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  • Can managed introductions boost threatened populations?

    Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length, possibly worsening their decline. Some previous studies have found that ...

  • 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

  • Low discard Faroese cold water prawn fishery wins MSC certificate

    The Faroese North East Arctic cold water prawn (Pandalus borealis) fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The fishery certification was coordinated by Maresco A/S, a Danish company specialising in shellfish, and includes three Faroese vessels supplying around 4,500 MT of prawns from the Barents Sea and North East Arctic Ocean. Low bycatch and ...

  • First Estonian prawn fishery certified sustainable

    After a year-long scientific assessment, the Estonian prawn fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. Prawns from the Barents Sea fishery, sold in Scandinavia, throughout Europe, Russia, Japan and China, will now be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel.  “This is the first Estonian fishery to achieve MSC certification and we look forward to ...

  • Marks & Spencer takes the lead on sustainable palm oil

    Retailer purchases GreenPalm certificates for 100% of palm oil use and announces WWF conservation project in Borneo Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the world’s first retailer to purchase GreenPalm certificates to cover its entire palm oil usage. The certificates will cover the palm oil used in almost 1,000 M&S food, beauty and home products each year, with the money spent on ...


    By Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • Aura Sustainability EPA Submission to the King Salmon Proposal

    Firstly we would like to start by saying we are big fans of Marlborough farmed Salmon and regularly purchase, cook and eat it.  It is a world class product and one that Marlborough should be proud of producing.  It also goes rather well with our other world renowned product, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  We are also advocates of sustainable growth for the Marlborough region and its ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • MSC certified fisheries delivering environmental improvements

    Whether buying a tin of tuna or a Michelin-starred meal, shoppers choosing MSC-labelled seafood are helping to create a wave of sustainable fishing practices around the world, according to a new report, published today by the Marine Stewardship Council. In the MSC Global Impacts Report 2013, environmental scientists Dr David Agnew and Dr ...

  • Ohio asks Neighboring States to Help Fight Lake Erie`s Algae

    Pollutants feeding the toxic algae blooms that have been turning parts of western Lake Erie green and contaminating drinking water in recent summers aren't just coming from Ohio. They're flowing into the lake from farm fields in Michigan and Indiana, leaky septic tanks in southern Canada, and Detroit's wastewater plant. That's why Ohio's governor and environmental chief are starting to ask some ...


    By Associated Press

  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Worldwatch institute`s state of the world 2011 shows agricultural innovation is key to reducing poverty, stabilizing climate

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Protecting livestock and wildlife through transfrontier conservation areas: an interview with Steve Osofsky

    Steve Osofsky, director of wildlife health policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), developed the Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) program at WCS and served as the first wildlife veterinary officer for the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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