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Globalisation will remain an indispensable part of the fish industry
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 3 2020.
The coronavirus has largely brought public life to a standstill. Stock markets have plunged into the red, freedom of movement has been severely restricted in some places, and the consequences for the global economy are not foreseeable. One thing is certain, however: the longer the standstill lasts, the more profound will be the disruption in the global fish industry. Familiar market structures could change, raising fears and anxieties about the future for many of those affected.
International Cold Water Prawn Forum, November 2019, Newfoundland and Labrador
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1 / 2020
The International Cold Water Prawn Forum brings together companies, institutions, researchers, and others, with an interest in cold water prawns. Every two years the forum holds a cold water prawn conference to discuss the state of stocks, their harvesting, processing, and marketing.
Shrimp can be either wild-caught or farmed and according to the FAO, while production from the wild has shown a faintly growing trend, since about 2003 volumes have been more or less stable, while farmed shrimp production over the same period has increased exponentially and is likely to continue increasing.
The Grimsby Fish Market, one of the most important fish markets in the UK, trades mainly in cod and haddock (two of the most consumed species in the UK) that arrives primarily from Iceland and Norway. Grimsby and its surroundings have a well-established processing industry which is a magnet for fishermen and fish traders. Martyn Boyers, the Chief Executive of the Grimsby Fish Market, explains the role of the market and the auction in the UK fish trade and outlines his vision for the future of the enterprise.
January / February 2020 EM 1
Country profile: Norway, Hungary, Uzbekistan
Events: World Tuna Conference 2020
Aquaculture: Climate change accelerated the development of algal blooms
Spicies: King crab - Valuable commercial resource or ecological problem?
Guest pages: Martyn Boyers - Grimsby Fish Market bids farewell to the EU but not to Europe - A hub for trade in cod and haddock
US President Donald Trump has decided to suspend trade preferences for Thailand's seafood industry following the country’s failure to improve worker rights amid allegations of the use of slave labour and trafficking among its migrant workforce. All Thai seafood products will lose their eligibility for duty-free imports under the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme, which is estimated to be worth USD 1.3 billion, according to Bloomberg News, due to longstanding workers’ rights issues in the seafood and shipping industries. The suspension will be implemented at the end of April 2020. Other items losing duty-free preferences include fruits and vegetables, garment products and electrical appliances.
November / December 2019 EM 6
Country profile: Turkey, Latvia, North Macedonia
Events: Fish International, International Conference on endangered species, Conxemar
Aquaculture: Concerns about aquaculture are often unfounded
Fisheries: Opportunities for fisheries as the Arctic ice melts - International control is essential
Guest pages: Jan Kappel, European Anglers Alliance: Forging common ground among recreational fishers across Europe - Fighting in support of healthy fish stocks
September / October 2019 EM 5
Country profile: Albania, Denmark
Events: Seafood Expo Russia, International Carp Conference, International Arctic Forum
Aquaculture: Increasing demand for fish welfare
Fisheries: Reconciling fisheries management and conservation with MPAs, Unique co-management system contributes to
preserving small-scale fishery communities
Guest pages: Dr Bernardo Basurco, The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza - Education and training for sustainable fisheries
July / August 2019 EM 4
Country profile: Lithuania, Georgia
Events: DanFish, Polfish, International Arctic Forum
Aquaculture: Shaping a vision for European aquaculture development
Technology: Big data and artificial intelligence in the fisheries and aquaculture sector
Guest pages: Brian Thomsen, Organisation of Danish Aquaculture - Forging common ground can be a challenge
Should Brexit come to pass, Danish fishermen might find themselves in a tricky situation. If Britain leaves the EU and Denmark loses access to British waters the Danish fishing fleet will lose 30 percent, or about 1 billion Kroner, of total annual income, according to a report from the Department of food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Brexit could have the most negative impact on larger fishing corporations, which would end up losing 61 percent of total income. The Danish government is working towards a scenario in which the Danish fishing fleet will have access to British waters even if the UK leaves the EU. A recent deal between the Faroe Islands and the UK may set a positive president for trade relations between the UK and the rest of Europe in a post Brexit EU.
Consumer survey yields vital insights in consumer habits
The second Global Fishery Forum, which was held on 13-15 September 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, offered an extensive programme covering various emerging topics from global fishing activities and projections for 2050, development of aquaculture, global consumer markets, technologies, and popularisation of Russian fish products.
During the second day of the Global Fishery Forum, the conference “Russian fish: a strategy for promoting Russian fish on the Russian market”, gathered experts for discussion on how to increase fish consumption. The main questions looked at understanding what Russian consumers eat and what producers are offering them, consumer awareness and the role of mass-media in this process, what can be done to stimulate consumer demand on the market, and opportunities for retail chains to increase consumption of fisheries products in the country.
Herring is the most-consumed fish in Russia
In 2016, consumption of fish and seafood products in Russia was at 21.1 kg per capita (live weight equivalent), according to the research carried out by the All-Russian Association of Fish Breeders, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE). The market size was estimated at more than 3 million tonnes of fisheries products. Herring was the leading species with 2.81 kg per capita consumption, followed by salmon species (2.73 kg per capita), Alaska pollock (2.59 kg per capita), cod (2 kg per capita) and mackerel (1.9 kg per capita). These 5 top species make up 12 kg per capita or more than 56% of all fish and seafood products in the country. Consumption of squid, shrimp and crab was about 0.6, 0.25 and 0.14 kg per capita respectively, representing about 5% of the total fish and seafood consumption in the country.