Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Salmon Tongass

The United States Forest Service has finalized an amendment to its management plan for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska that will seek to better conserve more than 70 salmon and trout streams within the reserve.

Located in Southeast Alaska, the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest is home to old-growth forests and prime spawning grounds for Alaska’s native salmon populations. The new measures instituted by the Forest Service include the limiting of logging in the Tongass 77, “a...

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skipjack tuna

As many as 50,000 fish aggregating devices (FADs) are in use in the western and central Pacific tuna fishery, many of which are equipped with increasingly sophisticated sonar and satellite technology linked directly to fishing vessels, according to the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).

FADs have long been a key part of the tuna fishery and can be anything that fish associate with – ranging from as logs or living or dead whales to a man-made raft – but new technology and a surge in numbers...

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Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0, a networking and event nonprofit, has announced a three-day workshop in the Boston area designed to aid New England seafood businesses in promoting themselves and integrating social and environmental sustainability into their business strategy.

The workshop will take place 6 to 8 February 2017 at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Applications for the workshop are due by 6 January and can be made at Fish 2.0’s website,

The workshop...

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The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, or GSSI, has announced six new commercial partners that have endorsed its efforts to evaluate the reliability of seafood certification programs.

In addition, in recent months, several globally prominent certification schemes have been benchmarked by GSSI, including the Iceland RFM program in November and the Alaska RFM in June, and GSSI’s public consultation of the Marine Stewardship Council’s scheme recently ended, signifying the program’s...

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The administration U.S. President Barack Obama has announced the implementation of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program to qualified enthusiasm from environmental groups.

The fruits of the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, authorized by Obama in June 2014, the program will require “at-risk” seafood that is imported into the United States to be tracked to its source and properly labeled.

Studies by ocean conservation...

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