The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Scientific Committee has published a new report that provides results on the yellowfin tuna stock assessment in the Indian Ocean. The report shows the stock is overfished and will require a catch reduction of at least 30 percent.
The report is the first issued by the IOTC Scientific Committee since 2018 and includes projections for reasonable likelihood of stock recovery by 2030 if the 30 percent catch… Read More
Tri Marine has been recognized as the first tuna-trading company to achieve ISO 22005:2007 certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) ...
Photo courtesy of Tri… Read More
The Vung Tau multispecies trawl fishery improvement project (FIP), based in southern Vietnam, has been accepted into the MarinTrust Improver Program as part of its multispecies pilot.
This FIP is the second to be accepted into the IP’s multispecies pilot project, after the Gulf of Thailand mixed-trawl FIP. The multispecies pilot criteria focuses on complex fisheries.
The MarinTrust Improver Program aims to encourage fishmeal-processing… Read More
Nueva Pescanova will use plastic waste to produce seafood packaging through an advanced recycling process.
The Pontevedra, Spain-based vertically integrated seafood firm said it will be the first company in its sector to reuse marine plastic pollution in its packaging material.
Nueva Pescanova will collect plastic from riverbeds, coastal areas, and up to 50 kilometers from the coast and begin producing packaging from it for some of its Pescanova… Read More
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched one of its largest-ever rounds of public consultation starting 1 March and running to 30 April, 2022, seeking comments on the new ASC farm standard that will align all ASC-certified species under one standard.
The new single standard will benefit farmers and auditors through greater efficiency, and make it easier for stakeholders, such as NGOs, to assess and compare the ASC’s… Read More
As concerns about climate change grow internationally, two seafood companies – Lerøy Seafood Group and Grieg Seafood – along with other food companies, have committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
SBTi is an initiative designed to encourage companies to meet specific targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Participating companies set science-based targets that align with the trajectory recommended… Read More
Russia’s Fishery Shipowners Association awarded MSC certification following battle with Pollock Catchers Association
Marine Stewardship Council certification has been awarded to Russia’s Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA), with members including the Russian Fishery Company (RFC), for the Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery.
The FSA is made up of 29 fishing companies and was established in 2016. These companies account for 22 percent of all Russia’s wild-catch harvest and landed 20,000 metric tons (MT) of fillet contracts for the European market in… Read More
A fishery improvement project (FIP) for a handline tuna fishery targeting yellowfin tuna in Brazil has been launched by the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), in collaboration with Sea Delight and Prime Seafood.
The FIP’s objective is for the fishery to obtain Marine Stewardship Council certification by 2026.
The FIP includes 87 vessels that land at the ports of Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte State in northeastern Brazil,… Read More
The growing field of research into blue foods – aquatic animals, plants, and algae from either marine or freshwater ecosystems – and their importance to a sustainable food system is providing the seafood industry and retailers an opportunity to differentiate seafood in the broader protein market.
The Blue Food Assessment is an effort led by Stanford University’s Center for Ocean Solutions and Center on Food Security and the… Read More
Lima, Peru-based fishmeal and fish oil producer Exalmar has become the first company to achieve the MarinTrust chain of custody standard under its version 2.0 standards for further processing and trading activities.
“We are eager to meet the demands of international markets. Our commitment is from the capture of the raw material from responsible sources, processing and certified storage, for its safe and traceable commercialisation.… Read More