Fishing port gain – Newlyn http://newlyn.info/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:03:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://newlyn.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Fishing port gain – Newlyn http://newlyn.info/ 32 32 OPINION: Excelsior, a brilliant way to connect with the past https://newlyn.info/opinion-excelsior-a-brilliant-way-to-connect-with-the-past/ https://newlyn.info/opinion-excelsior-a-brilliant-way-to-connect-with-the-past/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://newlyn.info/opinion-excelsior-a-brilliant-way-to-connect-with-the-past/

Norwich resident Peter Offord, whose grandfather FJ Offord, first set sail on a Lowestoft smack at the age of 12, signed up for a day’s sailing from the town’s harbor

Sailors are superstitious about sailing on a Friday, but any doubts they might have had were quickly dispelled when Captain Karol methodically guided us through the safety procedures.

We were in Lowestoft harbor and signed up for a day of sailing aboard the Excelsior fishing smack. He explained to us the man overboard, the life jackets, the fire, the sinking, the abandonment of the ship, the engine failure and mentioned the many pumps on board.

The first task, after we let go of the jetty, was to lift the bowsprit by pulleys and hoists, a huge length of timber that added about 20 feet to the length of the ship and we pulled in unison to the maitre d ‘crew.

It was a simple task in port, but as we were leaving the port and getting ready to raise the mainsail and jib we encountered rough seas and heavy swells.


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Safety jokes rang hollow as the strong northerly breeze hit us, blowing hats and a man’s glasses falling apart on the deck as the spray fell on the bow.

We the guests had no experience of sailing on a 1921 Lowestoft smack, but under the orders of the young skipper Ollie (who had avoided Uni for the navigation) Charlotte the Mate and Seaman Nye and led by the skipper, we have quickly learned.

Charlotte climbed onto the wobbling boom to deploy the mainsail and once it was raised and the vessel stabilized, the skipper shut down the engine. The Excelsior was facing the wind on the port tack and the horizon stretched in a limitless curve as the coast descended aft.

We stabilized on the moorings of the boat and had the opportunity to chat. For a while the pulse of the sea became our pulse.


The crew of the Excelsior
– Credit: Submitted

Among us was a retired Chartered Surveyor, a couple from Essex and a father, son, son-in-law and friend from Southend.

A guest told me that he had experienced a revelation after being a workaholic and a drinker “because that’s what you did after a hard day of transplant”. His eyes had opened to nature, he said, since he had given up alcohol and now planted trees, which rewarded him in a deeper way than his previous existence.

There was something physical and immediate, which awakened vigilance and gave the opportunity to reflect, working on this century-old oak ship.

It was designed when “Application” applied yourself, or a paper form to fill out, and not a small application on a smartphone. A telephone was a candlestick-like instrument on which an operator would ring and put you in contact with: “You are now finished calling”. “Running gear” referred to cables, pulleys and hardware, not Lycra and sneakers.

The multitude of on-demand streaming platforms and channels we are now immersed in, connecting us to events from the North Pole to the South Pole, from Patagonia to the Seychelles, from Birmingham, Alabama to Birmingham, UK, n ‘ did not exist.


Peter Offord aboard the Excelsior

Peter Offord aboard the Excelsior
– Credit: Submitted

We are full of information: floods and storms in New York, celebrity outfits and explosions, pandemics, space flights, bat caves, stock market crashes and commercials for electric toothbrushes; The great deals our friends have made are shared on social media, along with pancake recipes and cat memes that win a thousand times over.

We have such sophisticated search engines that they tell you what you want before you know you need it.

A hundred years ago, tweets were strictly for birds and Java was a remote island in Indonesia, not a computer programming language.

On Excelsior, the fishing was done with a net and not by a hostile entity on the “net” after your money.

Much of our interaction is virtual, connected but separated by a screen, with little time for processing.

Experiences like the Excelsior Sailing reconnect us with an immersive and more direct physical experience. The action is focused on the sense of purpose and leadership, teamwork and direction; a rare experience in our world of continuous surfing on the digital sea of ​​information.

