The Greenpeace vessel Esperanza has been deployed to take action against Thai Union’s fishing fleet in the Indian Ocean, according to an announcement issued Monday, 18 April. It is the latest move in an ongoing campaign the environmental NGO launched in October 2015.
Activists aboard the Esperanza will document and peacefully oppose what the organization calls “the destructive practices of fishing vessels supplying Thai Union,” Greenpeace… Read More
Certifier DNV-GL has suspended the Marine Stewardship Council's certification of the Maldives’ pole and line yellowfin tuna fishery, effective 15 April, 2016.
The suspension comes following the recent release of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Scientific Committee’s assessment of the species, which showed stocks in decline due to increased targeting from other countries and other methods of fishing.
“The IOTC reported that the… Read More
Didak Injection, a Belgian plastic producer, will debut its new and high-tech fishing crate at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels on 26 to 28 April, 2016.
Didak Injection is producing 20- and 40-kg reusable plastic crates made specifically for the seafood market. The crates feature “optimized design and implement optional RIFD technology for accurate and real-time logistics management,” according to the company.
At… Read More
A proposed new ocean sanctuary near New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands is receiving criticism from some lawmakers and the members of the country’s seafood industry.
At 620,000 square kilometers (around 240,000 square miles), the Kermadecs Ocean Sanctuary would be one of the world’s largest fully protected marine areas. It would cover an area of New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone from 12 to 200 nautical miles from the five Kermadec… Read More
An affordable housing community in Boston, Massachusetts will be the focus of a nutrition-intervention program run by the nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership.
The partnership received a one-year grant from the Vela Foundation to extend its Eating Heart Healthy program to the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, a community for low- and moderate-income families, and at the YMCA Boston.
Eating Heart Healthy is a program in which “underserved women… Read More
United Kingdom-based packing product company Sirane is unveiling a new wood-smoked flavor cooking bag at the upcoming Seafood Expo Global April 26 to 28 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Sira-Cook Supreme is a foil bag containing a wood chip sachet enhanced with liquid smoke. It can be used in ovens, on barbecues, hot plates and griddles, according to a company press release.
“Smoked food is very popular – and can be incredibly tasty – and this… Read More
The World Wildlife Fund and 38 seafood companies on Wednesday, 13 April called for a 20 percent reduction in the yellowfin tuna catch in the Indian Ocean, citing the recent reclassification of the species’ stock as “overfished.”
The announcement comes in anticipation of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s annual meeting in May on the French island of La Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean near Mauritius.
The WWF warned that continued… Read More
Bumble Bee Seafoods announced on Wednesday, 13 April an agreement with Pacifical to purchase and promote its Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna.
Pacifical markets free-school skipjack and yellowfin tuna from the eight island nations comprising the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) – Tuvalu, Palau, Kribati, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.
“The long-term… Read More
Spanish seafood company Cabomar will introduce its salt and pepper breaded squid rings at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Belgium on 26 to 28 April, 2016.
The company, which produces a range of seafood products under the Marnatura and Marnaturavida brands, will be located at booth 11-2541 at SEG.
Its new salt and pepper breaded squid rings are breaded and fried. They have “special flavor, more intense and spicy”… Read More
Grant Mirick has been named the new director of seafood operations for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA).
APICDA is one of six Western Alaska Community Development Quota Corporations that receive quotas of groundfish, halibut and crab to benefit the communities in their region. APICDA’s member communities are the Aleutian Island villages of Akutan, Atka, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski and St.… Read More