Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next step to transition from open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia coastal waters. The transition will require a strong plan that outlines how to proceed, in a way that greatly minimises or eliminates risk to wild salmon, while also taking into account social, cultural and economic factors.
To that end, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, has released a discussion framework which outlines a proposed vision for open-net pen transition in British Columbia.
More than 20 businesses so far have taken part in a mentoring programme aimed at promoting “seafood tourism” in Scotland.
The series of webinars have been created as part of the “Beyond the Boat” initiative jointly run by trade body Seafood Scotland and tourism authority VisitScotland, which provided mentors and speakers, and contacts for already successful tourism businesses.
Scotland’s salmon sector today urged the UK government to take immediate action to support exports affected by cross-Channel delays.
Tavish Scott, chief executive of trade body Salmon Scotland, held talks in Shetland with UK fisheries minister Victoria Prentis to highlight the disruption and the importance of salmon exports for island and rural communities.
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Reporting in the journal Cement and Concrete Composites, a team of Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers created nanocrystals and nanofibers of chitin, the second most abundant biopolymer in nature, from waste shrimp shells. When these tiny bits of chitin, which are about 1,000 times smaller than a human hair, were added to cement paste, the resulting material was up to 40 percent stronger. Set time for the cement, or how long it takes to harden, was also delayed by more than an hour, a desired property for long-distance transport and hot weather concrete work.
According to the latest Quarterly Export Report of the Salmon Council, the level of tons of salmon and trout exported during the second quarter of 2022 registered a year-on-year increase of 2.7%, while the average export price remained at levels record throughout the first part of the year.
Salmon shipments increased in five of the six main destination markets: the United States, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and China. Only in the case of Russia was there an annual decrease in the value exported as a result of the war
The two main Spanish organizations for the processing and transformation of seafood, Anfaco-Cecopesca and Conxemar, have jointly demanded that the Government that the PERTE Agroalimentario contemplate the sector in an integral way. Both organizations demand "a legal response" from the Government and the European Commission after verifying through the BOE that the bases that will regulate the calls for this Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation
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“The maritime-terrestrial public domain and, in particular, the seashore, is especially sensitive to the rise in the average level of the sea linked to climate change. The exposure of the population and assets to coastal risks is increasing more and more and this trend is expected to continue”. Thus begins the justification for the Royal Decree published today by the Official State Gazette and which modifies the General Coastal Regulations to adapt it to climate change.
The last selective tuna fishery in Africa is in danger of surviving, after the fleet has been stopped in Senegal for five months and without receiving aid. After sending a letter to commissioner Sinkevicius that "they have not even read" say the Dakartuna shipowners. In this direction they know the version of the EU that is closed in not granting aid on the basis that they have been unemployed for five months “by a decree that exists in Senegal.
A foreign foundation owns Islands in the Falklands Argentina
Does the North American Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have any interest in protecting some islands of the Falkland Islands/Malvinas Archipelago? We will see, but you always have to be very caref...
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