Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability


European Union fishing sector representative Europêche and the European Association of Fish Producers Organisations (EAPO) have voiced their concerns at the decision taken by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to recommend closing off 30 percent of all marine areas to fishing activities by 2030.

In a joint statement, the two fishing bodies stressed that the fishing sector would be one of the most affected sectors by these recommendations, which don't take into account...

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Retail giant Target has reached a lofty sustainability goal it set for itself five years ago, with help from a partnership with the nonprofit FishWise.

In 2011, Target, based in Minnepolis, Minnesota, U.S.A, aimed to have all of its entire fresh and frozen seafood deemed sustainable, traceable or on its way by 2016. On 19 September, the company announced it had reached 97 percent of its goal, with full compliance achieved for 100 percent of its owned-brand seafood products.

“It really was an...

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The European Commission (EC) has adopted an action plan setting out how Croatia can overcome identified shortcomings in its fisheries control system, following an inquiry into irregularities last year.

Croatian authorities have agreed to the plan and have begun implementing it, according to the E.C.

Under the action plan, Croatia will work to improve its general control framework and data management, ensuring that catch data are comprehensively validated and cross-checked. The country...

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The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) has appointed Martin Purves, formerly its fisheries development director, as the group’s new managing director.

The nonprofit IPNLF works toward developing and supporting one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains and has had particular success in the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean.

In the same announcement, IPNLF announced its former international coordinating director, Emily Howgate, who has “chosen to spend some time traveling and doing...

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Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

To mark its 10-year anniversary, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a new report summarizing the organization’s journey over the past decade, including summaries of alliances forged and most recent activities accomplished, as well as its future plans.

Its 2015 annual report is the first SFP has done. It provides an overview of SFP’s approach to sustainable seafood sourcing and touts success stories and key contributions made by the organization’s partners - including...

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