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Consumers need more information about the benefits offered by today’s technologies
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020.
Advances in biotechnology are opening up new opportunities that can benefit aquaculture, too, making it more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable. The potential is enormous, but not all biotechnological methods and tools find acceptance in the public domain. Some consumers even reject genetic engineering outright. However, genetic engineering is only one of many opportunities that biotechnology offers us.
Successful transition from carps to high-value species
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020
Armenia has favorable climatic conditions for the commercial breeding and growing of species of trout (Salmonidae) and sturgeon (Acipenseridae). The country’s rich resources of subterranean water and its suitable climate enable the commercial production of these fi sh all the year round.
The potential of the fishing sector has been recognized by private companies who have contributed to developing the industry. Their efforts have meant that Armenia today has a large number of companies with extensive experience in the production of fish and efficient management skills.
Eurofish Magazine issue 4 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Denmark and Armenia. The Species section looks at Sea Cucumber.
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July / August 2020 EM4
Country profile: Denmark, Armenia
Events: Seafood Expo Asia
Trade and Markets: Protective measures for the European eel are beginning to pay off - Eel stocking must be further intensified
Species: Growing demand and attractive prices are accelerating overuse - Many sea cucumber stocks are heavily overexploited
Guest pages: Dr Laszlo Varadi - Stronger inter-regional collaboration could promote sustainable aquaculture around the world - NACCEE encourages young professionals’ participation
Significant potential to be realised
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 3 2020.
Capture fisheries production in Kazakhstan comes from the waters of the Caspian and Aral Seas, Balkhash, Zaysan lakes, Bukhtarma, Kapshagai, Shardara reservoirs, Alakol system of lakes and other ponds with a total area of over three million hectares. More than 70 fish species live here, including the most commercially valuable (zander, common carp, grass carp, silver carp, whitefish).
Croatia steers Presidency of the EU Council despite coronavirus
This article featured in EM 3 2020.
Holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union is a challenging task at the best of times. Despite being a small country, holding the Presidency for the first time, and facing a Europe-wide health and economic crisis, Croatia intends to make progress on key fisheries and aquaculture issues on its agenda, says Ante Misura, Assistant Minister with responsibility for fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture.
Since the 1st of January, Croatia has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. What are the main priorities for the fisheries sector on the agenda during the 6-month presidency, and are they going to be achieved, given the current Covid-19 crisis?
This is our first Presidency since becoming an EU Member State. It came at a time of many changes, with the new Commission and Parliament on board, and with the UK leaving the EU family. The Presidency often faces unplanned situations, but the Covid-19 crisis is without precedent in recent history. From a practical point of view, meetings at the Council could no longer take place as planned, and it has therefore been difficult to make progress within our 6-month term. In light of the crisis, our priority was to find a way to help the fishery and aquaculture sector to better cope with the consequences of the pandemic. In close cooperation with the Commission and the Parliament, we managed to adopt urgent new measures that will support fishermen, aquaculture farmers and processors. However, our main priorities have remained the same, and are related to two important subjects. First are the negotiations on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the 2021-2027 programming period. We aim to achieve as much progress as possible in inter-institutional negotiations, and have found a way to continue working with the Commission and the Parliament in these challenging times. Our second priority is to make significant progress on the new fisheries control regulation, and we believe we will achieve it by the end of our Presidency. Our goal is to reach a Partial General Approach in June, as planned.
Eurofish Magazine issue 3 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Croatia, Albania and Kazakhstan. The Species section looks at Octopus.
May / June 2020 EM 3
Country profile: Croatia, Albania, Kazakhstan
Trade and Markets: Corona pandemic changes markets and consumer behaviour - Globalisation will remain an indispensable part of the fish industry
Technology: Fishing methods influence the sustainability of fisheries - More selective fishing protects stocks and marine ecosystems
Guest pages: Maja Markovcic Kostelac - EMSA strengthens Europe’s competitiveness, sustainable growth, and the blue economy - Contributing to all EU policy areas related to the sea
A vision for growth is being realised
This article featured in EUROFISH Magazine 2 2020.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is famous for its vast oil reserves, a quarter of the world’s total, and for the dominance of its economy by petroleum and associated industries. However, growing diversiﬁcation of the Saudi economy has beneﬁted some sectors. In agriculture the Kingdom is now self-sufﬁcient in the production of milk, eggs, wheat, and other commodities. In addition, the country is a major exporter of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and ﬁsh and seafood to markets around the world.
Although aquafeed manufacturers still can’t do completely without fishmeal and fish oil they are in the meantime much less dependent on marine ingredients and are increasingly using alternative raw materials to meet the protein and nutrient requirements of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. Modern processing methods today enable the use of numerous new resources.
This article featured in EUROFISH Magazine 2 2020.
According to the FAO an additional 27 million tonnes of seafood will have to be produced by 2030 in order to maintain the current supply level. This will be impossible without expanding aquaculture production, however, and will lead to an increased demand for aquafeed. That, in turn, poses enormous problems for the feed industry because the supply of fishmeal and fish oil cannot be increased at will without jeopardising the sustainability of industrial fishing. Traditionally, fishmeal has been the preferred source of protein for aquafeed due to its high protein content, well-balanced amino acid profile, and good digestibility. Global fishmeal production has been stagnating for more than 30 years, however, and might now even be on a decline. On average, the fishmeal industry uses about 20 million tonnes of raw materials a year for the production of approximately 5 million tonnes of fishmeal and 1 million tonnes of fish oil. Three quarters of this is processed to feed for aquaculture. Because the available quantities are not sufficient to meet demand the feed industry has to resort to alternative raw materials.