The Excelsior Trust is a charitable organization that provides life-changing sailing experiences for young and disadvantaged people, schools and business groups, as well as unique sailing opportunities for individuals, while preserving and enhancing now one of the UK’s most historic ships www.theexcelsiortrust.co. UK

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Hat trick (s): Leet, Cracraft net 3 in Royals win over Saints https://newlyn.info/hat-trick-s-leet-cracraft-net-3-in-royals-win-over-saints/ https://newlyn.info/hat-trick-s-leet-cracraft-net-3-in-royals-win-over-saints/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2021 02:47:58 +0000 https://newlyn.info/hat-trick-s-leet-cracraft-net-3-in-royals-win-over-saints/

Mason County goaltender Andrew Moore made a slippery save against St. Patrick’s Allan Briseno on Tuesday at Wald Park. (Evan Dennison, The Independent Ledger)

County Mason was able to set the tone in the opening 16 minutes against crosstown rival St. Patrick at Wald Park on Tuesday.

The Royals scored three goals quickly, building a 3-0 advantage and clinching a 7-2 victory over the Saints, their first over rivals Crosstown since 2018.

Gavin Cracraft and Hayden Leet stayed warm, both recording hat tricks in the win. The two now have a combined total of 34 goals in 11 games, accounting for 75 percent of the team’s goals scored so far this season.

“We have a lot of others who can do the right touches, doing races that these two would normally do,” Royals coach Daniel Forsythe said. “A big part of those two is knowing where these guys are going to be before they run. It’s something that they’ve developed by playing together for as long as they’ve been contributing to this. Even more specifically this year, from game one to today, they’ve created that cohesion that they maybe didn’t have last year.

The win puts the Royals within a .500 game after a 0-4 start to the season, currently 5-6. They are now 2-1 in the district with wins over the Saints and Pendleton County and a one-goal loss to Harrison County last week. They will have another chance against the Thorobreds on Thursday.

“We will be a little more prepared this time, a little more creative than the last time. Fingers crossed to see a different team than the one we saw last week. I’m happy that we have another chance before the district and ready to prove that we are different from last time, ”said Forsythe.

After the first barrage of goals, the Saints were able to settle down a bit. They kept the Royals goalless the rest of the half, thanks to a solid defense from Chase Walton and Sam Porter in the back and a plethora of diving saves from goaltender Caleb Poczatek, who finished with 17 saves in the back. the competition.

“The guys came out strong in the second half, I think we were gassed towards the end with only one substitute on the bench. We had a spark in us after the early stages of the game, we thought we would go back and Mason County walked away, had to give them props, ”Saints coach Father Michael Black said. “We just need to get fitter, we have a few guys out there for various reasons and hopefully they can come back and support Chase (Walton) and Sam (Porter) in the back. Chase played well, yell at Sam, he played the lights tonight. He did everything I asked him to do.

The Royals struck quickly to start the second half, with Juaquin Carlos scoring his fourth goal of the season a minute into the half.

The Saints’ first goal came from Allan Briseno on a free kick of around 30 yards, just over the outstretched hands of Royals goalie Andrew Moore, who finished with six saves that day.

But the Royals’ back line under Juan Ayala did their job for most of the rest of the course, allowing a late goal in the 78th minute when Laythan Garcia scored.

“If it weren’t for Juan and the four full-backs we have right now, I wouldn’t have that confidence to put in a JV goalie or put in JV players and give them a few minutes at college level. That says a lot about these guys on the back line, to have the confidence to allow these other guys to have time, ”said Forsythe.

Cracraft scored 5-1 with his third goal of the night, a nifty touch to dribble a plunging Poczatek and slip it to the back of the net. Leet added two more in the 74th and 78th minutes on break opportunities as the Saints’ defense exhausted.

The Saints’ loss is their fifth in a row as they have fallen to 2-10 this season. They will return to action on Saturday when they play Frankfort Christian. After three straight games at the start of the match with at least one man down, the Saints were able to field 11 complete players on Tuesday.

“It was tough. A few difficult years. Fighting against a pandemic, fighting through school, protocols, quarantines and all that. It was difficult. I’m proud of these kids, the little numbers that we fight against, but these kids go out and give their all and at the end of the day that’s all I can ask for. Give me 110 percent on the pitch and I feel like everyone did it today and that’s something we can build on to move forward, ”Black said. .

