Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

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Around 9 million metric tons (MT) of seafood annually is now certified according to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) standard for environmentally sustainable fishing, representing almost 10 percent of the total global wild-caught supply and including 45.9 percent of the whitefish catch, according to the MSC’s latest annual report.

The non-profit organization’s 2014-15 annual report, “Celebrating 15 years of certified sustainable seafood,” finds seafood retailers and restaurants today...

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IUU fishing

The Costa Rican government has ratified the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Port State Measures Agreement, which one group called a sign of the government’s commitment to fighting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The legislative assembly voted to approve the agreement on 27 July, but it was only published this week in the national official gazette. The move drew praise from MarViva Foundation, a regional NGO that supports sustainable fishing.


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Authorities from the Vung Tau province may shutter 18 area factories that local fishers and protestors have alleged are behind the deaths of large numbers of fish.

According to local fish farmers, waste water from factories along the Cha Va river has been killing their stocks en masse, reports Vietnam Net. As a means to address the perceived pollution problem, tens of farmers convened in Vung Tau City on 30 September with several kilos of dead fish, presenting the containers to the provincial...

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Accusations have been lobbed against John West alleging that the U.K. tuna brand has been utilizing destructive fishing methods to obtain its tuna when it had promised consumers otherwise.

Environmental group Greenpeace ranked John West last in its latest League Table report, saying that just 2 percent of the company’s tuna is considered sustainable. According to Greenpeace, the company has been employing fishing gear and techniques that catch sharks and endanger turtles and other...

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Thai Union Group

Thai Union Group reaffirmed where its priorities lie in a 5 October press release crafted in response to a campaign launched by Greenpeace last week that challenged the company’s sourcing methods and its commitment to worker wellbeing.

“Thai Union is fully committed to the protection of the marine environment and to responsible sourcing; indeed, the future success of our business is inextricably linked to the health of the ocean and an ongoing and plentiful supply of fish,” assured...

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