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TheFishSite Newsletter - 5 October 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Establishing A Safe And Sustainable Fisheries

Following the meeting in Thailand last week, the first global guidelines for aquaculture certification have been adopted by the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture of the Committee on Fisheries, part of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The guidelines, which are non-binding, cover animal health, food safety, the environment and socio-economic issues relating to aquaculture workers. They will now go to the Committee on Fisheries when it meets in Rome in January 2011 for approval.

Earlier in the week, fishing ministers from across the North Sea called for fundamental changes to fisheries management.

Ministers set out the Ardoe Declaration, which looks at managing catches, reducing discards as well as regionalising fisheries management.

Ambitious reforms of the Common Fishery Policy are planned, as political leaders, businesses and conservationists from EU countries have all agreed the need for progressive reform.

EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki said that three-quarters of EU fish stocks are fully fished or over exploited and the economic viability of the fishing sector is under pressure.

She stressed that by working together, fishermen, industry, scientists, governments and non-governmental organisations can deliver fisheries that are both sustainable and profitable.

The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy will be discussed at a conference in Brussels on 16 November 2010.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Fisheries And Aquaculture In Kazakhstan: Governance And Institutional Frameworks
The fourth in a number of articles looking at fisheries and aquaculture in Kazakhstan looks at the government and institutional frameworks. Written by Timirkhanov, S., Chaikin, B., Makhambetova, Z., Thorpe, A. and van Anrooy, R. from the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular.
Using Wrasse To Fight Salmon Lice
Salmon lice are a continuing problem for the salmon industry worldwide. Which is why researchers at SINTEF, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, is looking at farming wrasse to control lice.
Cultured Aquatic Species: Atlantic Salmon
Information on the Atlantic salmon from the FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme.
Typology Of Compounded Aquafeed In Western Europe And Asia, Part 1
The next section of an FAO report looking at the impact of rising feed ingredient prices on aquafeeds and aquaculture production, looks at typology of compounded aquaculture feed in Western Europe and Asia. Written by Krishen Rana, University of Stirling, UK and Mohammad Hasan, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division, FAO.
Orego-Stim Aquatract
* Company News

Biomin Launches New Corporate Web Site
AUSTRIA - Biomin's new web site, launched this week, offers new features like dynamic recommendations and a new multimedia knowledge centre on a completely redesigned and user-friendly platform.
* Global Aquaculture Industry News

   Germany

 » What's On At EuroTier 2010?
 » Aquaculture At EuroTier

   Turkey

 » Skretting Sees Opportunity In Turkish Markets

New e-learning course on Sustainable Aquaculture from St Andrews
   General

 » Abuse Of Human Rights Aboard Illegal Vessels
 »  First Global Guidelines For Aquaculture Certification
 » The 'Ardoe Declaration'
 » The Long Term Sustainability Of Shared Fish Stocks
 » Public Awareness Of Sustainable Labelling Grows

   Norway

 » Investing In Norwegian Seafood
 » Providing Advice On Farming In The Mediterranean
 » Share Programme Announced For Marine Harvest
 » Zinc Deficiency Cause Of Short Spine

   Canada

 » Global Experts Study Aquatic Animal Disease
 » Closed-Containment Project Takes Step Forward

VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
   United States

 » Phytase Summit: Manifesto for Dialogue
 » Large Retailer Helps Rebuild Alaskan Crab Stocks
 » Strategy For Future Gulf Of Mexico Reopenings
 » US Firm Purchases Mexican Tuna Producer
 » Fisheries Innovative Fund
 » GM Salmon: The Debate Continues
 » Study Highlights Critical Contribution Of Hatchery Fish
 » Marine Life Census Celebrates Decades Of Discovery

   New Zealand

 » Habitat Loss A Threat To Freshwater Fish - Study
 » International Expert Appointed For Aquaculture Role

   European Union

 » Another Future For Fisheries
 » Protecting The Atlantic Marine Environment
 » Unilateral, Unfounded Quotas
 » Renewed support for the Integrated Maritime Policy
 » Unified Support For Reform Of CFP

Schering Plough Aquaculture.
   Thailand

 » Hopes For A “Phuket Agreement ” On Aquaculture

   Ireland

 » Ireland Criticises Unsustainable Mackerel Fishing

   United Kingdom

 » Crown Estate To Consider Selling Seabeds
 » Scottish Whitefish Fleet Close To Breaking

   Fiji

 » Villagers Rescue Fish As Pond Dries

   Australia

 » UN Agency Statement “Misleading, Damaging”

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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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