eu fish farming News

  • Fish farmed in the EU: a healthy, fresh and local alternative

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be brief… I can see many of you are eyeing up the delicious samples on offer here and this is precisely the purpose today: showcase our "EU farmed fish"! I am delighted to be here today to highlight the benefits of eating, fresh, locally produced fish. In other words, fish farmed here in the EU. When I say "fish", I mean of course both finfish and shellfish. I ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • What are the impacts of fish-farming on marine ecosystems?

    New EU-supported research in the Mediterranean Sea has assessed the impact of fish-farming on seafloor ecosystems. Results indicate that impacts are only apparent in habitats with no vegetation, but the researchers suggest that habitats with vegetation seagrass could be masking the effects. The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56 1 aims to achieve good environmental status of the EU's ...

  • Fish farm parasite drug threatens wildlife

    A drug used to treat parasite infections at fish farms can contaminate the surrounding environment and threaten local wildlife, a new study shows. Following a week-long treatment at a Norwegian salmon farm, the authors found concentrations of an anti-sea-lice drug that were high enough to kill some crabs, shrimps and lobsters. However, they suggest the drug is not likely to pose a risk to humans. ...

  • Agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council on promoting EU farm produce

    A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions was approved by the Agriculture Committee on Monday. "This deal will further improve the promotion of EU farm products worldwide. New measures will help EU farmers and the food industry both to boost their ...


    By European Parliament

  • EU trade agreement to give unprecedented opportunity for Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry

    In the last decade, trade between Ecuador and the European Union has increased significantly – amounting to €4.6 billion in 2015 – making the EU bloc Ecuador’s second most important trading partner.  A new Trade Agreement negotiated by both parties will enhance this relationship further and provide an exciting international growth platform for Ecuadorian aquaculture ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 26 (starting at 11 a.m.) and Tuesday 27 November, under the Presidency of Mr Jaime Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Commissioners Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development) and Joe Borg (Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) will represent the Commission at the meeting. Ministers are ...

  • Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release15 May 2012 at 9:30 am (EET) Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL ...


    By Neste

  • Questions and Answers on the reformed Common Fisheries Policy

    The overall objective of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially. The new policy will bring fish stocks back to sustainable levels and will stop wasteful fishing practices. It will provide EU citizens with a stable, secure and healthy food supply for the long term. It seeks to bring new prosperity to the fishing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Bluefin tuna ban backed by the EC

    European Commission supports campaign to ban trade in bluefin tuna, reports Envido. Europe has shown its support behind a campaign to outlaw trade in endangered bluefin tuna, which would allow bluefin tuna fish stocks to begin recovery in 2010.The commission agreed to support Monaco, the first country to ban bluefin tuna trading, in its attempt to have the bluefin tuna fish listed internationally ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Jellyfish infestations caused by human activities

    A huge rise in jellyfish populations around the world appears to be caused by human activities, according to recent research. Early action is essential to prevent marine ecosystems from changing to unhealthy states that favour destructive jellyfish blooms. Although large numbers of jellyfish can occur in healthy marine ecosystems, destructive jellyfish blooms are being observed more frequently in ...

  • Edible insects inch one step closer

    Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cleaning up the baltic sea with mussel power

    Excess nutrients in seawater can cause eutrophication, a major environmental concern. Shellfish species such as mussels can 'soak up' some of these nutrients. A recent Swedish study examines the cost-effectiveness of mussel farming in the Baltic Sea as a method of reducing nutrient concentration and compares its potential with other methods of combating eutrophication. Eutrophication, caused by ...

  • Certified Reference Material ERM?-AD482 to identify absence or presence of ruminant material in feed

    With the contribution of the JRC, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins (EURL-AP) validated of new DNA-based methods detecting unauthorised proteins from ruminant origin (e.g. beef). This new method has been taken up in EU regulation. For its implementation the JRC now certified the reference material ERM-AD482, allowing the absence or presence testing of ruminant material ...

  • Environment: new guidelines for aquaculture and nature protection

    The Commission is issuing new guidelines to improve understanding of how aquaculture can be carried out inside Natura 2000, the EU-wide network of protected natural areas. The guidelines explain how best to ensure that activities related to aquaculture are compatible with EU nature legislation and Natura 2000 provisions in particular. They emphasize the significance of the aquaculture sector for ...

  • China launches rural pollution study

    The Chinese government has pledged funds to carry out the country's first survey of pollution sources in rural areas, according to state media. Zhang Fengtong, a senior official in the Ministry of Agriculture, told a press conference that the central government has allocated 230m yuan (US$31m) to the survey, which is set to get underway next year. The research will focus on animal, crop and fish ...

  • FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries celebrates 20-year anniversary

    Twenty years after its birth, FAO’sCode of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries shared a moment in the limelight with ministers, researchers and leaders in the fisheries industry at the first International Fisheries Stakeholders Forum that opened in Vigo, Spain, today.  "The Code of Conduct has been an unmitigated success, because it captures ...

  • Environment: A good day for nature in Europe

    Nearly 25 000 km2 of invaluable natural expanse have been added to the Natura 2000 network. This network of protected sites is the EU's primary tool in the fight to conserve Europe’s rich biodiversity. The Commission has now formally approved the inclusion in the network of a further 235 sites, proposed by Member States for recognition as "Sites of Community Importance". Member States will ...

  • Protected areas have increased to cover one fifth of Europe’s land

    More than 21 % of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA). However, only 4 % of the sea controlled by countries of the European Union is included within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, according to a new report from the EEA. A ‘protected area’ can be any area of land or water designated ...

  • USSEC Attends World Soy-Feeds Conference in Russia

    The World Soy-Feeds Conference is one of the main annual events in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for local crushers, feed millers and livestock companies. Organized in Saint Petersburg, the event’s main goal is to disseminate the latest international information from the field of market trends, soy processing, and soy ingredient use in animal feeds by the rapidly ...

  • Commission welcomes Parliament`s adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation

    The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible. In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space and resources: fishing grounds, aquaculture farms, marine protected ...

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