The Royals finished with 35 shots in their relentless offense, including 24 on goal. Leet, Cracraft, Ryan Skaggs, Austin Moreland and Ayala added assists.

“It’s always difficult to come onto someone else’s field, especially when the dimensions are very different from what they’re used to. They are used to playing on it, not us. The ground looks a lot better than in the past, a lot better in shape. But on a shorter pitch you have to collect your passes, communicate a lot more because of the tighter spaces and I think they did today, ”said Forsythe.

ROYALS 7, SAINTS 2

MASON COUNTY – 3-4 – 7

SAINT PATRICK – 0-2 – 2

Game statistics

Goals: Mason – Leet 3 (10 ‘, 74’, 78 ‘), Cracraft 3 (15’, 16 ‘, 61’), Carlos (41 ‘), St. Patrick – Briseno (44’), Garcia (78 ‘)

Shoot to the net): Mason 35 (24), Saint-Patrick 12 (9)

Checked in : Mason 7 (Moore 6, Pugh 1), Saint-Patrick 17 (Poczatek)

Corner kicks: Mason 5, Saint-Patrick 2

Fouls: Mason 8, Saint-Patrick 0

Off-side : Mason 6, Saint-Patrick 1

Recordings: Mason County 5-6, Saint-Patrick 2-10

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Will the ranking of Chinese fishing companies make them more sustainable? https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-fishing-companies-make-them-more-sustainable/ https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-fishing-companies-make-them-more-sustainable/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 21:00:40 +0000 https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-fishing-companies-make-them-more-sustainable/

Now in its second year, the compliance ranking aims to encourage rather than force deep-sea fishing companies to improve their management systems

Chinese squid fishing vessels in Argentina’s EEZ (archive image)

Posted on Sep 13, 2021 5:00 PM by

China Ocean Dialogue

[By Zhou Chen]

Commenting on the state of deep-sea fishing in China, Zhang Xianliang, an official with the Fisheries Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, said there were many with little resistance to risk and poor management. “We are still seeing regulatory violations and safety incidents in overseas waters,” he said, stressing the need to change the way the industry develops.

As part of resolving the issue, in March this year, the Department of Agriculture released its second annual Compliance Notes for Deep Sea Fishing Companies (DWFs).

The China National Fisheries Corporation came out on top with 106.1 points. In last place was Zhoushan Zhenyang DWF Ltd, with 54.7.

China has the largest DWF fleet in the world, so how these vessels are regulated is of international concern. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of fish populations and the fishing industry itself. Thus, China has implemented a number of new regulatory measures, including this annual rating of DWF companies.

Sally Yozell, senior fellow and director of the environmental security program at the Stimson Center, a US think tank, says “it’s fantastic that China is starting to recognize the problems of IUU fishing with its fleet” and is taking “very good” action. positive ”.

DWF Company Ranking

This was the second year of publication of the rankings, with 180 companies assessed on their compliance with Chinese and international DWF regulations.

The process involves each company evaluating its own performance. This assessment is then verified by the local fisheries authorities, before being sent to the Ministry of Agriculture for publication.

According to the ministry’s website, 42 factors are taken into account, in four areas: internal rules; supervision and management; compliance and innovation; and offenses.

The “internal rules” designate internal governance, safety and crew management. “Supervision and Management” examines whether or not the company’s fleet is undergoing the required supervision and reports all relevant data. “Compliance and innovation” covers the use of sustainable equipment and methods, as well as the voluntary use of up-to-date monitoring and traceability systems. “Violations” refer to violations of laws and regulations, including unlicensed fishing, illegal cross-border fishing, and failure to keep vessel monitoring systems activated.

Companies earn points for complying with regulations and lose points for infringements. However, the Department of Agriculture only publishes an overall score for each company – details on how these numbers were achieved are not being made public.

Zhou Wei, ocean campaign manager at Greenpeace East Asia, believes the top three of these areas can be broadly assessed through daily business records. But collecting information on regulatory infractions could be more complex.

