Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Halibut loading

Donations from several seafood companies in Alaska, USA, helped nonprofit organization SeaShare deliver 21,000 pounds of halibut to needy people in remote villages in a recent outreach project in western Alaska.

SeaShare collects seafood to donate to food banks and other aid organizations that feed the hungry in the United States. In this case, the group brought donated frozen halibut to villages and small communities where some residents rely heavily on walrus harvests to feed their families...

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Seafood technologists take heed: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has launched its very first Prize Challenge Competition, and is seeking innovative fish tracking technologies for which it has allotted USD 20,000 (EUR 18,254) in prize money.

Established with the help of the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the competition aims to reduce costs and ultimately enhance fish tracking methods.

The current...

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Thai fishing boats

The Thai government has issued a statement on the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, released Monday, saying it is not a fair representation of the country’s efforts to fight forced labor.

The report gave Thailand the designation of Tier 3, the worst ranking possible, for the second year in a row, accusing the government of not taking enough action to prevent human slavery in multiple industries, including the seafood industry there.

“Thailand takes note of such an...

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Thai fishing boats

After the U.S. Secretary of State released its 2015 Trafficking in Persons report yesterday, giving Thailand more bad marks for its lack of control of forced labor, NGOs and the industry all agreed that while the Thai government has shown an effort to address the problem, the report made the right call.

“Absolutely,” said Katrina Nakamura, chief technical officer at Resiliency Group, a sustainability advisory and consulting firm for the seafood industry, when asked if the department’s report...

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AP slave labor

The U.S. State Department is keeping Thailand at Tier 3 in its latest Trafficking in Persons Report, accusing the country of not doing enough to stem forced labor and other human rights abuses.

“The Government of Thailand does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, and is not making significant efforts to do so. Thailand investigated and prosecuted some cases against corrupt officials involved in trafficking but trafficking-related corruption continued...

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