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Green logistics protects the environment and the climate
The movement of freight has a significant influence on the sustainability of shipping and has developed into one of the most important areas in the transport sector. The term “green logistics” is frequently used in this context, which describes a combination of measures and technologies that aim to organise and monitor freight shipping in a way that protects the environment and climate.
Sharing insights on business, innovation, market initiatives, and sustainability
More than 1500 delegates from the seafood industry attended the North Atlantic Seafood Forum held 8–10 June. The 16th edition of the conference, convened in Bergen, Norway, hosted presentations by more than 160 speakers from 16 countries. Presentations by scientists, industry experts, policy-makers, and CEOs from the global aquatic food industry (wild-caught and aquaculture) addressed common industry challenges, including consumer and market developments, seafood supply, sustainability, innovation, and finance, among other topics.
Expect more friction before things improve
The departure of the UK from the EU was never going to be easy. The EU is the UK’s main trading partner and disentangling a half-century-old relationship has proved as tricky as foreseen by some. The seafood sector on both sides is struggling to adapt to the new reality.
The transition period from the end of January to the end of December 2020 shielded many seafood trading companies from what was to come because everything continued as before. However, starting from 1 January 2021 British seafood companies trading with the EU started to feel the impact of Brexit as exports to the EU faced several new requirements. Exports the other way had an easier time of it.
Market diversification despite the pandemic, Euroﬁsh webinar, 18 May 2021
Seafood exporters have had to contend with drastic changes in the market brought on by the pandemic. These took the form of new trends in consumer preferences, novel distribution channels, and new legislation in destination countries, among others. At the Euroﬁsh webinar the discussion revolved around the changes seen in four key markets, China, Ukraine, the UK, and Germany.
Eurofish organised a webinar on Brexit, and what it means for European seafood traders. Presentations and webinar video are available at eurofish.dk/webinar-brexit
Eurofish organised a webinar on Brexit, and what it means for European seafood traders on June 24. Presentations and the webinar video are now availabel at eurofish.dk/webinar-brexit
Changes to the UK Norway relationship are inevitable but hardly insurmountable
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1 / 2021.
The solid ties between Norway and the UK will provide a healthy foundation for the two countries’ relationship from January 2021.
Globalisation will remain an indispensable part of the fish industry
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 3 2020.
The coronavirus has largely brought public life to a standstill. Stock markets have plunged into the red, freedom of movement has been severely restricted in some places, and the consequences for the global economy are not foreseeable. One thing is certain, however: the longer the standstill lasts, the more profound will be the disruption in the global fish industry. Familiar market structures could change, raising fears and anxieties about the future for many of those affected.
International Cold Water Prawn Forum, November 2019, Newfoundland and Labrador
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1 / 2020
The International Cold Water Prawn Forum brings together companies, institutions, researchers, and others, with an interest in cold water prawns. Every two years the forum holds a cold water prawn conference to discuss the state of stocks, their harvesting, processing, and marketing.
Shrimp can be either wild-caught or farmed and according to the FAO, while production from the wild has shown a faintly growing trend, since about 2003 volumes have been more or less stable, while farmed shrimp production over the same period has increased exponentially and is likely to continue increasing.
The Grimsby Fish Market, one of the most important fish markets in the UK, trades mainly in cod and haddock (two of the most consumed species in the UK) that arrives primarily from Iceland and Norway. Grimsby and its surroundings have a well-established processing industry which is a magnet for fishermen and fish traders. Martyn Boyers, the Chief Executive of the Grimsby Fish Market, explains the role of the market and the auction in the UK fish trade and outlines his vision for the future of the enterprise.