Category Archives: Mediterranean Sea

With €5 billion sales and profits doubled, EU aquaculture has fully recovered from downturn

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“FINALLY turning the tide on decades of overfishing and mismanagement”: Mediterranean countries launch new plan to transform small-scale fisheries

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“€566 billion and growing: the EU blue economy is thriving” – DG Mare publishes 2018 report

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€566 billion & growing… the EU blue economy is thriving; ‘living resources’ (fisheries, aquaculture & processing) up by 22% between 2009-2016

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Bluefin tuna season 2018: EU determined to maintain control standards & guarantee recovery trend in eastern bluefin tuna stock; “Constant surveillance” needed

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FISHING gear accounts for 27% of all beach litter: New European Commission proposal will tackle marine litter and “ghost fishing”

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REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

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EUROPEAN Commission calls on regions to embrace aquaculture; “A recovering industry and a valuable source of healthy food”

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EC’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans; Role of mariculture/aquaculture & IMTA highlighted

Today (November 30, 2017), the High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published (dated Nov. 29) a new 80-page scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’ titled “Food from the Oceans – How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?”. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.

“The scientific evidence unambiguously points to sustainable “culture” and “capture” at lower trophic levels (i.e. levels in the ocean food web below the carnivore levels currently mostly exploited) as the way to bring about such an increase. Furthermore, the greatest and most feasible potential identified for expansion globally lies in mariculture (i.e. marine aquaculture) – notably of herbivore filter feeders (e.g. molluscs) for direct human consumption or, together with cultivated algae, as a more ecologically efficient source of feed for farmed marine carnivores (e.g. finfish, shrimp, etc.). At the same time, much still needs to be done to improve the management of capture fisheries in order to preserve this vital source of nutrition and livelihood for a significant proportion of the global population.”

The 80-page scientific opinion is  available online here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/pdf/sam_food-from-oceans_report.pdf

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EUROPECHE showcases “sustainably caught seafood” in the European Parliament & hails “significant progress in achieving sustainable fisheries in the EU”

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EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

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NEW scientific report shows positive economic trends for EU fishing fleet; 16% increase in 2013-2015 gross value added

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WWF report maps contribution of Mediterranean Sea to the region “in new ways”; Finds that overall value of Med’s natural assets is “at least US$5.6 trillion”

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INVASIVE species: Half of the ships passing along Mediterranean coast of Israel carry damaging ascidians – Tel Aviv University researchers

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“SMOOTH running of 2017 Bluefin tuna season” – EC: First time for all EU operators to use electronic catch documentation system

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WWF & Bolton Alimentari join forces to “improve seafood sustainability and traceability”; 4-year partnership &  8-year 100% MSC-certified tuna goal

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SFP welcomes Spain’s top tuna/seafood canner as partner; ‘Hopes it will serve as inspiration to other Spanish seafood companies’

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EUROPEAN social partners call European Union to “take up its responsibility” to halt abuses of migrant fishers; Joint social partners resolution

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