Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:00

New zones needed for aquaculture to expand

The Turkish coastline is over 8,000 km long and it borders four seas, the Mediterranean in the south, the Black Sea in the north, and the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara in the west. In addition, Turkey has plenty of inland water in the form of lakes, dam reservoirs, and rivers. These water resources yielded over 672,000 tonnes of fish in 2015 of which farmed fish amounted to just over a third.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

A small industry faces formidable challenges

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, the Gaza strip has an area of 360 sq. km and is home to some two million people. The coastline is 40 km long and has supported fishing activities for many years. Today, however, the fishing sector faces a number of environmental challenges including coastal erosion, high salinity of the water, excessive sediment (particularly around the port of Gaza, and human impacts such as the large volumes of wastewater that flow into the sea, and overfishing.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Modern, trendy and growing

Gadus, a fishing and processing company based in Gdynia, has grown from a small, local company to the the biggest Baltic fish producer in Poland and a leading processor of white fish selling its products on the domestic and export markets.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Recycling discarded fishing gear

A company in Denmark, Plastix, has established a way to reuse lost or abandoned fishing gear by converting it into pellets that can be used to produce plastic items. This gives multiple benefits for the environment.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Leading from the front

Kattegat Seaweed is part of Davai, a company specialising, among other activities, in the service and maintenance of physical infrastructure such as bridges, wind turbines, and transformer stations. Investing in seaweed stems from a conviction that a local company should be the first to find out whether a resource on its doorstep can be viably exploited.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Fighting for a sustainable coastal fishery

Fisheries Local Action Group Djursland

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Making seaweed trendy

While algae production and consumption is well established in Asia, in Europe it is less well known. However, as consumers focus increasingly on health and information about the benefits of algae become more widespread, this may be changing.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Small fishing villages should benefit too

Falling numbers of coastal fishers and the disappearance of several fishing harbours due to a lack of activity have prompted parties in the Danish parliament to launch a series of initiatives intended to bolster this segment of the fishing sector and secure its long-term future.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Reconciling sometimes conflicting interests

The Danish Agrifish Agency, part of the Ministry of Environment and Food, is responsible for creating the conditions necessary for the sustainable growth of fisheries, including aquaculture, and agriculture. The agency has three broad areas of operation – legislation, subsidies, and control – which are used to exploit the country’s natural resources balancing the demands of the environment with that of industry. Bjørn Wirlander, Head of the EU and Fisheries Regulation Unit, and Anja Gadgård Boye, a colleague in the unit, speak here about some of the issues facing the Danish fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Monday, 01 May 2017 00:00

The world's finest cod

Within just a few years skrei or winter cod has become an important addition to the range of seafood available because it combines seasonality with high product quality and its own special story. Prestigious service counters and restaurants upgrade their image with skrei boosting sales.

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