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Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Hamishwalker

Sea Pact, which seeks to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices, has elected Hamish Walker as the new chairman of its advisory council.

Walker, the director of purchasing at Seattle Fish Company, replaces former chairman Guy Dean, a former vice president and chief sustainability officer at Albion Farms and Fisheries.

“I am very excited to have Hamish elected to the role as new chair of the advisory council for a two-year term, and look forward to working...

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PT Karyacipta Buanasentosa (PT KCBS), the Indonesian tuna catch and processing company that is wholly-owned by Yamako Pacific Pte Ltd., has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its skipjack and yellowfin tuna.

All of the company’s tuna species are fished by pole-and-line by Friend of the Sea-approved vessels in the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean.

“Achieving the Friend of the Sea certification is an important step forward for PT KCBS and it reinforces our sustainability...

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Alaskafishin

Consumers and buyers worried about traces of radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan may find reassurance from recent test results showing no impact on seafood from Alaska.

Testing by the state’s government in 2016 confirmed the Fukushima disaster is not affecting Alaskan seafood, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

“DEC, in cooperation with its partners, currently deems fish and shellfish from Alaska waters unaffected by the nuclear reactor...

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Swedishfish

This month, the Swedish Marine Agency (SWaM) will introduce a new fisheries management system, based on individually allocated fishing rights, in a radical move away from the country’s previous regime.

The catalyst for this transition was Swedish fishermen, who identified that changes would need to be made in order for the industry to successfully implement the European Union’s Landing Obligation (LO). The LO - or discard ban - which is a central part of the reformed Common Fishery Policy...

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Conservationalliance

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions has hired Frazer McGilvray to be its first-ever executive director. The organization works to connect conservation groups that work with businesses representing more than 80 percent of the North American grocery and institutional food service markets, with the goal of increasing sustainability, including seafood sustainability.

A native of Scotland, McGilvray was most recently the executive director and board member of Malama Maunalua, a...

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