EU fisheries ministers have reached unanimous agreement on the 2017 and 2018 TACs for 19 deep-sea stocks. For the first time in six years, there is unanimous agreement on deep sea TACs and quotas for the coming two years. One of these will be fished in accordance with MSY for the very first time next year.
ICES has updated its advice for North Sea fish stocks, notably saithe, haddock and cod.
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is in the process of developing a new system of allocating quotas that is planned to be in place from the 1st of January next year. Now out for consultation, responses must be submitted to the agency by 18th November.
TCD in Urk has introduced a new range of ice machines that are already selling as fast as they can be made.
After a very successful first event in 2015, Marel is now preparing to host the second Whitefish ShowHow, taking place in Copenhagen on November 10, 2016. The unique event caters to whitefish processors from all over the world – in wild and farmed processing.
Trawlers operated by Síldarvinnslan subsidiary Bergur-Huginn in the Westmann Islands have fished well this year but have been hit by the weakening pound.
An agreement has been struck between MEPs and EU Member States’ ministries to put into place a formal ban on fishing deeper than 800 metres, while fishing deeper than 400 metres is to be subject to restrictions.
According to Europeche, the ban agreed yesterday by the EU Parliament, the Council and the European Commission is arbitrary, responding only to political interests and not to real environmental threats. The ban is included in the regulation of deep-sea fisheries agreed upon yesterday.
How does a company like Optimar Stette compete, operating from one of the most expensive place in Europe to run a factory? The company produces some of the most sophisticated processing systems available anywhere, for both seagoing and shore-based uses.
In February and March Optimar Stette sold fish handling factories worth NoK240 million, an all-time high sales record for the company and a great start to 2016.