Category Archives: Baltic Sea

“€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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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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COMPLIANCE with the reformed Common Fisheries Policy’s Landing Obligation is almost non-existent in the Baltic Sea – Our Fish campaign report

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COMPETITION: Seals, birds & humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea; Reducing ‘drastically’ cormorants or seal populations would be acceptable…- Professor

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BALTIC Sea: “Fishing companies have to survive another critical year” – EuroPêche; Activists complain Vs. “lack of transparency in decision-making process”

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‘GUILT free’ fish consumption: “There may be bigger fish to fry, but now small sprat are big on sustainability!” – ‘Green’ MCS rating / advisory

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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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“Being sustainable has become a ‘ticket to trade’ for BioMar”; Transparency important to customers & “one of corporate guiding principles” – CEO

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FIRST Finnish fishery (representing 90%+ of country’s marine catch) – enters MSC assessment; Demand for certified sustainably-sourced fish meal & oil

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EU taking the lead on International Ocean Governance, #EUOceanGov Communication adopted; Global ocean economy estimated at €1.3 trillion

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“MORE retailers and brands are choosing to use the MSC label to communicate their commitment to sustainability” – MSC CEO

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EU ministers decide on Baltic Sea fisheries catch limits for 2017; “Baltic demersal fishermen dealth huge blow by EU” – Industry

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WORLD Maritime Day: EU maritime economy represents 5.4 million (3.2m tourism-related) jobs & €500bn per year

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