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AquaBounty rejects 'misinterpretation' of environment authority's sanctions

PANAMA
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 04:10 (GMT + 9)

AquaBounty Technologies denied the 'misstatements' expressed by environmental groups indicating that Panamanian authorities have imposed a USD 9,500 fine on the firm for having repeatedly breached environmental laws at its Panamanian facility. The company stressed that this accusations misrepresent the facts and ensured the issues on which it was notified have been solved. Panamanian National Environmental Authority (ANAM) filed a complaint last year made by a Panamanian environmental organization, Centro de Incidencia Ambiental (CIAM), allegedly related to AquaBounty's lack of compliance with a raft of environmental safety rules and regulations, including failing to secure legally required permits related to water use and water discharge prior to beginning operations. “When AquaBounty was informed of issues at our Panama facility, we immediately contacted ANAM, t... FULL STORY

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Sealord and Iwi settle collaboration deals
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Sealord and Iwi have settled collaboration agreements through which New Zealand's second-largest fishing compa... FULL STORY
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Shipowners oppose cuts proposed by Brussels
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The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) expressed its "total rejection" of the reductions in q... FULL STORY
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Leading retailer commits to sourcing certified farmed fish
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Leading South African retailer, Woolworths has pledged to source their farmed seafood from sustainable and res... FULL STORY
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The Superintendence of the Environment (SMA) and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) f... FULL STORY

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Strong rise drive shrimp exports close to USD 3 billion
Oct 30, 03:40
In the first nine months of 2014, Vietnam shrimp exports reached USD 2.93 billion, a 42.3 per cent increase year on year, according to the Vietnam A... FULL STORY

Peru
IMARPE reassess anchovy state in November
Oct 30, 03:00
Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE) announced that next month a new assessment will be made of the anchovy status in the areas between Talara (Piura) ... FULL STORY

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Salmon companies present good outlook for prices in 2015
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Several entrepreneurs in the Chilean salmon industry believe that salmon prices could rise in the first weeks of next year due to reduced Atlantic sal... FULL STORY
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Oct 30, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
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Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
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Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
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Russian Federation
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IN BRIEF - Russian aquaculture struggles for independence
Taiwan
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IN BRIEF - Philippine senate moves to stop European ban on fish
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IN BRIEF - Trout farming in land-locked Lesotho is an export success
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