Of all European fisheries and coastal communities, those in the United Kingdom and the eastern Mediterranean are those most at risk of being affected by climate change. Marine researchers from Denmark, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have published the results of a comprehensive study this week in the prestigious scientific journal PNAS. To reduce climate risks, they advise regional policy makers to focus on sustainable and diverse fisheries management.
In order to promote the discussion on the elimination of bottom trawling and to present the vision of artisanal fishing for this resource, the marine conservation organization Oceana carried out the seminar “Bottom trawling: impacts on the artisanal fishing ”, in which he realized the need to end this fishing gear for one of the most important fisheries in Chile, which has been in crisis since at least 2004.
Source: Mundo Acuicola | read the full articlehere
Seafood Scotland has published its vision for the Scottish seafood sector post-Brexit. Earlier this year it commissioned a wide-ranging report which examined the current state of play, and the hurdles the industry will need to overcome in the months – and years – ahead.
The report concludes that the new UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement presents a clear threat to some sectors of the Scottish seafood industry, whilst providing moderate – but uncertain gains – for others.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
At the turn of the millennium, only three companies involved with salmon were listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange: Pan Fish, Fjord Seafood and Domstein. Today, none of these names appear. But new ones have arrived. The sector has now grown to 26 companies with a total market capitalization of NOK 368 billion (€36.8 billion). All of these are engaged in the business, to a greater or lesser degree, of salmon.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
With the doors to its pilot production facility in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. now open, Wildtype has edged another important step closer to not only introducing sushi-grade coho salmon grown from living cells to the market but to making the entire process commercially viable. In an interview with SeafoodSource, Wildtype Co-Founders Justin Kolbeck (a former diplomat) and Arye´ Elfenbein (a practicing cardiologist) said the seafood establishment is largely onboard with the five-year-old cellular aquaculture company’s ambitions to make a meaningful contribution to the overall supply.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Marcos Sendón, a fish retailer in A Coruña, complains about the little variety he finds in the fish market. And that at this time of year fish prices are "almost as in August." Except for the hake, "because the boats that used to be on the coast of the bonito have joined the fishery and a lot is entering," he clarifies, "everything is" very expensive'. And if the fishmongers of Galicia, who work with zero kilometer product, have already noticed in their economies the higher cost of the product at source
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The “Committed to the Sea” campaign is a new stage in the collective beach cleaning and coastal edge recovery agenda that SalmonChile has been leading, together with its partner companies and other local actors, for 6 years.
This initiative, pioneer in the sector, has made it possible to clean and remove thousands of tons of industrial waste and household garbage from fjords and beaches through a comprehensive approach, regardless of whether the elements collected correspond to salmon farming activity or not, since the focus is the recovery of the coastline.
The New Zealand Supreme Court has denied permission for seabed mining in southern Taranaki Bight to Trans Tasman Resources. According to the Deepsea Conservation Coalition, the mining operation would allow 50 million tons of seabed to be removed each year for 35 years, removing five million tons of iron. With this step, DSCC hopes that progress will be made on the high seas moratorium.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca) has expressed caution before the ruling of the General Court of the EU that annuls the decisions of the Council in relation, among others, with the agreement of collaboration of sustainable fishing with Morocco and remembers that it will remain in force at least for two months, time to file an appeal for cassation, or until the date of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU on said appeal.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full articlehere
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