First Nations raise their voice against Discovery Island licensing decision

    “Rejecting this proposal is rejecting our right to decide for ourselves" stated Chief Roberts,the elected Chief Councillor of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation.

    The “salmon tax” proposal in detail

    This morning the Norwegian government will present a proposal for a resource rent tax on aquaculture (known as the “salmon tax”). This plan imposes...

    Spain’s new fisheries act more inclusive, ambitious and sustainable

    Spain has approved a new fisheries law, the Act 5/2023 on "Sustainable Fisheries and Fisheries Research". This legislation combines economic, social, and environmental concerns to improve the fishery industry.

    EFCA and EEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote a sustainable industry

    The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of improving and exchanging knowledge and information between them.

    U.S. to protect Pacific marine area “three times the size of Texas”

    The new US Marine Protected Area is in the Pacific Ocean, south-west of Hawaii.

    Salmon Scotland protests new Highly Protected Marine Areas

    Up to 10% of Scotland's coastal waters will be protected, with aquaculture and fishing banned in designated areas.

    Alaska’s fishing industry is slowly crumbling

    A polarized political situation, lawsuits for killing whales, and historic records decrease in the salmon stock have been the main causes of tension in the Alaskan fishery.

    Nova Scotia freezes fish farming applications for up to 3 years

    The Nova Scotia government halts new applications while it adopts a "traffic light" system for fish farming licenses, similar to that of Norway.

    Discovery Islands salmon farms closure to be decided in court

    All against the closure of the Discovery Islands salmon farms. That seems to be the watchword after earlier this...

    European Union and Norway to safeguard western Baltic herring stocks

    The agreement, as explained by the EU, "will significantly limit herring catches". The areas affected are in order “to protect the herring stock in the western Baltic".

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