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  • Fishermen, Communities need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

    The Alaska salmon fishery is touted as one of the best in the world. When measured with an ecological yardstick, it is – fish stocks are healthy and the fishery is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as consistently meeting rigorous biological standards. Fish are individually counted as they swim upstream to ensure there are enough to breed. But Alaska salmon falls behind some of ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Salmon and sea trout close season on Hampshire rivers starts today

    The Environment Agency is reminding anglers that today (Thursday 31 October) sees the start of the close season for salmon and sea trout fishing in Hampshire. This means that rivers such as the Lymington, Meon, Test and Itchen will close to anglers who traditionally fish for either of these species. The fishing season for salmon runs from 17 January until 2 October and the season for Sea Trout ...

  • MSC and Sealord join forces to promote certified sustainable seafood

    The MSC, in partnership with Sealord, will reward Australia’s school children for sharing their thoughts about sustainable fishing as part of the SAVE SOME FOR ME campaign to launch in Woolworths this week. Engaging the next generation For the next four weeks, Woolworths customers ...

  • Starts a breeding program for lumpfish

    Namdal Rensefisk and AquaGen has today signed an agreement for the establishment and running of a breeding program for lumpfish. AquaGen is responsible for developing a genetically improved breeding material, and Namdal Rensefisk will produce offspring with features that are better adapted to the farming conditions and their function as a delouser of salmon. The results so far show great ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • Sustainability ensures bright future for fisheries in New Zealand

    Sustainability and a robust Quota Management System is the only strategy to ensure a prosperous future for the fishing industry, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said this week. He told the Seafood Industry Council annual conference in Wellington that he was well aware the industry was facing a number of heavy burdens, among them, the high exchange rate and high fuel costs. “The way we will get ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Stronger Management Of Atlantic Herring Fishery Advances

    Peter Baker, director of the Pew Environment Group's Northeast Fisheries Program and the Herring Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to the New England Fishery Management Council's decision to seek public input on a long-awaited set of proposed regulations that would be included under Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. ...

  • People want to buy healthy, local food, survey shows

    Seven in every ten people say that buying sustainable fish is important, but only 30 per cent say that they buy sustainable fish, because a third of people aren’t sure how to choose sustainable fish products and are confused by labelling, according to research published by Defra today. The figures show the need for retailers and producers to make sure labels are clear and effective, ...

  • You Tube video lands poacher in court

    Benjamin Cook thought he might be famous after he made a video showcasing his skills as a poacher. But his plan backfired after a clip of him catching sea trout on a Dorset river with an illegal net appeared on You Tube and was seen by a sharp-eyed fisheries officer who recognised Cook. Instead of multiple hits on social media and celebrity status, Cook, 31, was arrested and ordered to pay ...

  • Partner Release: Virginia Mason First Hospital to Receive Marine Stewardship Council Certification

    Virginia Mason announced today it is the first hospital in the United States to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its commitment to serving seafood grown and harvested by certified, environmentally sustainable methods. “MSC is pleased to be part of Virginia Mason’s commitment to implementing green business practices to ...

  • Loblaws will ban microbeads from its products

    As the latest announcement in its ongoing journey to improve consumer products through its private brands, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) has committed that by the end of 2018. Life Brand® and President’s Choice® household, beauty and cosmetic products will no longer be formulated using Triclosan, phthalates or micro beads. ”Emerging science and public opinion suggest a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FAO and ILO urge countries to better protect children working in fisheries and aquaculture

    Governments need to take measures to protect children from harmful work in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, say the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to a guidance document published jointly by the two UN agencies, almost every country ...

  • Improving fisheries and aquaculture sector Turkey

    The twinning project aims to contribute to the improvement of the performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Turkey. Its goal is to foster a dynamic fishing industry that ensures a fair standard of living for fishing communities, but recognises the impact of human activity on all components of the ecosystem. As such ...

  • Weeding out of water invaders

    Defra and the Scottish Government today (Wednesday 24 February) called on Britain’s gardeners to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic plants that damage the natural environment and cost the economy millions with a new campaign to highlight the plight of Britain’s waterways. The Be Plant Wise campaign highlights five of the worst offenders currently wreaking havoc on our wildlife and ...


  • U.S. east coast scallop fishery receives MSC certification

    The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries following an independent assessment conducted by Intertek Moody Marine. The 14 member companies of the American Scallop Association (ASA) participating in the client group are now eligible to display the blue MSC ecolabel on ...

  • Improving fisheries and aquaculture sector Turkey

    The twinning project aims to contribute to the improvement of the performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Turkey. Its goal is to foster a dynamic fishing industry that ensures a fair standard of living for fishing communities, but recognises the impact of human activity on all components of the ecosystem. As such ...

  • More Than $750,000 Awarded in Connecticut for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health and Vitality of Long Island Sound

    Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 35 grants totaling $1.6 million awarded to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. When leveraged by an additional $3 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $4.6 million will support conservation projects in both states. The projects in ...

  • Gibson guitar logging bust demonstrates Lacey Act’s effectiveness

    On August 6, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it reached a criminal enforcement agreement with Gibson Guitar Corp., resolving two investigations into allegations that Gibson violated the Lacey Act by purchasing and importing illegally harvested wood materials into the United States from Madagascar and India. Because this is ...

  • ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    If our agriculture industry is going to feed the world’s population, we should care enough to do it safely, humanely and sustainably. That is the message of the Agricultural Safety Council of America (ASHCA), a not-for-profit coalition of agribusinesses, producer organizations and safety professionals that is planning and promoting actions to make agriculture much safer and healthier. ...


    By National Farmers Union

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