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EU backs growth of organic aquaculture

EU backs growth of organic aquaculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Action Plan for the development of organic production aims to is to boost the production and consumption of organic products in Europe and aims to “significantly” increase organic aquaculture output in the union.

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MALTA: Fisherman nets major acting award at the Sundance Film Festival

MALTA: Fisherman nets major acting award at the Sundance Film Festival | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A film featuring the conditions of Maltese fisherman, their everyday struggles, their challenges in a continuously changing world.

Scicluna plays Jesmark, a struggling fisherman, who is forced to turn his back on generations of tradition and risk everything by entering the world of blackmarket fishing to provide for his wife and newborn baby.

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UN: A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas

UN: A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
With the world population expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, food production will need to keep pace, and experts believe the Ocean can provide much of the sustenance we need. The second story in our two-part series on aquaculture focuses on the opportunities for significantly scaling up fish farming. |
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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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mKrishi Fisheries: Sea in Your Hand

mKrishi Fisheries: Sea in Your Hand | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Technological innovations have long been at the forefront of revolutions across many industries. It is in these innovations that we—our governments, businesses and organisations—often place our hopes and investments for finding ways that would enable us to improve existing processes, cut certain costs, lower or eliminate unwanted risks, enhance safety or reduce environmental impact.

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The Future of Fishing Is Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Fishing Is Big Data and Artificial Intelligence | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Electronic surveillance of fishing vessels could help protect fisheries.

New England’s groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the region’s iconic cod and haddock. But this year, several dozen of them are hauling in their catch under the watchful eye of video cameras as part of a new effort to use technology to better sustain the area’s fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

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TURKEY's aquaculture production on the upswing

TURKEY's aquaculture production on the upswing | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Marine aquaculture has been developing rapidly in Turkey over the past decade, according to a new research paper.

A new 430-page report from the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), “Marine Aquaculture in Turkey: Advancements and Management,” offers a thorough examination of the aquaculture sector, looking at lessons learned, how Turkey is embracing a “blue economy” model, and the challenges the country faces in improving the sustainability of its fish and shellfish farming sectors.
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TURKEY: Eskimo-style ice fishing season begins in Turkey's east

TURKEY: Eskimo-style ice fishing season begins in Turkey's east | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Eskimo-style ice fishing has continued this year to be an outdoor activity as well as a source of income in eastern Turkey as one of the largest lakes in the country is frozen amid harsh winter conditions.
Lake Cildir, the second largest lake in Eastern Anatolia, located on the Kars-Ardahan border has been attracting fishers from the Akcakale village every winter when it is frozen.
Fishers get prepared in the early hours of the day and walk on the frozen lake until they reach the area they will fish and throw their nets into the water after opening a hole on the lake.

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The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop

Major countries that are promising to curtail funding for fisheries are nevertheless increasing handouts for their seafood industries.

As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle, nations are scrambling to finalise by year's end an international agreement to ban government subsidies that fuel overfishing.

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Protecting fisheries can fight poverty: study | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog

Protecting fisheries can fight poverty: study | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Freshwater protected areas can boost fish stocks to pull communities out of poverty

study recently published in the journal Ecological Modeling by Lee Hannah, senior scientist for climate change biology at Conservation International, and co-authors, found that establishing protected areas within freshwater fisheries can actually help pull local communities out of the poverty cycle.

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The Challenges of Small-Scale Fisherfolk In The Age of Total Efficiency

The Challenges of Small-Scale Fisherfolk In The Age of Total Efficiency | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The competition posed by industrial fishing turns artisanal fishers into powerless spectators whose lifestyle and wellbeing are sacrificed in the name of efficiency.
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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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Biodiversity congress unearths the woes of Malta’s habitats

Biodiversity congress unearths the woes of Malta’s habitats | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Illegal fishing and the depletion of fish stocks is leading to false claims on the type of fish offered by supermarkets and restaurants, a biodiversity conference was told

Mako shark, a protected species, is sometimes passed off as swordfish in Mediterranean countries.

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