She points out that companies have little incentive to provide proof of their own breaches and that it can be difficult for authorities and technical support agencies to verify submitted data. The technology currently in use does not allow all activities of a DWF vessel to be monitored in all weather. It is therefore still possible that infringements may pass under the radar of regulators.

Companies submit information and supporting documents on their regulatory compliance, which is then audited by provincial fisheries authorities, with the help of technical assistance agencies such as Shanghai Ocean University and China Distant -Water Fisheries Association.

Zhou Wei points out that the Chinese government will not be aware of violations committed by Chinese vessels in exclusive economic zones of other countries unless an information-sharing agreement is in place with the host government.

To fill this information gap, says Zhou Wei, Chinese regulators and technical assistance agencies will need to actively collect information. In addition, greater transparency – such as the regular publication of the names of Chinese DWF vessels – would encourage oversight by civil society and the public.

“In the United States, basically when our companies are not in compliance, we fine them. We put them in jail, ”says Sally Yozell. “The important question is how transparent China will be with this [compliance] The data? How will this data be used during law enforcement? “

As far as she knows, China’s DWF business ranking system is unique. Zhou Wei considers that the system is still in a trial period and therefore the results should not be used for rewards or punishments. So far, there has been no report on this.

“China has the world’s largest deep-sea fishing fleet. He fishes all over the world, ”Yozell explains. She believes publishing detailed information on DWF companies would help countries in West Africa, Pacific, East Africa and South America assess them before providing fishing licenses. .

International pressure

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the classification system is based on the experiences of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). It aims to “encourage” rather than force companies to “improve their management systems and implement strict monitoring measures… avoiding illegal behavior”. In other words, a high ranking can make a business look good, while a low ranking can lead to stigma. The ministry also said it plans to use compliance data as a factor in DWF licensing and industry support.

China is a member of eight RFMOs:

  • The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
  • The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
  • The North Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
  • The Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
  • The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

Julian Chen, fishing industry researcher at Greenovation Hub, a Beijing-based NGO, said RFMOs set rules for governments and fishing vessels to restrict fishing activity, conserve resources fisheries and ensure the sustainable development of regional fisheries. China’s DWF Rating essentially translates RFMO compliance requirements and China’s DWF Management Rules into a rating system.

Chen explained that RFMO surveillance relies both on monitoring real-time location data, as well as on cooperation with port states, coastal states and flag states. Port states control the landed catches, while coastal states can patrol nearby waters through the coast guard. He says that countries that generally fish “have a central authority aware of the movements of their fleets, and they are obliged to take administrative or judicial action against the vessels when they are informed of violations by RFMOs”.

According to Chen, RFMO standards are becoming more stringent, with a ripple effect on compliance requirements. Countries with more rigorous fisheries management are also trying to export their standards, which puts other countries under pressure.

China strengthens DWF management

According to a 2020 Ministry of Agriculture white paper on DWF compliance, at the end of 2019, China had 178 registered DWF companies, operating 2,701 fishing vessels. Of these, 1,589 fished on the high seas in the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans, as well as in the national waters of other countries.

The 13th five-year plan (2016-20) for the DWF sector provided that, in order to protect fishery resources, there would “in principle” no longer be licenses for DWF companies or vessels, and the fleet would not exceed 3,000 ships.

“Keeping the capacity under control will also help fight IUU fishing,” said Zhou Wei. “If there is too much capacity, vessels are more likely to risk breaking the rules as they compete for catches.” It expects these measures to continue during the period of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025).

Sally Yozell thinks China could go further, by removing fuel subsidies, which encourage overcapacity and overfishing. These subsidies mean that larger vessels spend more time at sea and catch more fish.

Zhou Wei says China has toughened up the DWF industry in recent years, with new or revised regulations, and some measures appear to be very strict compared to those in other countries. For example, Chinese vessels are required to report their location to the Agriculture Ministry every hour, up from four hours previously, and observers are now required on all transshipment vessels.

A 2020 revision of the DWF regulations created a “blacklist,” which will see business executives, managers and captains temporarily banned from the industry if they are found to be involved in violations of the law. regulations.

