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US Senate includes the National Seafood Council in 2023 budget

To increase seafood consumption and strengthen the seafood industry The US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) has included the National Seafood Council in FY23 Appropriations Report. Thereby, it recognizes the sustainability and important nutritional benefits of seafood consumption. According to a statement, the National Seafood Council is now…

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Aisla Jones joins Sustainable Fisheries Partnership as a Partnership Program Director

She was the Fisheries and Aquaculture Manager at The Co-op Aisla Jones has joined Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) as a Partnership Program Director. To clarify, she will work with SFP’s partners to implement sustainable seafood policies and goals. Before, Jones worked in The Co-op as the Fisheries and Aquaculture Manager for six years.  Aisla Jones…

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First Nations and Canadian government advance in water management negotiations

Under the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations Transition to Stage 5 Memorandum of Understanding The governments of First Nations Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Canada, and British Columbia have signed a new agreement that will further advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations over the management of land, water, and natural resources. Thus, Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation Leaders, Hereditary Chiefs; the Honourable Marc Miller, federal…

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Global aquaculture committed to climate change, according to UN’s report

The production reached a record 214 million tonnes in 2020 The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) launched by FAO underlines how sustainable global production and development remain critical to supplying the growing world's demand for aquatic foods. Thereby, the report coincides with the launch of the Decade of Action to deliver the…

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Norway develops satellite tracking technology to uncover illegal fishing

Focus on developing countries and small island states Norway has developed a tool for satellite tracking and inter-agency cooperation to uncover illegal fishing. The main challenge is developing countries and particularly small island states where they present lack tools to monitor their waters. The Norwegian government has confirmed these data satellites can make a…

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