Other Media | FiskerForum: European Consumers Stick With Seafood, Despite Covid
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Nearly two-thirds of Europeans have fish on their menu several times per month, according to the latest Eurobarometer on EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products.
The pandemic does not seem to have affected significantly the consumption of seafood within the EU, although a slight decrease (down 6 percentage points) since 2018 noticeable, especially for the biggest consumers.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
Fishermen are not solely responsible for the damage caused to the oceans. In "L’imposture oceanique", journalist Catherine Le Gall reveals the role of philanthropic foundations and NGOs promoting the "blue economy", another name for capitalist appropriation of the oceans.
In the heart of the Brittany of Bigouden, Sven Niel, surfer, writer and beekeeper, warns of an ongoing catastrophe in his book Sauvons les abeilles!
The participation of the new minister is key to turning the cultivation of seafood into Canada's engine for the blue economy, as reported by the CAIA.
Members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) welcomed Joyce Murray as Canada's new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard, and expressed their enthusiasm for working together to seize opportunities for Canada through the development of the sector.
As the Belgian fleet goes through a long overdue process of renewal with a number of new beam trawlers being delivered, the latest is Franson Z-91, built for Rederij Long Ships, a fishing company that goes back to 1934 and the present owner’s grandfather.
Designed by Daman Maaskant Shipyards, the 38-metre Franson is tailored to fit within the maximum tonnage and length limits set by the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate
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The CEOs of the world's leading fishing companies have reinforced their commitment to continue working with the objective of eliminating all traces of illegal fishing and forced labor in their operations and supply chains, as well as protecting endangered species; advance in the reduction of antibiotics in the aquaculture industry; minimize plastic pollution; and continue efforts to limit its greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full article here
Statistics from the Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources stated that the total production of yellowfin tuna in the Sultanate of Oman for the year 2020 amounted to 68,000 tonnes, with a total value of OMR 64 million, compared to 37,000 tonnes. in 2019 with a total value of around OMR 38 million.
This is due to the development of the marine fishing fleet in the Sultanate with a slowdown in fishing pressure in some neighboring countries.
A drastic reduction in unnecessary plastics is crucial to tackling the global pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive assessment recently released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Accelerating the transition to renewables, eliminating subsidies and adopting circular approaches will help reduce plastic waste on the necessary scale, according to the report From Pollution to Solution: A Global Assessment of Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution.
Source: Mundo Acuicola | read the full article here
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