Category Archives: Environment

Holyrood Committee releases their findings on the impact of salmon farming; RECC report on Scotland’s salmon farming

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SCOTTISH salmon farm medicine is significantly impacting local marine environments – SEPA releases draft Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan

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MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

Continue reading MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

GSSI recognises the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for lasting responsible fisheries management (RFM) certification program

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“ASIAN food industry is facing a sustainability crisis” – Sustainable Foods Summit: Key Outcomes & GHGe & LCA figures

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PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

Continue reading PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

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

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

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

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SEAL shooting: RSPCA accredits 63% of Scottish salmon farms & “urgently trying to bring the practice to an end”… since 2008… The Guardian echoes GAAIA concerns

Continue reading SEAL shooting: RSPCA accredits 63% of Scottish salmon farms & “urgently trying to bring the practice to an end”… since 2008… The Guardian echoes GAAIA concerns

ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

Continue reading ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of Grieg NL aquaculture project upheld by Court of Appeal: “ruling has raised the bar for environmental assessment” – ASF

Continue reading ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of Grieg NL aquaculture project upheld by Court of Appeal: “ruling has raised the bar for environmental assessment” – ASF

ATLANTIC Salmon Federation says public should have been told about Cooke Aquaculture escape earlier; Opponents question escape figures

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MAJOR milestone achieved in sea lice control; Ballan wrasse full lifecycle completed; Will “reduce reliance on wild stocks”

Continue reading MAJOR milestone achieved in sea lice control; Ballan wrasse full lifecycle completed; Will “reduce reliance on wild stocks”

MSC Study: “Seafood consumers want less pollution and more fish in the sea”

Continue reading MSC Study: “Seafood consumers want less pollution and more fish in the sea”

CERTIFIED? Local Fish Isn’t Always Local… Sea to Table “reiterates unwavering commitment to sustainable seafood

Continue reading CERTIFIED? Local Fish Isn’t Always Local… Sea to Table “reiterates unwavering commitment to sustainable seafood

PBDEs: Accumulation in farmed salmon; Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers develop dynamic model over a full sea-cage salmon production cycle

Continue reading PBDEs: Accumulation in farmed salmon; Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers develop dynamic model over a full sea-cage salmon production cycle

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