Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Senior Research Scientist in Fish Physiology

Technical University of Denmark

DTU Aqua, Section for Aquaculture, located in the North Sea Science Park, Hirtshals, Denmark invites applications for an appointment as scientist or senior scientist in the field of fish physiology specifically  related to behaviour and welfare. The position is available from January 1, 2015 or according to mutual agreement.

DTU Aqua – National Institute of Aquatic Resources – is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Our mission is to conduct research, provide advice, educate at university level and contribute to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. The goal is to be a leading international institute for marine sciences, fisheries and aquaculture, which is able to address the environmental consequences and interactions of human activities in the aquatic environment and to resolve the long standing conflict between aquatic resource exploitation and conservation. Read more...

Norfolk Crab and Lobster supplier earns HSBC finance package

Kevin Jonas, MD of Jonas Seafood
Jonas Seafood, Norfolk’s premium crab and lobster supplier, is capitalising on the UK’s economic recovery by investing for rapid growth this year, boosting both production capacity and employee numbers.

The company, established in 1995, received a UK£210,000 (US$349,435.661) finance package from HSBC to facilitate its expansion plans, which included the opening of a new UK£500,000 (€831,989.67) factory and purpose-built seafood shop in Cromer.

The finance was secured from HSBC’s Norfolk & Waveney Commercial Centre in a deal managed by Michael Tubby. HSBC recently announced UK£300 (US$499.194) million in new lending for SMEs in the East of England to help businesses achieve their growth plans. Read more...

NFFO to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014

The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) is to sponsor Skipper Expo Int.  Bournemouth 2014 in a move that confirms the exhibition’s position as a hugely popular fisheries showcase for the English and Welsh fishing industries.

The official support from the NFFO will help ensure show organiser Mara Media provides an all-encompassing fisheries show representing the full diversity of the catching sector. Read more...

Opera 18 SAGARPA Management Plans in Mexico to ensure sustainability, conservation and availability of seafood

The Federal Government has launched 18 Fisheries Management Plans (PMP) for boosting the sustainability, conservation and availability of fish, molluscs and crustaceans of commercial interest in the main producing areas the coasts of Mexico and to guarantee to consumers the supply of seafood and high nutritional value.

The implementation of these management plans, devised by the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) and commissioned by the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA), both agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) – also conducive to the preservation of jobs and protection of the marine environment. Read more...

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are positive.

“The survey has told us that 73 percent of kiwis have positive views of aquaculture and that an astounding 91 percent agree New Zealand should look for opportunities to sustainably grow the industry”. Read more...

The Norwegian Seafood Council boosts activities after Russian import ban

The Norwegian Seafood Council is boosting its marketing activities in other important markets for Norwegian seafood after the Russian import ban.

The 6th of August Russia announced full stop in import of Norwegian seafood, among other imported food products. Russia is one of Norway’s most important seafood markets, the largest one for the two last years. Read more...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Doing the right thing – the UK seafood industry unites in support of a bold ethics agenda

Representatives from across the seafood industry have come together in support of a new all-stakeholder working group set up in response to growing concerns regarding unethical practices within the global seafood market.

Hosted by Seafish, the group includes major supermarket chains, smaller retailers, producers, suppliers, NGOs, development organisations and charities, and is setting out to establish a common understanding of the issues, communicate the work currently going on to address them, and agree a clear agenda for future action. Read more...