Category Archives: Tourism (+/- eco)

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

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UN Global Compact launching today the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business; Norwegian Gov’t & Cermaq are partners

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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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88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

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FOODIES & Pro-surfer join farmed salmon products boycott in Tasmania; Tassal ‘sorry to hear’; Minister refers to “extremely dangerous precedent”

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“NOISE pollution in the oceans is a growing problem”: Oysters close their shells in response to low-frequency sounds

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OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

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SHIPPING pollution: “Despite multiple claims, the industry’s attitude to the environment remains poor” – NABU 2017 Cruise Ship Rankings: “Still Dirty”

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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”

Continue reading 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”

JAMIE Oliver lands himself extra publicity in Iceland via FB as he wades ‘unknowingly’ into ‘wild vs. farmed’ salmon debate; Of sustainable farmed salmon

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‘BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to Gulf of Mexico natural resources’ – First-ever financial evaluation of 134-million-gallon spill’s impact

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EUROPEAN Commission secures 10-year pledge to save Mediterranean fish stocks; Many points, incl. support of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture

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

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

TASSAL expansion plans on Tasmania’s East Coast prompts ~6000 submissions to marine farming planning review panel

Continue reading TASSAL expansion plans on Tasmania’s East Coast prompts ~6000 submissions to marine farming planning review panel

“CONSERVATION group has gone rogue…What EDF really wants is to privatize the entire resource” – Daniel Pauly on lobbying & fisheries management

Continue reading “CONSERVATION group has gone rogue…What EDF really wants is to privatize the entire resource” – Daniel Pauly on lobbying & fisheries management

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

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

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

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

“SIGNIFICANT opportunities” in Irish aquaculture, but “conflict resolution, engagement and decision-making can be improved”

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