Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability


Foodservice company Sodexo has come together with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort to bring a range of ‘sustainable and healthy’ school meals to the fore.

Ten meals comprise the Green & Lean range, which were conceived by WWF experts and Sodexo chefs using LiveWell dietary advice and Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan for guidance. All the meals feature either meat or fish that is RSPCA Assured or MSC certified, and contain plant-based foods and wholegrains.

“It was really...

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The European Commission has proposed there should again be no commercial catches of turbot and dogfish in the Black Sea next year and that the catch limits for sprats should remain at its current level of 11,475 metric tons (MT).

Bulgaria and Romania are the EU member states affected by the Commission’s annual proposals for Black Sea fishing opportunities. This advice is based on the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the Commission’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for...

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In honor of its 20th Anniversary celebration, SeaWeb has decided to join forces with The Ocean Foundation in a new partnership forged for the sake of healthy oceans.

The longtime collaborators will combine their organizational strengths in the union, creating workable solutions to combat the serious threats facing today’s and tomorrow’s oceans all around the world.

"SeaWeb and The Ocean Foundation have a long history of collaboration," says Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation...

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Bluefin tun

The European Commission spoke in praise of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) developing harvest control rules at its recent annual meeting.

“Although not all ambitions were met, the EU is very satisfied with the results and the progress of this organization,” the commission said in a statement.

The commission applauded ICCAT’s work on harvest controls for Northern Albacore tuna, along with management strategy evaluation.

The commission also praised...

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Sri Lanka tuna

Progress is being made by Sri Lanka with regards to implementing sufficient measures to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, confirmed the European Commission (EC).

A technical dialogue between EC and Sri Lanka authorities concluded this week in Colombo, with the European contingent saying it was pleased with the improvements made by Sri Lanka to comply with the regulations of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). 

The two sides agreed to work together on the...

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