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Fish Farming In Embu | | Africanvid.com

Fish Farming In Embu | | Africanvid.com | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
For the last four years residents of Embu county have been engaging in fish farming, a practice that has not only seen them rake in millions of shillings in terms of profit, but it has also provided a source of employment to many.
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Second edition of ‘Mycotoxins in Focus’ comes to VIV Asia 2015 | Aquaculture Directory

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Aquaculture advisers back break with UAPB - Arkansas Online

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's National Advisory Committee on Aquaculture approved a nonbinding resolution Tuesday supporting the removal of oversight of UAPB's aquaculture and fisheries program from the university, and its director...
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Simple index assesses reef health to guide fisheries management choices - Phys.Org

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We know that fishing has significant impacts on our oceans and the animals that live in them.
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EUROPEAN UNION: Discard ban - MEPs delay enforcement of sanctions on fishermen who fail to comply

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Fishermen will have two years to “adapt” before sanctions for failing to comply with the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) discard ban take effect, under a tentative deal struck by Parliament and Council on Thursday, with European Commission help. The agreement amends the “omnibus” regulation setting out detailed arrangements for enforcing the ban.

 

"I am satisfied that the Council has accepted my proposals. Parliament must be able to assess how the landing obligation is put into effect. I have won an undertaking that the Commission will draft an annual implementation report, based on information supplied by member states. The landing obligation can now be applied with the necessary legal clarity. We will have concrete ways to assess and thus respond appropriately to the inevitable difficulties that fishermen and national authorities will face in complying with this new rule", said rapporteur Alain Cadec (EPP, FR).

 

Enabling fishermen to adapt

 

MEPs sought to make small fishermen’s lives easier by restricting the obligation to keep a fishing logbook listing all quantities of each species caught and kept on board to catches above 50 kg of live-weight equivalent.

 

They also deleted a requirement to separate out undersized catches in different boxes. Other changes to the original Commission proposal include introducing a mechanism to prevent the development of a parallel market for non-marketable catches.

 

These rules are urgently needed because the discard ban is already in force, since 1 January, for pelagic species, and the "landing obligation" regulation is needed to adapt seven current EU laws which conflict with the new rules. The ban is to take effect gradually, in stages, between now and 2019.

 

Next steps

 

The compromise text will be submitted to a first reading vote in plenary in April at the earliest, after which the Council must formally approve it. It will then be published in the Official Journal of the EU.



Note to editors

 

The discard ban, or landing obligation, is one of the central objectives of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, approved by the European Parliament in December 2013. Discards are fish thrown back into the sea, usually because they are of an unwanted species or size. Most of the discarded species die, thus making it a wasteful practice.

 


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Whole Foods sets sustainable standards for farmed mollusks | Aquaculture Directory

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Whole Foods Market announced all farmed mollusks, including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops, will be subject to new sustainability standards that will be verified by a third party.
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Cornwall Wildlife Trust | Living Seas | Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

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Cornwall Good Seafood Guide website coming soon! In the Spring of 2015, Cornwall Wildlife Trust will come closer to achieving our vision of ‘Healthy seas supporting productive fisheries' by the production of the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.
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Pakistan gets 1100km coastal line: USDA launches 'Aquaculture Handbook ... - Customs Today Newspaper

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Introducing Fish Farming International Digital! - IntraFish.com

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ITALY: Lakes and rivers key to livelihoods of millions

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Global Conference calls for recognition, better management of inland fisheries.

 

Rome –Inland fisheries – the network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and freshwater to millions across the world – need to be better managed in order to safeguard their contribution to healthy diets and economies, particularly in developing countries.

 

These are among the key recommendations of international experts at the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries that concluded in Rome this week. During the event leading researchers in the field of fisheries and water management, along with indigenous peoples groups, warned that a dearth of data and sound policies means development decisions fail to take into account adverse impacts on inland fisheries.

 

Lakes and rivers are an essential source of protein, micronutrients, vitamins and fats for diets, particularly in developing countries, where more than 60 million people rely on them for their livelihood. Some 71 low-income countries currently produce nearly 7 million tonnes a year, or 80 percent of global inland captures. 

 

But these waters are often impacted by other human needs, including energy creation, tourism and competition for freshwater.

 

 “Inland fisheries provide a valuable but often overlooked source of nutrition and employment around the world,” said Árni M. Mathiesen, FAO Assistant Director-general in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. “But to date, the international effort to effectively integrate inland fisheries into the broader development agenda has fallen short of what is needed.”

 

Globally, some 70 percent of available freshwater supplies are currently used for agriculture.  Pollution and the building of hydro-electric dams and channels further impacts the availability and quality of inland waters that are home to diverse types of fish.

 

International cooperation key

 

 “We hear a lot about the threats to coral reefs, but freshwater fish are the most threatened group of vertebrates used by humans,” said Mathiesen.

 

This is why water management and fisheries management ought to go hand in hand.  It also means international cooperation is essential.

“If a country upstream dams a river or drains a wetland, fisheries management downstream is fairly useless,” said FAO’s Devin Bartley, Senior Fishery Resource Officer at FAO.

 

Currently less than half of international or shared inland water bodies have international agreements on their management and only 11 percent have a mandate covering fish. Experts who attended the meeting encourage increasing the number of international accords to ensure freshwater resources are used sustainably and smartly– especially in light of the growing demands for food associate with feeding a world of nine billion by 2050.

 

They also called for stronger national and international institutions that can address inland fishery issues and help to better integrate the sector in global development agendas.