Zhou Wei says the blacklist targets individuals, while the ranking system focuses on businesses – different approaches, both aimed at improving DWF management.

“Reasonable oversight of civil society and the public can also encourage companies to improve their compliance,” Zhou says. She also points out that a review of investigations and sanctions against DWF companies in recent years shows that these often come from reports from Chinese or international NGOs, or from the public.

China still needs to improve its systems for monitoring DWF activities. The agriculture ministry said China supports the fight against IUU fishing through port surveillance and is actively considering joining the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Agreement on relevant measures. State of the port, to implement inter-ministerial cooperation and to regularly improve its capacity to carry out port controls.

Sally Yozell hopes China signs the deal. “The traceability of seafood is expanding all over the world,” which means better mechanisms to prevent IUU fish from reaching the market, she says.

She adds that the fight against IUU fishing will not make fish more expensive or reduce fish consumption. But IUU fishing will cause fish to disappear more quickly from the ocean, hurting compliant businesses. Creating a fairer market will mean more sustainable fishing and more wild fish available for consumption.

Zhou Chen is a senior environmental journalist, previously at Caixin Media and the Paper. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, and is the climate justice reporter at Ricochet.

This article is courtesy of China Dialogue Ocean and can be found in its original form here.

The opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.

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Will the ranking of Chinese deep-sea fishing companies encourage sustainable practices? https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-deep-sea-fishing-companies-encourage-sustainable-practices/ https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-deep-sea-fishing-companies-encourage-sustainable-practices/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:17:59 +0000 https://newlyn.info/will-the-ranking-of-chinese-deep-sea-fishing-companies-encourage-sustainable-practices/

Zhou Wei points out that the Chinese government will not be aware of violations committed by Chinese ships in exclusive economic zones of other countries unless an information-sharing agreement is in place with the host government.

To fill this information gap, says Zhou Wei, Chinese regulators and technical assistance agencies will need to actively collect information. In addition, greater transparency – such as the regular publication of the names of Chinese DWF vessels – would encourage oversight by civil society and the public.

“In the United States, basically when our companies are not in compliance, we fine them. We put them in jail, ”says Sally Yozell.

“The important question is how transparent China will be with this [compliance] The data? How will this data be used during law enforcement? “

As far as she knows, China’s DWF business ranking system is unique.

Zhou Wei considers that the system is still in a trial period and therefore the results should not be used for rewards or punishments. So far, there has been no report on this.

“China has the world’s largest deep-sea fishing fleet. He fishes all over the world, ”Yozell explains. She believes publishing detailed information about DWF companies would help countries in West Africa, Pacific, East Africa and South America assess them before providing fishing licenses. .

International pressure

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the classification system is based on the experiences of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). It aims to “encourage” rather than force companies to “improve their management systems and implement strict monitoring measures… avoiding illegal behavior”. In other words, a high ranking can make a business look good, while a low ranking can lead to stigma. The ministry also said it plans to use compliance data as a factor in DWF licensing and industry support.

China is a member of eight RFMOs:

• The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

• The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

• The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

• The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

• The North Pacific Fisheries Commission

• The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization

• The Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement

• The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

Julian Chen, fishing industry researcher at Greenovation Hub, a Beijing-based NGO, said RFMOs set rules for governments and fishing vessels to restrict fishing activity, conserve resources fisheries and ensure the sustainable development of regional fisheries. China’s DWF Rating essentially translates RFMO compliance requirements and China’s DWF Management Rules into a rating system.

Chen explained that RFMO surveillance relies both on monitoring real-time location data, as well as on cooperation with port states, coastal states and flag states. Port states control the landed catches, while coastal states can patrol nearby waters through the coast guard. He says that countries which generally fish “have a central authority in the know of the movements of their fleets, and they are obliged to take administrative or judicial action against the vessels when they are informed of violations by RFMOs”.

According to Chen, RFMO standards are becoming more stringent, with a ripple effect on compliance requirements. Countries with more rigorous fisheries management are also trying to export their standards, which puts other countries under pressure.

