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EM2 2020Eurofish Magazine issue 2 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Spain, Estonia and Saudi Arabia. The Aquaculture section looks using less fishmeal in aquafeed.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 07:30

Eurofish Magazine Issue 2 2020 (March / April)

March / April 2020 EM 2
Country profile: Spain, Estonia, Saudi Arabia
Events: Fish International, Salmon ShowHow
Aquaculture:
Importance of fishmeal for aquafeed continues to decline - More and more vegetable feed components are being used
Technology: Reduce plastics and waste with sustainable labelling and banding
Guest pages: Dr Manuel Barange - Climate change impacts on aquatic ecosystems are modulated by other forcing factors - Reducing overall stress boosts resilience to climate change

 

 

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FAO Policy Brief COVID 19As with other sectors of the global economy, fisheries and aquaculture are also being affected by the spread of COVID-19. Producers, processors, traders, and consumers are both directly and indirectly feeling the impact of the virus, the consequences of which, particularly for populations that depend heavily on seafood for food security and nutrition, can be severe. FAO has therefore released a brief on how COVID-19 is affecting the fisheries and aquaculture sector and suggested measures to support the different players in the supply chain. Production, for instance, may suffer from the imposition of sanitary measures on board that make fishing difficult, crews may not be able to join their vessels due to travel restrictions, and the necessary supplies of bait or ice may not be available. In addition, demand in some countries has fallen as a result of unfounded perceptions about links between COVID-19 and seafood. Aquaculture production is affected by the closure of markets, the shutdown of the HORECA sector, and restrictions on flights and cargo movements. In the processing sector issues with cross border transport, uncertain supply of raw materials, and market restriction are among the challenges companies must face. COVID-19 is also likely to have an impact on fisheries management and policy as stock assessments, fisheries observer programmes, and science and management meetings may all be postponed or cancelled. Measures to support the different elements in the supply chain extend from expanding government purchases of seafood to maintain demand and prevent a slump in prices to extending credit and microfinance facilities to fish farmers to ensuring smooth passage of goods at ports, rail terminals, and at border crossings. The complete brief is available at http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca8637en

Published in Latest News
Friday, 03 April 2020 14:59

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

CoronaThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound implications, shaping global demand and altering the supply patterns of many industries, not least the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Fish and fish products need to move across borders with no restrictions, while in compliance with the existing measures to protect consumers’ health.


In order to assist the sector, GLOBEFISH will soon start disseminating a periodical newsletter covering past, current and future impacts of the pandemic on fisheries and aquaculture through the contribution of multiple participants in the value chain in different parts of the world.


In this regard, GLOBEFISH would greatly appreciate external input by responding to a short questionnaire.

The information collected will form a key basis for assessment and enable the industry to better access current information. Please note that all answers will be treated confidentially, and data will only be reported at aggregate levels.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is continuously monitoring and sharing information on the COVID-19, particularly possible disruptions in the food supply chain and challenges in terms of logistics. GLOBEFISH is part of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO, responsible for providing up-to-date market and trade information on fish and fish products.

Published in Frontpage rotator
Friday, 03 April 2020 14:51

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

CoronaThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound implications, shaping global demand and altering the supply patterns of many industries, not least the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Fish and fish products need to move across borders with no restrictions, while in compliance with the existing measures to protect consumers’ health.


In order to assist the sector, GLOBEFISH will soon start disseminating a periodical newsletter covering past, current and future impacts of the pandemic on fisheries and aquaculture through the contribution of multiple participants in the value chain in different parts of the world.


In this regard, GLOBEFISH would greatly appreciate external input by responding to a short questionnaire.

The information collected will form a key basis for assessment and enable the industry to better access current information. Please note that all answers will be treated confidentially, and data will only be reported at aggregate levels.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is continuously monitoring and sharing information on the COVID-19, particularly possible disruptions in the food supply chain and challenges in terms of logistics. GLOBEFISH is part of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO, responsible for providing up-to-date market and trade information on fish and fish products.

