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Ecuadorean tuna cannery Eurofish to launch pet food line, expand outputJuly 9th, 2019
Ecuadorean cannery Eurofish expects its new pet food product line will be ready by the last quarter of 2018, its general manager, Olmedo Zambrano, told Undercurrent News.
The firm is also currently enlarging its facilities in Manta, Ecuador, expanding its pouch and normal (170 grams) can output.
The firm has invested $4 million in the new line to produce pet food, according to Zambrano.
Eurofish started to produce cans of small pelagics and launched a new brand for its local market earlier this year. In order to supply this line, the firm bought two vessels for the small pelagic fishery in 2016.
Eurofish -- whose European customers include canned tuna giant Bolton Group, UK retailer Tesco and German brand NiXe -- has also recently invested over $5m in a small pelagics plant, which is producing canned sardine and mackerel.
Eurofish currently processes 45,000 metric tons to 50,000t per year, and 10-20t of small pelagic per day.
Eurofish is part of the Tuna Conservation Group, known as Tunacons, together with Negocios Industriales Real, Jadran Group, Servigroup and the US firm Tri Marine International.
The five tuna companies -- which operate 40 vessels accounting for 25% of the fleet operating in the region -- are working on a fishery improvement project, with the objective of achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for tuna caught in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
They plan to start the MSC certification process in 2019 and hope to achieve it by 2020.
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The National Action Plan for industrial fishing continues onFebruary 13th, 2018
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Aquaculture and Fishery is developing a Tuna National Action Plan for the sustainable management of industrial tuna fishing in the country. Progress has been made with the creation of workshops for the aforementioned plan. This has been done with industry researchers and vessels owners, and it is expected to be completed in two months.
Progress in research into new materials for ecological and non-entangling FADsFebruary 12th, 2018
On October 2nd and 3rd 2017, we held a workshop that was run by a group of scientists from international organizations such as IATTC, AZTI, ISSF, FIP OPAGAC, and TUNACONS. This workshop was directed to fleet bosses, captains, and crew members.
During the first day, the workshop focused on experiences related to and progress made towards implementing non-entangling, biodegradable FADs. Additionally, an Executive Work Plan was defined by the attending organizations in order to optimize activities in the EPO (Eastern Pacific Ocean).
On the second day, captains, and crew members shared the advances that have been made regarding to FADs, as well as with the launching of the Best Practices on Board code.
Advances in our action plan; moving towards an MSC certificationFebruary 12th, 2018
As part of the actions related to principle #2, on November 22nd of 2017, a Species Update workshop, was run by consultant Juan Pedro Monteagudo, an expert in the different MSC principles standards.
The workshop was based on a pre-assessment carried out in accordance with MSC standards version 1.3, which also takes version 2.0 into account. The latter includes new considerations and categories regarding to “non-target” species and fishing impacts.