Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

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New Zealand conservation organization Forest & Bird has released a free mobile app that ranks the sustainability of more than 117 of the country’s commercially harvested seafood species.

“The Best Fish Guide 2017” is a comprehensive and independent guide to sustainable seafood that uses a traffic light system to guide consumers in their seafood choices.

According to the guide, 42 New Zealand seafood choices are farmed or fished sustainably, but 75 are in the red ‘worst choice’...

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Canada’s largest herring fishery, operating out of the Bay of Fundy area, has achieved certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), signifying that it is both sustainable and well-managed.

The fishery in question, the Canada 4VWX purse-seine herring fishery, is the third of its kind in Canada to earn MSC’s approval. Now, all herring products originating from purse seine vessels and processed in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick can bear the MSC blue ecolabel, informing customers of the...

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Hungry Shark Evolution

International ocean advocacy organization Oceana in partnership with Future Games of London (FGOL), the Ubisoft studio responsible for creating the Hungry Shark Evolution mobile game, kicked off a new initiative on Giving Tuesday, 29 November, to raise funds and recruit advocates for Oceana's conservation work.

Users who play Hungry Shark Evolution on their phone can purchase an expansion pack for the game, called "Oceana Shark Baby," which allows them to access a companion character that...

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A regional conference in Seoul, South Korea on 29 and 30 November sought to share information and seek solutions to address unsustainable and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in coastal Asia.

The conference, “Building Ocean Health: Sharing experiences to move towards sustainable fisheries management,” brought together officials from South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka as well as the European Union, the United States, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture...

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The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) said working conditions for millions of the world’s commercial fishermen will improve with the recent ratification of International Labour Organization (ILO) Working in Fishing Convention 188 (C188), which establishes minimum labor standards for those employed on vessels at sea.

The convention became official after Lithuania became the tenth country to ratify the convention on 16 November, following its previous ratification by Angola, Argentina...

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