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UK pledges to protect land use, nature and oceans at COP26

As COP26 reaches its completion in Glasgow this year, the UK pledges for more urgent action and investment protecting land, nature, and oceans on their respective summit days. Here’s the breakdown.
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European Council agrees use of Baltic fish stocks for 2022

Yesterday (11 October), EU farming and fisheries ministers decided on the use of Baltic fish stocks in 2022 - including access to a species in UK waters.
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Marine Protected Areas could increase fish population by 400%

The study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, used underwater video cameras to observe that Marine Protected Areas increased fish populations by almost 400%.
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EU adopts Baltic Sea fishing proposal for 2022

The Baltic Sea fishing proposal, which will define sustainable sea-use in the region, has been adopted by the European Commission for 2022.
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Study finds overfishing still happens in Marine Protected Areas

A new study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, found that overfishing was still an issue on the little-investigated borders of a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
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Starfish & discard from cod fish: A source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids?

Prof Charlotte Jacobsen, Professor and Head of Research Group for Bioactives – Analysis and Application at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, discusses how starfish and discard from different types of cod fish can be a potential source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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Study says rising mercury levels in fish linked to climate change

A new study in Finland found that rising mercury levels in fish can be linked to climate change and increasing land use.
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Improving the safety of mechanical products

Masaru Ogawa, Associate Professor at Kogakuin University, underlines the importance of improving the safety of mechanical products, in particular, the stress states that occur within a structure.
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UK unable to make post-Brexit fishing deal with Norway

The UK failed to maintain British fishing-rights in Norwegian waters, after taking over negotiations from the EU for the first time in 40 years.
going circular

Going circular is now more important than ever

Open Access Government charts the recent policy priorities of Virginijus Sinkevičius, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, as Europe works towards a circular economy.
intensive fish farming

Intensive fish farming: A call to reform the industry

Sophie Peutrill, Global Campaign Manager – Fish Welfare at Compassion in World Farming, argues that intensive fish farming is unsustainable and unethical and we must do more to reform this growing industry.
seafood side-streams

Developing new solutions for better utilisation of seafood side-streams

Charlotte Jacobsen, Professor and Head of Research Group at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, explains how the WaSeaBi project will ensure sounder exploitation of aquatic resources.
blue aquaculture

Can blue aquaculture be the green protein of the future?

Dawn Purchase, Aquaculture Programme Manager at the Marine Conservation Society considers if blue aquaculture can be the green protein of the future.
marine fish DNA, sediment

Researchers discover marine fish DNA from 300 years ago

Ehime University researchers used samples from Japan to test if marine fish DNA existed in the same place for the last 300 years.
exploited fish stocks, fish

International policy required to control exploited fish stocks

Up until recent Brexit negotiations, discussion over exploited fish stocks has always been National: Where is the international policy agreement?
fisheries bill

Stripped Fisheries Bill amendment threatens sustainable fishing

The UK government has stripped an amendment from the Fisheries Bill, turning their back on making sustainability the prime objective of the bill.

Full utilisation of the catch of pelagic fish: Opportunities and challenges

Turid Rustad, Professor NTNU in Norway, explains the opportunities and challenges when it comes to the full utilisation of the catch of pelagic fish to meet the increasing demand for food.
priorities for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries

The European Commission’s priorities for the environment

Here, we focus on the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, in the work of Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment.
pelagic fish in europe

Developing convenient consumer products from pelagic fish in Europe

Turid Rustad, Professor at NTNU explains the development of convenient consumer products from pelagic fish, including the recent growth of European fish consumption.

Innovative methods to preserve pelagic fish species

Turid Rustad, Professor at NTNU sheds light on innovative methods to preserve pelagic fish species.

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