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Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

John West tuna

Co-op has introduced a new tuna sourcing policy that extends its own commitments and for the first time also holds brands to account.

The U.K. retailer has widened its tuna sourcing policy to include the branded canned tuna suppliers Princes and John West. It has set a deadline of the end of 2017 for tuna under these brands to be sourced from fisheries improvement projects (FIPs) working toward the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.

Co-op’s deadline to branded suppliers is part of its...

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Frenchoysterfarm

Huitres Favier Earl, on the left bank of the Seudre River in southwestern France, has become the first French farm to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

The oyster producer sells between 9 and 10 million oysters annually to Carrefour in France along with buyers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and other European countries.

"The consumption of seafood is high in France and, according to a recent survey by Global Scan, French consumers are ready to change their...

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IPNLF

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has teamed up with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program to spread the message of seafood sustainability through a Conservation Partnership agreement.

IPNLF, which is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, joins the already extensive network of Seafood Watch Conservation Partners stretching across North America, Europe and Asia. Within the partnership, the nonprofit will...

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Rightwhaleentanglement

A group of 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has sent a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) expressing their concerns about its certification of fisheries with high levels of bycatch.

The letter was authored by Kate O’Connell of the Animal Welfare Institute and Friederike Kreme-Obrock of Sharkproject Germany and signed by the heads of 50 nonprofits dedicated to environmental conservation, including dozens of groups dedicated to the protection and preservation of sharks...

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Industryaward

McDonald’s, Tesco and Icelandic Seachill, along with several other leading seafood processors, trade associations and retailers, received the Responsible Business Award for their self-imposed ban on cod fishing.

At the recent Ocean Awards, the Responsible Business Award was awarded to the Industry Group Agreement that applies to the cod fishery in the northern part of the North-East Atlantic, in recognition of the self-imposed precautionary ban on fishing of potentially vulnerable areas that...

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