SAI Global has completed its assessment of the Chilean austral hake industrial and longline fisheries, and the fishery can now claim to be a “well-managed and sustainable fishery,” in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council’s Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing.
The client for the fishery is Federación de Industrias Pesqueras Del Sur Austral (FIPES), which represents four of the five companies… Read More
Triabunna, Tasmania, Australia-based Spring Bay Seafood, which operates deep-water marine farms specializing in mussels, has obtained certification from Friend of the Sea.
The certification covers the company’s farming of blue mussels, which won a gold medal in the 2019 Australian Food Awards. The certification also covers Spring Bay’s end processing, packing, and export operations. Spring Bay exports to markets in Asia and the… Read More
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership held its third annual State of the Science Symposium on Tuesday, 17 September in Washington D.C., with attendees gathering to brainstorm ways to increase seafood consumption in the United States.
The symposium is held to coincide with National Seafood Month and provide the latest information on seafood nutrition science. The event’s program focused on the updated U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and… Read More
The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on increasing the accessibility of the MSC’s market-based program to fisheries in Indonesia.
The agreement covers cooperation in the development of fishery improvement projects (FIPs), sharing of sustainable fishing best practice using the MSC ‘s Fisheries Standard, and… Read More
A top producer of shellfish and other fish products in Italy, L’Acquachiara S.r.l., has achieved certification under the Friend of the Sea program. With this certification, L’Acquachiara’s products can display the Friend of the Sea eco-label.
“We have always aimed at searching for the best products possible coming from Italian and foreign suppliers in order to comply with the requirements of our customers, who are… Read More
The demand for greater transparency is growing exponentially by the year in the seafood industry. And with the cost of implementing greater transparency in seafood supply chains steadily decreasing, the seafood marketplace can now realize the numerous benefits of implementing efforts at transparency, including economic efficiencies.
Transparency, by definition, usually refers to the disclosure of information to shareholders, customers,… Read More
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative launched a 30-day public consultation on the GSSI Benchmark Report for the Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL) scheme on 1 July, 2019.
After applying for recognition under the GSSI program in September, MEL was found to be in alignment with all the GSSI essential components set by the independent experts and the benchmark committee of GSSI. GSSI is now asking for comments from all stakeholders on the… Read More
The fifth annual Tokyo Seafood Symposium will see the event expanded to two days and include the launch of the inaugural Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Award, the event’s organizers announced recently.
The award recognizes and celebrates leaders who have contributed to Japan’s sustainable seafood movement with two categories: 1) the Collaboration category, focused on pre-competitive collaboration between multi-stakeholder groups, and 2)… Read More
Representatives from Walmart, Anova Food, Thai Union, and North Atlantic/Bali Seafood International will be featured speakers at the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which will have a major focus on social and human rights challenges in seafood supply chains.
The summit, taking place 10 to 14 June in Bangkok, Thailand, will involve many of the leading voices in the seafood sustainability movement in Asia and globally. Companies taking part in the… Read More