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“THOUSANDS of direct and indirect jobs anticipated”…  Green light for jobs with Huon Aquaculture to set up WA yellowtail kingfish operations

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ALGAL bloom suspected of causing death of ~750,000 500g-salmon “within a couple of hours” on Bakkafrost’s farming site A-81 Kolbanagjógv

Continue reading ALGAL bloom suspected of causing death of ~750,000 500g-salmon “within a couple of hours” on Bakkafrost’s farming site A-81 Kolbanagjógv

Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

Continue reading Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

WWF welcomed on Monday July 9, 2018, the announcement of a voluntary krill fishery closure along the Antarctic Peninsula by five fishing companies who make up the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting companies (ARK), and which represent 85% of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic: the world’s largest krill fishing company, Aker BioMarine (Norway), Pesca Chile (Chile), Insung (South Korea),  Rimfrost (Norway)  and China National Fisheries Corporation (China). The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate.

Aker BioMarine also says it will support the creation of marine sanctuaries in Antarctica through the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in coming years. “WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Manager of WWF’s Antarctic Programme.

The voluntary krill fishery closure comes as a direct result of a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally; it was announced at the ‘Antarctic 360°’ Greenpeace event in Cambridge (UK). “The momentum for protection of the Antarctic’s waters and wildlife is snowballing. A huge movement of people globally has been joined by scientists, governments, celebrities and now even the companies fishing in the Antarctic. This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” said Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic Protect the Antarctic campaign.

Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean conservation, Pew Charitable Trusts, commented: “The Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies’ support for the creation of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), including large no-fishing zones, is a truly visionary step that more commercial fishing interests in Antarctica and around the world should follow. Cooperation among scientists, governments, industry, and conservation groups is the surest bet to protecting the 30 percent of the ocean that scientists tell us is needed to maintain global ocean health. We expect to see the Weddell Sea and waters off East Antarctica declared marine parks in October. Governments should follow industry’s lead and support MPAs.”

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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

Continue reading GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

MARINE Harvest finalises acquisition of Northern Harvest in Atlantic Canada; effective July 3

Continue reading MARINE Harvest finalises acquisition of Northern Harvest in Atlantic Canada; effective July 3

THAI Union completes 3rd party audit on Thai fishing vessels: Lack of policies covering child labour & of copy of contracts, retention of documents “common practice”

Continue reading THAI Union completes 3rd party audit on Thai fishing vessels: Lack of policies covering child labour & of copy of contracts, retention of documents “common practice”

HABS: Harmful Algal Bloom caused mortalities at two Grieg Seafood sites in BC; 250,000 salmon reported dead / 1000 tonnes (50% mortality)

Continue reading HABS: Harmful Algal Bloom caused mortalities at two Grieg Seafood sites in BC; 250,000 salmon reported dead / 1000 tonnes (50% mortality)

“INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

Continue reading “INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

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

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NORWEGIAN government examines possibility of taxing use of natural resources in 2020; Norwegian salmon shares traded down

Continue reading NORWEGIAN government examines possibility of taxing use of natural resources in 2020; Norwegian salmon shares traded down

GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

Continue reading GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

THREE big Tasmanian salmon companies “have been battling in the Federal Court”; Huon Exec. Director “grilled by Tassal’s barrister”

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AQUABOUNTY lists many risks to its GM salmon business; including possibility of labelling “which could negatively impact consumer acceptance”…

Continue reading AQUABOUNTY lists many risks to its GM salmon business; including possibility of labelling “which could negatively impact consumer acceptance”…

RECORD 1H18 profits for NZ King Salmon; But situation now more ‘challenging’… “extraordinarily hot summer has impacted the survival rates”

Continue reading RECORD 1H18 profits for NZ King Salmon; But situation now more ‘challenging’… “extraordinarily hot summer has impacted the survival rates”

OFFSHORE aquaculture: AKVA group loses appeal for rejection of 4 development licenses; Will continue Atlantis Subsea Farming project with one license

Continue reading OFFSHORE aquaculture: AKVA group loses appeal for rejection of 4 development licenses; Will continue Atlantis Subsea Farming project with one license

2017 an “exceptionally good year for the Oslo stock exchange” BUT “Salmon is swimming against the current”: Seafood Index fell 5.4% in 2017…

Continue reading 2017 an “exceptionally good year for the Oslo stock exchange” BUT “Salmon is swimming against the current”: Seafood Index fell 5.4% in 2017…