Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Seafish

A first call has been placed for proposals for Seafish’s new funding initiative, which seeks to support innovation that delivers strategic value to the seafood industry at large.

Organizations based in the U.K. developing seafood supply-chain and quality orientated projects are encouraged to submit their proposals for consideration under the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), a EUR 750,000 (USD 835,634) flexible investment opportunity.

Over the course of the next three years, Seafish will use...

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MSC certification

The quest for certification under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has taken an interesting turn for Alaska salmon processors wanting back into the fold. According to recent reports, it seems that the Alaska Salmon Processors Association (ASPA) – an MSC-certificate holder for the region – has decided to withdraw from the binding arbitration process called for by the MSC Board earlier this month.

After client group ASPA denied Alaska processors re-entry to MSC certification in May, and...

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Bigeye tuna

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is taking the assessment of an Indian Ocean purse-seine tuna fishery to adjudication following objections by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The MSC said on its website that “The Independent Adjudicator has provided a document for the intention to proceed to adjudication” regarding the Echebastar Indian Ocean fishery.

The WWF initially objected last month, saying the assessors were moving too fast, and not taking into account changes in the fishery. The...

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ASC, MSC

Despite operating in differing seafood sectors, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) both essentially seek the same thing. Which is why it’s hardly surprising that the two regulation bodies decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week, pooling their efforts in the hunt for sustainable best practices.

Rupert Howes, CEO of the MSC, insists that such a melding of the minds between the two organizations will kick seafood’s operational...

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Sodexo logo

International foodservice company Sodexo has announced for its clients in Maine, USA, that it will begin sourcing seafood harvested sustainably in the Gulf of Maine.

The company is partnering with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in its management of foodservice for clients such as Colby College, Central Maine Medical Center and the University of New England.

“As part of our overall mission of improving the quality of life for the people we serve, Sodexo is committed to supporting...

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