The Leigh Port Partnership cockle fishery has been assessed under the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing and found to be compliant with the program.
The Thames Estuary cockle fishery uses hydraulic dredging and is the first cockle fishery on the United Kingdom’s East Coast to be sustainably certified by the MSC. With the certification, beginning in July 2020, the fishery can sell cockles carrying the… Read More
The Western Australia octopus fishery is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere to be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council standard and the 12th fishery in Western Australia to approved under the certification program, which represents nearly 90 percent of the region’s fisheries by value.
SCS Global Services served as the certifying body, with the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) acting as the… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing Shouhang Guoli Trading Co. on 14 November, in which the company committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities for Sofly, a regional supermarket chain.
Sofly, which saw sales of nearly CNY 1.4 billion (USD 199 million, EUR 180 million) in 2017, has approximately 50 stores in Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, and… Read More
A Pacific free-school yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery in South Korea has become the first in the country to achieve Marine Stewardship Council certification, according to a 24 October announcement.
The certification applies to free-school yellowfin and skipjack tuna caught by 12 purse-seine freezer vessels operating in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and owned by Korean fishing company Dongwon, which is one of the ten largest… Read More
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