Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Cermaq salmon farming

Salmon and trout producer Cermaq has joined global business players in committing to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At a Business for Peace ceremony in Oslo, Norway, the Mitsubishi subsidiary’s CEO, Jon Hindar, committed to a pledge together with other business leaders to support the SDGs and called upon peers to do the same.

The pledge was: "The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end poverty, combat...

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The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal for a new directive that aims to improve the working conditions for the bloc’s fishermen.

The move follows an agreement that was reached three years ago to align European Union law with the Working in Fishing Convention 2007 of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Once adopted, the directive will implement the social partner agreement, which provides for a higher level of protection for E.U. fishermen.

"Protecting our workers and...

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Back in February of this year, the Sinaloa shrimp fishery of Mexico made a splash by becoming the first of its kind to achieve eligibility under Fair Trade USA (FTUSA)’s capture fisheries standard, following the fishery’s involvement in and completion of a long-term fishery improvement project (FIP).

It was a feat that captured attention throughout the industry, but perhaps no company was more impressed than U.S.-based distributor Fortune Fish Co., which had been searching for a source of...

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BristolBay SockeyeSalmon

With the warning that buying seafood from illegitimate sources is not only illegal but also threatens the fishing industry and fish stocks and also puts the broader marine environment at risk, a new U.K. consumer initiative is urging the general public to anonymously report any potentially illicit seafood sales to the independent crime-fighting charity hotline Crime Stoppers.

The drive is a key part of the “Looks fishy? Don’t risk it” campaign, launched by the government’s Marine Management...

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Fishhackathon

More than 2,000 computing experts from around the world recently competed for cash prizes offered on their ability to solve a problem vexing fishing and ocean sustainability experts and organizations.

The third annual “Fishackathon,” which took place starting on Earth Day, 22 April and finished 24 April, was hosted by the U.S. State Department, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Young’s Seafood, Welsh ecological consultancy Salacia-Marine and the Billfish Foundation. It offered USD 10,000 (EUR...

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