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IN BRIEF - Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources takes delivery of a new research vessel

THAILAND
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has taken delivery of a new state-of-the-art research vessel designed by Incat Crowther, according to Incat's release.

The Incat Crowther 25, built by Thai shipbuilder Seacrest Marine, will be used by the DMCR to patrol Thailand’s coastal environments and monitor the nation’s fisheries and marine resources.

Based on a proven Incat Crowther design, the 25-metre catamaran has a range of innovative features and equipment to help its crew monitor and protect sensitive coastal areas while having minimal impact on the environment.

Designed to accommodate 12 crew and 16 passengers in six sleeping quarters, the main deck features three of the vessel’s sleeping quarters, five bathrooms, a large mess, an outdoor dining area, galley and a conveniently located storeroom.

The upper deck features an office and operations control room with a day head and an ensuite cabin for the captain. The large wheelhouse has been designed to optimise the captain’s line of sight, while the upper deck also provides storage for a tender and jet ski – both readily available for fast deployment via a strategically positioned crane. The hull deck features three crew cabins.


Other Media | Alimarket: Mowi grows 11.4% and consolidates itself as the world's largest salmon producer in volume and value

NORWAY
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Norwegian group Mowi closed the 2023 financial year with a turnover of just over €5,505.7 M (4,940.8 M the previous year) and the farming of 474,664 t of salmon (463,579 t in 2022), growth of 11.4 % and 2.4% that position it as the world's largest producer of salmon, both in turnover and volume. In this last chapter, its global market share reaches 20%. Mowi markets its seafood products in more than 70 countries around the world and has a direct operational presence in 26 of them, employing more than 11,000 people.

The company, in a statement, explains that it has an integrated value chain as a differentiating factor.

Source: Alimarket l Read the full article here


Other Media | Ind Pesqueras: Fishing transfers to the sector new mandatory and voluntary measures to recover 6% of fishing days in the Mediterranean

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The General Secretariat of Fisheries has summoned the Mediterranean fleet to explain its plan to recover at least 6% of days of fishing activity in the Mediterranean compared to the cut adopted by the Council of Minister of Fisheries last December, within the application of the Multiannual Plan for the Mediterranean. Based on the flexibility measures agreed by the ministers, and after the approval of the European Commission, the General Secretariat for Fisheries proposes mandatory measures, which will allow 5% of fishing days to be recovered for the entire sector, and voluntary measures, which open the door to scratching off an additional 1%.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Australian seafood gaining stronger foothold in UK through free trade agreement

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Australian seafood companies are increasingly targeting the U.K. market following the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, which entered into effect 31 May 2023.

The FTA brought an immediate end to tariffs on many Australian seafood exports, resulting in a “significant, positive impact” on most product categories, with savings realized on both importer and supplier sides, according to Ana Nishnianidze, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s (Austrade) trade and investment commissioner for the U.K. and Ireland.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - All-Russian catch of fish and seafood maintains positive growth dynamics

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

All-Russian catch of fish and seafood maintains positive growth dynamics - more than 1.7 million tons were produced

Russian fishermen continue to increase their total catch of fish and seafood. According to the industry monitoring system of Rosrybolovstvo (TSMS), by April 16, production volume amounted to 1.7 million tons, which is 2.6% more than last year.

The growth of the all-Russian catch is provided mainly by fishermen of the Far East: the figure amounted to almost 1.4 million tons (+7.5% compared to the 2023 level). Good performance in the fishery for pollock (+8%), flounder (+5%), and herring (+13.5%).

Fisheries in the Northern Basin continue to increase their catch dynamics: production volume increased by almost 11.5% – to 165 thousand tons. The catch of capelin exceeded the level of last year by more than 2 times, crab by 10%, and flounder by 2.6 times.

Positive dynamics are also observed in the Azov-Black Sea basin: more than 10.7 thousand tons were produced, which is 5.5% higher than the 2023 level. In particular, the catch of anchovy increased by 8%, and sprat by 3.5 times.

In addition, the increase continues with the development of freshwater fish species in the internal objects of the East Siberian and Baikal basins.

Rosrybolovstvo regularly monitors the volume of production and supply of fish products to domestic and foreign markets in order to prioritize providing the country's population with fish products in the required volume.

Source: Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)


IN BRIEF - Bioled and US university seeks to define optimal light in full cycle RAS

CHILE
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

In the coming weeks, research will begin at the University of Maryland facilities where the use of Bioled photoperiod systems and remote control technologies is being considered.

The Chilean company Bioled has R&D as a fundamental pillar of its work. This is how, throughout its 18 years of life, it has led 18 research projects (practically one per year) and of which eight have been fully financed by the company and ten have been co-financed by Corfo instruments.

As part of its international expansion plan and analyzing the characteristics of soil cultivation systems, Bioled has started a research project with the University of Maryland (United States) to study how irradiance interferes in the control of growth and maturity . early in the culture of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in full-cycle RAS systems.

“We are very pleased and proud to conduct this research together with the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at the University of Maryland, which is located in the city of Baltimore. “We are sure that this project, which is co-financed by the Corfo “Consolidation and Expansion” instrument for validation and international scaling of products, will be a milestone at a national and international level,” stated the Bioled R&D&I manager. , Ximena Navarro (in the photo above).


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: 90% of the value of trawl catches is concentrated in 50% of EU fishing grounds

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fishing with mobile bottom contact gear in European waters is spatially limited to “basic fishing grounds” that concentrate 90% of the catch value and cover 50% of European marine areas (Baltic Sea, the Great North Sea, the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian coastal areas), taking into account data from the period 2017-2022. However, the spatial location of these fishing grounds – starting from a grid cell definition of 0.05º latitude × 0.05º longitude, from 25 km2 to 36ºN to less than 13 km2 to 66. ºN–, varies from year to year, has concluded the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) in a new advisory carried out on behalf of the European Commission.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: European Parliament changes smoked salmon rules despite protests

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The European Parliament has decided to press ahead with a potentially controversial change to the regulations around smoked salmon processing.

Objections had been raised by the processing sector but they were rejected by the Strasbourg based parliament last week.

The new regulations centre around part of the production system known as the “stiffening process”

The changes were first proposed by the European Commission and adopted by the parliament last week despite mounting concerns.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Quota announced for Peruvian anchovy fishing season

PERU
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The anchovy and white anchovy fishing season for Peru, which contributes significantly to global fishmeal production, has been opened, with the catch quota fixed at 2.475 million tonnes.

Announced by the Peruvian authorities, the commercial fishing season for anchovy and white anchovy is set to open today, 16 April 2024, with a fixed quota of 2.475 million tonnes, according to IFFO - an aquafeed ingredients organisation.

Source: The Fish SIte l Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: ASC: Consumers need help choosing sustainable seafood

NETHERLANDS
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

When it comes to seafood purchasing, consumers generally require some level of prompting to choose sustainable products and certification schemes can offer that motivation, according to new research from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

The farmed seafood certification programme has completed its most comprehensive consumer research to date, through an independent market research agency, interviewing more than 15,000 consumers in 14 countries about their perception and consumption of seafood.

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here


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