The Smartfish Group, a hybrid social enterprise comprised of seafood trading company Comercializadora HealthyFish and SmartFish NGO, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the life quality of fisherman while taking care of ocean ecosystems, recently released a report reviewing the progress it has made in its mission since it was founded in 2015.
Smartfish offers Mexican fishing cooperatives an option to sell their products into better-paying market… Read More
Recently, the Collaborative for Bioregional Action Learning and Transformation (COBALT) ran a week-long “Bioregional Learning Journey” in the U.S. state of Maine to look at local food systems that connect regional seafood production systems, with a focus on seagrass meadows the Gulf of Maine. Recent research suggests seagrass meadows support up to 20 percent of fisheries globally, including numerous fisheries of economic importance… Read More
Seafood consumption in Mexico is rising, along with interest in protecting the country’s marine resources, according to a recent survey conducted by Comepesca, the Mexican Council for Promotion of Seafood Consumption.
Comepesca, along with Globescan and Impacto Colectivo, a multi-stakeholder collaborative platform, conducted a survey of 1,000 Mexican residents across urban, rural, and coastal geographies, age groups and education levels.… Read More
Gender equity and gender equality have moved to the forefront of work in corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts in the seafood industry, according to Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE) Founder Julie Kuchepatov.
Organizations like SAGE and International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI) are working to raise awareness that the gender equity movement can help seafood firms both improve and strengthen the… Read More
The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) has introduced new traceability systems that will verify claims made by traceability programs regarding their ability to achieve GDST-based interoperability.
Built as an interactive online interface, the verification system simulates how two traceability systems would share data during a routine business transaction to test whether they adhere to GDST stndards.
The… Read More
The aquaculture feed sector is seeing the development of new inputs with the potential to improve the sustainability and availability of its product. While these new innovations can contribute to meeting the needs of a growing population, the buzz around such opportunities overshadows the importance of – and innovation in – traditional inputs like fishmeal, which still holds the greatest potential to efficiently deliver a… Read More
Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist at Diversified Communications and lead of the Seafood2030 project.
There is a striking similarity between the effort required to run a seafood business and the work that needs to be done to make the industry at large more sustainable.
That is one major finding of the Seafood2030 project, which has been working with industry and other seafood stakeholders to understand how best to design and align future… Read More
Seafood2030: How technology, government efforts, and market action are aligning to address IUU fishing
Seafood2030 recently hosted a Virtual Forum on 1 and 2 December, focusing on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and systems being developed to fight it. The event was recorded and can be watched at https://seafood2030.vfairs.com/.
Featured in a previous forum was the Stanford Center for Oceans’ recent work studying IUU fishing and the global response to it. Along with the full-length presentation from the event, Seafood2030 has… Read More
Tobias Aguirre, the chief executive officer of Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.-based sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise, will leave the nonprofit on 30 November, according to the organization.
Over the last 17 years under Aguirre’s leadership, FishWise expanded from a small grassroots organization to a consultancy with global reach and industry partners that include Albertsons Companies, Target, and Hy-Vee – and the… Read More
During its annual CEO meeting, SeaBOS companies reaffirmed commitments to leading the way on improving the sustainability of seafood throughout the supply chain.
SeaBOS companies represent over 10 percent of the world’s seafood production and have more than 600 subsidiary companies. SeaBOS members include 10 of the largest seafood companies in the world: Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Nissui, Thai Union, Mowi, Dongwon… Read More