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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
We are at a “once-in-a-lifetime” event or even a once in two generations event where American consumers are reconsidering what they eat, according to Arlin Wasserman, the Founder and Managing Director of seafood consultancy Changing Tastes.
In a video interview with SeafoodSource reviewing the findings of his latest "Seafood and the Broader Protein Market" report, Wasserman said U.S. consumers are changing how they view seafood… Read More
Following a 15-month assessment process, the European South Pacific jack mackerel fishery has been approved under the Marine Stewardship Council’s fisheries standard.
As of 26 March, the fishery has been permitted to use the MSC label on its products. The certification is effective through March 2025, with the fishery undergoing annual audits to ensure it continues to meet the standard’s requirements, MSC said.
The midwater… Read More
Certification programs are adjusting practices and policies in response to safety concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to support businesses in an already challenged industry.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), and Fair Trade have all made initial accommodations to reduce travel and in-person interaction while retaining the integrity of their programs. Each organization is also in the… Read More