Category Archives: MSP

TRAGEDY of the Commons? Of “competing interests” between forestry & aquaculture industries in Tasmania… “Leadership” sought from Government…

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TASMANIAN salmon farming: PhD research highlights “Consistency in what is perceived to be a lack of transparency about information upon which decisions are made”

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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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ANTHROPOGENIC impacts: human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters along Kona Coast may cost dolphins their sleep

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CANADA announces two new marine refuges; Goal to protect 5% of its marine & coastal areas in 2017 & 10% by 2020

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MAPPING global aquaculture’s potential: “11,400,000 km2 are potentially suitable for fish & >1,500,000 km2 could be developed for bivalves”

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“30% of commercial fish stocks are overfished […] International waters can be safe havens for criminal activity [such as] illegal fishing” – EU Commission

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INTERACTIONS between MPAs & Fisheries – Europêche event in EU Parliament; “Stakeholders will identify where MPAs have had a negative impact”

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PROGRESS towards legally-binding instrument under UNCLOS for conservation & sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

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STUDY attributes – for 1st time – a [minimum] dollar value to several of leading ‘ecosystem services’ in Eastern Tropical Pacific; “worth at least $17 billion”

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PUBLICLY available information on geolocation of aquaculture sites remains fragmented in European Union – EMODNET on MSP being “a necessity for marine aquaculture”

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WESTERN Australia launches marine strategy to boost blue economy: Blueprint for Marine Science Initiative – Implementation Strategy 2016-18

 

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“ADVANCING sustainable aquaculture in an increasingly crowded, multi-use ocean” – Topic to be discussed at Sustainable Ocean Summit 2016

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EUROPEAN fishing sector calls for “equal treatment in marine activities” following release of new oil and gas exploratory zones

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AQUACULTURE ‘into the deep’: “moving operations further out to sea is certainly a consideration” – SSPO technical executive

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MARINE recreation and tourism Expenditure in Scotland amounts to £3.7 billion – New report

Scottish marine recreation & tourism - March 2016

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MedTrends WWF report: “The Mediterranean Sea won’t sustain our economy if we don’t turn the tide now”; Analyses & maps 10 key maritime economic sectors (incl. fisheries & aquaculture)

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