MSC's Spanish subsidiary, Marine Stewardship Council, has achieved the involvement of more than 50 entities, among which are companies from the fishing sector, distribution and research organizations, to promote the week “Mares para siempre”. The initiative wants to promote the practice of certified sustainable fishing and the consumption of products obtained "by means of respectful techniques" with the preservation of maritime ecosystems.
To do this, it will organize a scientific forum; take the campaign to secondary schools; will take new actions at the point of sale; and will organize a gastronomic event with chef Diego Guerrero, among other actions.
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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Irish legislation which penalises infringements of fisheries controls is not incompatible with EU legislation.
The CJEU made the ruling in a case where a Dutch skipper challenged the forfeiture of his fishing vessels catch and fishing gear worth €399,000 when he was convicted of illegal fishing offences after his UK-registered vessel was intercepted by the LE Samuel Beckett on 11 February 2015 during a sea fisheries protection patrol.
The fishing vessel was escorted back to Cork Harbour where the skipper was charged by Gardaí and appeared before the Cork Criminal Court in June 2015.
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The information paper, “The impact of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture food systems” – which was featured at the 34th session of the FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) earlier this month – reports fish supply, consumption, and trade revenues are all expected to have declined in 2020 due to containment restrictions, while global aquaculture production is expected to fall by some 1.3 percent; the first drop recorded by the sector in several years.
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Women in rural Scotland who wish to return to the workplace after career breaks are to be given help from an initiative focusing on opportunities available within the aquaculture sector.
Backed by the Scottish Government’s Women Returners Fund, Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA) will support up to 50 women with career coaching, confidence training and mentoring, empowering them to step back into employment.
The programme aims to raise awareness of the varied career opportunities within aquaculture, while allowing participants to develop relationships and make contacts through WiSA’s network of members from the sector and academia.
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The Kirkella, the ship that used to supply 10% of the fish for the famed British dish, is standing still waiting for the UK to sign a bilateral pact allowing it to return to work in the Arctic
Months of arduous negotiations did not prevent Brexit from forgetting about ships like the Kirkella, stranded in a bureaucratic pitfall that keeps it far from the northern waters where it used to fish to supply 10% of the fish sold by fish and chips in the United Kingdom.
The vessel, considered the "pride" of British distant-water fishing, frequented the Arctic seas of Greenland and Norway.
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Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two companies supplying fish feed: BioMar and Skretting. This, in order to advance steadily, proactively and progressively in the management of environmental and social risks associated with its value chain.
The pandemic has focused on caring for the health of people and the environment, a process of which aquaculture has also been part. Currently, the industry provides services and products to customers and consumers who are more informed and aware of the impact that their behaviors generate on the environment.
As part of the award of the supply of fish feed for the next two years, Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two fish feed suppliers: BioMar and Skretting.
The UK Government has launched a task force in Scotland to resolve issues with seafood exports. As explained from the British institution, this group was formed at the request of the UK Government Minister for Scotland, David Duguid. The first meeting was attended by UK Environment Secretary George Eustice and Fergus Ewing, Secretary of the Scottish Government's Cabinet for Rural Economy and Tourism.
The 'Scottish Seafood Export Working Group' included industry representatives from the harvesting, processing and export sectors. Minister Duguid pointed out that this group "is in charge of developing solutions and acting quickly" and that it is not a "point of conversation" but rather that the advances that are produced will be noticed.
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Thefts cost Chilean salmon industry USD 50 million per year.
New funding has been awarded to the University of La Frontera, to conduct an isotopic study of carbon and nitrogen in salmon for forensic purposes in the investigation of crimes of animal theft.
In a statement from the Chilean University, it was explained that the “Science against crime, use of stable isotopes to trace the origin of stolen animals” project will also use the study for the country’s cattle thefts, which costs ranchers around USD 5.6 million a year. For the salmon industry, thefts cost up to USD 50 million annually.
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