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Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: Planning bid made for Scotland’s first semi-closed salmon farm

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Loch Long Salmon (LLS) has submitted a planning application to develop Scotland’s first semi-closed fish farm at Loch Long near Beinn Reithe in Argyll.

Semi-closed fish farm technology excludes sea lice, catches most of the organic waste, and can improve the health and welfare of the farmed stock.

Author: Gareth Moore / Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Index shows slow progress on sustainability and rights

NORWAY
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Three aquaculture operators and an aquafeed producer are among the top five performers in the 2021 Seafood Stewardship Index, reflecting leading practice on traceability, human rights and sustainability. Overall, however, the latest Index finds the seafood industry wanting in terms of disclosure, due diligence and action on issues such as working conditions.

The Thai Union Group, one of the world’s biggest businesses for wild-caught and farmed seafood, was ranked number one thanks to its commitment to traceability and due diligence, governance and social responsibility.

Source: Fish Farmer | read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Increased automation central to £15m upgrade of Mowi processing plant

NORWAY
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Mowi says that increased automation will make manual jobs at the Blar Mhor plant, such as heavy lifting, much easier, and that, in future, over 80 per cent of the boxes will be robotically lifted.

Planning permission has been granted by The Highland Council for the upgrade of the Mowi processing facility at Blar Mhor in Fort William which the company claims will transform it into one of the most efficient and highest capacity fish processing facilities in the world.

Source: Salmon Business | read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: The salmon price jumps ten percent: 'It is the strongest demand I have ever seen'

NORWAY
Monday, October 11, 2021

Have we put the year’s lowest prices behind us?

Things are heating up. Seasonally, the salmon price will start to climb now – on its way to a peak around Christmas.

“What we have sold on, we have great volume now so we have to sell to all segments, is 53 kroner (EUR 5.4) at 3-4 kg, 55 kroner (EUR 5.6) 4-5 kg and 57 kroner (EUR 5.8) at 5-6 kg,” said a seller at a fish farming company, before adding: “There are Poland prices.”

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Judge tosses Subway 'fake tuna' lawsuit

UNITED STATES
Monday, October 11, 2021

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit claiming Subway Restaurants’ tuna sandwiches and wraps did not contain any actual tuna.

The lawsuit was filed on 21 January, and subsequently gained national media attention when a New York Times report claimed its lab testing didn’t find evidence of tuna DNA in the company’s sandwiches. At the time, the company defended its tuna products, and DNA testing experts contacted by SeafoodSource confirmed that the tests used by The New York Times wouldn’t have been adequate to detect tuna DNA.

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


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Sailors closer to their families thanks to the flat rate at sea

SPAIN
Monday, October 11, 2021

Communicating from the high seas by satellite phone cost so much that in fishing boats it was only used in exceptional cases. They are still notably more expensive than a call with conventional media, but they have become cheaper as technologies have advanced and, also, competition between operators. And the last great leap has been the flat rate in satellite telecommunications. Breaking distances, it marks a milestone in the social sustainability of fishing because it brings sailors closer than ever to their families and loved ones.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Mowi Scotland seeks court order against Don Staniford

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Mowi Scotland is seeking a permanent injunction against Don Staniford to protect the health and safety of employees and fish at the company's salmon farming sites.

Scotland’s largest salmon aquaculture company has commenced proceedings seeking orders preventing Don Staniford from entering onto, attaching vessels to or approaching within 15 metres of all structures, docks, walkways, buildings, floats or pens at its salmon aquaculture farming sites.

Source: The Fish Site | read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Carsoe And Intech Join Forces

DENMARK
Monday, October 11, 2021

Carsoe has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Intech, as of 6th October 2021.

Following completion of the acquisition, the two companies have agreed to consolidate the combined seafood activities at Carsoe and integrate all food activities relating to tray denesting technology at Intech. The former owners of Intech, Leif Carøe Andersen and Carsten Trudslev, will continue with their respective business responsibilities and?as significant minority shareholders in both of the combined businesses.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Countdown To Sustainability For Blue Whiting

WORLDWIDE
Friday, October 08, 2021

The clock has started ticking on a three-year countdown to certification-ready blue whiting fisheries – which lost MSC certification in December 2020.

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) announced the launch of an innovative ‘policy FIP’ – designed to drive political will for co-operative decision-making and secure sustainable management for blue whiting. The FIP covers blue whiting in the NE Atlantic (FAO area 27), subareas 1–9, 12, and 14 (Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters).

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Japanese sustainability documentation template and rating website evolving

JAPAN
Friday, October 08, 2021

Two systems have been launched in Japan that are devoted to informing Japanese consumers about the sustainability of fish they are eating and making it easier for fisheries to apply for sustainability certifications.

Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) Senior Adviser Yoshioki Oozeki first introduced the development of the two systems – SH "U" N (short for Sustainable, Healthy, “Umai,” Nippon) and MuSESC (Multi-task Support System for Eco-labeling and Seafood Certification) at the 2019 Seafood Show Osaka.

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


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