“BUSINESS as usual not enough to meet future fish demand” says new report; Aquaculture identified as one of main solutions

A new report notes that the world’s requirement for fish for human consumption in 2030 will exceed the 170 million metric ton trajectory of today’s production system by 62 million metric tons. Getting to Eden, a report from global action network Fishing for a Future, released on November 25, 2015, provides a quantitative picture of a future state, Eden, where we are able to sustainably produce enough fish and equitably distribute the benefits.

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“80% of salmon farms in Scotland still do not use anti-predator nets” – Campaigners will target Xmas shoppers on London’s Oxford Street

Seal killing slips through the net - Sunday Times - 29.11.2015

 

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UK retailers Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and pole-and-line tuna brands call for better management of the world’s largest tuna fishery

Continue reading UK retailers Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and pole-and-line tuna brands call for better management of the world’s largest tuna fishery

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

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

UNIVERSITY of Washington’s research project on Forage Fish aimed at evaluating trade-offs gets IFFO’s welcome

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EU Social Partners in the fishing sector encourage Spanish authorities to swiftly ratify ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188

Continue reading EU Social Partners in the fishing sector encourage Spanish authorities to swiftly ratify ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188

COOKE Aquaculture re-iterates the fact that is “does not produce or sell genetically modified or transgenic salmon”; One of very few ‘Top 100’ world seafood firms to communicate on topic

Continue reading COOKE Aquaculture re-iterates the fact that is “does not produce or sell genetically modified or transgenic salmon”; One of very few ‘Top 100’ world seafood firms to communicate on topic

A LOT of headlines as U.S. FDA makes AquaBounty salmon the world’s first GM/GE animal to be authorised for human consumption…

Continue reading A LOT of headlines as U.S. FDA makes AquaBounty salmon the world’s first GM/GE animal to be authorised for human consumption…

FOOD security: €1.2 billion earmarked by European Commission for supporting development of sustainable European aquaculture

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‘GAME-changing’… GM salmon? AquaBounty playing the “more sustainable than Chilean & Norwegian imports” card: “AquaBounty’s salmon will have a carbon footprint that is 23 to 25 times less”: Misleading?

Continue reading ‘GAME-changing’… GM salmon? AquaBounty playing the “more sustainable than Chilean & Norwegian imports” card: “AquaBounty’s salmon will have a carbon footprint that is 23 to 25 times less”: Misleading?

‘ABRUPT’ approval: FDA says AquAdvantage genetically-engineered salmon “as safe to eat as non-GE salmon”; Labelling will [only] be voluntary; Will there now be an anti-farmed salmon backlash in the USA?

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BANGKOK Crab Symposium highlights focus on sustainability; U.S. & Asian industry, scientists, governments & NGO gathered

 The U.S. National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and 50in10, along with support from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, have concluded the Regional Asian Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) Conference in Bangkok, Thailand this week (Nov. 19, 2015). The three-day meeting included a review of FIP progress, a look at stock assessments, a review of fishery governance and scientific perspectives on stock enhancement. Continue reading BANGKOK Crab Symposium highlights focus on sustainability; U.S. & Asian industry, scientists, governments & NGO gathered

SCOTTISH Aquaculture Innovation Centre celebrates its first year of operations with conference; Aim to add £1bn p.a. to economy by 2030

Continue reading SCOTTISH Aquaculture Innovation Centre celebrates its first year of operations with conference; Aim to add £1bn p.a. to economy by 2030

SEA lice: Lumpsucker research given funding to boost Scottish salmon farming industry; “we aim to increase the productivity and sustainability of salmon farms”

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COMMERCIAL viability of Scotlands’ first mussel hatchery in 30-month trial, following study tour to New Zealand & Tasmania

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WWF welcomes Echebastar objection outcome but warns against “easing MSC-certification standards”; Objection “journey that has been too long and too expensive”

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