The findings and recommendations from a three-year impact assessment to gauge the effectiveness of the Global Aquaculture Association's Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program’s social and labor requirements have been released.
The study, initiated in 2018 and conducted by The Netherlands-based KIT Royal Tropical Institute, was intended to better understand how BAP standards are applied and how they impact the practices of farmers,… Read More
Seafood industry pilot study reinforces importance of standards to traceable, responsible supply chains
A recent seafood industry traceability pilot study conducted by GS1 US supports the value of universal standards to help seafood companies efficiently and effectively exchange supply chain data and improve end-to-end visibility.
The study was conducted in collaboration with the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Beaver Street Fisheries, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Chicken of the Sea, FoodLogiQ,… Read More
In a recent correspondence to the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) Heads of Delegation, the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) announced the launch of a new model of fishery improvement project (FIP) designed to drive political will for cooperative decision-making and secure sustainable management for key pelagic stocks.
The new “policy FIP” covers Northeast Atlantic mackerel and Atlanto-Scandian herring,… Read More
The Walton Family Foundation has pledged USD 6.7 million (EUR 5.5 million) to support the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, renewing its foundational grant to the seafood sustainability-focused nonprofit.
The Walton Family Foundation support of SFP is aimed at advancing sustainability initiatives covering octopus, tuna, shrimp, squid, mahi, whitefish, reduction fisheries, blue swimming crab, and snapper and grouper. SFP is in the midst of… Read More
The Nueva Pescanova Group and IBM are working together to trace all of Nueva Pescanova’s seafood products on IBM’s blockchain-based network, the Food Trust platform, which is designed to ensure the traceability of products across supply chains.
The Nueva Pescanova process uses the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability’s (GDST) 1.0 standards. For the development of this project, the company will follow the GDST standards,… Read More
The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions has announced a series of changes aimed at helping the seafood industry achieve greater adoption of sustainable practices and innovation. The changes are intended to support the organization’s 10-year goal of achieving 75 percent of global seafood production rated as environmentally sustainable or making verifiable improvement, and making sure safeguards are in place to ensure social… Read More
The Global Tuna Alliance, Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum have introduced the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna (25PST), a new global commitment supporting responsible global tuna fisheries management and harvesting.
The three organizations are inviting businesses throughout the tuna supply chain, governments, and civil society organizations committed to sustainable tuna to sign onto the pledge, which calls for… Read More
Many seafood supply chain players and industry stakeholders are calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) for reforms as concerns surrounding heavy fishing in the region reach a boiling point in advance of the commission’s next meeting, set to run from 8 to 12 March, 2021.
The Global Tuna Alliance, the Tuna Protection Alliance, and several seafood companies are urging the inter-governmental organization – which is… Read More
Leading seafood companies across the globe – and the supply chain – have come together to issue a statement urging the rest of the industry and governments to take action on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The statement, organized by five major industry collaborations, calls on the seafood industry to adopt the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) standard, and for governments to ratify the Port State… Read More
SAGE, a nonprofit launched on 13 October, 2020, by Julie Kuchepatov, is working to raise awareness around – and ultimately improve – gender equality in the seafood industry. Kuchepatov, the former director of seafood at Fair Trade USA and a founding member of Ocean Outcomes, hopes to help establish a more inclusive seafood industry through SAGE. SeafoodSource interviewed Kuchepatov about how the seafood industry should approach 2021… Read More