Category Archives: Innovation

OCEAN energy sector will play a key role towards achieving a carbon-free Europe by 2050 – Blue Economy report

The European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella opened on May 16, 2019, the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon whose main focus was boosting a “blue” economy. The EC also launched the second edition of its Blue Economy Report.

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“ASIAN food industry is facing a sustainability crisis” – Sustainable Foods Summit: Key Outcomes & GHGe & LCA figures

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FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms, it was announced on October 9, 2018.

Through this collaboration, the organizations will implement Fair Trade USA’s innovative model of responsible business and conscious consumption in certified fish farms adhering to the robust environmental and social criteria of the ASC standard. The pilot will also examine how the Fair Trade program can work as a ladder towards ASC certification within the framework of ASC’s newly formed “Improver Programme.”

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, signs MOU with Julie Kuchepatov, Seafood Director of Fair Trade USA, to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

The Fair Trade model enables sustainable livelihoods for fishermen around the world while empowering them to improve their communities via the Community Development Fund – additional income earned for every pound of Fair Trade Certified™ seafood sold.  To date, there are nine Fair Trade Certified seafood supply chains and several more in the pipeline.

ASC distinguishes fish farms that operate to the highest social and environmental standards. ASC standards are created in a transparent, multi-stakeholders process and are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements remain robust, reflecting best global practices. With the launch of ASC’s Improver Programme, producers can now receive guidance on how to improve their farming methods. The goal of the program is to leverage market forces by attracting producers at all stages on the journey towards sustainability to drive improvements in those areas where the biggest change can be achieved.   Continue reading FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

SSP: Shrimp Partnership establishes “FEED WORKING GROUP” as supply chain integration will help drive improvements

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BIOSYNTHESIS of ketocarotenoids (e.g. canthaxanthin, astaxanthin) in plants is rare; UK researchers trial trout feeding with GM tomato ketocarotenoids

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BIODIVERSITY: ‘Corporate control & global governance of marine genetic resources’ paper; “~half of Earth’s surface is left with no regulations”

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LOBSTER industry: Innovative whale satellite buoys to assist in disentanglements; ~35,000 whales currently migrating to calving areas in the Kimberley

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“AQUACULTURE is the world’s fastest growing food producing sector”; 10 Year Farmed Fish Health Framework launched in Scotland

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INvertebrateIT regroups as “disruptive, sustainable” aquaculture feed projects respond to call; Roadmap (incl. Investment Plan) soon to be launched

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“CLOSEST thing to ocean fresh”; Clean Seas Seafood launches SensoryFresh; combination of rapid freeze technology and logistics protocols

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SEA LICE: Cooke Aqua adopts Thermolicer technology as chemical-free sea lice management tool; First-time use in Atlantic Canada

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MARKET for antibiotic-free seafood & premium shrimp grown to highest social & environmental standards “will grow quickly” – SSP

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H2020-funded European project seeks to develop “innovative, sustainable solutions” for improving seafood safety & dietary value – Survey launched

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SHRIMP farming: New CEO-led initiative (SSP) launches with commitment to highest standards (e.g. ASC), “fully traceable & with zero antibiotics”

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