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

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NFI Statement on announcement of Tariffs on Chinese Seafood in current trade dispute: ‘Please, demonstrate real leadership’

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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

STIRLING’s links-up with Ningbo University in China; Joint lab to “support the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry”

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Maine lobster industry urges Trump not to consider imposing tariifs on seafood imports from China

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

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ILLEGALLY-labelled (Marine Harvest) salmon imported from Vietnam seized in China… just as PM Nicola Sturgeon on trade mission in China

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ISOTOPE Fingerprinting & traceability, CoC: “For the first time, we can differentiate organic, conventional, and wild salmon from different origins…”

Continue reading ISOTOPE Fingerprinting & traceability, CoC: “For the first time, we can differentiate organic, conventional, and wild salmon from different origins…”

BUMPER start for 2018 Norwegian seafood exports; Market has recovered 2017 salmon price rise shock, with France “showing a positive trend”

Continue reading BUMPER start for 2018 Norwegian seafood exports; Market has recovered 2017 salmon price rise shock, with France “showing a positive trend”

WORLD’s squid fisheries “have a lot of room for sustainability improvement” – Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘Target 75 Initiative’ report

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EU, Canada, China, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia & USA agree to prevent unregulated fishing in Arctic high seas

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ASC & MSC release joint seaweed standard: “A first… bringing together expertise in sustainable fishing and responsible aquaculture.”

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ORGANIC foods: Asian country markets reporting double-digit growth; Sales to reach US$10bn in coming years; Driven by food safety & quality concerns

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NORWAY allocates NOK 11m to study Antarctic krill ; Current stock estimates date from 2000 & Norway, China & South Korea keenly interested…

Continue reading NORWAY allocates NOK 11m to study Antarctic krill ; Current stock estimates date from 2000 & Norway, China & South Korea keenly interested…

“OUR role is to be in the background, underpinning and giving confidence that the product is what it says on the label” – Aquaculture certifier

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SCOTTISH salmon exports rise to £483m for first nine months of 2017; France overtakes USA

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ASC celebrates successful year of progress in China; “… clear signals that the industry is ready to move towards responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain”

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