SGS SA (Public, VTX:SGSN) is a Swiss holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of certification, inspection and inspection services, outsourcing and risk management services, as well as testing, technical consultancy and training services. The Company is active in 10 business segments: agriculture; automotive, consumer testing; environment; governments and institutions; industrial services; life science; minerals; oil, gas and chemicals, and systems & services certification.
As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 127 wholly owned subsidiaries in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China and Chile, among others, and 15 majority owned subsidiaries in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Malaysia, Madagascar and Lebanon, among others. The Company also had, as of December 31, 2009, six minority owned subsidiaries in Tunisia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran and Indonesia
Galicia will soon have an aquaculture act Spain
Galicia will be the first autonomous community to have an aquaculture act, which will regulate all relevant aspects such as the possible locations or the permit granting system.
Parasites used as natural indicators of fish ecology Spain
For several years a team of researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography has been studying the migration of marine organisms and their trophic relations in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.