OceanWatch Australia has certified 60 graduates from its 2022 Master Fisherman program, raising the number of program graduates to over 240 now operating in a range of artisanal, inshore fisheries nationally.
Established in 1989 as a national nonprofit company, OceanWatch Australia has managed a broad range of successful projects aimed towards improving environmental practices, protecting threatened marine species, reducing bycatch, introducing… Read More
For The Oceans Foundation, Fins Attached Marine Research and Conservation, the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation, and United Conservationists have signed a partnership agreement to join forces for five years to concentrate their focus on marine conservation.
The coalition of the four nonprofit non-governmental organization will work on initiatives and activities to combat illegal fishing and blunt the negative effects of climate… Read More
The Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), Sea Pact, and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) have released a joint statement calling for improvements to improve the safety of the global fishing industry.
Together, the five groups include as members over 150 companies from across the seafood supply chain.
The Pew Charitable Trusts, in… Read More
United Arab Emirates-based Dibba Bay Oysters has achieved the Friend of the Sea aquaculture certification, making it the only certified aquaculture farm in the region.
Located in Fujairah, on the east coast of the U.A.E, Dibba Bay Oysters is the only farm in the Middle East currently growing oysters at a commercial scale for human consumption. It now produces approximately 300,000 oysters a month and it continues to scale up… Read More
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has released an updated version of its salmon standard with a new approach to sea lice monitoring that environmental groups have criticized.
ASC released version 1.4 of its salmon standard on 5 September, following a science-based review process. The new edition of the standard has a specific scope on sea lice management, with the aim of establishing more robustness in sea lice sampling and monitoring and the… Read More
Seven members of the seafood industry and seven NGOs are calling upon the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to better protect the fisher’s welfare on wild-caught vessels by improving data collection and analysis of labor-related accidents.
Three major tuna processors, the Bolton Group, Bumble Bee, and Tri-Marine, along with seafood industry groups of Fedespesca, SEA Alliance, and the Hong Kong Sustainable… Read More
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its annual “Status of the Stocks” report in July 2022, finding global tuna catches are increasingly coming from healthy stocks.
Since its last "Status of the Stocks" report in March 2022, the percentage of total commercial tuna catch worldwide harvested from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance has increased from 80.5 percent to 86.4 percent. ISSF… Read More
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has funded a second cohort of 10 ocean innovators with the hop of bringing economic benefits to small-island developing states and least-developed countries.
UNDP’s Ocean Innovation Challenge is part of UNDP’s Ocean Promise to deliver at least 100 ocean innovations by 2030. OIC provides up to USD 250,000 (EUR 250,000) over two years to develop innovative solutions that are… Read More
Three of New Zealand’s largest orange roughy fisheries have achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard recertification. These fisheries represent approximately 73 percent of New Zealand’s orange roughy harvests and were the first orange roughy fisheries to be certified as sustainable to the MSC fisheries standard in 2016.
The owners of quota for New Zealand’s deep-water fisheries are represented by The Deepwater… Read More
The red rock lobster fishery in Baja, Mexico has received its third Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard recertification since becoming one of the first 10 fisheries in the world to obtain MSC certification in 2004.
The fishery is overseen by the Regional Federation of Cooperative Societies of the Fishing Industry of Baja California (FEDECOOP), which acts as a client and integrates 14 cooperatives together, nine of which are MSC-certified.… Read More