‘TREMORS’ hit Chilean salmon industry: American giant Costco switches sourcing from Chile to Norway following antibiotics concerns; “600,000 pounds of salmon filet per week”

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“It has become increasingly clear that workers in the fishing industry, many of whom are migrants, are exploited at multiple points along the supply chain, from harvesting to processing” –  U.S. State Department

Continue reading “It has become increasingly clear that workers in the fishing industry, many of whom are migrants, are exploited at multiple points along the supply chain, from harvesting to processing” –  U.S. State Department

‘DISAPPOINTED’… Planning permission for Killybegs’ seafood ‘game-changing’ processing plant appealed by eNGO – Delays

Continue reading ‘DISAPPOINTED’… Planning permission for Killybegs’ seafood ‘game-changing’ processing plant appealed by eNGO – Delays

A MILE deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution; Deep water fish species with “intersex” condition

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SCOTLAND’s marine industries contributes £4.5 billion to economy; Fishing, aquaculture & processing generated £690 million (in 2012…) – Latest report

Continue reading SCOTLAND’s marine industries contributes £4.5 billion to economy; Fishing, aquaculture & processing generated £690 million (in 2012…) – Latest report

CHINA has high hopes for Tasmania salmon; High-power delegation raises “$2 billion” figure… ‘Well aware of differences with Chilean & Norwegian salmon’…

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ASC certification requires public reporting of Wildlife Mortalities, Escapes, Sea Lice data & Unexplained Loss – Cermaq

Continue reading ASC certification requires public reporting of Wildlife Mortalities, Escapes, Sea Lice data & Unexplained Loss – Cermaq

WWF and John West / MW Brands sign Sustainable Seafood Charter; Aims to achieve 100% ‘responsible sourcing’

WWF- MW Brands Seafood Sustainability MoU (March 2015)

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‘SUPER salmon’ training starts early in Norway: at 1.8grammes/5cm…; “improves the texture of the fillet”

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NORWAY’s 2030 climate target: Cutting GHGe by “at least 40%” compared to 1990 levels

Continue reading NORWAY’s 2030 climate target: Cutting GHGe by “at least 40%” compared to 1990 levels

NEW expanded & wide ranging €241 million development programme for Irish seafood sector; period up to 2020

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, announced last Friday (March 27, 2015) plans for a new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector for the period up to 2020. The new Programme will be co-funded by the EU through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and is subject to adoption by the European Commission. A public consultation on the Minister’s proposals for the new Programme and a strategic environmental assessment were published March 27, 2015, with comments invited by 1 May 2015. The Minister is proposing that funds are distributed as follows: Implementation of measures to support the effective delivery of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) including eliminating discards (€41m); Inshore Fisheries Development (€6m); Aquaculture Support and Development (€29.8m); Seafood Processing and Marketing (€41.3m); Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs; €12m); Control and Compliance (€46.5m); Delivering sound scientific advice from sound scientific data (€40.8m); Integrated Maritime Policy (€10.6m); Implementation of EU Directives for Fisheries and Aquaculture (€9.4m); ‘Other’ (€3.9m).
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ANTIBIOTIC resistance risks for coastal water users – New first-of its kind study

Continue reading ANTIBIOTIC resistance risks for coastal water users – New first-of its kind study

OF [MILITARY-grade] technology… “Open ocean aquaculture, if you do it right, has no measurable impact on the environment”; Lockheed Martin, soybean growers & Kampachi Farms team-up

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SEAFISH & MSC unveil ‘roadmaps’ for sustainable fisheries throughout England – ‘Project Inshore’ is world’s 1st of its kind on this scale

Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, alongside the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has today (Monday March 30, 2015) announced its findings from a three-year project which, for the first time, has mapped all English inshore fisheries and developed sustainability ‘roadmaps’ for them to help secure seafood supplies from these traditional inshore fleets. Named ‘Project Inshore’ and the first exercise of its kind on this scale in the world, the project has produced bespoke reports for each of the English Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), and will now enable these inshore fisheries managers to come together to co-ordinate efforts. Project Inshore will also provide an evidence-base for IFCAs that do not have sufficient resources to approach funders. Continue reading SEAFISH & MSC unveil ‘roadmaps’ for sustainable fisheries throughout England – ‘Project Inshore’ is world’s 1st of its kind on this scale

RUSSIAN fishing companies Vityaz-Avto & Delta enter MSC assessment for salmon; Of “certification against credible standards”

Continue reading RUSSIAN fishing companies Vityaz-Avto & Delta enter MSC assessment for salmon; Of “certification against credible standards”