The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is consulting on changes to its upcoming Farm Standard, focusing on the key areas of fish health and welfare, and benthic impact.
The ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation co-founded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) in 2010 to manage the certification of responsible fish farming across the globe.
A trawler from the Turball region sank during the albacore campaign. The "Cintharth", a Turball trawler participating in the albacore campaign, sank around 3:30 p.m. on August 31, off the coast of Brittany, in the British exclusive economic zone.The Cintharth, a Turball trawler , ran aground in San Juan de Luz. It is the most important incident that has occurred on this coast.
As a whole, the Chilean port system is made up of 28 major ports, 19 of which are exposed to the Pacific Ocean. During tidal waves, port operations at these ports are suspended to ensure the safety of ships, cargo and workers. This phenomenon, however, has been little studied to date, even though the costs associated with port closures amounted to 345 million dollars for the national economy in 2020 alone.
The European Commission has cleared under EU state aid rules a French scheme €60 million to support the fishing sector affected by the effects of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
The objective of this scheme is to support shipowners who can no longer carry out their regular activity due to Brexit, and who as such are considering a permanent cessation of the activity of the vessel(s) they operate.
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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is transitioning the way in which farm-related spatial data are submitted. Their new GIS (Geographic Information System) Data Form v1.2 allows producers to locate and digitise their farm perimeter with greater ease and confidence using the new platform. The information submitted by Units of Certification (UoCs) will then need to be verified by auditors. The new spatial data collection platform utilises ESRI’s Survey123 to create a more mature, scalable survey form with the ability to produce reliable standardised data entries.
According to the company, it “features the industry’s smoothest buoyancy control system to alleviate fish stress and simplify operation”. Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), it can be raised and lowered by a single worker by simply opening a valve. This enables operators to avoid rough seas or significant storms that would batter traditional surface pens, protecting not only the farm’s infrastructure but also its fish stocks.
Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University in New York have concluded a ten-year investigation of clam restoration, the results of which have been published in Frontiers in Marine Science. This work describes a novel strategy for the restoration of the American clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) that they used in Shinnecock Bay and with which they have managed to increase the densities of this species in this estuary by 1700%, which has also been accompanied by a expansion of seagrass meadows and the end of harmful algal blooms in the area.
The future of a $50-million (€50 million) investment from Norway is in jeopardy after the local water authority declared the potential site as prone to floods and therefore not suitable for the installation of a salmon farm.
The operation was to include a fattening farm, a processing plant and an R&D center in the town of Llanes in northern Spain.
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