There has been something of a U-turn in the last five months over how Europe will bring about an end to the controversial practice of discarding fish at sea for which there is either no quota or no market.
At the start of this year, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki warned it was inevitable that reforms to the much-maligned Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and in particular the banning of discarding catches at sea, would initially be hard… Read More
In part two of a two-part interview, SeafoodSource talks to Melissa Pritchard, ClientEarth’s first marine scientist, about the new Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) and the effort to eliminate fish discards. Click here to read part one, which ran on Friday.
Holland: Looking at the discards issue from the commercial fishermen’s standpoint, won’t the landing of valueless species simply exert greater pressure on their operations?
Pritchard:… Read More
Less than two weeks ago, ClientEarth unveiled its Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), which it has tasked with taking the lead on eliminating fish discards in the United Kingdom’s seafood industry. The environmental law organization has secured the participation of many of the country’s leading brands and supermarkets, but with the market already awash in sustainability campaigns and eco-label, won’t this just add to the confusion?… Read More
Less than two weeks ago ClientEarth unveiled its Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), which it has tasked with taking the lead on eliminating fish discards in the U.K. seafood industry. The environmental law organization has secured the participation of many of the country’s leading brands and supermarkets, but with the market already awash with sustainability and eco-label campaigns won’t this just add to the confusion? ClientEarth'sfirst… Read More
Anyone who believes the sustainable seafood movement has been demonstrating a distinct lack of showmanship may be surprised to learn that next month it makes its first foray into the world of high fashion through the launch of “Project Ocean,” Selfridges & Co.’s new multi-level awareness program.
To deliver this campaign, designed to give the UK superstore’s 30,000 daily customers a better understanding of the complexities of… Read More
Twenty-four days have passed since the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and 500-mph tsunami rocked Japan to its very foundations. But while the country has responded with typical speed and efficiency to address some of its more pressing infrastructure problems, there’s increasing concern surrounding the radioactive contamination of its food and water supplies.
According to Japanese government officials, the perilously high levels of radioactivity… Read More
UK tilapia producer The Fish Co. on Wednesday announced that upscale fishmonger James Knight of Mayfair is now stocking its British tilapia, raised on farms in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
James Knight sales director Natalie Hudd said the new listing is in line with the fishmonger’s ethos of selling high quality, sustainably sourced fish.
“Tilapia is a great sustainable alternative — rated 1 by the Marine Conservation Society which indicates… Read More
El productor de tilapia británica, The Fish Co., anunció el miércoles que la exclusiva pescadería James Knight of Mayfair cuenta ahora entre sus productos con su tilapia británica, criada en piscifactorías en Yorkshire y Lincolnshire.
La directora comercial de James Knight, Natalie Hudd, declaró que esta nueva incorporación se halla en consonancia con el espíritu de la pescadería de vender pescado de la mejor calidad y de procedencia… Read More
Few were surprised when the news came from Oslo, Norway, that the most recent round of talks between the European Union, Norway, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands over North East Atlantic mackerel quotas had broken down. But there’s a growing fear that if a resolution isn’t found quickly then irreparable damage could be inflicted upon this pelagic industry.
This was the seventh time in as many months that the four parties had sat round the… Read More
It’s often said that commercial fishing is the most dangerous profession in the world, but what rarely gets a mention is just how stressful being a fisherman is.
While the super-inflated price of fuel, amid the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, is certain to impact the profitability of all fishing operations around the world, it’s the impending onset of new, tougher regulations – based upon the overhaul of the EU’s much-maligned Common… Read More