Posted in November 2015

EU Fish News, 21 Nov 2015: UK Salmon Decline

CALLS to ban salmon netting featured at a summit held last week, which discussed the failure of English salmon stocks, after it was revealed that 2014’s catches were the lowest on record. The summit, which took place at the Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (Defra) and was attended by senior government officials, including … Continue reading

BBC News, 19 Nov 2015: US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption

  The Food and Drug Administration said it had given approval on the grounds that “food from the fish is safe to eat”. The biotech company behind the fish, AquaBounty, first submitted its application almost 20 years ago. Opponents say consumers do not want to eat genetically engineered seafood. They have also expressed concern that … Continue reading