The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for a digital transformation in seafood, according to ThisFish Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Eric Enno Tamm.
The seafood industry is lagging behind other industries in its embrace of digitization and move toward greater transparency in supply chains, Tamm said, and it must embrace the opportunity provided by the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic to reorganize itself.
Tamm praised the… Read More
The Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a collaborative effort among different seafood stakeholders from governments, business, and civil society, is expanding its membership and is looking for seven new international board members.
Membership in the Fisheries Transparency Initiative is open to any individual nominated by an entity from the government, business, or social sector interested in enhancing transparency and multi-stakeholder… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Red Crab Council, along with its partner Ocean Outcomes (O2) and Tao Ran in China, announced the renewal of an annual contract for a comprehensive red crab fishery improvement project (FIP) in China, keeping the work on track.
The re-contracted FIP focuses on improving crab production in Fujian Province, which is China’s leading harvesting region for red crab. The work is funded by the NFI Red… Read More
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based ocean advocacy organization Oceana recently launched a national business coalition to support policies intended to protect, restore, and maintain ocean abundance and biodiversity.
The National Business Coalition for the Oceans builds on a similar model used by Oceana in developing regional alliances along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Eastern Gulf coasts of the United States, the organization said.… Read More
French tuna purse-seiner operator Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO) has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its Indian Ocean skipjack tuna catches.
The certification covers an eight-vessel operation based in the Seychelles and fishing in the EEZs of Seychelles, Mauritius, Mayotte, the French Southern Antarctic Territories (TAAF), and in international waters. The total annual catch for the… Read More
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
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