 

Recognizing the value of local and traditional knowledge and respecting indigenous cultures is key to doing this sustainably.

 

Better data for better policy

 

Because most inland fishing activity is small scale, much of it goes unreported and data on the sector is incomplete, meaning its contributions are undervalued in decisions on water management and development.

 

Research suggests that the harvests from river fisheries that are reported only account for 30 to 50 percent of the actual bounty that fisherfolk bring home. 

 

Having more and better data –on inland fisheries’ contribution to local nutrition and economies, as well as for the environmental impacts they suffer from other industries—  will allow decision makers to make more strategic choices. 

 

A new partnership

 

The conference  was co-organized by FAO and Michigan State University in the United States. Both institutions signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines a new partnership to raise the international profile of inland fisheries.

 

“Human nutrition, environmental sustainability, and community prosperity are closely linked to the health of freshwater fisheries around the world,” said Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon.

 

Related links - Global Conference on Inland Fisheries: http://inlandfisheries.org/ - MSU partners with UN to defend inland fisheries: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/msu-partners-with-un-to-defend-inland-fisheries/ - FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture: http://www.fao.org/fishery/en FAO


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Shelburne County fish farms appear to have weathered storm | Aquaculture Directory

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Fishermen fear monopoly by Pacific Seafood Group | Aquaculture Directory

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A federal judge issues a temporary order blocking the Oregon Company from buying a Washington processor.
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Sea Island Shrimp House Celebrates 50th Anniversary | Aquaculture Directory

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Investing In A More Sustainable Future That Includes A Lot Of Farmed Fish

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New Investment Fund Finds Promising Startups in Sustainable Fish Farming

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Public Comment Period Open for Delaware Aquaculture - WBOC TV 16

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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming - KUNC

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MHG – Presentation of the Q4 2014 results 4 February 2015 at 08:00 (CET) | Aquaculture Directory

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Latin American Wholesaler Backs BAP Certification Program | Aquaculture Directory

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National Aquaculture Group Achieves four-star BAP Certificationالجمعية السعودية للاستزراع المائي Saudi Aquaculture Society

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An Aquacultural Revolution in China - YouTube

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Government touts aquaculture economic impact - The Telegram

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Fisheries Minister Vaughn Granter announced Monday that the province's aquaculture industry contributed around $104 million to the province's GDP in 2013.
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ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ: «Κόκκινη κάρτα» στην παράνομη αλιεία από το εξωτερικό

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Ένα στα πέντε ψάρια συνδέεται με παράνομες δραστηριότητες

 

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση επέβαλε κυρώσεις στις εισαγωγές ψαριών από τη Σρι Λάνκα, μετά την αποτυχία της χώρας να περιορίσει την παράνομη αλιεία. Οι εμπορικοί περιορισμοί της Ε.Ε. σημαίνουν ότι τα αλιευτικά σκάφη των κρατών μελών της ένωσης δεν θα είναι σε θέση να αλιεύουν στα ύδατα της Σρι Λάνκα, και η Σρι Λάνκα δεν θα είναι σε θέση να εξάγει ψάρια σε χώρες της Ευρώπης.

 

Η Σρι Λάνκα ήταν ένα από τα οκτώ κράτη που δέχθηκαν «κίτρινη κάρτα» το 2012 και από τότε βρισκόταν σε συνεχή διάλογο με την ΕΕ αλλά δεν κατάφερε να συμμορφωθεί με τους κανονισμούς που είχαν τεθεί. Από αυτά τα οκτώ κράτη, εκτός από τη Σρι Λάνκα δέχθηκαν «κόκκινη κάρτα» και η Καμπότζη, η Γουινέα και το Μπελίζ, αν και οι κυρώσεις του τελευταίου πρόσφατα ανακλήθηκαν.

 

Αλιευτικά προϊόντα αξίας πάνω από 74 εκατομμύρια ευρώ εισάγονται κάθε χρόνο στην Ευρώπη από τη Σρι Λάνκα, και η χώρα δεν έχει καταφέρει να έχει πλήρη έλεγχο των σκαφών στα λιμάνια της, δήλωσε ο Τόνι Λονγκ του μη κυβερνητικού οργανισμού Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Σύμφωνα με στοιχεία του οργανισμού, περίπου ένα στα πέντε ψάρια στην παγκόσμια αγορά συνδέονται με παράνομες δραστηριότητες, ένα μερίδιο αξίας 20,7 δισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ. Η Σρι Λάνκα αποτελεί το δεύτερο μεγαλύτερο εξαγωγέα τόνου και ξιφία στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.

 

Οι κυρώσεις στη Σρι Λάνκα επιδοκιμάστηκαν από διάφορες περιβαλλοντικές οργανώσεις, οι οποίες υποστηρίζουν πως η χώρα δεν ελέγχει επαρκώς τον αλιευτικό της στόλο, δεν επιδιώκει τιμωρίες για τους παραβάτες και δεν έχει αναπτύξει ένα ισχυρό νομοθετικό πλαίσιο για να αποθαρρύνει νέες παραβάσεις.

 

Ο Αντρέας Μπαουμίλλερ της WWF επαίνεσε τον Κάρμενου Βέλλα, Επίτροπο Περιβάλλοντος, Ναυτιλίας και Αλιείας της ΕΕ, και κάλεσε να συνεχιστούν οι ευρωπαϊκές νομοθετικές προσπάθειες στην ίδια κατεύθυνση.

 

www.naftemporiki.gr

 

 


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Walmart ups Alaska seafood selection | Aquaculture Directory

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