Below, un-edited, is the latest “name & shame” PR sent by the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA), via its Director and well-known anti-farmed salmon activist Don Staniford. Many of the Sunday UK newspapers (Sunday Times, Herald on Sunday, Scotsman, Independent, BBC News, STV, etc…) carried page-long articles; see below. The data obtainedby GAAIA via Freedom of Information (FoI) – after the organisation ‘forced’ the Scottish Government to disclose the indormation – also enabled the establishment of a list of the ‘The Top 10 seal-killing salmon farm sites’. The data disclosure also reveals that the vast majority of dead seals go unreported and decaying corpses are rarely recovered or collected.
Seafish-led scheme successfully certifies trio of fishing vessels that demonstrate responsible catching and crew welfare Continue reading RFS: New Responsible Fishing Scheme in the UK gets its first vessels certified
Trondheim, Norway – August 19, 2015, 10:00 CET: At today’s AquaNor 2015 conference in Norway, participating members of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), in partnership with their industry feed company associates, announced the launch of an innovative global tender. The pioneering tender invites organizations interested to develop novel oils high in Omega-3 for fish farming, to share their proposals to supply participating GSI members with a minimum of 25,000 tons of novel oil annually for a minimum of two years. These additional resources will significantly increase the availability of Omega-3 rich oils, and support the sustainable use of marine oils in fish feed. “By working together to resolve industry-wide issues, the GSI is demonstrating how collaboration can lead to innovative solutions. We are pleased to see the GSI members working proactively in the search for resources needed to ensure a sustainable future for the industry and to provide sustainable sources of protein,” said Doris Soto, Senior Aquaculture Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Continue reading GSI members announce tender for novel Omega-3 source; Global tender sought for 25,000t of novel oils for a minimum of two years
The BioMar Group and the Chinese Tongwei Co. have on the 18th of August 2015 signed the final Joint-Venture (JV) agreement for the establishment a joint fish feed company in China. The new company will supply high performance feed to the growing production of high value fish species in China. Continue reading BIOMAR & Tongwei confirm final JV agreement re. 100,000 tonnes capacity feed plant in China; ‘More to follow in coming years’