BLOOM eNGO releases documentary on the [French ] industrial fishing industry’s lobbies in Europe

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BEST Management Practice guidelines for salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds/New Zealand: Benthic environmental quality standards and monitoring protocol published

Continue reading BEST Management Practice guidelines for salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds/New Zealand: Benthic environmental quality standards and monitoring protocol published

2013 PREVALENCE of escaped farmed salmon in wild-captured Norwegian salmon [ranged 4-23%] averages 10%; Of SAV & PRV in ‘wild’ salmonids

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“BY 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity” – International forum to tackle challenges

Governments from around the world, along with heads of national and international basin organizations and freshwater experts met this week in Nairobi to look at ways to strengthen the governance of freshwater basins and resources, which account for approximately 60 per cent of the global freshwater flow. Continue reading “BY 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity” – International forum to tackle challenges

SHRIMP & Slavery in fishmeal industry: CP Foods says ‘it is not possible’ to control what is happening upstream in the farmed shrimp value chain… – French TV documentary

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TRACEABILITY & CSR: French TV focuses on slavery in fishing industry… fish used in fishmeal used in aquaculture…

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SCOTLAND holds its first conference on environmental waste crime; SEPA intelligence staff will be embedded in the Scottish Crime Campus

Scotland’s first environmental waste crime conference was held in Edinburgh Wednesday (November 26, 2014), bringing together key agencies and organisations to look at the scale and extent of waste crime in Scotland, and how to tackle it. The event was organised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on behalf of the Environmental Crime Taskforce (ECTF) which was set up by Scottish Government and consists of SEPA, Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Solace, HMRC and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). Continue reading SCOTLAND holds its first conference on environmental waste crime; SEPA intelligence staff will be embedded in the Scottish Crime Campus

A FIRST in France: retail giant Carrefour sponsors producers’ organisation for MSC assessment of its sole fishery

For the first time in France, a retailer, Carrefour (France n°1 & World’s n°4), is offering financial support towards a fishery’s sustainability assessment. The company will be backing the producers’ organisation FROM Nord, who have entered their Eastern Channel and North Sea sole fishery for assessment to the MSC fisheries standard.  
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“LARGE-sized smolt as a tool for growth” – Salmar CEO makes the case for larger smolts and debates some of pros & cons of closed-contained salmon farming

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“Russia has not banned imports from Faroe Islands” – Faroese market shares leap from 3% to 21%; Chile from ~20% to 52% and Norway plummets from ~70% to… 3%: “Summer romance?”

Download the 29-slide presentation here:  http://www.newsweb.no/newsweb/search.do?messageId=366016

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SCOTTISH fishing industry launches ‘scathing attack’ on US-based Pew Charitable Trusts; Associations warn they’re “in peril unless governments act quickly” re. discards

EU Member state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches at sea bankrupting large swathes of the industry. That is the stark message ahead of the December Fisheries Council from two of Scotland’s biggest fishing bodies, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) and Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA), the association said in a statement on Monday (November 24, 2014). The SWFPA and SFA have also launched a scathing attack on the US-based Pew Charitable Trusts after discovering that the organisation is soliciting signatures from Scottish businesses and groups to a letter condemning ministers for allegedly allowing increases in overfishing. A draft of the Pew Charitable Trusts letter can be seen below. 
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HAVSBRUN “will start cleaning its fish oil from environmental pollution” – Bakkafrost on PCBs…

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POST-Scottish referendum: “UK fishermen outside Scotland feel that their interests are in danger of being sacrificed to placate the clamour for more powers for Scotland”…

Continue reading POST-Scottish referendum: “UK fishermen outside Scotland feel that their interests are in danger of being sacrificed to placate the clamour for more powers for Scotland”…

COMPETITION for space between tourism, transport, aquaculture, offshore installations, transhipment… “the new fisheries context is bound to boost aquaculture” – EC Karmenu Vella

Continue reading COMPETITION for space between tourism, transport, aquaculture, offshore installations, transhipment… “the new fisheries context is bound to boost aquaculture” – EC Karmenu Vella

OF CLIMATE change & extreme weather: “How do we reduce the impact of extreme weather today while preparing ourselves for future changes?” – Royal Society report

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MICROPLASTICS: French researchers highlights – for the first time – freshwater fishes’ level of contamination (~10% of samples)

The French National Competence Centre for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection (INERIS) published an ‘exploratory’ study yesterday (November 26, 2014) in which it highlighted – “a first” – the scale of the contamination of freshwater fishes by microplastic pollution. 812 fish (male & female) were sampled between 2012 and 2013 in 33 locations throughout France; and various microplastics were found in (the stomachs) of 10% of the gudgeon samples. “These results are coherent with the results of studies on the marine environment, which found levels of contamination ranging from 2% to 40%, depending on species,” INERIS says.
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