Increased demand for seafood and slowing growth of fisheries and aquaculture production will see prices increase by almost a quarter over the next 10 years, projects the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Its report “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020,” (or SOFIA 2020), expects total fish production to rise from its current level of 179 million metric tons (MT) to around 204 million MT in… Read More
Fish and shellfish farmers in England could achieve a tenfold increase in production in the next 20 years, equating to a total volume of 90,000 metric tons (MT) …
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Trade body Seafood Scotland has appointed industry veteran Kevin McDonell as its new chair. McDonell takes over for John Anderson, who has stepped down from the position due to other commitments.
As well as building on existing work to promote the sector’s domestic and international business development, McDonell will be responsible for supporting the organization as it helps steer the industry through the Brexit transition, as well… Read More
An expected one- to two-million-metric-ton (MT) rise in the global consumption of Atlantic salmon will underpin AKVA Group ASA’s business growth, maintains the aquaculture services and equipment provider …
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The United Kingdom’s Fisheries Bill has received Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament, thereby making it the Fisheries Act, the country’s government has confirmed.
Announcing that the Fisheries Act 2020 had passed into law – representing the United Kingdom’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years – the government said it would now have control over who fishes in its waters through a new… Read More
Having secured EUR 2.5 million (USD 3 million) from EU Horizon 2020 – European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator funding – young U.K.-based carbon recycling biotechnology company Deep Branch is scaling up the development of new proteins for the aqua- and agri-feed sectors, produced from carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial emissions.
Deep Branch’s new “Proton” single-cell protein is created through a… Read More
Oceanpath, the Irish subsidiary of Iceland Seafood International (ISI), has completed the acquisition of smoked salmon producer Carr & Sons Seafood Limited Ltd. from Mondi Group AB. As part of the same move, it has purchased Mondi Properties Ltd., which owns the firm’s production facilities.
Confirming the EUR 6.5 million (USD 7.7 million) deal, ISI said in a statement that Carr & Sons further enhances and strengthens its position… Read More
Aquaculture services and equipment provider AKVA Group ASA has signed an engineering and design contract for a new land-based grow-out facility with Swedish company Premium Svensk Lax (PSL)… Read More
Despite many fishing quotas being significantly increased to facilitate the implementation of the E.U.’s Landing Obligation (LO), also known as the “discard ban,” there has been no decrease in the volume of fish being discarded and no enforcement of the rules, which in turn is providing a platform for overfishing throughout the region and undermining science-based fisheries management decisions, according to a new… Read More