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04 February 2016
INAPRO: Innovating Aquaponics for Water Savings and Sustainable Food Production
EU - What if it were possible to grow fish and vegetables with a low environmental impact, yet almost no need for water input? Discover the potential of an innovative...
01 February 2016
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
22 January 2016
Myfish – Working Towards Successful European Fisheries Management
EU - Best quality scientific approaches to fisheries management advice and implementation under potentially conflicting objectives were the main topic of the final...
NGO's Welcome Vessel Numbering Scheme
EU - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF have welcomed a new European Commission requirement that all EU fishing vessels, and foreign vessels...
18 January 2016
New Tool Maps Fishing Activities in Europe
EU - A new tool developed by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides for the first time detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in...
30 December 2015
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
24 December 2015
IMPASEA: A New Framework to Assess MPA's
EU - Marine protected areas (MPAs) have well-reported ecological benefits, but may also have important socioeconomic effects on local communities. Existing methods...
22 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Fishing Catch Limits Agreed for 2016
EU - Following discussions at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, EU ministers have now reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Atlantic,...
11 December 2015
EC Proposes New Rules to Improve Transparency of EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The European Commission is proposing a new system to grant and manage authorisations that will allow authorities to better monitor both EU vessels fishing outside...
07 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El...
01 December 2015
EU Project Finds Use for Fish Discards
EU - The results of the EU-funded SECUREFISH project, which has trialled new methods to incorporate fish discards into nutritious and health-promoting products,...
26 November 2015
Zero Quotas Proposed for 2016 Black Sea Turbot, Dogfish
EU - The European Commission has proposed its fishing opportunities for the Black Sea in 2016....
19 November 2015
Progress Made on Tuna Fisheries Management at Latest ICCAT Meeting
EU - It was good news for some tuna stocks this week as the 24th International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting came to a close...
18 November 2015
EU, Mauritania Sign New Sustainable Fisheries Protocol
EU - The EU and Mauritania have now signed a new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA)....
17 November 2015
Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe - How Do They get In?
EU - An European Commission Joint Research Centre-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and...
16 November 2015
Latest EU Fleet Report Shows Progress Towards Sustainability
EU - The European Commission has adopted the annual fleet report (2013) which shows that Member States are continuing to make progress in adjusting their fishing...
Scottish Fishermen Await Outcome of EU/Norway Shared Fish Stock Talks
EU - The first round of talks between the EU and Norway to set catching opportunities for shared fish stocks for 2016 are taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, today...
11 November 2015
Fishing Quotas Proposed for Atlantic and North Sea
EU - The European Commission has now proposed fish quotas for 2016 for the Atlantic and the North Sea. The proposed Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and quota top...
06 November 2015
New Vessel ID Requirements will Help Save Southern Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - It will soon become more difficult for vessels to skirt the rules and steal from the southern bluefin tuna fishery thanks to a new requirement for mandatory...
04 November 2015
New EU Project to Further Growth of Sustainable Aquaculture Sector
EU - A new research infrastructure project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research...
27 October 2015
Ministers Decide on 2016 Baltic Fishing Catch Limits
EU - EU Fisheries Ministers have agreed on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Baltic Sea, following discussion at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg...
EU Agrees Sustainable Fishing Partnership with the Cook Islands
EU - The EU and the Cook Islands have reached agreement on a Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a Fisheries Protocol during negotiations held...
21 October 2015
New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Fisheries Agreements
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors has found that weaknesses in the management of EU fisheries agreements with third countries in Africa and the...
15 October 2015
Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
13 October 2015
European Commission Proposes Fish Discard Plans for Atlantic
EU - The European Commission has adopted two proposals to reduce the wasteful practice of discarding fish in the north western and south western waters of the Atlantic....
02 October 2015
European Commission Warns Taiwan, Comoros with Yellow Cards
EU - The European Commission has warned the Comoros and Taiwan that they risk being identified as uncooperative countries in the fight against illegal, unreported...
09 September 2015
WSC2015: How is the EU Working to Tackle Illegal Fishing?
EU - Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing fishing is still a global challenge, despite the international tools in place. In order to have more control...
04 September 2015
More Stocks to be Fished Sustainably in Baltic Sea
EU - The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2016....
14 August 2015
Most EU Food Waste is Avoidable
EU - European consumers waste 16 per cent of all food reaching them, according to a new study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)....
06 August 2015
Fragmentation of Brown Trout Habitat Threatens Freshwater Pearl Mussels
EU - The fragmentation of brown trout (Salmo trutta) habitat indirectly affects the threatened freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera), a new study...
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