A number of changes are underway in Japan’s seafood industry. A 2020 fisheries law significantly changed Japan’s fisheries management, and Japanese producers and harvesters 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 for exports, which have increased as domestic consumption has… Read More
Tom Pickerell was recently named the director of the international fisheries program at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pickerell previously worked in as executive director of the Global Tuna Alliance and global tuna director for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. He is also the founder of Tomalamola Consulting, a seafood sustainability consultancy.
SeafoodSource: Why did you want to join The Pew Charitable Trusts?
Pickerell: Pew is an… Read More
Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist with Diversified Communications. He has worked on sustainable markets in a variety of resources for 25 years, including a decade with SeaWeb.
Over the last 20 years, the seafood industry has made significant improvements in the management and sustainability of seafood resources. This progress is paying off, as seafood is increasingly recognized for its positive contributions to human health and to… Read More
Improving the sustainability of supply chains and operations can seem like a daunting task for companies working in the seafood industry due to the variety of issues, fisheries, tools, projects, and governance and management models involved in sustainable seafood. It can be especially challenging for mid-supply chain companies that are often caught between demands coming from the retail end of the chain and challenges of implementation on the… Read More
Quentin Marchais serves as the lead for food systems, oceans, and land-use efforts with ClientEarth – the driving force behind the development of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition UK, a precompetitive collaboration comprising U.K. retailers and seafood companies.
SeafoodSource interviewed Quentin Marchais, who previously led ClientEarth’s seafood work in Spain, to discuss how the Spanish seafood and retail sectors are advancing… Read More
The Seafood Ethics Action Alliance (SEA Alliance) has initiated a campaign asking labor ministers in countries that have not yet ratified the ILO Working in Fishing Convention 188 (C.188) to push their governments to do so.
The SEA Alliance is a seafood industry pre-competitive collaboration whose members include 11 of the largest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, collectively representing 95 percent of all retail seafood sales in the… Read More
Many fishers working in the global seafood industry face living income gaps, a plight sustainability advocates have been determined to irradicate. Susanna Balaguer Serra of the Impact Institute Sustainability Consultant Susanna Balaguer Serra is working to raise awareness about the reality of underearning in the seafood sector. She will be a featured speaker for the Seafood Expo Global conference session, “Supply chain equity: Value… Read More
The relationship between seafood and climate change is complex.
Many aspects of seafood’s production and management are vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change and, at the same time, seafood or blue foods are increasingly recognized as a critical element for more climate-friendly global food systems – food production is a key driver for climate change, with estimates as high as 30 percent of total greenhouse gas… Read More
Over the last 20 years, fisheries consultant Miguel Angel Jorge has been working at the cross-section of fisheries management, sustainable development, and innovative finance with small fishing communities and institutions like the World Bank, the National Geographic Society, and WWF. As the seafood industry looks to engage more supply from small-scale and artisanal fishers, SeafoodSource asked Angel Jorge to explain three models that could be… Read More
Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist with Diversified Communications and a founder and leader of the Seafood2030 project.
Over the last two years, Seafood2030 and BounceBeyond have worked with seafood stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the “sustainable seafood system,” or the collective impact of those working on sustainable seafood.
The work to date has been a scoping exercise looking at how efficiently and… Read More