The European AquaWind project, whose purpose is to carry out a demonstrative test of an integrated and co-located multi-use (UM) solution uniting two Blue Economy activities: aquaculture and offshore floating wind energy, started this past October. This unique project in Europe, and coordinated from the Canary Islands by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society of the Government of the Canary Islands (ACIISI), thus unifies, on the same platform in the sea, a mature sector such as aquaculture of marine fish (other experiences have been made with algae or mussels) and one in its incipient phase, such as floating wind energy.
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The Anfaco canning employer believes that the tax on plastic, the rate that will be applied for each kilo of this non-recycled material, does not come at the best time. That is why it has asked the Government for a moratorium on its application. Canning businessmen want to delay its entry into force at least until there is a stable economic environment.
It is a request that, in his opinion, can be met because Spain has already reached the goal of recycling plastic containers set in the EU for 2025
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The community is "leader in exports" by ports, highlights the adviser to the Presidency
Andalusia will implement a strategy of coordination and promotion of exports through the ports of Andalusia. This was announced by the councilors of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification and Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, Antonio Sanz and Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, who explained the objective is to "join efforts, take advantage of development synergies and international projection, as well as the business fabric and employment of the different port facilities".
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Mull-based Inverlussa Marine Services has taken delivery of its new service vessel, the Eloise Eslea. It is the latest addition to its growing fleet of modern, purpose-built workboats for the Scottish aquaculture sector.
Designed and built at Nauplius Workboats in the Netherlands, the Eloise Eslea is equipped with the latest technologies, including dynamic positioning to increase usability out on farm during severe weather and provide a safer working environment for crew.
The Faroe Islands and Russia have concluded consultations on their fisheries cooperation for 2023.
With consultations conducted via teleconferencing, the arrangement for next year includes necessary adjustments of the arrangement for 2022 given the reduction of the total allowable catch (TAC) for cod in the Barents Sea, resulting in a reduction in the quotas on both sides.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is putting AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage salmon through an additional environmental assessment (EA) following a lawsuit from multiple organisations that resulted in a court order calling for additional analysis.
The FDA had previously greenlight the genetically engineered salmon to be sold in the US in 2015, but in 2020 a judge ruled that the agency needed to perform an additional review of the salmon and the chances it could be introduced into the wild and its potential danger to wild salmon populations.
At its annual meeting, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, which discusses the management of Atlantic bluefin tuna resources, announced that Japan's annual catch quota for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean from 2023 to 2025 will increase by 295 tons from 2022 to 3,114 tons.
The Fisheries Agency announced on the 24th. Based on the evaluation that the resource is on a recovery trend. The catch quotas for bigeye and yellowfin tuna remained unchanged from the previous year. Bluefin tuna is popular as a high-end sushi ingredient. Atlantic bluefin tuna catch quotas are managed separately for the East Atlantic/Mediterranean and West Atlantic oceans. On the eastern side, the total catch quota for 2023-2025 was increased by 12.7% from 2022 to 40,570 tons. The West maintained the previous year's output of 2,726 tons.
The company launched its Antimicrobial Resistance Policy or AMR in line with its Sustainability Roadmap for 2025, promoting the use of products that improve pharmacological efficacy, as well as non-pharmacological solutions for the prevention of diseases, committing to the reduction of use of antibiotics in the industry.
In the context of the World Awareness Week on the Use of Antibiotics, Skretting Chile calls for awareness of this important issue worldwide, launching its AMR Policy in line with compliance with its Sustainability Roadmap by 2025 .
The Salmon Council published its first monthly newsletter called "FANews" on Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) - also known as the "red tide" phenomenon -, which seeks to contribute to improving community access to information about these events which in recent years have become more frequent, in part, due to climate change. The first report addresses what the FANs are, the history of these phenomena, and the situation in recent months in Chile and the world.
Microalgae are the base of the trophic chain in the oceans and are organisms that have always been present in aquatic environments.
Ships sink in Montevideo Port dock collapse Uruguay
A floating dock of the Tsakos Industrias Navales S.A. company in the port of Montevideo, where five ships were under repair, collapsed and two cranes fell into the water Thursday, leading to the parti...
Vietnam's seafood exports reached 10.2 billion USD Viet Nam
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