News Digest n.1 / 2023
Scientists have identified a new species of ultra-small microalgae found in home aquaria, saying that the new algae can be produced in mass quantities and yield innovative products for the food industry.
The EU Commission published an analysis on the main drivers affecting food security. This analysis looks at the effects on food security of drivers such as climate change, environmental degradation, the economic consequences of COVID-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Though indoor shrimp farming has been tapped as a potential disruptor in the aquaculture space, investors have been hesitant to sign on the dotted line. But according to Aurore Gil of ADM Capital Europe, this reflects an investment stance that’s better characterized as “not yet” instead of an outright “no”.
Norway-based company Inseanergy has designed its floating solar technology to fit the needs of the aquaculture sector, as it can be installed on recycled fish cages, and used in combination with onshore power supply to reduce the use of diesel generators that traditionally power fish farms.
The EU has concluded an agreement with the United Kingdom on the fishing opportunities for 2023 for fish stocks shared bilaterally with the UK in the Northeast Atlantic. The agreement will contribute to the sustainable management of jointly managed fish stocks present in both parties' waters, as well as provide stability and predictability for fleets and operators.
Scientists have found evidence to suggest that marine algae are much more resilient to future climate change than previously thought. Newest study has revealed that ocean algae’s productivity can be sustained, even in nutrient-depleted conditions.
The European Commission will allocate €185.9 million in 2023 to fund promotion activities for sustainable and high quality EU agri-food products in the EU and worldwide. The 2023 promotion policy work programme adopted by the Commission contributes to the realisation of the political priorities of the European Commission for 2019-2024, in particular the Farm to Fork strategy.
The European Commission has adopted today revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery and aquaculture sectors. The revised rules align State aid with the EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as well as to the European Green Deal.