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.

Published on
April 20, 2021

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions has announced a series of changes aimed at helping the seafood industry achieve greater adoption of sustainable practices and innovation. The changes are intended to support the organization’s 10-year goal of achieving 75 percent of global seafood production rated as environmentally sustainable or making verifiable improvement, and making sure safeguards are in place to ensure social

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March 22, 2021

The Global Tuna Alliance, Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum have introduced the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna (25PST), a new global commitment supporting responsible global tuna fisheries management and harvesting.

The three organizations are inviting businesses throughout the tuna supply chain, governments, and civil society organizations committed to sustainable tuna to sign onto the pledge, which calls for

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March 5, 2021

Many seafood supply chain players and industry stakeholders are calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) for reforms as concerns surrounding heavy fishing in the region reach a boiling point in advance of the commission’s next meeting, set to run from 8 to 12 March, 2021.

The Global Tuna Alliance, the Tuna Protection Alliance, and several seafood companies are urging the inter-governmental organization – which is

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February 16, 2021

Leading seafood companies across the globe – and the supply chain – have come together to issue a statement urging the rest of the industry and governments to take action on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The statement, organized by five major industry collaborations, calls on the seafood industry to adopt the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) standard, and for governments to ratify the Port State

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January 6, 2021

SAGE, a nonprofit launched on 13 October, 2020, by Julie Kuchepatov, is working to raise awareness around – and ultimately improve – gender equality in the seafood industry. Kuchepatov, the former director of seafood at Fair Trade USA and a founding member of Ocean Outcomes, hopes to help establish a more inclusive seafood industry through SAGE. SeafoodSource interviewed Kuchepatov about how the seafood industry should approach 2021

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December 30, 2020

Seafood2030 hosted a session at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2020 conference discussing the Blue Foods Assessment – a developing research project looking at the role seafood plays in global Food Systems.

The panel included Jim Leape, co-chair of the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the William and Eva Price Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Fio Micheli, co-chair of the Stanford Center for

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August 21, 2020

Seafood2030 has published the second volume in its issue brief series, “How Collaborative Leadership is Turning Seafood into the Protein of the Future.”

The new issue brief looks at the growing influence of pre-competitive collaborations in seafood and how such a strategy is helping seafood become more competitive in global protein markets.

Pre-competitive collaboration has become an effective strategy in seafood to address

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July 20, 2020

Seafood2030 and SeafoodSource will be hosting a virtual event on 9 and 10 September highlighting the evolving relationship between the seafood industry and governments on the sustainability front.

The Seafood2030 Virtual Sustainability Forum will look at real-world examples where better alignment of industry and government efforts can improve the sustainability, social impacts, and economic viability of fisheries, event organizers said. It will

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June 23, 2020

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation has published the sixth edition of its “Progress Towards Sustainable Seafood – By the Numbers” report, assessing the impact of global sustainable seafood initiatives as a new decade begins.  

First published in 2008, the June 2020 report is intended, like its predecessors, to track and monitor the effects of sustainable seafood initiatives, according to the foundation. This latest

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June 23, 2020

As a new decade dawns, seafood seems poised to have its moment.

The seafood category has all the right stuff for it to become the preferred protein of the future – it’s supported by nutrition and food systems research, consumer preferences, and global trends in health, technology, product delivery, and more.

One of the healthiest proteins people can eat, seafood is also sustainable to produce, and it’s got backing from a

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