Category Archives: Terrestrial animals

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

ALTERNATIVE feed sources… “Making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production” would avoid depletion of forage fish populations – Study

Continue reading ALTERNATIVE feed sources… “Making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production” would avoid depletion of forage fish populations – Study

Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

Continue reading Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

“INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

Continue reading “INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

ROUNDTABLE on international actions for the development of insect Industry: towards a global collaboration between regional associations

Continue reading ROUNDTABLE on international actions for the development of insect Industry: towards a global collaboration between regional associations

INvertebrateIT regroups as “disruptive, sustainable” aquaculture feed projects respond to call; Roadmap (incl. Investment Plan) soon to be launched

Continue reading INvertebrateIT regroups as “disruptive, sustainable” aquaculture feed projects respond to call; Roadmap (incl. Investment Plan) soon to be launched

SFP, Greenpeace, Birdlife International &TNC report highlights threatened species bycatch issues in global longline tuna fishing, urges action

Continue reading SFP, Greenpeace, Birdlife International &TNC report highlights threatened species bycatch issues in global longline tuna fishing, urges action

FISH accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet; “dominance of fishing is a discovery that has an enormous significance” – PhD thesis

Continue reading FISH accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet; “dominance of fishing is a discovery that has an enormous significance” – PhD thesis

IFFO responds to National Geographic: “Reality is that there is an opportunity for alternative ingredients like insect meal without needing to displace fishmeal”

Continue reading IFFO responds to National Geographic: “Reality is that there is an opportunity for alternative ingredients like insect meal without needing to displace fishmeal”

NATIONAL Geographic focuses on insect-eating farmed salmon: ‘Getting rid of fishmeal & showing safety, economic & environmental potential’

Continue reading NATIONAL Geographic focuses on insect-eating farmed salmon: ‘Getting rid of fishmeal & showing safety, economic & environmental potential’

WWF urges MSC to adopt key reforms: “WWF does expect to see strong, more specific and more immediate commitments” – John Tanzer

Continue reading WWF urges MSC to adopt key reforms: “WWF does expect to see strong, more specific and more immediate commitments” – John Tanzer

IPIFF underlines role insects for food & feed could play in answering global societal challenges at high-level EU event

Continue reading IPIFF underlines role insects for food & feed could play in answering global societal challenges at high-level EU event

COOKE Aqua farmed fish escape aftermath: Legislation to be introduced would see future Atlantic salmon net-pen farming banned in State of Washington

Continue reading COOKE Aqua farmed fish escape aftermath: Legislation to be introduced would see future Atlantic salmon net-pen farming banned in State of Washington

ORGANIC farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, but…; “Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably” – New research

Continue reading ORGANIC farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, but…; “Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably” – New research

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

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

NFI releases Top 10 U.S. Seafood List “Illustrates Important Nutritional Trend” despite fall on 2015 figures

Continue reading NFI releases Top 10 U.S. Seafood List “Illustrates Important Nutritional Trend” despite fall on 2015 figures

SUSTAINABLE Fisheries Partnership publishes annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries; “The situation is still far from satisfactory in Asia”

Continue reading SUSTAINABLE Fisheries Partnership publishes annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries; “The situation is still far from satisfactory in Asia”

BUSTING fishy salmon myths: “…best-regarded of the certification programs will require record keeping, disclosure and transparency” – ASC

Continue reading BUSTING fishy salmon myths: “…best-regarded of the certification programs will require record keeping, disclosure and transparency” – ASC