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Thursday, January 20, 2022
Blue Action making a global impact by supporting local ocean protection. To celebrate the five-year anniversary of its launch in 2016, the Blue Action Fund (hereafter “Blue Action”) is releasing a new Impact Report to share the inspirational achievements of the projects it supports to protect the ocean and build resilient coastal communities.
With plenty of horse mackerel from Fisterra to the south, where until a few days ago around 2% of the quotas available to Spain had been caught, the coastal fleet of northwestern Spain needs more quota in the northern fringe of Galicia, from Fisterra, and in the rest of the Bay of Biscay. That is why purse seiners and trawlers welcome an increase in the quota that for consumers will mean a greater supply of this fresh blue fish, just at the moment when demand increases, due to the arrival of the heat and, above all, because it is usually affordable and with endless elaborations in the kitchen.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full articlehere
Almost three years have passed since, in December 2019, the shortfin mako was included in Appendix II of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, increasing the level of environmental protection for this shark species reinforcing the conditions for its commercialization. And it has not been until now when the fleet has begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel after a complex process of bureaucratic adaptation
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full articlehere
Irish fishing communities take their case to Europe for a fair share of the fish in Irish waters – Chris MacManus MEP and Pádraig MacLochlainn TD
A delegation of representatives of the fishing industry and fishing communities from around Ireland will be in Brussels on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May to make the case for Ireland’s fishing fleet to be allocated a fair share of the fish in Irish waters.
Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full articlehere
In the OMC meeting that is being held, one word is heard: Elimination of fishing subsidies: “It is now or never”. This was said by the chairman of the OMC negotiations, echoing the comments of delegates from several countries. With just over 20 days to go before the 12th Ministerial Conference, there is still no agreement on key points such as fuel subsidies, overfishing ambitions and human rights.
New general manager for AKVA group Helgeland Plast. Freddy Bakken Braseth has become interim General Manager in AKVA group Helgeland Plast. He takes on the position 1 June and will replace Finn Ola Helleberg.
Freddy comes from the position of Sales Manager in AKVA group Helgeland Plast and has been with AKVA group for 4 years. Before he joined AKVA, he worked at Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge for 8 years, where he held different positions in banking and finance.