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  • Polish cod fishers break new ground with MSC

    The Eastern Baltic cod fishery has become the first fishery from Poland to enter into assessment against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries.  If successful, the fishery will be eligible to show the blue MSC ecolabel on its cod catch from ...

  • Autobahn Goes Electro Once Again

      It's more than a touch ironic that it was a German band which created the electronic music classic 'Autobahn' in 1974. Wind forward nearly 50 years and it will be a million German electric cars which will be 'fahren, fahren, fahren' auf der Autobahn' by the year 2020, according to the gathered opinions of industry experts in a study by Horvath & Partners and the European Business ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • Blue Mussel Fishers of Lower Saxony Achieve MSC Certification for Sustainable Fishing

    After two years of independent scientific analysis, the blue mussel fishers of the ‘Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR’ are entitled to mark their catch with the internationally recognised MSC ecolabel for sustainable fishing. Certification to the MSC standard verifies that there are sufficient mussels for the future, marine ecosystems remain intact and that management rules ...

  • New Era of Fisheries Policy Needed to Secure Nutrition for Millions - WorldFish

    Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute to a balanced diet, and is a particularly important food source in many developing countries. A new ...


    By PRWeb

  • Strategic organic matter throughput helps to build soil carbon and boost crop yields

    Potential improvement in crop yields and reduced greenhouse gas emissions were among the benefits of increased soil organic matter throughput according to the findings of a project funded by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The relationships between organic matter inputs ...

  • World fish trade to set new records

    The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, FAO said today. Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, up from 157 million tonnes the previous year, while exports will reach $136 billion, ...

  • New Hako-Sherpa M model range from Hako-Werke GmbH

    The whole Hako range encompasses 6 programme areas: apart from machines for industrial and contract cleaning, City cleaning, grounds care and maintenance, compact tool carriers and transporters, system solutions for transport logistics complete the range of products on offer.Presentation of Innovations at the CeMAT 2008During the CeMAT 2008 the company will be introducing new electro transporters ...


    By Hako GmbH

  • Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to sustainable fisheries and fish stocks. FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI) opened its 9-13 June session to ...

  • Farm trials support efficacy of ferric phosphate

    On-farm field trials, carried out to raise awareness of pesticides in water, have highlighted the efficacy of ferric phosphate as a viable alternative to managing slug populations. Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water, began the trials in the Louth Canal area in Lincolnshire – an important drinking water source for the county - just over one year ago, and she has since ...


    By Certis UK

  • Small-scale Swedish freshwater fishery gains international recognition through MSC

    The Swedish small-scale pike-perch fishery has been successfully re-assessed against the MSC environmental standard, and can once again be sold to key European fresh fish markets with the blue ecolabel. Overcoming challenges The fishery was the world’s first freshwater fishery and the first Swedish fishery to become MSC certified in 2006. The 30 fishermen working on ...

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities

    FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation's small-scale artisanal fisheries. The Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) consist of a floating buoy and "habitat mat" a few metres across. Plant life quickly grows under the mat, attracting large numbers of fish -- in essence creating new ...

  • Fisheries and aquaculture recovery three years after the Asian tsunami

    The Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004 killed nearly 300 000 people and devastated the livelihoods of millions more, many of them poor fishers and fish farmers. Indeed, fisheries and aquaculture were the hardest-hit sectors, with large numbers of boats, fishing gear, aquaculture ponds and support installations damaged or destroyed. FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has played a leading ...

  • Fisheries certification update: November 2013

    Collectively, the fisheries certified since our last newsletter bring an estimated additional 880,000 tonnes of fish into the market with the potential to carry the MSC label. They include whitefish, shellfish, herring form several fisheries and toothfish. Whitefish certifications welcomed by buyers The ...

  • MSC launches new film to engage developing world fisheries

    The MSC has launched its new film Our Fisheries, Our Future: Sustainable Fishing in the Developing World. This is the latest initiative support the positive transformation of seafood resources management in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. With around half ...

  • Pacific hake fishery enters assessment for re-certification

    The Pacific hake offshore fishery, which operates off the west coast of the United States and Canada, has entered assessment for re-certification. The mid-water trawl fishery became MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery in the fall of 2009.  Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) is also known commercially as Pacific whiting. The management of the Pacific hake fishery is ...

  • Twenty-two area companies to be honored for innovation

    Twenty-two Kansas City area companies will be honored for their innovative use of technology at an inaugural event Thursday at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus. The “Ingenuity Award” winners will be highlighted as part of an afternoon program called Ingenuity Central, which will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and local and state ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Managing fishery footprints may benefit the seafloor

    Trawling can disturb the seabed, impacting habitats and biodiversity. Results from a new study in the North Sea have shown that changes in the distribution of trawling activity – the result of fishers’ choices among fishing grounds and the effects of fisheries’ regulations - have greater implications for the overall state of seabed habitat than the protection that might be ...

  • India`s Ashtamudi Estuary short-neck clam fishery enters MSC assessment

    India’s short-neck clam fishery in the Ashtamudi Estuary, Kerala’s second largest estuarine system, has entered into MSC assessment. If successful it will be the first Indian fishery and, significantly, one of a growing number of artisanal fisheries seeking certification as a sustainable and well managed fishery. The fishery will be assessed against the ...

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