The European Commission adopted the programs of the European Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (FEAMPA) for Romania, under which the country will receive EUR 232 mln (of which EUR 162 mln from the EU) to implement the EU common fisheries policy.
Nearly a quarter (24%) of the Union contribution will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries, 47% will be invested in sustainable aquaculture and processing and marketing, and 23% will be dedicated to the sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and internal regions, all contributing to the EU’s environmental and climate objectives.
The total financial allocation for the Romanian Programme 2021-2027 (EUR 232 mln) will promote the sustainable growth of the Romanian aquaculture and fishing sector over the next six years.
The agreement between the two countries strengthens cooperation in key sectors such as marine fisheries, scientific and technological research, aquaculture and the sustainable operation of joint fisheries.
The cooperation agreement between Morocco and Mauritania in the field of fisheries and aquaculture has been extended until 2024. Moroccan Minister of Agriculture Mohamed Sadiqi and Mauritanian Minister of Agriculture Mohamed Abidine Mayif signed the agreement on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Moroccan-Mauritanian Mixed Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission.
The two countries also agreed to cooperate in combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, as well as strengthening maritime rescue processes and combating pollution.
The barges are of the AM 400 Classic type and are equipped with ten silos, four feed lines, the possibility of remote control, and can distribute feed up to 40 pens with four feed lines.
The company Aquanaria SL, a company with almost 50 years of experience in marine farming and a leading company in the production of sea bass for haute cuisine, chose AKVA group as the supplier of two feeding barges for the Canary Islands (Spain).
The Russian aquaculture sector is facing the deepest crisis in its modern history, as the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the ever tightening sanctions on Russia has led to a shortage of fish feed, juveniles and equipment.
According to the Russian Aquaculture Association (Rosrybkhoz), aquaculture production grew by 8.3 percent to reach 253,200 tonnes in 2021, with trout accounting for 45 percent of the market, carp 18 percent, sturgeon 7 percent and the remainder including a wide range of species such as oysters, mussels and catfish.
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Surveys of an "extensive study" with underwater robots in depths between 200 and 1,000 meters, completed by "a team of internationally recognized deep-sea ecologists", confirm that after decades of fishing in historic fishing grounds of the Spanish fleet of Gran Sol they conserve marine flora and fauna that deserves to "provide legal protection as special areas of conservation" of the Natura 2000 Network, in the opinion of the Government of Ireland. Initially, a measure designed for 1,479 hectares of Porcupine and for 1,1443 of the South Canyons, located both to the west and south-west of Ireland, does not affect fishermen.
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The Fjord Aysén fish farm of Mowi Chile underwent an Energy Audit process with EMOAC, with a view to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Mowi Chile, together with EMOAC, a subsidiary of Copec in matters of Energy Efficiency, are carrying out the necessary guidelines to advance and resolve issues related to the requirements raised in the so-called "energy transition", to achieve carbon neutrality with a view to the year 2050 .
A UK start-up company that has developed a seaweed-based alternative to plastic was named as one of the winners of the Earthshot environmental awards, held on Friday in Boston, USA.
Notpla, based in London, has created a material derived from seafood that is environmentally-friendly and biodegradable. As the winner in the “Build a Waste-Free World” category, the company will receive £1m.
Portugal and Slovenia have become the latest E.U. countries to adopt the European Maritime, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) program, opening the countries to millions in funding.
Portugal will receive EUR 392.6 million (USD 413.2 million) over the next six years, the European Commission has confirmed.
The total financial allocation for the Portuguese program is EUR 539.9 million (USD 568.4 million), with the Commission advising that 37.2 percent, or EUR 146.3 million (USD 154 million), of the allocation will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries and the compensation of additional costs in the outermost regions
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Singapore company aims to close the gap on animal protein products
A cell-cultivated fish fat that makes alternative meat and fish taste more like the real thing has been unveiled to potential investors at an event in Singapore.
ImpacFat held a tasting session at a demonstration day hosted by Big Idea Ventures, a business accelerator for innovative companies working on plant-based and cell-based foods as well as ingredients and technologies to help build the alternative food ecosystem.
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The Vice Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Vicente Pérez, has defended before the European Committee of the Regions, an assembly of local and regional representatives of the European Union, the withdrawal of Nutriscore as a nutritional information system for the member countries and has requested that the information system to be put in place "completes the opinion of experts, researchers and the producing sectors, that defends the Mediterranean diet and that takes into account the geographical reference, the quality and the benefits for health".
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Abandonment that kills Peru
El Centro de Entrenamiento Pesquero de Paita (CEP Paita) fue inaugurado el 29 de junio de 1988, como Organismo Público Descentralizado del sector pesquero. Sus instalaciones fueron construidas ...
Expanding Electronic Reporting Across the Pacific United States
Observers on the US West Coast are transitioning from paper forms to a more efficient and accurate tablet-based system.
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