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- Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe
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- Damanaki at Seafood Expo 2013
- Damanaki launching new online market intelligence tool for fisheries
- Action Plan to save sea birds
- World`s largest Seafood Trade Fair opens tomorrow
- Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 22 April 2013
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- Commissioner Maria Damanaki Welcomes European Parliament support to ban discarding in the Skagerrak
People gather to remove waste for free
The owner of the SEMASS incinerator joins hand with federal regulators and an environmental group in the process of removing the discarded commercial fishing gear from ports in the Northeast.
The Fishing for Energy programme is design to encourage the removal of abandoned fishing gear from coastal waters and the proper disposal of equipment that fishermen plan to discard. Fairfield, N.J.-based Covanta Energy estimates that one ton of marine debris can generate enough fuel to power a home for 25 days. The programme is schedule to start this month in the state’s two biggest fishing ports, New Bedford and Gloucester.
Kristin Decas, the executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, said that the measure would keep the debris out of the marine environment and it is the best way to show that commercial fishermen are protective and support the ocean environment.
Decas informed that a trash container has been placed at city’s transfer station which will transport the discarded fishing gear from the docks to the transfer station. From there Covanta will take the debris to one of its incinerators to generate power. The progammes has been coordinated by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with the help of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Source: GateHouse News Service"
WorldFishingToday d. 08-02-2008