Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Menhaden Fisheries Coalition fishing

NOAA Fisheries' Chesapeake Bay Office recently updated its "Menhaden Facts" webpage and, in doing so, confirmed the sustainability of the Atlantic menhaden fishery, according to the Menhaden Fisheries Coalition.

The page update states that “Atlantic menhaden are not overfished, and overfishing is not occurring,” a conclusion NOAA based on the latest benchmark stock assessments for 2015. The 2015 Atlantic menhaden stock assessment came after years of research and observation courtesy of state...

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Acadian redfish

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has been working for the past four years to promote underutilized fish species in the United States with its Out of the Blue program, and this week they are plugging the little-known Acadian redfish in a campaign stretching from Bangor to Boston.

The campaign, while focused on the Gulf of Maine region, has a wider message of asking the industry to think outside the traditional box, to find fish that are plentiful and taste just as good as more common...

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Thai Union Group

Greenpeace has launched a global campaign aimed at one of the world’s largest canned tuna companies, Thai Union Group (TU), urging that the producer take the necessary steps in ridding its supply chains of labor abuse and wasteful fishing practices.

Spurred by investigations and media reports from the New York Times and the Associated Press that connected Thai Union to human rights abuses and destructive fishing methods, Greenpeace USA made attempts to contact the company on 2 October.


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Tom Pickerell

A growing number of businesses from across the U.K. supply chain are using Seafish’s free online responsible sourcing tool to make informed seafood purchasing decisions and to better manage their reputation in the marketplace.

Launched in September 2014, the Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) now lists 280 fishery profiles containing information on stock status, the efficacy of management, as well as seafloor habitat and bycatch impacts.

It is available to all seafood buyers in the...

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Karmenu Vella

European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella is taking his message of improved fisheries management to Chile this week, attending the Our Ocean conference in Valparaiso, which takes place today and tomorrow.

“It gives me a chance to illustrate the EU’s commitment to improving ocean governance,” Vella wrote in an op-ed submitted to SeafoodSource.

In his statement Vella spoke only of the responsibility the world’s governments have to manage the world’s...

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