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.
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.
A national programme has been approved to develop effective and sustainable aquaculture while proactively adapting to climate change
Under the programme, which was approved by Prime Minister, Ph?m Minh Chính, and runs until 2030, Vietnam aims to improve productivity, quality, value and competitiveness of aquatic products and meet the requirements of domestic and export markets.
By 2030, aquaculture production is expected to reach seven million tonnes with export revenue of US$12bn per year, while the growth rate of aquaculture value is expected to reach an average of 4.5% a year.
In the next eight years, more than 50 aquaculture areas and concentrated seed production zones will receive investment while essential infrastructure will be upgraded to meet production requirements.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed his belief that the application of modern aquaculture management in shrimp farming areas in Kebumen District, Central Java Province, could serve as an example for other regions in applying similar practices.
"Modern (aquaculture) management that we see today can be an example that can be emulated by other provinces and districts later," he remarked while inaugurating the Area-Based Shrimp Cultivation Ponds on Thursday.
He noted that a detailed management system was required for the shrimp farming business to support the production of ponds.
A detailed management system is implemented in whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) cultivation ponds in Kebumen District, which is able to maintain the cleanliness of water to optimize the production of the commodity.
The president stated that every hectare of the facility is estimated to generate over 40 tons of shrimp.
The government is targeting to further develop the area to reach 100 hectares, with about 200 to 210 farming ponds.
Knowing where the fish that is served on the plate comes from, from the hook used, the transshipments, its processing and everything that involves its capture is important to establish measures to counteract illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing that threatens the biodiversity of the oceans.
This is how Maxine Burkett, US Assistant Secretary of State for Ocean, Fisheries and Polar Affairs, sees it, who in an interview with Bloomberg Línea revealed that the United States is reviewing its policies with a view to strengthening its requirements in fishing traceability to receive exports from America Latina.
In addition to climate change and its effects on ocean acidification, illegal fishing known as IUU, for its acronym in English, is one of the great concerns for the United States, since it is a threat to the health of the oceans.
Norway’s seafood industry passed a significant milestone in exporting more than NOK 150 billion (USD 14 billion, EUR 13.3 billion) worth of seafood in 2022, but it must strive to achieve much more alongside incorporating new methods, technologies, and species, according to Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran.
Speaking at the start of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2023 in Bergen, Norway on 8 March, Skjæran said the story of Norwegian seafood is one of continuous development.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
At this year’s Seafood Expo (March 12-14 in Boston), Messer, a leading industrial gas supplier, will showcase technologies to help seafood farmers and processors “swim upstream” with greater throughput, less labour, and a more secure cryogen supply.
From the latest technologies in individually quick frozen (IQF) products to oxygenation systems, Messer’s experienced team helps the seafood industry get their high-quality products from fish farm-to-freezer and safely out the door.
Scottish government warned of “Devastating Consequences” of HMPA proposals on the west coast
The Scottish governments proposals on Highly Protected Marine Areas will have devastating consequences on island life off the west coast of Scotland the islands’ Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has heard.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Primary Industries Working Group met on Wednesday 08 March, to consider the Scottish Government’s proposals around Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMA).
Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full articlehere
The new Faroe Islands government is proposing a big rise in its salmon ground rent tax, doubling the rate to 20% at the top end.
The surprise news was disclosed last night by Bakkafrost, the country’s largest salmon farmer which said the proposal has gone out to the industry for consultation before it is voted on by the Faroese parliament.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full articlehere