Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) announced progress to reduce use of antibiotics in aquaculture along with other sustainability efforts as part of the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) initiative. SeaBOS is a group of ten of the largest global seafood companies working towards more sustainable seafood production and improved ocean health.
As part of SeaBOS’s collaboration, several task forces were created to focus… Read More
The Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) has laid out a case against ranking fisheries transparency efforts in a global fisheries transparency index.
FiTI is a global multi-stakeholder partnership focused on increasing transparency and collaboration in marine fisheries management. It is working with governments of coastal nations around the world to produce country reports that provide a deep dive into the state of the… Read More
The Pacific whiting (hake) mid-water trawl fishery is the first fishery outside of Alaska to achieve Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification. The fishery covers federal waters off the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and California.
The Pacific whiting fishery is now eligible to sell products harvested from 10 January, 2022, forward with the RFM eco-label. The RFM certification process was initiatived by the Pacific Whiting… Read More
Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) has released its first progress report since its launch in 2016, detailing its efforts to improve the sustainability of the seafood industry.
SeaBOS is a collaboration of 10 of the world’s largest seafood companies across the wild capture, aquaculture, and aquafeed production sectors.
The companies involved in SeaBOS are Maruha Nichiro, Nissui, Thai Union, Mowi, Dongwon Industries,… Read More
Five founding members of TUNACONS have achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for yellowfin tuna products caught in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Ecuadorian companies involved in the initiative are Negocios Industriales Real NIRSA S.A., Servigrup, and Eurofish, along with Panamanian firm Pesquera Jadran and U.S.-based Tri Marine. The certification covers 47 vessels between the companies and is the first certification for… Read More
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has published an update of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS).
The RFVS is part of GSA’s Best Seafood Practices (BSP) certification program, which uses third-party certification to link responsible wild fisheries to certified vessels and processing plants.
The new RFVS Issue 2.0 replaces the previous Issue 1.1 in order to incorporate lessons learned and feedback by industry partners,… Read More
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and the WWF have raised joint concerns about ongoing legal and human rights challenges through a joint letter to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
The two groups said they aim to ensure there is specific language protecting human and labor rights in the regional fishery management organization's fisheries conservation and management measures (CMMs).
CMMs are binding decisions about… Read More
The deadline to implement the GlobalG.A.P. chain of custody (CoC) standard throughout supply chains is 31 December, 2023, as starting on 1 January, 2023, all parties that handle loose, unpacked products originating from GlobalG.A.P.-certified production processes must have a valid CoC certification in order to maintain the certification's validity through the sale of those products.
GlobalG.A.P.'s aquaculture certification… Read More
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is urging the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to protect bigeye and yelowfin stocks by ensuring all its commission members are fully implementing conservation measures.
ISSF published a position statement ahead of the IATTC's upcoming annual meeting acknowledging the IATTC's tuna-conservation efforts while also pushing for it to follow through on its enacted… Read More
The Association of Large Freezer Tuna Vessels (Asociación de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores, AGAC) has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean. There are 14 purse-seine vessels that compose the AGAC fleet in the Indian Ocean, in which the certification applies to all of those.
“Congratulations to AGAC for this achievement in the Indian Ocean, which is part of wider… Read More