China strengthens DWF management

According to a 2020 Ministry of Agriculture white paper on DWF compliance, at the end of 2019, China had 178 registered DWF companies, operating 2,701 fishing vessels. Of these, 1,589 fished on the high seas in the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans, as well as in the national waters of other countries.

The 13th five-year plan (2016-20) for the DWF sector provided that, in order to protect fishery resources, there would “in principle” no longer be licenses for DWF companies or vessels, and the fleet would not exceed 3,000 ships.

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Erik Flyvholm: Collaborate between political groups and be prepared to compromise | LeMaire.EU https://newlyn.info/erik-flyvholm-collaborate-between-political-groups-and-be-prepared-to-compromise-lemaire-eu/ https://newlyn.info/erik-flyvholm-collaborate-between-political-groups-and-be-prepared-to-compromise-lemaire-eu/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:06:48 +0000 https://newlyn.info/erik-flyvholm-collaborate-between-political-groups-and-be-prepared-to-compromise-lemaire-eu/

Erik Flyvholm: Collaborate between political groups and be prepared to compromise

Interview with the mayor of Lemvig, Denmark

Erik Flyvholm was born in December 1962. He graduated in civil economics and was elected to the municipal council of Thyborøn-Harboøre in 1998. For the next four years he was deputy mayor before becoming mayor of Thyborøn- Harboøre in 2002. After the municipal reform of 2007, Flyvholm was elected mayor of the new municipality of Lemvig.

In 2019, he sat down with TheMayor.EU to discuss Lemvig and the administration’s plans at the time; the full interview is available here.

Now he has touched on the municipality’s recent initiatives as well as the outbreak of the COVID pandemic.

Mr. Mayor, how would you describe the Municipality of Lemvig?

The municipality of Lemvig is located on the west coast of Denmark on the North Sea. Nature, with the fjord, forest and sea, means that we have been designated UNESCO Global Geopark West Jutland. Historically, we have lived from our environment. Agriculture and fishing have been and are major areas of interest that create prosperity and jobs. Ingenious farmers also relied on the wind.

Today, we are at the forefront of renewable energy production from wind turbines, and the same enterprising people are now investing heavily in new PtX technologies. The idea of ​​turning climate challenges into climate solutions, job creation, growth and new opportunities permeates Klimatorium – Denmark’s international climate center, located in Lemvig.

Here, authorities, researchers and companies come together to equip us to solve the global climate crisis. Klimatorium is part of the Coast to Coast Climate Challenge (C2cc) project and is supported by the EU. Global climate challenges are transnational and must be tackled across borders.

The local business community in this area has a range of international skills within the framework of the green transition. At the port of Thyborøn is the offshore group. We have the Plastix company which cracked the code by turning old fishing nets into tables, benches and new packaging. The Danish Coastal Authority (Kystdirektoratet) in Lemvig protects our coasts. PtX companies are on the way, and I could mention more. We have climate partnership agreements with TripleNine, FMC and agriculture companies.

In the Municipality of Lemvig, we live a good family life. We have the best schools in the country, our nursing and senior care work well, and we have endless leisure activities. In national benchmark surveys, we are number 1 in Denmark. Thus, tourists and newcomers who, for example, wish to work with the green transition are welcome in our municipality.

Climate actions, sustainability and biodiversity are of great importance to Lemvig. What initiatives has the municipality launched in these areas?

We have set whole new ambitious goals through DK2020, which is a close collaboration between 20 larger and smaller municipalities in Denmark with the aim of finding viable and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing climate change. In the climate plan, we work in close collaboration with the business world within the framework of climate partnerships.

We work with biodiversity, where we encourage all citizens and others to contribute with their ideas for more biodiversity. Concretely, we have just launched a photo competition which should inspire everyone to promote biodiversity with new and exciting ideas.

Climate challenges are global and we must look beyond national and municipal borders to find the right solutions. That is why we are a close partner with Klimatorium in Lemvig, just as we are working with seven municipalities and seven water supplies on a joint solution for the Thyborøn canal, which will protect the entire western part of the Limfjord from flooding.

