Governments in West Africa should halt the manufacturing of aquafeed and animal feed that uses fish fit for human consumption, according to environmental activist nonprofit Greenpeace.
On Thursday, 7 October, the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior intercepted the Key Sund, a tanker transporting fish oil from West Africa, via the English Channel. In a statement, Greenpeace said the action was taken to bring attention to the alarming rate of growth of West Africa’s fishmeal and fish oil industry
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The EU Council for Agriculture and Fisheries has expressed its solidarity with the French over the issuing by the UK of fishing licences for British and Crown Dependency waters.
At today’s press conference following the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Fisheries) in Luxembourg, Jože PODGORŠEK, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food reaffirmed that the AGRIFISH Council have expressed their support for the French
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Eleven European countries have joined forces to access British waters
This country front has found the support of ten other countries against the responses given by the UK to license applications.
At the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries, held on Monday, October 11 in Luxembourg, eleven countries supported a joint declaration on the issue of access to the 6-12 miles of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. In addition to France, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden signed, that is, all the countries directly affected by the shared populations and several Mediterranean countries that are usually allies of France on issues fishing. Denmark agrees with the merits, but does not adhere because it disagrees with Ireland on mackerel.
The demand for VAT on fish at 4% is not new, far from it. For years, especially after the economic crisis that hit Spain at the end of the last decade, the fishing sector has repeatedly demanded the need to apply a super-reduced VAT -Value Added Tax- of 4% on purchases fish retailer, up from the current 10%.
Last summer, with the pandemic already beginning, the sector launched a unanimous request to the Government. "We believe that the time has come for the Government of Spain to demonstrate a real commitment to promoting a healthy diet among Spaniards and, for this, without any doubt, fish must be considered as a staple food", indicated the document signed by the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca); and others
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The event organized by Elanco will take place on October 27 at 9:30 a.m. (CTL), led by specialist Anne-Marie Roerink.
The North American market is a large importer of seafood and is also the main destination for Chilean and Canadian salmon. Thus, to provide useful statistics and trends to the aquaculture industry, Elanco announced the holding of a new webinar focused on this topic.
"The third quarter continued to present challenges and opportunities for the seafood trade in US supermarkets," they say from the company.
France warns the United Kingdom that it has the support of ten EU countries in relation to the open dispute over the granting of fishing licenses, which faces Paris and London and that has experienced an escalation of tensions in recent weeks. After the Agricultural Council held this Monday in Luxembourg, France and ten of its neighbors, including Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, have signed a joint declaration to "pressure" London to "respect the Brexit agreement," he said. explained the French Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin.
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The head of the NFFO, Barrie Deas, demands from the British government transparency on the fishing losses of Brexit. Deas, the director general of the United Kingdom's National Federation of Fishermen's Organizations (NFFO), continues to search for answers to the "many damages" that Brexit opens.
The British fishing industry was surprised by the scale of the UK's capitulation on fisheries on Christmas Eve 2020. This was a decision taken at the highest levels of government.
The IMO Technical Cooperation Committee has just approved the establishment of a Regional Presence Office (OPR) for the Pacific Islands region. If it is also approved at the 34th extraordinary session of the Council, which will take place between 8 and 12 November, the Pacific will become the sixth to have an IMO OPR. The existing ones are in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for West and Central Africa; Accra, Ghana, for West and Central Africa; Nairobi, Kenya, for eastern and southern Africa; Manila, Philippines, for East Asia; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, for the Caribbean.
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The Norwegian aquatech startup OptoScale has raised $4.1 million to expand the use of its real-time fish farm monitoring system into new geographies.
OptoScale is a forerunner in capturing and analysing high-value data for fish farmers – an annual market it estimates will grow from approximately $10 million today to $400 million by 2030. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, OptoScale’s technology means that producers can assess up to 200,000 fish each day, compared to around 50 to 100 fish using conventional approaches.
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