Originally hailing from the small town of Pastrana in central Spain, Estela studied at the Complutense University of Madrid and worked as a local news reporter before moving to London in 2012. Her interests include photography, video editing and international relations.
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There is still limited cold storage capacity for frozen skipjack raw material in the Bangkok area, tuna industry sources confirmed this week. Inventory in coldstores located in traditional frozen tuna export countries to Thailand is also reported to be piling up.
In May 2018, Sri Lanka stopped all canned fish imports from China as worm parasites were found in some deliveries earlier in the year. Sri Lankan authorities believe a prolonged ban on Chinese canned fish imports could be self-defeating for its industry as the country annually imports around 40,000 tonnes of canned fish, China being a key supplier.
From January to May this year Thailand increased its frozen skipjack raw material imports - for processing - by 62% compared with the same period in the previous year, totalling 296,180 tonnes worth USD435.7 million.
The African fishing group Oceana, owner of Lucky Star label, has installed two desalination plants at its two canneries as well as its fishmeal processing facilities on the west coast of South Africa to cope with water restrictions amid severe drought affecting the area since 2015.
Russia’s ban on agri-food imports from the EU, US and other key western suppliers will continue until December 2019, following the signing of a new decree by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Alaskan sockeye salmon harvest is halfway through meeting its total catch estimate for the season. Catches at Bristol Bay area share 86.1% of the total volume harvested so far.