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Weekly Press Review - 31 July 2015

Rescuers have freed another trapped whale according to the press this week.  The incident occurred about 100 metres offshore of Sunny Cove in Fish Hoek.  The 8 metre long humpback whale was freed after it became anchored to the sea bed by Whelk trap lines. 312 more words

Weekly Press Review

Everything you always wanted to know about fish farming but were afraid to ask

Aquaculture is booming: As of 2012, we produce more farmed fish than beef worldwide, some 66 million tons. And while fish farming has a bad reputation, the mangrove-plowing, antibiotic-dosing, overcrowded and under-regulated shrimp- and salmon-farms of the 1980s are — like Members Only jackets and crimped hair — largely relics of those times, with a few heinous exceptions. 2,047 more words

Food

Senate calls for aquaculture database

HALIFAX – Environmental groups are raising concerns about a new federal report on Canada’s $1-billion aquaculture industry, saying the study appears to be focused on ramping up production at the expense of the environment. 556 more words

Canada

Some size....SABRI Mussels are just divine!

St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI), is a social enterprise formed in 1997 to benefit the residents from Big Brook to Goose Cove East. Their impact has been tremendous, with $15.9M+ invested in infrastructure, hundreds of jobs created and significant community and economic spin-off for the region. 406 more words

Great Northern Peninsula

Who will pay the cost of salmon farm expansion in Chilean Patagonia?

A day before the expiration of the moratorium on new applications for aquaculture concessions applications in the Los Lagos and Aysén regions, law 20.434 was published in the Diario Oficial of Chile, extending it for five more years.

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Environmental Journalist

What's Behind the Prawn Sandwich?

A swelling appetite for shrimps and prawns in America, Europe and Japan has fuelled industrial farming of shellfish in the past few decades. The industry… 399 more words

Conservation

Keys to Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture

Several weeks ago, I wrote about overhearing two opposite opinions as to the preferred origins of the fish that people would or would not eat. One woman would only eat fish caught in the wild. 1,120 more words

Environmental Policy