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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.
geophysical survey research, taiwan

Taiwan: High-resolution seabed geophysical survey research

Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University and Global Aqua Survey Ltd, walks us through his high-resolution seabed geophysical survey research around offshore areas in Taiwan.
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.
aquaculture sector

Technology solutions for the aquaculture sector

Carlos Mazorra, Director of Innovation and Enrique Amaré, CEO of SMARTWATER PLANET share with us their thoughts on affordable technology solutions for the aquaculture sector.
protect biodiversity, people

Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Professor Dr Tineke Lambooy discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity for future generations.
small hydropower dams in brazil, food security

Small hydropower dams in Brazil threaten marine biodiversity

The University of Washington found that small hydropower dams in Brazil are potentially damaging river connectivity and marine biodiversity - what's going on?
antarctic penguins

Network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguins

New research highlights how a network of marine protected areas could help defend essential breeding areas for Antarctic penguins.
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.
fish side streams

Nutritional and health benefits of dietary products made from fish side streams

Katerina Kousoulaki, Christos Tsatsanis, Tone-Kari K. Østbye and Francisco J. Barba of the AQUABIOPRO-FIT project discuss the health benefits of dietary products made from fish side streams.
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.
supertrawlers

Why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas

Chris Thorne, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace UK explains why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas.
offshore wind power, COVID-19

PM Johnson: “Offshore wind power in every home by 2030”

Is this really a push for renewable power, or hot air from Boris Johnson? Here, we discuss the literal possibilities of offshore wind power in the UK.
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?

SSEC: Ongoing investments and research projects

Here, Bengt Fellbe discusses the progress of investments and research projects.
Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture in Japan

Open Access Government explores how Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is working towards sustainably reducing the environmental impact of agriculture and livestock.
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.
Ocean Strategy

Norway’s Ocean Strategy: Striking a balance of protection and production

Open Access Government outlines Norway’s updated Ocean Strategy, exploring the essential and ever-changing work of their Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries.
oceans and fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius

Policy in Europe: A focus on environment, oceans and fisheries

Here, we look at the European Commission’s environment, oceans and fisheries policies, a role that is headed up by European Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
decisions affect fish

How EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth

Rebecca Hubbard, Programme Director of the Our Fish campaign, reveals precisely how EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth.
food shop, bacteria

British people waste one third of their food shop

The weekly food shop is a staple of British culture, but why is so much of it going to waste?

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