Category Archives: Chile

“LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

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Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

Continue reading Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

WWF welcomed on Monday July 9, 2018, the announcement of a voluntary krill fishery closure along the Antarctic Peninsula by five fishing companies who make up the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting companies (ARK), and which represent 85% of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic: the world’s largest krill fishing company, Aker BioMarine (Norway), Pesca Chile (Chile), Insung (South Korea),  Rimfrost (Norway)  and China National Fisheries Corporation (China). The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate.

Aker BioMarine also says it will support the creation of marine sanctuaries in Antarctica through the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in coming years. “WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Manager of WWF’s Antarctic Programme.

The voluntary krill fishery closure comes as a direct result of a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally; it was announced at the ‘Antarctic 360°’ Greenpeace event in Cambridge (UK). “The momentum for protection of the Antarctic’s waters and wildlife is snowballing. A huge movement of people globally has been joined by scientists, governments, celebrities and now even the companies fishing in the Antarctic. This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” said Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic Protect the Antarctic campaign.

Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean conservation, Pew Charitable Trusts, commented: “The Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies’ support for the creation of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), including large no-fishing zones, is a truly visionary step that more commercial fishing interests in Antarctica and around the world should follow. Cooperation among scientists, governments, industry, and conservation groups is the surest bet to protecting the 30 percent of the ocean that scientists tell us is needed to maintain global ocean health. We expect to see the Weddell Sea and waters off East Antarctica declared marine parks in October. Governments should follow industry’s lead and support MPAs.”

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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

Continue reading GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

Continue reading THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

“INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

Continue reading “INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

Continue reading CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

NEW industry group in South America to work toward sustainable squid production; SFP lent logistical support

Continue reading NEW industry group in South America to work toward sustainable squid production; SFP lent logistical support

TRIDENT Seafoods sourcing farmed salmon from Chile for sale in the USA

Continue reading TRIDENT Seafoods sourcing farmed salmon from Chile for sale in the USA

QUARTERLY sustainability reporting: Cermaq reports “High fish survival rate in all regions” & “one unfortunate escape incident” in Chile

Continue reading QUARTERLY sustainability reporting: Cermaq reports “High fish survival rate in all regions” & “one unfortunate escape incident” in Chile

MARINE Harvest Q3 trading updated: 95,500 tonnes of salmonids harvested (GWE), 5% below Q2 presentation guide volume

Continue reading MARINE Harvest Q3 trading updated: 95,500 tonnes of salmonids harvested (GWE), 5% below Q2 presentation guide volume

CAMANCHACA’s & Chile’s salmon industry’s Seafood Intelligence transparency rankings highlighted in El Mercurio; ‘Pesca Y Sustentabilidad’

The Chilean salmon farming & fishing company Camanchaca’s ranking in Seafood Intelligence’s latest Transparency Benchmark of the global salmon farming industry – and the inaugural launch of a Sustainability Report for the Fishing division and the recent MSC certification of its langostino lobster fisheries – has been highlighted on Tuesday (October 10, 2017) in Chile’s newspaper El Mercurio. The article is part of a special feature on ‘Fisheries and Sustainability’.

See : http://impresa.elmercurio.com/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?dt=2017-10-10&dtB=10-10-2017%200:00:00&PaginaId=14&bodyid=3

 

 

 

 

R&D: Cermaq focus on technologies for advanced controlling of farming “including closed systems on shore and in the ocean”

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SEAFOOD safety: Of US imported seafood tested in 2015, 12% of farmed shrimp tested positive to unsafe residues, 11% of tilapia, 9% of catfish… 0% of salmon – GAO

Continue reading SEAFOOD safety: Of US imported seafood tested in 2015, 12% of farmed shrimp tested positive to unsafe residues, 11% of tilapia, 9% of catfish… 0% of salmon – GAO

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch will amend Salmon advisory to include mention of ASC-certified salmon

We are pleased to acknowledge Seafood Watch’s prompt response  (via Twitter; September 24, 2017) in which it states it will amend its ‘Salmon’ advisory/incomplete ‘overview’ text:

Source: https://twitter.com/SeafoodWatch/status/911743211395104768

PS (03.10.2017):

This author had contended [September 18, 2017] that — from reading the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch’s [then] ‘Salmon’ recommendations overview —  one could easily have been [mis]led to believe that almost all farmed salmon from e.g. Norway, Chile, Scotland is to be ‘no thanks’-avoided (Red-listed), as per its advisory.

Excerpt from the Seafood Watch salmon ‘overview’ recommendation as it was published on September 18, 2017. The text was later [October 2017] updated to include a mention of Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified salmon; since the ASC standard was deemed by Seafood Watch to be “equivalent to at least [its] yellow “Good Alternative” recommendation.”
However, this is/was NOT the case: Seafood Watch clearly states [since June 5, 2017] on its ‘Eco-certification’ tab that it “[…] recommends you purchase seafood from Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified salmon farms. […] We identified the ASC standard as equivalent to at least our yellow “Good Alternative” recommendation” [do also note the ‘at least‘ mention…].

We had highlighted that Seafood Watch salmon ‘overview’ recommendation text should be amended to ‘at least’ include a mention of ASC-certified salmon [the “unless it’s…” omits to include ASC-certified salmon]… This argument is/was all the more relevant since the number of ASC-certified marine net pen Atlantic salmon farms has grown substantially and is far from being negligible; with now ~600,000 tonnes of farmed salmon ASC-certified worldwide [precisely 209 farms representing a production capacity of 584,399t as of early September 2017]: a volume representing ~29% of all farmed Atlantic salmon and nearing the entire world supply of wild-caught salmon (including Alaska’s) – in 2016 GWE harvest terms.

Read also the article published (September 21, 2017) by SalmonBusiness.com, which highlighted this author’s views: “Seafood Watch program recommendations ‘misleading’, says editor”: http://salmonbusiness.com/seafood-watch-program-recommendations-misleading-says-editor/

Previously on SeafoodIntelligence.com:

 

 

MISMATCH in Seafood Watch’s ‘Salmon’ recommendations: No mention/highlight of ASC-certified salmon being ‘at least’ equivalent to ‘good alternative’ in Overview

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IPO before end 2017? Camanchaca aiming to become first Chilean salmon farming firm listed on Oslo Børs; US$165m refinancing loan proposal

Continue reading IPO before end 2017? Camanchaca aiming to become first Chilean salmon farming firm listed on Oslo Børs; US$165m refinancing loan proposal

INPUT sought-for on the draft Fisheries Improvers Programme Acceptance Mechanism of IFFO RS

Continue reading INPUT sought-for on the draft Fisheries Improvers Programme Acceptance Mechanism of IFFO RS