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The Easter period drove up demand and prices in Italy. In week 15, prices were up in Rome wholesale market compared to week 14, especially for clam and bigger gilthead seabream but down for Tyrrhenian anchovy.

Possible raw material shortage ahead / April 16, 2020 17:08

Emergency measures in Ecuador might impact supply of tuna products and in turn the Spanish tuna canning industry, which is highly dependent on frozen tuna loins from Ecuador.

The aquafeed producer BioMar states that the measures taken across Europe to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 have had no negative consequences on feed production and deliveries from their production facilities in Greece, Spain, France, Denmark (and Turkey).

In week 15, available first-sales data for a handful of EU Member States shows increase in first-sales prices for several groundfish and flatfish species. 

Marubeni Corporation and Nippon Suisan (Europe) B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Suisan Kaisha, have reached an agreement to jointly acquire 66.7% of the shares of Danish Salmon A/S as of April 15, 2020, and participate in the salmon farming business via the implementation of a recirculating aquaculture system.

Six Russian trawlers are harvesting blue whiting in the Faroese Fishing Zone but the catches are still behind last year.  The fleet is waiting for the runs of spent fish but so far in vain.

The total harvest of Alaska pollock in Russia’s Far East Fishery Basin as per 14 April 2020 amounted to ca.1.02 million metric tons, 7.3% up on the corresponding result of 2019, according to the nation’s sectoral system for monitoring (SSM).

By April 8, 2020 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to more than 1.5 million metric tons, 5.7% or 81,600 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year.

The new crabber vessel M/V Zenith departs Istanbul today. The new Skipsteknisk ST-184 AS design was handed over from Tersan to JSC Arcticservice last week, and will now start her journey up to Kirkenes in Norway.

The export prices for Pollock from the Russian Far East are softening, according to trading sources in Vladivostok.

In 2019 AKVA group exceeded 4 billion NOK of order intake and 3 billion NOK of revenue, resulting in an average growth for the period 2016 to 2019 of 27% and 24% respectively, according to AKVA's  CEO  Knut Nesse annual Report. 

Rostov-based Donskoy Fish Factory launched a new pollock-based snack with wasabi flavor.

Brim: Haddock by-catch everywhere / April 2, 2020 08:57

‘Catches have been acceptable. Saithe is as elusive as ever. We’ve done well avoiding cod, but we can’t say the same about haddock. It shows up everywhere as by-catch,’ said Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, skipper of Brim’s fresher trawler Viðey.

Sakhalin-based Yuzhno-Kurilsky Ryibokombinat Co., Ltd is going to open a fishmeal plant this summer.

Despite the storms, plenty of attendees were on hand at the MESSE BREMEN on 14 February 2020...

According to preliminary data from Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries for 2019, the aquaculture production of salmon species in the Russian Federation has more than doubled compared to the indicators of 2015 (44.9 thousand tons), amounting to 90.8 thousand tonnes.

Brim: Fleeing from weather and cod / February 6, 2020 16:19

Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri is in port in Reykavík with a green weight of 600 tonnes of fish on board, after a stormy trip on Westfjords, east coast and south-western fishing grounds.

One of the largest fishing companies in the Russian Far East Fisheries Basin – Dobroflot - started harvesting fish out of the investment quota linked to construction of a processing plant. First catches under the investment quota program will be processed at the new plant in the second half of March.

BRIM: No respite from stormy weather / January 23, 2020 12:21

While people in Iceland are already tired of the exceptional bad weather that has hit the country over the first few weeks of the year, the wind also blows hard elsewhere, as the pelagic vessel crews hoping to fish for blue whiting in Faroese waters have found.

According to provisional figures as per the end of December 2019, in 2019 the Russian fishing fleets harvested 4.84 million metric tons of finfish and other aquatic species. This is 105.89 thousand tonnes or 2.1% lower than last year.

Happy New Year from FISHNET / December 26, 2019 10:00

Russia on holiday until 9 January 2019.

Russian biologists from Kazan-based ArtMeat bioengineering company are pioneering in sturgeon meat culture from muscle fibers. A trial lot is already here and in three or four years minced cultured meat will be appear on the market.

Brim: Challenge to find cod / December 5, 2019 09:28

‘In general, we can say that catches have been reasonable. But there’s no getting away from the fact that cod have been a challenge. There have been some good showings of cod, but they tend to be short. In between those we just have to search as widely as we can,’ said Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson.

Russian company Dobroflot completed construction of a new APO processing plant in the Far East Primorsky Territory.

By November 20, 2019 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to ca.4.5 million metric tons, 2% down on the corresponding result of last year.

Brim signs historic agreement with Marel / November 14, 2019 09:35

Icelandic whitefish processor Brim hf. has signed an agreement with Marel for the installation of high-tech equipment and software that will make its Reykjavik facility the most advanced whitefish processing facility in the world.

More than a thousand guests of the 24th International China Exhibition of Fisheries and Processing Technologies (CFSE), which was held in Qingdao (China) from October 30 to November 1, visited the combined stand of RFC, Primkrab and their exclusive distributor on the external market Pacific Rim Group.

The share of national shipboard equipment is to be increased to 75% by 2035, Denis Manturov, RF Minister of Industry and Trade, said when commenting on the Shipbuilding Industry Development Strategy for the period till 2035 recently approved by the Russian Government, says press center of the Ministry.

The first of a series of super trawlers being built for the Russian Fishery Company at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg received names. They are named after the honored veterans of the RFC companies: "Captain Vdovichenko" and "Mechanic Maslak".

Norebo at Qingdao Seafood Expo 2019 / October 24, 2019 09:41

Norebo is pleased to announce its participation at Qingdao Seafood Expo 2019, held between 30th October and 1st November. Norebo’s team is delighted to welcome visitors, partners and customers at our Stand 0106, located in Hall E3.


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