WALLEYE fish populations in decline in Wisconsin, upper Midwest & Canada: “This is a clear warning sign that something is not right”

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

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H2020-funded European project seeks to develop “innovative, sustainable solutions” for improving seafood safety & dietary value – Survey launched

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IFFO RS launches new Improver Programme (IP) application mechanism; “In this way we are encouraging responsible behaviour for a sustainable future”

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THREE big Tasmanian salmon companies “have been battling in the Federal Court”; Huon Exec. Director “grilled by Tassal’s barrister”

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FISH accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet; “dominance of fishing is a discovery that has an enormous significance” – PhD thesis

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“CLEAR that there are no conflicts of interest” – BC Government’s Review of Animal Health Centre

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IKEA, Coles and John West support Australia’s first Sustainable Seafood Week launch: MSC & ASC-certified seafood

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SHRIMP farming: New CEO-led initiative (SSP) launches with commitment to highest standards (e.g. ASC), “fully traceable & with zero antibiotics”

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14 SUSTAINABLE Finance Principles launched to guide investments in rising Blue Economy; incl. in fisheries & aquaculture… “Precautionary Principle will prevail”

On March 8, 2018, at the World Ocean Summit taking place in Mexico, the European Commission launched in partnership with the European Investment Bank, the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU) and WWF, the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles.

“These are voluntary principles that will guide responsible investments to counter the many stresses that oceans are subject to, from overfishing and rising sea levels to plastic pollution. Earlier this year, the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance had recommended in its final report that the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles be adopted and implemented by the finance community. As a result, initial commitments have already been made by Althelia Ecosphere, Aviva Investors, the BPCE Group, Seventure Partners, Willis Towers Watson and the World Bank. In signing up, investors and organisations commit to mainstream these principles in all new investment decisions.”

The launch is in line with the EU Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan announced the previous day on March 8. The latter – among others – includes actions such as Incorporating sustainability in prudential requirements (the EC “will explore the feasibility of recalibrating capital requirements for banks (the so-called green supporting factor) for sustainable investments, when it is justified from a risk perspective, while ensuring that financial stability is safeguarded”) and “enhancing transparency in corporate reporting.”

According to OECD projections, by 2030, the ‘Blue Economy’ — defined as all economic sectors which have a direct or indirect link to the ocean — could outperform the growth of the global economy as a whole, both in terms of value added and employment. In the coming decade, marine energy, marine biotechnology, coastal tourism, transport and food production sectors could offer unprecedented development and investment opportunities. However, there is increasing evidence that losses in the ocean’s natural capital resulting from unsustainable economic activity is eroding the resource base on which such growth depends.

We will make information available on our investments and their social, environmental and economic impacts (positive and negative), with due respect to confidentiality. We will endeavour to report on progress in terms of implementation of these Principles

The 14 principles — listed below — include one specifically committing to “transparency”, a topic dear to Seafood Intelligence… Signatory parties also commit to taking a science-led and precautionary approach (“The precautionary principle will prevail, especially when scientific data is not available” […] “More broadly, we will endeavour to share scientific information and data on the marine environment.”).

The 14 Principles for Sustainable Ocean Finance can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/sites/maritimeaffairs/files/declaration-sustainable-blue-economy-finance-principles_en.pdf

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CLIMATE Change: Tasmanian study progresses understanding of how Atlantic salmon respond to ocean temperatures in “upper limits of thermal tolerance”

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PLANNING: Where should fish farms be built to keep ocean currents from carrying disease to farmed salmon? Norwegian researchers using computer modelling

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NEW SFP approach to evaluating (strengths & weaknesses) sustainable aquaculture management in 10 major production regions for Shrimp, Pangaius & Salmon

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SENATE votes in favour of phasing out Atlantic salmon farming in Washington State by 2025; BC repercussions…

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NEGATIVE press coverage has impact on German consumers’ farmed salmon health & sustainability perceptions

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AQUABOUNTY lists many risks to its GM salmon business; including possibility of labelling “which could negatively impact consumer acceptance”…

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