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
The seafood industry continues to show its commitment to improving the sustainability of fisheries worldwide, as evidenced by a new report from environmental research and advisory firm CEA Consulting.
In 2019, 136 fishery improvement projects (FIPs) existed worldwide, a 64 percent increase over 2014’s tally of 83, according to CEA Consulting’s "2020 Global Landscape Review of FIPs" report. What’s more, seafood businesses are… Read More
Fishing vessels certified by the Marine Stewardship Council will no longer be able to target a stock using non-certified fishing practices, beginning in 2023.
The MSC had been criticized for allowing “compartmentalization,” the practice of fishing vessels using certified and non-certified fishing methods while utilizing the same gear type. MSC-certified purse-seine tuna fisheries that employ certified “free-school”… Read More
The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has launched the Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) Directory to support the seafood supply chain’s engagement with aquaculture improvement projects.
The new AIP Directory currently lists five active aquaculture improvement projects that cover three countries (China, Indonesia, and Thailand) and two species (shrimp and tilapia). Other active AIPs are invited to register on the website… Read More
Blumar Farms, one of two partners at BluGlacier, has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for its three sites in Chile’s Magallanes region.
The new certification means the company will now be able to supply 17,000 metric tons of ASC certified salmon to global customers in 2020… Read More
Citing the importance of seafood as a global source of protein, increasing regulation, and creating greater efficiency in trade, the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) has developed a set of basic technical standards to allow for interoperability across seafood traceability platforms. The effort is intended to make global seafood traceability more reliable and more affordable for companies throughout the supply chain.
Because seafood… Read More