Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Salmon farming cages. (Photo: Stock File)

New law allows provisional fish farming licences

Click on the flag for more information about Iceland ICELAND
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 22:50 (GMT + 9)

The Icelandic parliament passed a law giving the Minister of Fisheries authority to grant provisional licenses for fish farming that would allow companies to temporarily have a licence until they comply to the necessary conditions to be able to have a permanent licence.

As reported by RÚV, the bill had been proposed by the Minister and the Employment Advisory Committee meeting on the matter preceding the vote.

Members of of Parliament took this decision after the operational licenses of salmon farming companies Arctic Sea Farm and Fjarðarlax for a combined 17,500 tonnes of fish in open-net farms in the Westfjords were revoked by the Environmental and Natural Resources Board of Appeal.

While several ministers within the government expressed their concern over the matter which involves massive job losses, conservationists say that the salmon farms will cause great harm to the environment with salmon escaping to Iceland's rivers, pollution around the salmon pens and rise of infectious diseases and lice infestation.

After Tuesday's voting session, Minister of Fisheries Kristján Þór Júlíusson said at the final vote that he was grateful for the parliament’s quick response on the urgent issue, which he said “had reached a dead end.”

“With the procedure that parliament applied it has been opened and it is no longer a bottleneck, rather an open street which gives us the opportunity to continue to build up in Iceland on the basis of transparent and good governance,” the minister pointed out.

MPs who voted for the bill cited their support for fragile Westfjords communities, since they consider that with this bill the message is being sent that aquaculture in Iceland will continue to be developed.

For his part, Independence Party MP Teitur Björn Einarsson stressed that the government was prioritising “people, their welfare, and opportunities for self-reliance.”

On the other hand, Social Democratic Alliance MP Guðmundur Andri Thorsson abstained from the vote, expressing dissatisfaction with the handling of the issue and the type of intervention that the legislation entails. “We owe it to Icelandic nature, ourselves, and the future to do our best, not least when it comes to projects that have a profound effect on our country,” he stated.

Related article: 

Salmon farming licence revocation worrying to two coastal communities


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Peru
Feb 21, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - TASA and Bureo sign work agreement to convert fishing nets into alternative products
United States
Feb 21, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Trident Seafoods agrees to invest USD 23m to prevent harmful refrigerants leakage
Germany
Feb 21, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms are more varied than previously thought
Viet Nam
Feb 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Kiên Giang province will expand shrimp farming models to boost production
European Union
Feb 21, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Salmon companies under EC scrutiny for monopolistic practices suspicions
Faroe Islands
Feb 20, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
Bakkafrost obtains less than expected results in Q4 2018
United States
Feb 20, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Oral vaccine developed by MSU improves production and profitability of catfish producers
Spain
Feb 20, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Galician ship owners denounce illegal competition of Asian ships in South Atlantic
Colombia
Feb 20, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
Colombia achieves status of SPRFMO cooperative country
India
Feb 20, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
MPEDA supplies black tiger prawn seeds to boost production
Norway
Feb 20, 20:50 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 8
Indonesia
Feb 20, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Indonesia eyes top position as decorative fish exporter
Kenya
Feb 20, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Kenya Gov't Makes U-turn, Lifts Ban on Imported Chinese Fish
Worldwide
Feb 20, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scientists seek out the secret of salmon during ocean voyage
Singapore
Feb 20, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Sustainable ASEAN Aquaculture Industry Set for Moderate Growth despite Industry Challenges



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
CEPESCA and Abanca sign agreement to promote Spanish fleet renewal
Spain CEPESCA and Abanca have signed a collaboration agreement whereby this financial institution will make available to the Spanish fishing sector a series of financial products and services designed for their particularities and specific needs.
SNP: Protected area in the south is for resources and not for artisanal fishing
Peru The National Fisheries Society has rejected the statements made by the Minister of Production, who ruled out the scientific, technical and economic evaluations that support the restitution of the Special Fisheries Regime in the southern zone.
Trident Seafoods agrees to invest USD 23m to prevent harmful refrigerants leakage
United States Trident Seafoods Corporation has agreed to allocate up to USD 23 million to reduce the emissions of substances that damage the ozone layer coming from its vessels refrigeration equipments.
PRODUCE discards industrial fishing within 5 nautical miles
Peru The Peruvian government ruled out the proposal of industrial fishermen to be able to catch anchovy within 5 miles from the coastline in the south region.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER