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Scottish salmon farming faces down its environmental critics

Scottish salmon farming faces down its environmental critics | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Scotland’s salmon farmers are hitting back against long-standing claims that the industry damages the environment and destroys wild salmon and sea trout stocks.
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Bluefin Tuna in Malta: Slime is the Least of the Problems

Bluefin Tuna in Malta: Slime is the Least of the Problems | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The Bluefin tuna policy has deeper ramifications than ‘slime’ in our swimming zones. The consequences of the policy have an impact on the ecosystems, the socio-economic profile of the fishing communities, the diving industry and the Maltese social fabric at large.
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Fish farms moved offshore

Fish farms moved  offshore | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Fish farms around the island have been moved offshore in time for the deadline today, agreed upon between operators and the Planning Authority after a mass revocation of permits last year.
However, there is still no long-term solution in place for the tuna cages in the north, which have been moved but are being held in tow while awaiting permits for a new offshore location from which to operate.
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Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Near-shore fish farms have created a host of environmental problems. Now, U.S. aquaculture advocates – backed by mainstream conservation groups – are saying that locating well-run operations out in the ocean could produce sustainable food and protect wild stocks from overfishing. 

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Sea slime is being collected and sold by fish farm operators

Sea slime is being collected and sold by fish farm operators | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Fish farm operators are selling the slime collected in booms for various uses, including medicine, a representative for the Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers said.
The slime is currently being exported and being refined, federation secretary John Refalo said.
"It is a natural product – the slime is made up of fish oil residue from tuna feed like mackerel or sardines. The product starts to deteriorate if it is not collected immediately,” Dr Refalo explained.

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