The Nueva Pescanova Group celebrates the launch of NovaNam One, the third vessel of their new fleet

Article taken from: Nueva Pescanova

March 10, 2020

  • The new vessel, measuring 50 meters in length, will be used to catch hake for the group’s affiliate in Namibia
  • After the Lalandii 1 and Ponta Matirre, which are already in operation in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, it will be the next one on the list of the seven new vessels with which the company is renewing their fleet 

Vigo, 10 March 2020.-The Nueva Pescanova Group, this afternoon at the Armón shipyards in Vigo, celebrated the launch of their new vessel, the NovaNam One, the second of the three 50-meter-long wetfish ships that are being built for hake fishing by the Group’s affiliate in Namibia. 

Its name comes from the name of one of the company’s affiliates in the African country and, like all the new ships being built, it has cutting-edge equipment. Among other aspects, its high energy efficiency engines stand out, allowing for high performance, reducing consumption and emissions, as well as improvements in the on-board processing system and greater comfort for the crews. 

After recent deliveries of the Lalandii 1 and Ponta Matirre, which are already in operation in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, it will be the next one on the list of the seven new vessels with which the company is renewing their fleet. 

The total investment, the largest that has been made in Spain so far by a company in the fishing sector, was around 42.5 million euros and is creating 200 jobs in the region. Thus, the company strengthens its commitment to creating local employment in all the countries in which it operates, as well as its contribution to the economic and social development of its communities. 

The delivery of the NovaNam One is scheduled for the middle of the year and will join the fleet of 70 ships operating in the southern hemisphere.

The Mediterranean Diet is the #1 Diet Four Years in a Row

The Mediterranean diet was named the number one diet in 2021 by the US News and World Report’s annual ranking, making it the number one diet for the fourth year in a row!
The Mediterranean diet isn’t set to specific foods, instead it supports eating foods rich across the European culture which can differ from Italy, Greece, Spain, and more. It’s a diet high in produce, healthy fats, fish and poultry. The basis of the plentiful food choices includes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, olive oil, herbs and spices, fish and seafood, poultry, and eggs. Cheese and yogurt are also acceptable in moderation, whereas sweets and red meats should only be indulged in during special occasions. The diet also includes adding in a glass of wine with dinner if desired.
The benefit of the Mediterranean diet is that it is structured to allow you the freedom to build the meals you want. With moderate exercise, it may also help you to lose weight which may help to reduce your risk for diabetes and heart disease.


Nueva Pescanova will be the First Company in the Sector to use Recycled Plastics from Beaches and Coastal Areas

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Nueva Pescanova Group will become the first company in the sector to use plastic waste collected on beaches and coastal areas and transform it into packaging through an advanced recycling process, preventing it from contaminating seas and oceans, thus giving them a second life.

The company will begin to use these new containers from the second quarter of the year in some of the products of the Pescanova brand. They will be made of 90% plastic materials collected from riverbeds and areas up to 50 kilometers from the coast.

Thanks to this project, it will be possible to recover around 10 tons of plastic waste, mostly large fragments, before they reach the sea, break into smaller fragments and cause devastating damage to the marine environment and its species. To do this, it has partnered with SABIC, a leading global company in the chemical industry and a pioneer in the production of certified circular polymers.

In the words of Ignacio González, CEO of the Nueva Pescanova Group, “As a seafood company we have a great responsibility to care for the seas and oceans, ecosystems on which our activity depends and that we must all take care of. With this initiative we will prevent this plastic waste from reaching the marine environment, giving it a new life. We have set ourselves the goal of achieving 100% of our packaging to be recyclable by 2025 and, through this action, we will take another step to achieve it”.

This initiative is part of the ‘Pescanova Blue’ Sustainability Program, an integrated plan of initiatives designed to conduct and document responsible action and the sustainable use of natural resources throughout the company’s entire value chain: fishing, cultivation, processing and marketing.

The Nueva Pescanova Group is a company linked to the Principles for a Sustainable Ocean of the United Nations Global Compact, with which the multinational guarantees responsible practices with the oceans in the 19 countries in which it is present.

How to Thaw Shrimp

Shrimp is an easy protein to keep on hand in your freezer, which means it’s not always thawed when you need it! If you know you’re making a delicious shrimp dinner in advance, simply place your cooked, frozen shrimp in the refrigerator the day before and let it gradually thaw.
What if you’re making dinner in just a few hours, and you forgot to get your shrimp out of the freezer yesterday? Well, we’ve got a quick thawing hack for you! Simply remove the shrimp from their packaging and place them in a large bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water until the shrimp is fully submerged and let the shrimp soak for about 20 minutes or until fully thawed. Pat the shrimp to dry, and you’re ready to make dinner!

New Solar Parks in Valencia

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Continuing the vision of our commitment to the sustainable management of resources, the Nueva Pescanova Group has made advances in its commitment to the energy transition by incorporating two new solar parks in its factories in Valencia.

The plant located in Paterna, which is dedicated to the processing of cod, has 543 panels with a power of 242 kWp, which represents an estimated annual energy production of 362,968 kWh. The Catarroja factory, which specializes in the production of vannamei shrimp and cephalopods, has 444 solar modules with a power of 200 kWp and an annual energy of 300,693 kWh. Between the two plants, they will generate more than 660,000 kWh of energy per year through solar energy, which will mean savings equivalent to the average electricity consumption of nearly 180 homes in Spain. Additionally, these new installations launched in collaboration with EiDF will have a positive impact on air quality and a reduction in the carbon footprint, avoiding CO2 emissions. The carbon footprint reduction is the equivalent of planting more than 16,500 trees.

In 2019, the company began its commitment to solar energy with the installation of solar panels in its factories in Lüderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia. The commitment continued in 2020 with the industrial centers of Chapela and Porriño, Arteixo, the turbot production plant in Xove, and the Pescanova Biomarine Center. With the addition of the industrial centers of Valencia, there is a total of nine photovoltaic solar parks, which is more than half of the Nueva Pescanova Group factories around the world. The parks contain a total of 42,000 square meters of photovoltaic modules that generate energy for self-consumption of more than 12,400,000 kWh per year, which is the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 3,330 homes in Spain.

Pescanova Launches Cape Hake in the US Market

During a time of logistical challenges and supply shortages, Cape Hake is set to be the unsung hero. Pescanova has been fishing Cape Hake since the 1960s and currently has the largest Cape Hake processing facility in Africa. Our Cape Hake is caught off the coast in the cold waters of Namibia. Our three, new state-of-the-art fishing vessels and processing facilities preserve the quality of the fish by freezing it at very low temperatures of -20°C to -30°C. We carefully cut and pack fillets and consistently sized portions that are restaurant ready. Cape Hake is a white-flesh fish with a soft, flaky texture similar to its well-known Alaskan Pollock and Cod cousins. Its mild, subtly sweet taste easily compliments any sauce, aromatic, or topping it’s cooked and served with. Cape Hake is an excellent choice to add versatility to any seafood menu as the center piece in a fish n’ chips entrée or simply prepared with lemon and herbs as the catch of the day.