We also anticipate that the clean-up of the poison depot in the Central Jutland region at Høfde 42 will generate entirely new environmental technologies that can be used elsewhere in the world. In addition, cleaning will make our beautiful nature even more accessible to citizens and our guests.

What is your administration doing to make Lemvig attractive to young people and slow down the population decline?

We face difficult structural challenges as we provide almost all of our young people with secondary education. But it is also a ticket to our university towns, which means that we have to attract a large number of new citizens every year.

Systematic efforts are made for newcomers and new employees – private and municipal. We have employees from the public and private sectors whose task is to take charge of the new residents of the municipality. The Job-in-the West project has been working for the past five years to attract new employees to exciting businesses in the region.

We advertise ourselves via the west coast to tourists, expect a lot from our new UNESCO Geopark accreditation, and we can continue ad infinitum on the choice of attractive advantages and the sweetness of life in our region. Life on the west coast offers time for children, leisure – and here you can also work with meaningful jobs as part of, for example, the green transition.

We have a rich cultural life with many different art forms. The municipality provides grants for established and new initiatives in the field of art and culture. A new Golden Age art museum is on its way to Lemvig.

The same goes for research and teaching. One example is an annual education debate, where teachers and educators from all over the country come to discuss and be inspired by the world of education.

The starting point is rigorous and secure financial management, and therefore peace of mind. And from there, we mobilize the driving forces of development. We need to turn challenges into development.

How has the outbreak of the pandemic impacted business and life in Lemvig?

The entire local community has been affected by the lockdown. Tourism has been affected by the border closures. It has been hard on the retail sector and on particularly vulnerable citizens. Loneliness, frustration and helplessness filled much of the period. But what I remember most is actually unity and an incredible willingness to get through the crisis.

Today we can look back – and some are still going through tough times – but in fact, we made it out unscathed. I have the impression that the adoption of vaccination has been well received and that the disease rates are low, which is the most important. However, business and the economy have returned to normal – some businesses and businesses are doing much better than before the start of the pandemic.

Plus, we have all learned some things from the pandemic – we need to go deeper.

Expanding on the previous question, what is your administration doing to ensure the recovery of the post-COVID economy?

During the pandemic, we have advanced several investments and capital payments. We have made focused efforts and engaged in close dialogue. We are now far away on the other side. However, we continue to work to create the best framework for new and existing businesses in our municipality.

In the national business climate surveys, we also get a very high score. It is important for us to be an attractive place for the growth of new and existing businesses. Therefore, my door is also always open if new businesses are planning to move to our green and charming neighborhood.

As mayor with almost 15 years of experience, what projects or advice would you like to share with other European leaders on our platform?

A recent statement showed that I am the longest-serving mayor of Denmark. It is a great honor and a job that you have on “loan”.

All municipalities and countries are different, so there really isn’t just one way to do things. But one of my guiding principles as mayor is: Collaborate between political groups and be ready to compromise.

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The waters of Charlevoix have long offered memorable fishing experiences https://newlyn.info/the-waters-of-charlevoix-have-long-offered-memorable-fishing-experiences/ https://newlyn.info/the-waters-of-charlevoix-have-long-offered-memorable-fishing-experiences/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 14:08:54 +0000 https://newlyn.info/the-waters-of-charlevoix-have-long-offered-memorable-fishing-experiences/

The waters around Charlevoix and the rivers that flow through the region have always enjoyed a reputation for one of the best fisheries in the country. However, there was always time to face, as Willard A. Smith, editor-in-chief of Charlevoix Sentinel, reported on September 2, 1871.

“Excursion to the Jordan. – We have undertaken this week, as a small recreation, to go up the Jordan for a fishing expedition. We worked endlessly for six hours to reach the point where our friends told us that we would find legions of the famous speckled trout. We were lacerated by protruding limbs, half eaten by mosquitoes and gnats, drenched in the freezing waters of the Jordan and drenched in the rain that fell continuously for two days, stretched out in a swampy swamp with the cloud canopy of the river. sky as our only covering, and finally came home with a nice batch of trout which we bought from a lucky fisherman at 20 cents a pound, were driven ashore at South Arm by a terrible gust, but arrived at the home after three days of the devil’s time. Why were we so distressed?