The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date information to a wide audience – policymakers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed everyone interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture coincides with the launch of the Decade of Action to […]

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The next steps in reforming Scotland’s aquaculture regulatory system have been outlined by the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. Speaking at an industry sector conference in Aviemore, Ms Gougeon announced the formation of a consenting task group to make rapid progress on streamlining the aquaculture consenting system. This includes making a change to the marine […]

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science celebrated further seaweed success at this year’s Aquaculture Awards after the co-ordinator of the newly launched Seaweed Academy picked up one of the top awards. Rhianna Rees was jointly awarded the Rising Star award at the ceremony in Aviemore alongside Andre Van of Kames Fish Farm. The award comes a week after […]

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‘Cutting edge’ UK law set to recognise that octopuses are sentient The UK government is considering amendments to animal welfare legislation which would recognise the sentience of  Octopus and their ability to feel pain, as reported in the Independent. In November last year, the scope of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill was extended to recognise […]

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