Bernadette Carreon

Bernadette Carreon

Contributing Editor

Bernadette Carreon is a Palau-based journalist who has covered the Pacific for more than 15 years. She was born in the Philippines but has made Palau her home since 2001. A journalist for almost two decades, Bernadette has been selected to attend numerous trainings in covering and writing about Pacific fisheries. She has written for Agence France Presse, Marianas Business Journal, Radio Australia, Island Times and Pacific Media Network. She is also a co-founder of the Palau-based online news organization Pacific Note.

Published on
April 13, 2021

A second attempt by Australia's orange roughy fishery certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard has been thrown out by an independent adjudicator.

The decision puts to rest a fight brought by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) against the fishing industry and its consultant MRAG Americas over the certification of the orange roughy fishery, a species considered endangered, threatened, and protected

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Published on
April 6, 2021

Due to challenges related to COVID-19, New Zealand King Salmon posted an almost 50 percent year-on-year decrease in earnings for the seven months ending 31 January, 2021 …

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Published on
March 30, 2021

Perth, Australia-based Seafarms has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canstruct Pty Ltd. to build out the first stage of Project Sea Dragon (PSD), a large-scale, land-based prawn aquaculture project …

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Published on
March 12, 2021

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 Toothfish has won the Best Sustainable Seafood Product title at Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia 2021.

This marks the second year of Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 winning the top honors, along with the newly MSC-certified Fremantle Octopus range. The award-giving body also named the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)-certified kingfish as Best

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Published on
March 5, 2021

Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited said in a statement on 26 February that it will work “constructively to expeditiously address the matter of forfeiture” of its NZD 20 million (USD 14.4 million, EUR 12 million) vessel San Waitaki after it was caught illegally fishing in a protected area.

“We wish to say upfront that we absolutely accept the judge’s decision. We are very sorry about what happened and are

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Published on
March 2, 2021

Despite the disruption of COVID-19 to restaurants, a jump in retail sales boosted Angel Seafood’s net profit for the six months ending 31 December, 2020 …

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Published on
March 1, 2021

Tasmania-based salmon company Huon Aquaculture announced on Friday that it's looking into “unsolicited approaches” following huge half-year losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Published on
February 16, 2021

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission has extended its suspension mandatory fisheries observer coverage in the region it oversees, citing the dangers of COVID-19 ... 

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Published on
February 10, 2021

At this month’s meeting of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI), members were urged by sustainability-focused nonprofits to develop global transshipment guidelines, targeting adoption as early as 2022.

The Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Officer for International Fisheries Dawn Borg Constanzi told SeafoodSource she is hopeful the meeting will lead to the development of

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Published on
February 8, 2021

Huon Aquaculture is expecting lower projected earnings for FY2021 compared to FY2020, stemming from weak salmon pricing and increased costs …

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