FQAS

AcronymDefinition
FQASFédération Québécoise des Activités Subaquatiques
FQASFlexible Query Answering System
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And Andrew Marr and family, worth PS209million, at Hull-based Andrew Marr International, own or control 5.1 per cent of UK quota (419,937 FQAs), making them the UK's fifth largest.
Their Lunar Fishing Company own or control 8.9 per cent of quota holdings (739,153 FQA - Fixed Quota Allocations).
"The Scottish Government urgently need to alter the way Scotland's quota is allocated so access to our publicly owned fish stocks is fairly distributed among local, lowimpact, fishers right around our coastline." The UK Government distribute fish quotas among the four UK administrations, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland) pro-rata, via a FQA. Yesterday, the Scottish Government said they issue most allocations to fish producer organisations (POs), 10 administered by Marine Scotland.
Unlike many fluorinated surfactants, the branch fluorinated cationic surfactant (4) (FQAS) exhibits excellent solubility in water at room temperature; thus, it could be employed to reduce the surface tension of water.
At 1.2 x [10.sup.-5] mol x [L.sup.-1], the surface tension of FQAS decreased from 67.0 mN x [m.sup.-1] to 54.8 mN x [m.sup.-1], when the temperature was increased from 293 K to 313 K (Figure 2).
Effect of Electrolyte on the Surface Tension of FQAS. The FQAS exhibited lower surface tension at different electrolyte concentrations of NaCl (1.0 g x [L.sup.-1] and 5.0 g x [L.sup.-1]) aqueous solution (Figure 3).
The different mass ratio nonionic surfactant PEG600 was mixed with FQAS. Surface tension was measured for mixed surfactant solution of different concentrations at 293 K (Figure 4).
'FQAS is supported by slaughterers and processors who contribute to its funding so it is difficult to understand why they could be tempted to handle non-assured imports - unless they look like being a more profitable long-term option.
'Most of the farmers in Northern Ireland who sign up to FQAS do so because they are told farm assurance is demanded by retailers and non-assured cattle are more difficult to sell.
'But if non-assured, imported, beef is being handled by companies that at the same time insist all home produced beef must meet FQAS standards then farmers will soon lose interest.'
"FQAS is supported by slaughterer/processors who contribute to its funding so it is difficult to understand why they could be tempted to handle non-assured imports - unless they look like being a more profitable long term option."
Currently NIFCC (Northern Ireland Food Chain Certification) operate the certification system for the NIBL FQAS. NIBL FQAS has been provided with certification services by an EN45011 (ISO 17065) Product Certification Body accredited UKAS since April 2002.