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IN BRIEF - Joint development of crab sticks that do not use surimi

Monday, March 13, 2023

A new series of topical next-generation seafood "like a fish"! Joint development of plant-based “Maru Kanikama”

Azuma Foods Co., Ltd., entered into a business alliance with Fujimitsu Co., Ltd. for the sale of a new series that pursues not only commitment but also taste, Kamaboko) was jointly developed.

Is the expression "tastes better than the real thing" correct? Kani-flavored kamaboko (commonly known as Kanikama) is always cited as a representative example of processed food alternatives, but when asked about the industry, it seems that there is a supply shortage of fish paste, which is the raw material. The shortage of raw materials for "surimi" accompanying the global increase in demand for marine products gave us the motivation to "challenge" the concept of the "Maru Fish" series, which aims to provide sustainable products.

Fujimitsu Co., Ltd. is a long-established kamaboko manufacturing company that has been in business for over 130 years. They have outstanding manufacturing technology and experience cultivated over many years, but they cannot survive without a stable supply of surimi raw materials. When thinking about delicious crab stick products looking ahead to the next 100 years, they decided to try to develop and manufacture “just like crab sticks” .

Crab? ! Crab bite? plant base? ? I made "Kanikama" with 100% vegetable base.

IN BRIEF - Nissui commercializes vannamei land-based aquaculture110 tons per year from April

Monday, March 13, 2023

Nissui (President Shingo Hamada) announced on the 10th that it will start a vannamei land-based aquaculture business in April. It plans to produce 110 tons per year by FY2023 and 140 tons at existing facilities by FY2027. In addition, we will re-evaluate the business feasibility in a few years and consider increasing production.

Regarding the feasibility study of the aquaculture, which has been conducted by the Oita Marine Research Center of the Central Research Institute (Saiki City, Oita Prefecture) since 2016, ``the prospect of stable shipment of high-quality products while reducing environmental impact has been reached''

Source: Minato-Yamaguchi(translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Maersk resumes bookings to Ukraine. Corresponding by barge transportation

Monday, March 13, 2023

Maersk, the largest Danish shipping company, has announced that it has resumed direct bookings from countries around the world to Ukraine.

Maersk started a new barge transport service connecting Leni Port near Odessa, Ukraine and Constanta Port, Romania, located on the Black Sea coast. Even though logistics connecting the country is in a difficult situation, the start of the new service will provide a foothold for container transportation to Ukraine.

The new barge service will operate once a week. It will connect the port of Constanta to the port of Leni with a transit time of about 1.5 days.

The reservation system will also be updated to support bookings from shippers to Leni Port.

Given the ongoing risks in the region, bookings are subject to acceptance of the prescribed terms and conditions, as well as the availability of operational capability and the submission of accurate documentation.

IN BRIEF - Phu Quoc ramps up efforts against IUU fishing

Monday, March 13, 2023

Kien Giang (VNA) – Phu Quoc island city, along with other coastal localities in the southern province of Kien Giang, has been concertedly rolling out solutions and exerting great efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Doan Van Tien said between now and May, Phu Quoc will continue the communications work to raise public awareness, especially among the boat owners, captains and fishermen, of the Fisheries Law 2017 and relevant issues.

The city is resolved to complete the registration and licensing of fishing vessels with a length from 6m to below 12m within the first quarter of this year, establish inspection teams, and deregister 1,146 fishing boats that are no longer operational.

Source: vietnamplus

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Seychelles becomes the first African state to ratify the WTO subsidies agreement

Monday, March 13, 2023

The WTO fishing subsidies agreement, adopted in June 2022, adds a third ratification after Switzerland and Singapore, and the first from an African state: Seychelles. The director general of the WTO Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been "delighted and proud" of the step taken by the island state, stressing that "healthier seas and oceans are vital for the prosperity and resilience of fisheries in Seychelles". "The formal acceptance of Seychelles also signals the importance of the Agreement for Africa. 

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: US supply-chain situation improving, but still volatile

Monday, March 13, 2023

Almost exactly one year ago, Lineage Logistics Senior Vice President Brian Beattie painted a relatively grim picture of the state of cold storage from the perspective of the seafood industry: labor shortages, high energy costs, and abnormally high demand meant storage was both hard to find and came at a premium cost. 

The story isn’t quite as grim as it once was, but Beattie told SeafoodSource during the 2023 Seafood Expo North America – running from 12 to 14 March in Boston, Massachusetts – that it isn’t a fairy tale either. 

Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: Seafood Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Monday, March 13, 2023

Best New Retail and Best New Foodservice Products in Seafood Honoured at Seafood Expo North America

The winners of the 2023 Seafood Excellence Awards were announced today at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place March 12-14 in Boston. Thunder’s Catch won the “Best New Retail Product” award for its Wild Salmon Chowder and Netuno USA won the “Best New Foodservice Product” award for its Tambaqui Ribs.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: SalMar closes slaughterhouse with loss of 110 jobs

Monday, March 13, 2023

SalMar is to close a large coastal slaughterhouse at Rørvik in central Norway with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

The company said the decision is largely based on economic grounds, with the centre requiring an investment of NOK 250 million (£20m) to bring it up to standard. Rumours about a possible closure have been circulating for several weeks.

“Such an investment is not advisable with the ground rent tax,” the company added, referring to the new tax on fish farmers due to be imposed by the Norwegian government.

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | Aqua: Submarine applications: Reach Robotics arrives in Chile thanks to Mariscope

Monday, March 13, 2023

Recently, the companies Mariscope and Reach Robotics have signed an exclusive representation agreement for the Chilean and Argentine markets. Given that both companies have always specialized in the development of innovative and individualized solutions, this cooperation will provide the national market with ROV systems and multifunction arms adapted to local realities and requirements.

Source: Aqua | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - State aid: Commission approves €32 million German scheme to support fishery sector in the context of Brexit

Sunday, March 12, 2023

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a €32 million German scheme to support the fishery sector affected by the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

The aim of the scheme is to support companies in the fishery sector in Germany in reorienting their activities. In particular, the measure will support: (i) marketing activities up to a maximum of €999,900 per beneficiary; (ii) the adaptation of fish processing activities up to a maximum of €7,5 million per beneficiary; (iii) investments in German-flagged fishing vessels up to a maximum of €5 million per beneficiary; and (iv) compensation to laid-off workers (‘severance payment') up to a total of €999,900 per company. The scheme will run until 31 December 2023.

The measure is planned to be funded under the Brexit Adjustment Reserve, established to mitigate the economic and social impact of Brexit, subject to approval under the specific provisions governing funding from that instrument.

The Commission has assessed the scheme under Article 107(3)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, which allows member states to support the development of certain economic activities or regions under certain conditions, and in particular the Guidelines for the examination of state aid to the fishery and aquaculture sector.

Source: eureporter 

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