relation to raw materials used in the preparation of fish oil. Iceland must also strengthen its official controls concerning the production of fish oil or fishmeal unfit for human consumption.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.-based Netuno USA has acquired a 50 percent stake in Singapore-based Passion Foods, a value-added seafood brand geared toward the foodservice sector.
Netuno, which is one of the largest U.S. importers of snapper and grouper, purchased the stake from its longtime supplier LP Foods, which is a vendor of frozen and value-added seafood from several countries in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as Mexico. Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Grieg Seafood NL has reached a number of milestones in a matter of days as its brand-new operations in Newfoundland and Labrador kicked off, among them the arrival of a barge equipped with the latest innovations reportedly not seen anywhere else in North America.
Called Little Paradise, the feed barge offers centralized and automatic feeding of Grieg NL’s salmon in Placentia Bay but also enables the barge staff to monitor the health of the fish and the environmental conditions.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The mobile fish farm, named Guoxin-1, is being regarded as a technological breakthrough for China’s deep-sea aquaculture industry.
According to Dong Shaoguang, the deputy general manager of Qingdao Conson Development Group, the ship’s state-owned funder, the ship’s production systems rely on a non-stop water exchange between the cabin and the sea. This water exchange allows the water environment on the ship to be fully enclosed and controllable.
Seafood is the most globally-traded animal protein with a trade value of US$164 billion last year, according to the latest seafood trade map and report compiled by Rabobank.
Plotting the increased demand for fishery and aquaculture products, Rabobank’s 2021 World Seafood Map finds that close to half of last year’s trade flowed to the EU, the United States and China – with the markets’ combined imports exceeding $80 billion.