British retailer Marks and Spencer committed on Tuesday, 19 April to the Seafish responsible fishing scheme, which promote better environmental and social standards in the fishing industry.
The retail chain, which has more than 850 stores in the United Kingdom as well as another 150 international stores, will require the U.K. fishing vessels supplying it with seafood to be certified as adhering to the Seafish RFS by 2017 and all international… Read More
Three stocks of Chinook salmon, one of Coho salmon and two flounder stocks have been added to the overfishing list produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the organization that regulates U.S. fishing reported in its 2015 Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries.
Still, the number of fish stocks in U.S. waters subject to overfishing is near an all-time low, according to Alan Risenhoover, director of NOAA… Read More
The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organization (SSPO) has named Anne MacColl, the former head of Scottish Development International (SDI), as its chair.
MacColl served as chief executive of SDI, the international economic development agency for Scotland, between 2010 and 2015. At SDI, MacColl helped to attract investment in Scottish businesses and aided in their expansion overseas.
"MaColl has been a champion of Scottish farmed salmon for… Read More
Dutch certification services provider Control Union announced Wednesday, 20 April it has bought a stake in fishery consultants MacAlister Elliott and Partners and subsidiary ME Certification. The move will give Control Union a larger presence in fisheries and aquaculture certification.
The agreement will be signed at Seafood Expo Global on 26 to 28 April in Brussels, Belgium. While the purchase agreement gives Control Union a minority share in… Read More
The Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca), Ristic GmbH and Grupo Veraz will host an information session on its two Argentine red shrimp fisheries improvement projects at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium.
The information session covering the in-shore and off-shore FIPs will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 27 April in Hall 11, Room 1121A.
Speaking at the session will be CeDePesca Chairman Ernesto Godelman,… Read More
Ahold, Delhaize, Metro and Sodexo are among the key buyers with plans to attend Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Belgium from 26 to 28 April, according to event organizer Diversified Communications.
Many companies have been reevaluating their attendance at SEG following the 22 March terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people and injured more than 300. However, Diversified said in a press release Tuesday, 19… Read More
The Associated Press was announced on Monday, 18 April as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its reporting on slavery and human rights abuse in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The investigation resulted in major reforms in the global seafood supply chain.
AP reporters Esther Htusan, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Martha Mendoza found and interviewed captive seafood industry workers in Indonesia and Thailand and… Read More
Seattle Shellfish and Alaska Ice Seafoods, the kings of the geoduck business in the Pacific Northwest, are seeking to add pearls to their crowns by expanding into the farming and sale of premium oysters.
Partnering with master farmer Tom Bloomfield, they have formed Capital City Oyster Co., with the goal of producing 5.5 million dozen oysters on more than 60 farms in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington state
“Tom is a fifth-generation… Read More
Liz Plizga is the vice president of seafood expositions at Diversified Communications, the producer of the 2016 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, taking place 26 to 28 April in Brussels, Belgium (Note: Diversified Communications is the parent company of SeafoodSource).
SeafoodSource: Extra security measures have been put in place for Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2016. Can you give a general overview of… Read More
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