Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Tuna

The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) blue ecolabel is now eligible to grace the packaging of yellowfin tuna caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery.

The certification is notably novel – the Parties of the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is the first major free school purse seine yellowfin tuna fishery to achieve MSC certification. The fishery is responsible for 140,000 metric tons of yellowfin tuna catch annually, accounting for half of the yellowfin ascertained...

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SFP

In the name of dedication to environmentally and socially responsible sourced seafood, North Star Seafood and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have laid out a new partnership plan that will focus on seafood sustainability for North Star’s retail customers, cruise lines and chef-driven restaurants.

Comprehensive assessments will be conducted on the sustainability of all seafood sources, and improvements projects will be created as a means to enhance environmental performance...

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Hy-Vee

All of Hy-Vee’s fresh and private label frozen seafood has been confirmed to be sustainably sourced, per an announcement from the major retailer.

The grocer set a goal in 2011 to make sure 100 percent of its seafood was responsibly sourced by the end of 2015 – the company met its goal in December 2015.

Working with non-profit FishWise, Hy-Vee made several sourcing shifts including a move to provide fresh and private label farmed salmon that held either a yellow or green status among Monterey...

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Seafood businesses ahead of the curve on sustainability face specific challenges and difficult decisions when choosing how to market themselves, according to a panel of experts at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on Wednesday, February 3 in Malta.

Pete Fraser, the owner of Harbor Lights, a fish and chips restaurant in Essex, U.K., said leading on sustainability involved extra effort on both the back end – making sourcing decisions, and the front end – educating customers.

“We’ve gotten a good...

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The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) continues to build momentum and is preparing to publicly announce its members at the Seafood Expo North America, taking place March 6 to 8, 2016 in Boston, Mass., according to Peter Hajipieris, Iglo’s director of sustainability and external affairs and a Seafish board member.

Hajipieris, who has been involved with GSSI since Seafish backed the initiative in 2012, gave a presentation at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on the GSSI Benchmarking Tool on...

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