Prospective plans to start salmon farming in the southern Argentinian province of Tierra del Fuego have been mothballed, after the local legislature passed a law banning commercial salmon aquaculture in the archipelago this week.
According to Noticias Financieras, the legislature of Tierra del Fuego unanimously approved a bill banning salmon farming on Wednesday. Those backing the bill claimed that the new law is historic because “it is the first country in the world to legislate against this activity that is harmful to the environment”, the paper reports.
Moves to outlaw salmon farming were inspired by an announcement in March 2018 by the Argentine government that it was establishing a partnership with Norway to study the feasibility of developing a domestic salmon industry in the Beagle Channel.
This Saturday 6/26 you can be part of the Coastal Cleaning in Vicente López. We will wait for you.
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International multi-cultural students poster project with design departments of 35 academies and universities from all five continents.
The participating institutions are from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. It was not a general tender. It is a non-commercial project.
More than 50 professor colleagues with more than 1000 students collaborated in the project, either in workshops or as semester work. Each participating institution contributed up to 10 best posters, so that there is a collection of c. 350 posters.
The students’ posters as the visual voice of the youth of the world are a call to preserve the Creation – our blue planet.
The students were briefed by extensive information material. So that the posters cover by their design all aspects of plastic pollution. E.g. environmental pollution of coasts and beaches; fish and seabirds eat plastic parts and die a cruel death; micro plastics from synthetic clothes in the sea; scientists have detected plastic in fish we eat and even in sea salt.
The global communications project is directed and curated by Helmut Langer, Germany (www.helmut-langer.eu), internationally renowned communication designer and worldwide experienced lecturer, as well a Past President of the International Council of Design. The project was only possible with the fantastic and dedicated cooperation with the professor colleagues, who are part of or have been recommended by Helmut’s global network. A big thank you to them and to the students of course!
It is a great honour for the posters to be part of the UN WORLD OCEAN DAY platform where they get worldwide attention. Because of space limit only a selection of the posters can be shown. They represent all others – they are all part of OCEAN POSTERS against plastic pollution!
Meanwhile selections were exhibited in Argentina, Chile, China, Germany, India, Peru, Slovakia, and USA. Other exhibitions will follow as the COVID pandemic allow
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The new memorandum of cooperation between Mundus maris asbl and Belgrano University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was put into practice again in the occasion of World Ocean Day. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr Marcelo Lino Morales Yokobori, a webinar was organised in two sections, one focussing on the thorny issue of illegal, unrecorded and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the other on biodiversity and marine conservation.
More than one hundred participants followed the interesting presentations and interacted with the presenters and organisers.
Cornelia E Nauen of Mundus maris opened the round of IUU panel by defining the terms and illustrating the seriousness of the issue. This has kept FAO and its member states on the alert since the beginning of the new millennium. Fighting the scourge requires new levels of cooperation between national and international authorities and agencies at several levels. Phasing out harmful subsidies to long-distance fleets, long overdue after 20 years of negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) is among the necessary measures. The resulting overfishing is one of the greatest threats to the ocean and jeopardizes the health, food security, and livelihoods of millions of people in coastal communities who depend on healthy, sustainable fisheries. Other crucial measures are to prohibit transshipment at sea and raise awareness among citizens that IUU fishing is a criminal offence often associated with other crimes, such as human rights abuses, arms and drug running and thus bringing much harm to people and planet. The slides (in Spanish) are here.
Eduardo Pucci of the Argentinean shipowner association for sustainable fishing in the South Atlantic (OPRAS) placed the operation of massive fleets of several hundred vessels appearing since a few years along Latin American Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) during the fishing seasons for squid and other resources. Nominally operating on the high seas and not in formal infraction of international rules, the sheet catching power of these fleets, not bound by any rules and suspected to often trespas into EEZs after turning of the VHS signals pulled the rug under any attempts of national and regional fisheries management authorities to maintain resources in a healthy state.
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Para celebrar el Día Mundial de los Océanos, el Dr. Gabriel Genzano, representando al grupo de Investigación y divulgación científica BiodA, abordará temas relacionados con las comunidades biológicas de los arrecifes naturales y artificiales de Mar del Plata. Investigadores y docentes de la UNMdP, del CONICET, del Museo de Ciencias Naturales y buzos deportivos integran este proyecto de investigación, extensión y divulgación que aportan al “Ciclo de charlas virtuales de divulgación de la Ciencia” organizado por el Museo.
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Esta semana se la dedicamos a la concientización del cuidado ambiental. Nos dedicamos a la Formación Docente, y creemos que es fundamental que se lleve a cabo una educación que contemple, tenga como base y como objetivo la perspectiva ambiental integral.
Proponemos una actividad distinta cada día- Charlas, talleres, seminarios, etc.
Les invitamos a que nos vean en vivo en el canal de YouTube del ISFD 186 Santa Teresita.
Además en el siguiente link, encontrarán el aula virtual dedicada al ambiente este año, con distintas actividades.
LA PEDAGOGÍA DE LA TIERRA
“Huerta en la Escuela”, proyecto que se desarrolla desde la Secretaría e Desarrollo Productivo de la Municipalidad de La Costa.
Ambiente y Literatura
“La ley de Zeus” Aprendizaje colaborativo. Relacionar la Literatura con el cuidado ambiental. Claudia Vitali
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Durante la semana del 8 de Junio, World Oceans Day Argentina estará presentando una serie de conmovedores films y cortos documentales sobre la conservación y protección del Océano y estaremos invitando a filmmakers, investigadores y artistas para que compartan con nosotros sus interesantes experiencias.
El evento seria virtual y las proyecciones son gratuitas y abiertas para todo el publico.
Esta es el 6to. año consecutivo en que estamos celebrando el Día Mundial del Océano en Argentina, como parte de nuestro aporte para la creación de conciencia sobre los temas de conservación y protección del Océano compartiendo imágenes e historias exclusivas creadas por individuos excepcionales que dedican su vida al Océano y las increíbles criaturas que los habitan.