International seafood company Nocera has bought more than 200 acres of land in Alabama as part of its US expansion plan.
Nocera already has six fish farms using its specialist systems, and is in the processing of expanding from its main base in Taiwan to the United States and beyond by building RAS (recirculating aquaculture system) fish farms.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | Read the full article here
Inflation continued to impact fresh and frozen seafood sales in U.S. supermarkets in August 2022.
Fresh seafood sales plunged 6.1 percent in August to USD 504 million (EUR 504 million), according to new data from 210 Analytics and IRI Worldwide. Frozen seafood sales declined at a slower rate of 3.6 percent to USD 530 million (EUR 530 million). Conversely, shelf-stable seafood sales rose 5.3 percent to USD 213 million (EUR 213 million).
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
Marel’s new global distribution centre, which will open in 2024 in Eindhoven, is Marel’s most significant organic investment ever made, shortening lead times to customers, as well as increasing scale and operational efficiency.
A statement said:
“At Marel, we are committed to strengthening our position as a trusted maintenance partner for all our customers.
"We have taken note and it is very important to protect the seabed and resources, so the issue of electric fishing will have to be consulted with all interested parties." In this way, a representative of the European Commission spoke at the last meeting of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, thus opening the Community Executive to review a ban in force since 2019.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here
The initiative lasted nearly two years, seeking to support the economic reactivation of the group of artisanal fishermen and divers from the Robalito de Corral union through the production of the Japanese Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), a project that was financed with Innovation Funds for the Competitiveness (FIC) of the Regional Government of Los Ríos and its Regional Council.
Among the milestones of the project is the implementation of an infrastructure for the annual production of over 200,000 oysters in the current experimental concession owned by the union.
Chilean fish farmer Salmones Camanchaca has hosted a conference to mark International Divers’ Day and announce a series of measures and commitments to achieve better safety standards in diving practices. The meeting was attended by diving supervisors from Salmones Camanchaca, contractor companies and the Chilean Safety Association (AChS).
The conference in Puerto Varas looked at ways diving safety could be improved, ranging from a greater knowledge of decompression illnesses to training and innovation in diving equipment.
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Los Lagos, Chile’s main salmon producing region, exported $2.6-billion worth of salmon in the first half of 2022 – up 33 percent over the same period last year – but export volumes were down 1.6 percent, according to the latest figures from the country’s National Statistics Institute.
The United States accounted for 46 percent of the export value. Volume-wise, exports to the US increased nearly 7 percent. The more-pronounced 38 percent growth in terms of value reflects the reopening of the food service sector post-pandemic and the strong salmon prices.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
After the proposal presented by the Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz, to lower the cost of the shopping basket, the National Federation of Provincial Associations of Retail Businessmen of fish and frozen products (Fedepesca) has once again requested the reduction of VAT from 10% to 4% for fishery products and even for all food products "to reduce inflationary pressure", recalling that the Government "has within its reach a measure (in this fiscal case) that would immediately reduce the fair cost of food for all Spaniards and without altering free competition between operators”.
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The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has called for immediate political action to alleviate the soaring cost of fuel which has many fishermen on the brink and is causing untold hardship and anxiety for the industry.
Chief Executive, Seán O’Donoghue said that the Irish Government has been given approval for such a support scheme for the sector which is already in place in many other EU member states.
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