As the seafood industry, conservation organizations, and community advocates work together to support healthy fisheries and stable communities, the laboratories for designing new approaches or adapting existing models are small fishing villages throughout the world, like El Rosario, Mexico.
El Rosario is a community of approximately 2,000 people in Baja California, Mexico, that is “dominated by fishing and agriculture,” said… Read More
History seems to be repeating itself within New Zealand’s orange roughy fisheries, as new science calls the species’ management into question.
In the 1980s, stocks of the species in the country suffered from overfishing due to faulty assumptions about its growth rate and productivity. Better science and management resulted in a rebound of the species, with three New Zealand orange roughy fisheries eventually receiving Marine… Read More
John Goodlad believes the seafood industry is undervaluing the story of seafood and its ability to differentiate seafood in the broader protein market.
Goodlad is an advisor to the Sustainable Oceans Fund and the Fishmongers company and is chair of Fisheries Innovation Scotland. Previously, Goodlad worked at The Prince of Wales Sustainability Unit, Shetland Catch Limited, the Scottish Pelagic Advisory Group, and was the owner and managing… Read More
Efforts to increase gender equality in the seafood industry received a boost with a two-year, USD 350,000 (EUR 326,000) grant to the Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.-based nonprofit Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE).
Founded in 2020, the organization promotes gender equality in the global seafood sector with a goal of building a more resilient industry, thriving communities, and abundant resources for future generations.
The award from the David and… Read More
Japan’s seafood industry is rapidly changing. For example, a 2020 fisheries law significantly changed guidance around effective practices in fisheries management. Japanese producers and harvesters, meanwhile, are increasingly adopting measures to provide assurances of responsible supply geared both toward the domestic market – where consumer interest in sustainable seafood is growing – and the export market, with the latter… Read More
Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist with Diversified Communications and a founder and leader of the Seafood2030 project.
Many seafood companies have control systems in place to ensure their operations run efficiently and adhere to relevant laws and regulations.
Financial control systems, pollution control systems, energy control systems, and even hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) plans are familiar approaches that all… Read More
A new program rolled out by Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE), has set out to remove key barriers toward achieving gender equality in the seafood industry.
After more than two years of development, the Gender Equality Dialogues (GED) program – launched with the support of seafood collaborations and nonprofits such as Sea Pact – aims to help companies design measurable and actionable commitments toward gender equality,… Read More
Precompetitive collaborations have become an important platform for companies in the seafood industry to effectively address sustainability issues.
These essential alliances allow groups of companies to tackle complex problems that inhibit the development or delivery of products and services.
Sea Pact is one such precompetitive collaboration that’s doing more than simply helping its members navigate the complexity of sustainable seafood;… Read More
The Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), an independent marine nonprofit dedicated to studying the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the people who depend on it, recently announced the hiring of Glenn Prickett as its next CEO. Prickett, who was previously president and CEO of the World Environment Center in Washington, D.C., has 35 years of environmental, climate, and business development experience working with NGOs,… Read More
When asked what the biggest challenge or barrier is to increasing engagement with sustainable initiatives, seafood industry stakeholders overwhelmingly reference the complexity of issues, organizations, tools, and projects involved in sustainable seafood.
Many seafood companies view seafood sustainability as a bewildering jumble of organizations, often loosely connected by niche issues or geography. This perspective provides little understanding… Read More