The Philippines Tuna Handline Partnership (PTHP) has achieved Marine Stewardship Council certification.
The PTHP is made up of 500 artisanal fishing boats harvesting yellowfin tuna using traditional handline fishing gear along the Occidental Mindoro Strait and Gulf of Lagonov. The partnership includes around 2,000 fishers in one of the Philippines’ most-productive fishing areas.
The fishery first began the process of achieving MSC… Read More
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia-based yellowtail kingfish farmer Clean Seas reported a strong first quarter of FY2022, with record sales and an increase in revenue …
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Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has issued a statement expressing concern about the increase in reports of foreign vessels fishing illegally off Australia's north coast.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) – working in conjunction with the Maritime Border Command, the Australian Border Force, and the Australian Defence Force – destroyed 15 foreign fishing vessels found to be fishing illegally,… Read More
The Abrolhos Island Mid-West Scallop Trawl fishery of Western Australia has officially gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
According to an MSC press statement, the fishery has been found to be “well-managed and supported by strong science from the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.” The fishery received MSC certification because of enhanced management measures it has… Read More
Trade group Seafood Industry Australia is welcoming the Australian government's creation of a new visa program, hailing it as a means to address a labor shortage in Australia's seafood sector.
SIA said the newly created Australian Agriculture Worker Visa (Ag Visa) program will provide a “long-term, reliable workforce” for the commercial seafood sector.
“The Australian seafood industry has been heavily… Read More
A New Zealand man and his company were fined for illegally trading nearly NZD 1 million (USD 693,758, EUR 601,258) worth of pāua and crayfish caught near the Chatham Islands.
The man, Michael Vernon Weaver, and his company, Southern Ocean Seafoods Limited, faced 19 joint charges under New Zealand's Fisheries Act for trading more than 12 metric tons of unreported seafood, valued at more than NZD 900,000 (USD 626,000, EUR 541,000), a media… Read More
A partnership between the Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Nature Conservancy will supply canned tuna to Walmart stores for the store’s Great Value brand across the United States.
The new joint venture, dubbed Pacific Island Tuna (PIT), is “designed to transform the global canned tuna supply chain,” according to a Nature Conservancy announcement. The new business model is intended to give Pacific islanders the… Read More
Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia-based Austral Fisheries’ long-serving chief financial officer Greg Johnston has announced his… Read More
Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited has been fined NZD 375,000 (USD 263,000, EUR 225,000) and ordered to pay NZD 121,860 (USD 85,500, EUR 73,000) in reparations and NZD 35,000 (USD 24,500, EUR 21,000) in costs to the family of a crewmember who died while working on one of the company’s fishing vessels.
In a prepared statement, Sanford said it takes full responsibility for the tragedy that led to the death of the… Read More
Neighbours of Fish Farming (NOFF), a group promoting “sustainable, responsible fish farming,” has decried the existence of “secret” maps made by the Tasmanian government the organization claims show evidence the government plans to allow for an expansion of local salmon farming.
The government of the Australian state of Tasmania announced it will be developing a 10-year salmon plan, beginning on 1 January, 2023, according… Read More