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  • Things to know about marine aquaculture

    Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture production in the U.S. to jump by 50 percent by 2020. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • World fisheries must prepare for climate change

    The fishing industry and national fisheries authorities must do more to understand and prepare for the impacts that climate change will have on world fisheries, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of the UN agency's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA), existing responsible fishing practices need to be more widely implemented and current ...

  • 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 ...

  • Faroese saithe wins MSC certificate

    The Faroe Islands saithe fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The certification follows an 18 month assessment of the fishery by independent certifier, Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Two companies, catching 50% of Faroese saithe between them, came together to enter the fishery into the MSC programme. P/F JFK and P/F Faroe Origin have a long history of ...

  • Queens panga and shrimp noodles first ASC and MSC labelled product in Dutch stores

    Sales of responsibly-sourced seafood are on the rise in the Netherlands. Now Dutch shoppers can enjoy even more choice as the first product carrying the ASC logo for responsible aquaculture and the MSC ecolabel for sustainable wild-catch hits the shops. From this month, Queens Panga & Shrimp Noodles Red Curry, combining farmed pangasius and wild-caught shrimp, will be available from major ...

  • Commissioner Damanaki welcomes final adoption of reformed Common Fisheries Policy

    Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, has welcomed today’s final vote of the European Parliament in support of a new, reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) for the EU that she initiated in July 2011. The vote means that the CFP reform has been officially adopted and will now be applied throughout European Union waters as of 1 January ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • European Commission sets out ecosystem approach to fisheries management

    The European Commission has today published a Communication on the role of fisheries management in implementing an ecosystem approach to marine management. In this text, the Commission outlines how the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) can help implement a more joined-up approach to protect the ecological balance of our oceans as a sustainable source of wealth and well-being for future generations. ...

  • Baltic Sea fisheries need regulating, say Finnish researchers

    The impact of eutrophication on fish populations was one of the themes of the two-day Baltic Sea Argumenta (Itämeri Argumenta) seminar in Kotka recently. In fishing experiments at the Finnish coast, the carp family has recently taken over as the most abundant species group. The preconditions for the Baltic herring have deteriorated because of eutrophication and lower salinity. In the Gulf of ...

  • World’s leading certification programme for sustainable fisheries engages actively in Poland

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has joined forces with the BalticSea2020 foundation to launch its program in Poland. Over the next three years, the MSC will help build a more sustainable fishing industry in the region, and provide Polish shoppers more opportunities to choose ecolabelled seafood. Poland - an important fishing ...

  • The risks of oxygen depletion and enrichment in aquaculture

    Oxygen depletion is a concern on both dry land and in aquatic environments. Dissolved oxygen is present in water and comes from the atmosphere and also photosynthesis by aquatic plants. Dissolved oxygen is necessary to many forms of life including fish, invertebrates, bacteria and plants. Fish and crustaceans obtain oxygen for respiration through their gills, while plant life and phytoplankton ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

    Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives. Yamazaki is fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Applied Plasma Physics AS (APP) exhibiting at VIV Asia, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Applied Plasma Physics AS (APP) will be exhibiting at VIV Asia, Bangkok, Thailand between March 13th-15th, 2013. We look forward to meeting you in Hall 104, Booth D086.  About VIV Asia Professionals in animal production and processing of meat, eggs fish and milk with healthy growth ambitions will all head to Bangkok for the 11th edition of VIV Asia. No other trade ...


    By Schenck Process Group

  • UK’s biggest MSC fishery client achieves first recertification

    In a milestone development, the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been recertified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. The recertification makes the herring fishery the only Scottish fishery currently recertified under the MSC programme and industry leaders hope that it will be ...

  • Spanish association Agarba achieves MSC certification for its Barents Sea cod fishery

    28th November 2013: The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) [1] has today announced that Agarba has been awarded MSC certification for its Barents Sea cod fishing operations. From now on, cod (Gadus morhua) caught by Agarba can bear the MSC blue fish ecolabel, helping consumers to make responsible and sustainable decisions when buying seafood products. The certification was awarded after a ...

  • World Governments Adopt Sustainable Fisheries Resolution

    NEW YORK, New York, (ENS) - Concerned that overfishing, illegal catches, wasteful methods and destructive techniques are depleting fish stocks and ruining fragile marine habitats in many parts of the world, the UN General Assembly Friday called on all nations to take 'immediate action,' to sustainably manage fish stocks, and protect vulnerable deep sea ecosystems from harmful fishing ...

  • Pentair is Overall Innovation Winner at Aquatech Amsterdam

    Pentair, Inc., (NYSE: PNR), a global leader in providing innovative water solutions, was recently honored at Aquatech Amsterdam, the world's top trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water. ...


    By Pentair, Inc.

  • Climate change talks mustn`t forget fisheries

    Saying that vulnerable fishing and coastal communities around the world will bear the brunt of climate change's impacts, a group of 16 international organizations today have urged climate negotiators to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are not neglected in ongoing discussions regarding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. In a policy brief issued today in advance of UNFCC talks in Bonn, ...

  • Royal blue for Queen Scallops as Faroes fishery is MSC certified

    Queen scallops from the Faroe Islands have won the coveted blue MSC ecolabel after a 14 month independent assessment by certifier Vottunarstofan Tún ehf. The certification follows a five year effort by fishery managers to win MSC certification for their fishery. Commitments to formalise management With fishing licenses granted to a single vessel, the scallop fishery has a ...

  • FIUN Barents and Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery earns MSC certification

    The Fishing Industry Union of the North (FIUN) Barents and Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery has today been certified against the MSC standard for sustainable fisheries. Products from the FIUN fishery will be eligible to carry the internationally recognized blue MSC ecolabel. The MSC certificate was issued by Food Certification International LTD. About the fishery The fishery ...

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