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EM2 20 News Int aquaculture1The European Parliament held a stakeholder meeting on the current challenges facing the aquaculture sector, with emphasis on production. The speakers included fish farmers representing marine aquaculture in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean to pond farming in the Czech Republic, with additional experts from Hungary, Belgium, and Croatia.

Dr. Halasi-Kovács of the NAIK Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Hungary underlined in his presentation, the potential of freshwater aquaculture. Presenting some general trends in the EU, he said, 85% of aquaculture production originates from marine sources while only 12 percent is from freshwater production. Production from pond aquaculture has not grown in the last decade within the EU, although globally freshwater aquaculture production constitutes 60 percent of total farmed fish production, while marine production contributes less than 30 percent.

Published in Latest News
Friday, 13 March 2020 14:05

Gates invests in Greek fish

EM2 20 News Int GatesFish farming may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Bill Gates, but the philanthropist has made an investment in Greek aquaculture company Philosofish, Ekathimerini.com reports.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has already supported Greek-owned fund Diorasis, which already has invested in Philosofish (formerly Bitsakos Fish Farming) and has also invested in WorldFish, focusing on fish farming in the developing world, so aquaculture is no new thing.

Philosofish is now the second largest Greek seabass and sea bream farming company thanks to the European Commission’s approval last year of rival Andromeda’s acquisition of Selonda and Nireus. The three-way merger could only be sanctioned through the sale of Nireus and Selonda assets to a third party. One of these was Philosofish, which subsequently added 12,000 tonnes to its existing 5,000 tonnes annual capacity in addition to taking over other assets. Sources say that additional funding by a top investment entity may find its way to the Greek company in the near future.

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EM2 20 News Int ReproductionFollowing scientific meetings at a series of “Workshops on Gamete Biology in Aquaculture” in 2014, 2016 and 2018, a new concept called “International Symposium on Reproduction in Aquatic Animals (REPROAQUA 2020)” will be organized on 22-24 October 2020 in Trabzon, Turkey. The theme of the symposium is “Aquatic Genetic Resources: Importance, Threats and Conservation”. This international scientific event, to be held every two years, will be a platform for discussing scientific studies, current developments and problems related to the reproduction of aquatic animals and will also provide an opportunity for academicians, students, and industry representatives to exchange information.  The event will avoid parallel sessions, enabling all participants to attend all presentations and follow the ensuing discussions. A poster hall will be available throughout the symposium and the programme will include a reception dinner, a Trabzon city tour, along with an excursion to Sumela (Meryem Ana) Monastery and Uzungöl (Uzun lake). More information is available at: www.ktu.edu.tr/reproaqua2020

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EM1 20 HUPond farming should be better acknowledged

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1 / 2020

Modern pond aquaculture production originates in the Danube basin, and in the European Union about 60% of it is still connected with this catchment area. The biogeographic features of pond aquaculture production define the spectrum of produced species and applied technologies.

Fishpond production dominates Hungarian aquaculture with an output of 81% of the total in 2018, according to the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI). Fishponds are defined as artificial structures which can be fully filled and drained through their monks. The average fish pond is 30-40 ha in Hungary and there are mainly two types: barrage ponds in hilly areas and paddy ponds mainly on the plains.

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EM1 20 UZAmbitious strategy charts out aquaculture development

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1/2020

Fish production in the Republic of Uzbekistan comes primarily from inland capture fishing and fish farming. The latter is mainly the extensive pond production of silver carp and common carp, but plans are afoot to expand this to other species using water-conserving technologies.

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country situated in the middle of Central Asia and has an area of about 450,000 km2. The country has a typical inland climate with marked seasonal temperature fluctuations, i.e. hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in summer is about 27 оС often rising to more than 40 оС in the daytime, while the average temperature in February is -6 to -8 оС.

Better care of water resources would increase sector potential

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