Category Archives: Gulf of Finland

REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

Continue reading REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

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

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

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

EUROPEAN commission launches “EU Aquaculture online” website; a one-stop-shop information source re. EU rules & strategies

Continue reading EUROPEAN commission launches “EU Aquaculture online” website; a one-stop-shop information source re. EU rules & strategies

SCRIPPS study finds toxic pollutants (POPs) in fish across world’s oceans; “POPs can be anywhere and in any species of marine fish”

Continue reading SCRIPPS study finds toxic pollutants (POPs) in fish across world’s oceans; “POPs can be anywhere and in any species of marine fish”

NGOs welcome EU move to fight illegal fishing through vessel numbering scheme; “powerful signal by the EU that fisheries must become more transparent”

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INTERNATIONAL experts assemble in Copenhagen for ecosystem approach to marine management workshop

Continue reading INTERNATIONAL experts assemble in Copenhagen for ecosystem approach to marine management workshop

How ethical, transparent & environmentally-conscious are the world’s ‘Top 100’ seafood firms?

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EUROPE’s seas are “productive, but not healthy or clean”; “Pressures on the rise… We need to respect ecological boundaries” says EEA

The European Union’s Blue Growth agenda aims to harness further the potential of Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts for jobs, economic value and sustainability. A new report published this week (June 24, 2015)  by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that, despite some improvements, the way we use our seas remains unsustainable and threatens not only the productivity of our seas, but also our wellbeing. Human activities and climate change are increasingly putting a number of pressures on Europe’s seas, the cumulative effects of which threaten the functioning and resilience of marine ecosystems. “Doing more to keep our seas clean and healthy does not only require action internally, but also externally,” EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella said in his response to the report’s publication.

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EUROPEAN Commission asks public its views on EU’s role in shaping international ocean governance & blue economy

Continue reading EUROPEAN Commission asks public its views on EU’s role in shaping international ocean governance & blue economy

“AQUACULTURE is an important component of the ICES Strategic Plan and an open dialogue with all stakeholders is central to assessing gaps & needs”

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DISCARDS: EU Council approves the political agreement between institutions, “Omnibus regulation” re. Fish landing obligation

Continue reading DISCARDS: EU Council approves the political agreement between institutions, “Omnibus regulation” re. Fish landing obligation

HIGH levels of phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland means “heavy algal blooms possible in summer 2015”

Continue reading HIGH levels of phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland means “heavy algal blooms possible in summer 2015”