Peru’s fishmeal sector at risk of strong El Nino effect in 2014

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Abnormally high temperatures are reminiscent of 1997-98 which witnessed one of the strongest El Nino ever, says expert, warning effect will hit the anchovy and fishmeal industry the most (more…)

Restoring 29% of NE Atlantic stocks could cut EU fish import dependence by three months

A New Economics Foundation report claims waters in the Northeast Atlantic hold the key to expand supply to a further 100 million consumers in the Old Continent

Peruvian fishmeal producers pile up losses on back of annus horribilis

Ten of Peru’s 12 fishmeal producers posted losses in 2013, as quota cuts were compounded by higher costs due to regulatory changes

Triplenine invests in new fishmeal plant in China

Danish fishmeal producer is investing in new 20,000t plant in Shangdong, China, to produce fishmeal and oil both for aquaculture and land animal feed

Marine Harvest feed plant construction enters last phase

Salmon feed plant, which will have 200,000t capacity, enters last phase of construction

FF Skagen to ‘clean’ fish oil for Marine Harvest’s salmon feed

Marine Harvest says move to clean all relevant fish oils, removing environmental pollutants, will be differentiatior for the company’s salmon feed (more…)

Spanish households favor fish in crisis-hit budget

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New data on food spending in 2013 in Spain reveals families have increased their budget for seafood, even under the stress of the worse financial crisis the Eurozone has ever seen (more…)

Seafresh-backed feed venture takes part in UK wrasse project

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Proachete, the feed venture led by Oddgeir Oddsen, is taking part in wrasse farming project with Marine Harvest and Stirling university (more…)

Camanchaca makes profit in salmon, but fishing and molluscs ops in the red

2013 was a year of mixed fortunes for the Chilean producer as boost in salmon prices contrasted with a 70% drop in sardine catches and losses in abalone and scallops 

EU producers debunk myths about land animal proteins use in feed

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Use of non-ruminant processed animal protein in fish feed did not cause mad cow disease, say producers, in fact sheet aimed at counteracting negative media reports

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Fitch: Peru fishmeal, oil to account for half of China Fishery profit

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Ratings agency notes increased leverage of Copeinca, as China Fishery is in process of refinancing debt and integrating Copeinca into its existing Peru operations (more…)