Monday, July 10, 2017
Brussels—July 10, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament is voting this Wednesday (July 12) on the North Sea multiannual management plan for fish species living near the... Read More
Monday, July 10, 2017
Today, the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, a leading scientific journal of studies on environmental pollution, released a special issue devoted to monitoring and evaluating the effects and repercussions... Read More
Friday, July 7, 2017
seriously compromises public interest and therefore, its disclosure should prevail over the interests of the businesses that refuse to release it”.
“This is a victory for transparency and consumers. From now on, all salmon-farming businesses need to publicly and separately report their use of antibiotics so that we don’t have to wait years to find out”, said van der Meer. “Efficient and effective measures need to be taken to finally and substantially reduce the industry’s use of antibiotics in their production processes”, she added.
In another Supreme Court ruling, a complaint appeal filed by the salmon industry was accepted, regarding another request for information made by Oceana on the use of antibiotics from 2009 to 2013. In this case, the court considered that the information being requested was in fact strategic to each company, even though the Court of Appeals had dismissed this argument, stating that “it is not sensitive information in terms of affecting the commercial or economic activity of the companies that have refused to provide it”.
“We hope that the Supreme Court’s ruling, which demands disclosure of the use of antibiotics becomes an incentive to improve access to public information as well as the supervision of businesses, in pursuit of strengthening democracy”, stated van der Meer. “The information that the industry will have to reveal will demonstrate that the purpose of not disclosing it is related to hiding the excessive use of antibiotics, rather than protecting confidential information”, she concluded.
According to the “2016 Report on the use of Antimicrobians in the National Salmon Farming Industry”, Chilean companies used 382,500 kilos to produce 727,812 tons of salmon, while Norway used 523 kilos to produce twice as much salmon, as stated by the latest data available for this European country.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Brussels – The European Commission has today released its annual communication on the state of fish stocks and the progress in achieving the commitments of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).... Read More
Friday, June 30, 2017
Oceana’s analysis conducted on 16 EU Member States’ plans for measures, has revealed a widespread lack of ambition to effectively use networks of MPAs to contribute to the EU’s objective... Read More
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Today, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), joined by Reps. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), introduced legislation that would require all seafood sold in the United States to be traced... Read More
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Oceana is launching today its two-month expedition in the North Sea to survey important areas of marine life in the waters of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and... Read More