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Eurofish Magazine issue 4 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Denmark and Armenia. The Species section looks at Sea Cucumber.
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Eurofish Magazine issue 3 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Croatia, Albania and Kazakhstan. The Species section looks at Octopus.
Eurofish Magazine issue 2 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Spain, Estonia and Saudi Arabia. The Aquaculture section looks using less fishmeal in aquafeed.
Eurofish Magazine issue 1 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Norway, Hungary and Uzbekistan. The Species section looks at red king crab and whether it is a resource or a threat.
Eurofish Magazine issue 6 2019 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Turkey and Latvia. The Fisheries section looks at fishing opportunities as Arctic ice melts.
Eurofish Magazine issue 5 2019 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Albania and Denmark. The Aquaculture section looks fish welfare and species profile looks at African Catfish.
Aquaculture in Spain 2019 is the latest edition of APROMAR’s annual report depicting the development of the aquaculture sector in Spain and Europe. The report gives companies working in the sector, along with public administrations an overview of the sector with information from the European Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), the European Federation of Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) and the FAO.
In 2017 the Spanish aquaculture sector comprised 5,100 aquaculture establishments in operation. Of these, 4,793 focused on mollusks while 187 were inland aquaculture farms, 79 coastal establishments while 41 were farming in the sea. Seabass was the most cultivated fish species in 2018 with a 22,460 tonnes production. The Region of Murcia produced 7,525t (34%), followed by the Canary Islands 5,793t, (26%), the Valencian Community 4,633t (21%), and Andalusia 4,479t (20%). Other important aquaculture species include rainbow trout (18,856 tonnes), gilthead seabream (14,930 tonnes), turbot (7,450 tonnes) 99% of which was produced in Galicia. Throughout Spain 140,050 tonnes of aquaculture feed was used in 2018 with 85% used to produce marine fish and the remaining 15% used for freshwater aquaculture. Spain is the EU member state with the highest aquaculture production touching 311,000 tonnes or 23.0% of the total in 2017.
The Spanish publication is available on eurofish.dk/spain
Eurofish Magazine issue 4 2019 features the fishing and aquaculture sectors in Lithuania and Georgia. The Technology section looks at big data and artificial intelligence in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Aquaculture continues to grow faster than other major food production sectors reports the FAO’s State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 (SOFIA). In the last few years this statement has become a motto for the European aquaculture sector to persuade local, regional, national and European regulators to develop consistent strategies and programmes to replicate global growth in the sector at the European level.
In 1956 only 1.2 million tonnes of farmed fish and seafood products were produced globally, a figure that climbed to 3.73m tonnes in 1976 (about 300%), and to 26.54 million tonnes (about 700%) over the next 20 years. Between 1996 and 2016 global aquaculture reached a peak of 80 million tonnes (about 300%) and is still growing, while growth in the European Union lags far behind. In this context the International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (EUROFISH) in collaboration with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), the Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food, Forestry Policies and Tourism, and the Italian Fish Farmers Association (API), organised an event to discuss the future of European aquaculture as seen by a wide range of stakeholders. The international conference “Aquaculture Today & Tomorrow. Unlock the Potential” was attended by more than 100 participants from 28 countries.
Increasing concentrations of plastic in our environment are a growing threat to ecosystems and human health.
Plastic has been detected in nearly all marine life – from whales to molluscs. In order to fight this threat, there
have been calls in international fora such as G7, G20 and the United Nations to bring the many measurements and
observations together to create a complete picture. Europe is now leading the way. Authorities and the wider
society now have a new tool to help track, map and identify where litter ends up in our seas and oceans and check
how it is affecting ocean health. The data and integrated maps on marine litter will allow people to detect trends for litter on beaches and the seafloor. These maps will also enable society to evaluate the efficiency of reduction measures (bans, taxes, rules, etc.) launched by both the European Commission and Member States, which will address marine litter in general, with two specific types being single use plastics and fishing gear.