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Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

Sunday, December 19, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

Most salmon we eat these days is cultivated salmon. Salmon farming has been taking place for at least fifteens years already, in countries such as Norway, Ireland, the Pharaoh Islands and Scotland. In 1998, there was more salmon farmed (900,000 tons) than caught in the wild (800,000). The demand for salmon has been increasing every year. Worldwide, 1.2 million tons of salmon were farmed in 2004 and more than twenty million kilograms in 2006 in the Netherlands.

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The path of salmon up the Rhine

Sunday, December 19, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

The path of salmon up the Rhine

In 2008 the path of salmon up the river Rhine came under the attention of many when Der Spiegel published an article about the migration of the salmon up the river Rhine. The main motivation of the article was the quit ridiculous shuttle service for migrating salmon proposed by EDF president Pierre Gadonneix.

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The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

Sunday, December 19, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 1

The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

The salmon fisheries in the Dutch rivers reached a peak at the end of the 19th century. In the 19th century, salmon were so plentiful in the Rhine that they were used to feed the poor. Since 1957, salmon has completely disappeared in the Dutch fresh waters.

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Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

Sunday, December 19, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

In 1995 the Japanese Government finished work on closing the Nagara River mouth, situated at a couple of hundred miles west of Tokio, with a dam including locks. The Dam is intended as a means to stop flooding and salinisation. In 2007 the Japanese organized a conference to ask for political attention for the negative effects of damming rivers.

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Montenegro accepted as a EU-candidate member | I can't believe it

Saturday, December 18, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Montenegro accepted as a EU-candidate member | I can't believe it

Montenegro is really a beautiful place; a small pearl on the Balkans; once in the 1970's and 1980's it was the second "Costa Smeralda" in the Medditerean. It lost it's attraction during the Balkan wars of the 90's and was completely neglected by the EU-members, yet adopted by the Russians. Declared independent from Serbia on the 6th of June 2006.

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Belarus Presidential elections: Lukashenko to stay in power?

Saturday, December 18, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 1

Belarus Presidential elections: Lukashenko to stay in power?

This decision has been taken today at a meeting between Lukashenka and head of the Central Election Commission Yarmoshyna. The presidential elections in Belarus are scheduled for the beginning of 2011, while elections to local councils are to take place in April 2010.

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Larry King says goodbye after 25 years broadcasting

Thursday, December 16, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Larry King says goodbye after 25 years broadcasting

He suvived 5 United States Presidents and has been around to see the Glasnost area of the late 80's; the Start treaty; the 1st and 2nd Irak wars and many other historical events. Larry King; an icon in American Broadcasting has spoken his final words after 25 years of anchoring the Larry King Show.

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IMF report: Dutch mortgages among the highest in the world

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 2

IMF report: Dutch mortgages among the highest in the world

It's official now: Dutch mortgages are amongst the highest in the world today in comparison to the prices of homes. The fact that we also have a sponsored interest return from the government detariorates the situation in the Netherlands, although Ducth Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager states that we also have one of the highest pension capital savings.

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