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EU shark finning ban comes into effect

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
News article from fishupdate.com: All sharks caught in European waters or by European vessels will have to be landed with their fins still naturally attached. Celebrating the arrival of the long-awaited, strict EU ban…

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Tilapia and tomatoes farmed together in a sustainable setting

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
fis.com reports:  The Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin is growing tomatoes and fish together, since it has been found that dirty water from the fish tanks can provide nutrients to the tomato…

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Mislabeling damages consumer trust in seafood

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
seafoodsource.com reports: The deliberate mislabelling of seafood has the potential to damage an industry valued for its quality and sustainability. Recent press coverage of this issue in the U.K. has raised concerns that weakly…

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Farming insects

My fellow blogger narhvalur tells us about entomoculture (insect farming). This is a good business opportunity, partly because of high commodity prices for animal feed. Commodities which include soyabeans (Glycine max). So much for GM soya being a way to … Continue reading

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EU Agrees To Tighten Its Ban On Shark Finning

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Thursday to tighten an existing ban on “shark finning”, or slicing fins off sharks often while…

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Historic fisheries deal secured by UK government

We’ve waited years for Europe’s Common Fisheries Policy to get its much-needed makeover. Yesterday, the reform was approved. You can read more under my ‘fishery’ tag and you can hear the Fat Lady singing.

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Aquaculture vital for plugging the gap in the EU’s seafood needs

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
Aquaculture has a vital role to play in helping the EU to meet its demand for seafood, but expansion of the industry in Europe is hampered by bureaucratic inefficiency. For example, it can take…

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The problem of an escaped water plant

If like me, you’ve kept goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) in cold-water fishtanks, you’ve probably included aquarium plants. My pet goldfish were a joy and inspiration during my baby-naturalist childhood. So it’s a shock to learn that a plant I grew … Continue reading

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Vital European debate on wasteful fish discards

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Campaigners protest outside Westminster. Photo: Rex Features Crucial negotiations in Brussels in the next few days will decide whether the EU’s wasteful fish discards policy will come to an end. Currently, millions of healthy…

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Indian Fishermen Oppose The Cruel Practise of Shark Finning

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
The Times of India 2013-05-09: MUMBAI: The Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (DSGAF) has urged the union ministry of environment and forests…

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