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June 7, 2017

Barcelona, Spain will be the host city of the next SeaWeb Seafood Summit, taking place 18 to 20 June, 2018, the SeaWeb organization and Diversified Communications, the co-presenters of the conference, announced on the final day of this year’s summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

The summit, which is billed as “the world's premier conference on seafood sustainability,” brings together global representatives from the seafood

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June 7, 2017

A new scientific paper by Conservation International, the University of Washington and other partners is calling on governments, businesses and the scientific community to take measurable steps to ensure seafood is sourced without harm to the environment or people that work in the seafood industry.

The paper, presented at the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York and also at the Seafood Summit in Seattle this week,  offers the first

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June 7, 2017

Diverse funders discussed ways to draw capital into the seafood industry in ways that promote sustainability, highlighting a need for smaller-scale investments that tend to perpetuate sustainable fishing practices.

Speaking at a plenary session on Tuesday, 6 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., Hoyt Peckham, president of SmartFish Group, an enterprise that incentivizes sustainable artisanal fishing in Mexico, said

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June 7, 2017

A new scientific advisory group called International Fisheries Information Network (I-FIN) is refuting a commonly held belief that all fisheries are in decline. 

I-FIN believes that there are highly sustainable fisheries in the developed world and that lessons from those fisheries can be used to improve fisheries in the developing world, according to Saving Seafood, a news and advocacy organization for the U.S. domestic seafood

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June 7, 2017

The Monterey Bay Aquarium announced on 5 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit its decision to upgrade farmed salmon certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council to its yellow, “Good Alternative” in its Seafood Watch sustainable seafood ranking.

The announcement also marked the beginning of a formal partnership between Seafood Watch and the ASC, which will see the two organizations collaborate on research and seek to improve best

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June 7, 2017

Boats fishing for pollock in Alaska have long been going out of their way to avoid another one of the state’s most celebrated species: salmon.

Ample amounts of fuel and time have been spent by the Alaska pollock fleets attempting to curb salmon bycatch, to the extent that “running away from salmon” has become an ingrained part of the pollock-catching process in the region, according to SeaWeb Seafood Summit panelist and C/P

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June 7, 2017

Just as the internet came bursting onto the scene a quarter-century ago, forever altering the ways in which we collect and consume information, so emerges blockchain, a new kind of un-editable database already being heralded by the likes of Walmart and IBM for its potential to transform traceability. 

Walmart investors last week were updated on the global retailer’s “very encouraging” first foray into blockchain’s

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SeafoodSource Staff

Published on
June 6, 2017

The five winners of 2017 Seafood Champion Awards were announced in Seattle, Washington U.S.A. during the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on 5 June. Get to know each of the impressive honorees by clicking through SeafoodSource's exclusive profiles below.

Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy: Ned Bell

By Christine Blank

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Ned Bell, the Ocean Wise executive chef at Vancouver Aquarium, founded Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness about sustainable

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June 6, 2017

Major growth in aquaculture – also known as the “blue revolution” – will depend heavily on a paradigm shift from competition to cooperation, a panel of industry experts asserted on Monday, 5 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Pre-competitive collaboration was the buzz phrase at an afternoon plenary that featured talks by Avrim Lazar of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) and Jason Clay, senior

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June 6, 2017

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership announced on Monday, 5 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., the launch of an initiative aimed achieving the goal of seeing 75 percent of the world’s seafood sourced sustainably or improving toward sustainability by 2020.

At its launch announcement at the summit, SFP, a nonprofit dedicated reducing the environmental and social impacts of fishing and fish farming , called on

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