Anova Food Nominated for Sustainability Award

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 13, 2009

Anova Food, a leading supplier of fresh and frozen seafood products to Europe and America, announced yesterday that it was nominated for a sustainability award by the Dutch product organization for fish. The award ceremony was held Jan. 8 during the New Year’s reception of the Dutch Fish Board in Wassenaar, the Netherlands.

Anova partners with World Wildlife Fund on the Fishing and Living sustainable seafood project in the Coral Triangle, which covers 5.4 million square kilometers of ocean across six countries in the Indo-Pacific — Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.

In the midst of the global fishing crisis marked by the bluefin tuna fishing moratorium and protection of spawning grounds in the Mediterranean Sea, Anova and WWF are collaborating to produce sustainable tuna and other seafood products that adhere to Marine Stewardship Council sustainability standards.  

Among other sustainability programs, Anova also is piloting fishing gear trials using circle hooks instead of j-hooks and carrying out observer programs on board longline tuna vessels to minimize sea turtle bycatch.

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