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More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel

More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel 1040 780 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Nearly 600 people lit their voices for a #BeagleChannelFreeFromSalmonFarming. The premiere in Ushuaia of the documentary “Yaganes”, produced by National Geographic through its marine conservation initiative Pristine Seas, was the perfect excuse to remind the value of a unique ecosystem through spectacular images, as a prelude to its protection against the threat of salmon farming on both banks of the Beagle Channel.

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Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming

Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

In the context of current plans to expand the salmon industry in the Beagle Channel -an area located at the southern end of the Patagonian Sea-, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea expressed its categorical rejection to the installation of salmon farms in these waters which are shared by Chile and Argentina. The main concern is related tothe catastrophic and irreversible damages that such an industry would cause in one of the most valuable areas of the Patagonian marine ecosystem. The Forum calls on both governments to provide all the necessary legal and administrative measures to avoid installing salmon farms in these marine waters and to act jointly for the conservation of this area.

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More than 40 experts analyze the challenges for effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina

More than 40 experts analyze the challenges for effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina 960 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Which are the potential threats associated with human activities at sea Which are the main institutional strengthening challenges for the management of marine protected areas located over seas? To start delineating some answers to these and other questions, the “Technical Workshop on the Implementation of National Marine Protected Areas in the Argentine Sea, Challenges for the implementation of effective MPAs” was held.

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Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego

Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of influence warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the national government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.

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The second year of the regional school for managers of Marine Protected Areas begins

The second year of the regional school for managers of Marine Protected Areas begins 500 487 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

For the second consecutive year, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay coordinate efforts to strengthen the capacities of those responsible for Marine Protected Areas in order to contribute to their effective management. Regional focus, focus on competencies and inter-institutional articulation are some of the keys to this initiative, unprecedented in the region.

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