Thai Union joins other industry-leading financial partners to accelerate the expansion of Mara’s proven portfolio of micro-algal products and unique innovation. After investing CAD $10 million as part of Mara's CAD $39.5 million growth funding round, Thai Union will appoint one representative to join Mara’s board of directors.
Mara, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the world’s leading producers of sustainably grown algae-based bio-products.
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The Global Salmon Initiative, which represents some of the most significant players in the salmon sector, has hailed progress in reducing the use of antibiotics, managing sea lice through holistic methods and reducing marine ingredients in aquafeed, among a range of other sustainability measures.
The GSI membership represents around 40% of global salmon production. The organisation was set up to encourage improvements across the industry and its annual Sustainability Report for 2022 charts achievement on a number of fronts.
Seafood Scotland has reiterated a warning from the salmon sector that proposed changes to the Northern Ireland protocol could spark a damaging trade war with the EU.
Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, responding to the statement on Northern Ireland by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss yesterday, said: “Any action that has the potential to upset the still precarious trade movements between the UK and the EU will be most unwelcome for Scotland’s seafood sector.
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Food 4 Future-Expo Foodtech, the reference forum on innovation for professionals from the entire value chain of the food sector, which will take place from May 17 to 19 at the BEC in Bilbao, celebrates the FoodTech Startup Forum over the three days 2022, where the participating startups will present foodtech solutions for all food industries: meat, fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy, beverages, bakery and snacking.
The Government of Canada, through its Ministry of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard, reinforces its commitment in the fight against the abandonment of fishing gear and ghost fishing through the call for the third edition of the Ghost Gear Fund. The initiative, in which the fishing sector and other interested parties collaborate, aims to "free our oceans of ghost equipment and create new solutions to reduce fishing waste".
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Every year, unhealthy diets cause eleven million deaths and an additional 420,000 people die from unhealthy foods. In addition, inadequate nutrition leads to chronic diseases that cause suffering and place a huge burden on the budgets of all countries. To address this reality, five specialized UN agencies - the World Health Organization (WHO), the Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Environment Program (UNEP), launched this past Friday a coalition that calls for action to offer healthy and affordable diets for all from sustainable food systems.
There are signs that European exporters are turning away from the Chinese market, according to numerous seafood executives interviewed at the 2022 Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain in late April.
Difficulties with port backups due to more-stringent food safety checks and the threat of being banned from the Chinese marketplace if traces of COVID-19 are found on their products have scared some suppliers away from shipping to China.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Nova Austral is appealing a $1.5 million fine handed to the company by Chile’s environmental regulator over alleged infractions committed by the company between 2016-2018, sources from the industry confirmed.
The fine was imposed on the company over alleged activities that occurred during a production cycle prior to the restructuring of the company’s administration. Nova Austral was accused of inadequate mortality and solid wast management at its Aracena 19 grow-out center, based in Chile’s Alberto de Agostini national park.
Author: Edward Hardy / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Fisheries Development Oman (FDO) proudly announced on Tuesday 17 May the first commercial harvest of the shrimp aquaculture project commissioned at Qurun, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, in the South Sharaqiya Governorate. The project production capacity is estimated to reach 400 tonnes per month along the following size ranges and percentage quantities: