Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

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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Environmental activist group Greenpeace has initiated a campaign against Sainsbury’s, as it seeks to have the U.K.’s second-largest grocery store chain drop the Thai Union-owned John West tuna brand, which it criticizes as “unsustainable.”

Activists have been removing John West tuna cans from shelves at Sainsbury’s locations throughout the U.K. and hiding them in other parts of the stores. They have also added signage to shelving asking customers to contact Sainsbury’s to get them have them...

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A workshop designed to improve management of the mahi fishery in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, with the eventual aim of Marine Stewardship Council certification for the fishery, was hosted by the World Wildlife Fund from 8 to 10 November in Lima, Peru.

More than 70 representatives representing the spectrum of the mahi supply chain, including individuals representing major buyers including Costco, Sysco and Kroger, and suppliers from Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, attended the “Market Engagement in...

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