The majority of the Parliamentary Industrial Affairs Committee wants to change legislation on fish farm to make all licences temporary, RÚV reports. Current legislation allows the granting of licences for 16 years as well as for an indefinite period. The committee’s proposal suggests that all licences be limited to a maximum period of 16 years.
Areas where salmon farming is not allowed.
The committee consulted representatives from numerous companies, organisations, institutions, and ministries on the proposal. The committee’s view states that indefinite operating licences could be equated to indirect ownership of a public resource.
A majority of the committee proposed that all standing licences, both 16-year and indefinite, be reviewed. The proposal also suggests implementing tariffs which incentivise closed-circuit fish farms on land over open-net fish farming in the sea and therefore minimise the potential for farmed fish to escape and interbreed with wild salmon stocks.
EU and Guinea Bissau renew fishing agreement Spain
The European Union (EU) and Guinea Bissau have signed a new fisheries protocol in Brussels. The Agreement was suspended from November 23, 2017.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Luis Planas...
Market situation for fishmeal and fish oil week 22 Worldwide
Through week 22, they destined 446,203 tonnes of fish for reduction at an average price of NOK 2.60 /kg, down 26% on those destined for such purpose during the same period in the previous year.
Fish landings drop 13 percent in May Iceland
Icelandic vessels landed 122,166 tonnes of fish in May, which is a 13 percent decrease from the same month in 2018, reports Statistics Iceland.
Demersal catches amounted to 48,000 tonne...
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