The European Commission's main priority at the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting was to address how to manage the yellowfin tuna population in the Indian Ocean through the adoption of a new management measure for aggregating devices. of drifting fish (DCP), as well as approving an action to reduce the catch of skipjack tuna. In this sense, the EU regrets that the IOTC "has not been able to agree on any of these aspects" and considers that "an opportunity for the sustainable management of the Indian Ocean fisheries has been lost".
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Pubs across the UK are being forced to adapt, as they are hit by a financial triple whammy of soaring food prices, rising energy costs and the impact of the cost of living crisis.
One step being taken by the Young’s pub chain, which runs around 200 venues in the UK, has been forced to drop salmon from its menu, picking the cheaper option of trout to serve to its customers due to the sky high cost of the fish.
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Considered one of the most demanding of all global seafood certification schemes, the target is to have up to five farms and facilities ASC certified by the end of 2022.
The ASC standard for farmed salmon was developed in collaboration with scientists, government agencies, NGOs, farmers, processors and retailers, and is underpinned by seven core principles spanning regulatory compliance, fish health, responsible use of feed and medicines, environmental interactions, employee conditions and community engagement.
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which held its annual meeting from 16 to 20 May, 2022, is once again being criticized by ocean-focused non-governmental organizations, which are claiming it failed to take sufficient action to conserve tuna stocks.
Environmental organizations have been pressuring the IOTC to take action on issues threatening the sustainability of skipjack and yellowfin tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean for years, arguing both species are being fished at rates above the commission’s own scientific advice.
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Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today announced publication of a formal implementation plan for Food Vision 2030, the stakeholder-led strategy for the agri-food sector.
Minister McConalogue said:
“I welcome the formal publication of the Food Vision 2030 Implementation Plan. Food Vision 2030 is a landmark for the Irish agri-food sector and has the potential to further enhance our agriculture, food, forestry and marine sectors in the period to 2030.
In the third chapter of "The Salmon Route", the Ventisqueros Podcast, Arturo Clement, president of SalmonChile, addressed the main challenges that the industry faces today, its main advances in terms of sustainability and how possible changes in the country.
In this sense, Clément compared the local governance of salmon farming with that of Norway
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In recent days, many media have echoed a story that 'grossly mode' came to headline that microplastics had been found in aquaculture sea bream and sea bass. A very simple and absolutely erroneous view if one does not go further, is that those microplastics "found" in farmed sea bream and sea bass and analyzed in a scientific study published by ULL researchers in the journal Polymers, refer to microplastics found in the gastrointestinal tract of these species (which is discarded for consumption), and in no case in the muscle or skin of the fish, and therefore without any risk to the consumer.
Applications are open for a relaunched scheme to support the sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector.
The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), administered by the Marine Management Organisation on behalf of Defra, was relaunched in April and will deliver £6m per year in funding until April 2025. Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing | Read the full article here