Ned Daly

Contributing Editor

Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist with Diversified Communications. He has worked on sustainable markets in a variety of resources for 25 years. Ned worked in seafood for the last decade with SeaWeb, Previously he was director of RugMark International (now GoodWeave), a certification program for child-labor-free rugs coming from Southeast Asia. He also served as chief operating officer for the Forest Stewardship Council in the United States, managing relationships with industry leaders and a diversity of key stakeholders including conservation nongovernment organizations, policymakers and industry trade associations. Ned has also worked on sustainable markets in the agricultural sector and the relationship between resource extraction and ecosystem health. He lives in Alfred, Maine.


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February 8, 2024

Nearly 2 million metric tons of wild fish are harvested from the ocean to feed Norwegian farmed salmon every year, according to a report from U.K.- and Netherlands-based environmental campaign group Feedback, as well as a coalition of West African and Norwegian organizations.

According to "Blue Empire: How the Norwegian salmon industry extracts nutrition and undermines livelihoods in West Africa," these wild fish are used to produce fish oil for

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February 1, 2024

More than 30 major seafood companies, industry associations, and pre-competitive collaborations have signed onto a letter to the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization calling for action on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and human rights during its ongoing annual meeting.

The SPRFMO is hosting its 12th annual meeting from 29 January to 2 February in Manta, Ecuador.

Signatories including seafood

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January 30, 2024

A coalition of environmentalists, scientists, global lawmakers, and U.K.-based broadcasters including Chris Packham, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and Amanda Holden called on U.K. satellite firm Iridium to stop providing GPS data to fisheries that put vulnerable marine species at risk of extinction.

Iridium Satellite U.K. Limited provides sales, marketing, and technical support in regions surrounding the Indian Ocean where yellowfin tuna

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January 26, 2024

The subsidization of industrial trawl vessels, particularly bottom trawlers, actively harms marine environments and needs to come to an end, according to Bloom – a Paris, France-based nonprofit focused on the betterment of fisheries, climate efforts, and livelihoods dependent on marine environments.

The nonprofit outlined this argument in a recent assessment concerning the economic, social, and ecological performance of French fisheries,

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January 22, 2024

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) – both of which operate under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Defense – have jointly launched the “Global Fishing Forecast Grand Challenge,” which will award USD 1 million (EUR 918,000) to entities or individuals who can develop effective strategies for forecasting global maritime vessel traffic involved in

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January 17, 2024

Recent research from University of British Columbia research initiative Sea Around Us paints a dire picture of yellowfin stocks under four regional fisheries management organizations.

The research, titled “Multiple lines of evidence highlight the dire straits of yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean” and published in the scientific journal Ocean and Coastal Management, found yellowfin populations in the Indian Ocean have been

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January 11, 2024

Using a number of inputs, including machine learning, satellite imagery, and automatic identification systems (AIS) data, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has created – under its Open Ocean Project – the most detailed global map of large vessel traffic and offshore infrastructure that has ever been publicly available.

The study, with its maps and findings published in the British scientific journal Nature, identified and mapped a

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January 8, 2024

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), a U.K.-based nonprofit, has begun revising its farmed salmon standards in the face of mounting criticism of the industry.

The RSPCA Assured certification was established in 2014 and is awarded to farms, hauliers, and abattoirs that conform to strict animal welfare standards. For aquaculture operations, its standards cover animal health, feeding, environmental quality in

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January 2, 2024

A new project, AquaWatch Australia Mission, will provide close to real time water quality monitoring and forecasts aimed at improving seafood production and aquaculture management in Australia.

AquaWatch Australia will combine data from water sensors and satellites before applying computer models and artificial intelligence to provide better data in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, considered Australia’s “seafood basket”

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December 29, 2023

Rare, an international nonprofit based in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., has created what it calls a first-of-its-kind small-scale fisheries (SSF) Impact Bond to finance community-led co-management of small-scale fisheries

Rare announced the bond at the COP28 meetings in the United Arab Emirates, and is targeting early 2024 for the launch of the program. Its plan for the SSF Impact Bond program is to scale up through three rounds, with a

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