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EM4 21 IT OverviewAdverse impact is tempered by positive developments

The most important EU fleet in the Mediterranean has been declining in size for some years. Effort in terms of days at sea has been reduced and catch volumes and values have declined since 2004 with a slight uptick in 2013. The corona pandemic showed the resilience and innovative spirit of the industry as fishers found alternate ways of doing business as the traditional supply chain broke down.

With almost 12,000 vessels (2019) the Italian fleet is still among the largest in the Mediterranean although the number of boats, gross tonnage, and power have declined by 19%, 27% and 23% respectively since 2004. Of the total number of vessels, the small-scale fishing fleet (SSCF), vessels less than 12 m, accounted for just over two thirds while vessels operating with towed gears, demersal trawlers and beam trawlers, constituted 17%. Other fleet segments include dredgers (6%), purse seiners (8%), long liners (2%), passive polyvalent gears (3%) and pelagic trawlers (1%). In terms of gross tonnage the trawling vessels account for almost 60% of the total making it the largest fleet segment by this measure. Purse seiners, vessels that also target bluefin tuna, account for 8% of national tonnage, while other segments contribute 2% to 5% of national tonnage. Italy also has a distant water fleet comprising 9 vessels—8 bottom trawlers and 1 purse seiner.

Published in Italy
Thursday, 29 July 2021 17:09

Eurofish Magazine 4 2021 featuring Italy

EM4 2021Eurofish Magazine issue 4 2021 looks at the fisheries sector in Itlay and how the fishing fleets adapt to the pandemic. Consumption in Croatia is also reviewed as well as carp farming in Serbia.  The species profile looks at Musky octopus (Eledone moschata).
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Published in Frontpage rotator
Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:18

Eurofish Magazine Issue 4 2021 (July / August)

July / August 2021 EUROFISH Magazine 4
Country profile: Italy, Croatia, and Serbia
Aquaculture: <div style="position:relative;padding-top:max(60%,326px);height:0;width:100%"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" style="position:absolute;border:none;width:100%;height:100%;left:0;right:0;top:0;bottom:0;" src="https://e.issuu.com/embed.html?backgroundColor=%23ffffff&d=eurofish_magazine_3_2021&hideIssuuLogo=true&showOtherPublicationsAsSuggestions=true&u=eurofish"></iframe></div>Slower growth in global aquaculture - Quantities produced reached a record level in 2019
Audits and certificates done remotely via computer - Remote audits reduce risks and costs
Species: Musky octopus is a Mediterranean classic


Published in Magazine Issues
Thursday, 03 June 2021 12:24

The Spanish fishing sector in transition

Shellfish are also collected from vessels using a hand-held dredging tool. The dredging is usually done by men, while the women sort the shellfish by size and species.Recognising women’s essential, but often unacknowledged, roles in Spanish fishing and aquaculture

This article was featured in Eurofish Magazine 3 2021.

Fishing is more than taking fish from the ocean or from inland lakes and streams. The simplistic image of men labouring on the sea in the face of nature’s harsh challenges does not portray the complexities of today’s fishing sector. Before and after fish are taken, a large amount of work must be done, on board and ashore, by both men and women.

Published in Spain
Thursday, 03 June 2021 12:15

The invisible danger at sea

Nets made from synthetic plastics are extremely environmentally resistant and take 400–600 years to break down in water.Ghost nets endanger wildlife and harm the environment

This article was featured in Eurofish Magazine 3 2021.

Every day, nets and other fishing gear are lost in the vastness of the oceans or are intentionally disposed of at sea. These ghost nets keep on catching, however, and can become deadly traps that threaten marine biodiversity. Even their gradual disintegration presents dangers, because it contributes to microplastics pollution in the seas. There is still no practical solution in sight for this issue.

Published in Fisheries

Donatas Dudutis, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of LithuaniaAs Vice-Minister responsible for fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Dudutis has plenty on his plate. The impact of the pandemic on the sector, the new operational programme for 2021–2027, the ban on cod fishing, and declining quotas for some pelagic species are just a few of the issues he must contend with. If that were not enough, he also needs to persuade the Lithuanian Parliament of the importance of maintaining the small-scale coastal and inland fishing sector, which is under threat from a proposal that could effectively forbid it.

This article was featured in Eurofish Magazine 3 2021.

Published in Lithuania

EM3 2021Eurofish Magazine issue 3 2021 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Lithuania and looks at women's role in fisheries in Spain. The aquculture section looks at using plants as a sustainable alternative to omega3 fats in fish feed.
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Published in Frontpage rotator
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 08:42

Eurofish Magazine Issue 3 2021 (May / June)

May / June 2021 EUROFISH Magazine 3
Country profile: Lithuania and Spain
Aquaculture: <div style="position:relative;padding-top:max(60%,326px);height:0;width:100%"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" style="position:absolute;border:none;width:100%;height:100%;left:0;right:0;top:0;bottom:0;" src="https://e.issuu.com/embed.html?backgroundColor=%23ffffff&d=eurofish_magazine_3_2021&hideIssuuLogo=true&showOtherPublicationsAsSuggestions=true&u=eurofish"></iframe></div>Sustainable sources of omega-3 fats for fish feeds - Plants may be part of the solutionn
Ghost nets endanger wildlife and harm the environment - The invisible danger at sea
Technology: Proper on-board handling of fish contributes significantly to higher quality and longer shelf life - Insulated containers with lids can make all the difference



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EM2 2021Eurofish Magazine issue 2 2021 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Hungary and Denmark. The Technologysection looks at how less is more when it comes to packaging.
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Published in Frontpage rotator
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 07:46

Eurofish Magazine Issue 2 2021 (March / April)

March / April 2021 EUROFISH Magazine 2
Country profile: Hungary and Denmark
Aquaculture: Early Sturgeon Sex Discrimination (ESSD), a new diagnostic service for hatcheries and farms - A novel technique to save costs in caviar production
Global growth in processed fish products - Added value due to more processing
Technology: Reduce, reuse or recycle properly - Less is more when it comes to packaging
Guest pages: Kenn Skau Fischer - The Danish Fishermen Producer Organisation - A voice for Denmark’s fishermen



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