Sea Harvest donates 10,000 food parcels for families during pandemic
Sea Harvest staff have packed food parcels to provide households with food during the COVID-19 pandemic.Image: Sea Harvest

Sea Harvest donates 10,000 food parcels for families during pandemic

South African fishing company Sea Harvest Corporation’s Transport Garage has been converted into a food packing and distribution centre. This is where a group of Sea Harvest staff have been…

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Fisheries APPG hears from industry figures at the forefront of adapting to the pandemic
The APPG discussed the numerous initiatives taking place within the fishing industry to cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

Fisheries APPG hears from industry figures at the forefront of adapting to the pandemic

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries last week held its second virtual public event, during which attendees heard from a snapshot of the innovative responses to COVID-19 taking place…

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US factory trawler crew tests Covid-19 positive
American Dynasty is under lockdown at the Seattle quayside after 85 crew members tested Covid-19 positive. Image: American Seafoods

US factory trawler crew tests Covid-19 positive

Having initially reported that one crew member on board factory trawler American Dynasty had tested positive for Covid-19, operating company American Seafoods carried out tests on the entire crew, with…

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Spanish seafood sector looks forward to recovery – fears deep recession
The Spanish fishing and seafood sector os bracing itself for a deep recession

Spanish seafood sector looks forward to recovery – fears deep recession

The fishing sector has yet to see the hoped-for recovery of seafood sales and prices as the HoReCa sector is gradually re-opened. Sales are estimated to have dropped by 10%…

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US administration announces $300 million in CARES Act Funding
The US administration has announced a $300 million relief package for US fisheries under the CARES Act. Image: NOAA

US administration announces $300 million in CARES Act Funding

‘This relief package will support America’s fishermen and our seafood sector’s recovery,’ said US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, announcing allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided…

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Supporting small-scale fishing during COVID-19 crisis
Chilean open-air market vendors Fernando Jorquera and Luis Solis are among those working with Future of Fish to maintain direct sales from fishermen to consumers. Image: Future of Fish

Supporting small-scale fishing during COVID-19 crisis

During a global pandemic, what happens to the world’s fishermen? Nonprofit group Future of Fish has plans for supporting fishing people and communities in this unprecedented time. The spread and…

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Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances
Tuna seiner Alakrana’s crew echo the ‘stay at home’ message from the Indian Ocean. Image: Echebastar

Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances

Spanish tuna operator Echebastar has been affected by the coronavirus situation, in particular in being unable to rotate crews as their usual relief dates come around. ‘Due international travel restrictions…

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Trawler crew confirmed COVID-19-free
55 crew members of Mar del Plata freezer trawler were screened for Covid-19 before departure. Image: CEPA

Trawler crew confirmed COVID-19-free

The Council of Argentine Fishing Companies (CEPA) reports that 55 crew of Solimeno SA’s trawler Luca Mario have been tested for Covid-19 and given the all-clear. CEPA has been making…

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