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Weekly Roundup... 26 January, 2021

By Maev Martin
Weekly Roundup... 26 January, 2021

The EU has a large fleet that fishes outside European waters. Nearly a third of its catch comes from non-EU waters, most of which belong to developing countries. Where and how much the EU’s 'external fleet' can fish is set out in a number of agreements between member states and partner countries, and while these agreements are built on the idea of fairness and sustainability, in our new study we found that this is difficult to truly assess because of a lack of transparency. UN law recognises the rights of coastal nations to control fish harvests within their national waters, a 200 nautical-mile limit from their coastline.

Danish retailer Dagrofa has named Niels Miles Frandsen as the new director of Dagrofa Foodservice, effective 1 April. He succeeds Peter Bruun, who has stepped down from the role. Most recently, Miles Frandsen served as the CEO of the foodservice company Alyasra Food in the Middle East. Elsewhere, Richo Boss will step in as the chain director of MENY retail chain, effective 25 January, reports He succeeds Kenneth Holmen Pedersen, who is set to leave the company. Boss currently serves as the chain director of Spar Denmark, Min Købmand and Let-Køb. Previously, he worked with Salling Group and Coop Denmark.

Russia's X5 Retail Group said that sales across its various digital platforms rose by 362% year-on-year, driven by the coronavirus pandemic, reports The group's digital arm, which includes Perekrestok Vprok, express delivery and 5Post, posted sales of RUB 20.1 billion (€220 million) for the year. Online hypermarket revenue rose by 207.9% year-on-year, it added.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that restaurants and bars could remain closed until May due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 and the emergence of new variants of the virus. As reported by The Irish Times, when asked by Virgin Media News on Thursday January 21 if restaurants and bars will remain closed until the end of May, Martin said, "I am not ruling it out. "If we've learned anything, this virus behaves you know and evolves and changes. So, I think we can't make predictions that far out."

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