Because time is short, the Spanish and community fleets continue to document themselves to try to defend themselves against the new offensive by the European Commission. They did not quite believe that in order to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, the European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius, head of Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and his general director of Maritime Affairs, Charlina Vitcheva, intend to veto all bottom fishing in 87 areas of Spain, Portugal , France and Ireland.
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By turning off a special gene with the CRISPR method, researchers at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway have created the world’s first salmon without gametes. The purpose has been to develop a farmed salmon that cannot mate with wild salmon if it escapes.
Now the researchers have followed such salmon throughout their entire lives (a so-called production cycle) to compare growth, signs of welfare and omega3 content with normal farmed salmon.
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Interactions between farm-raised salmon and wild salmonids are complex and difficult to quantify. However, through Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) Mowi supports meaningful and well-designed monitoring surveys which provide evidence on the health and status of wild salmonid populations.
Stephen MacIntyre, Head of Environment, told Mowi Scotland’s ‘Scoop’ newsletter:
“The ability to determine where our impacts may occur within the environment has always been a key priority for Mowi
Experts in underwater imaging technology are trialling the use of 3D digital models to map out and monitor complex marine environments and habitats close to Scottish salmon farms.ç
Led by Oban-based Tritonia Scientific – with support from the Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt University, salmon producer Mowi, and the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) – the company is testing the effectiveness of using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to create digital twins of the seabed.
As of August 1, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the competent authority of the Republic of Korea, began to operate officially with the recognition of the Sanitary Certificate in electronic format of the XML type issued by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca ), for the export of seafood and aquaculture products.
The deputy director of Food Safety and Certification, Héctor Escobar, stressed that "this is great news that will allow exporters to have greater security in the export process
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