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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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
By Christine Blank
Ned Bell, the Ocean Wise executive chef at Vancouver Aquarium, founded Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness about sustainable… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
The James Beard Foundation announced the nationwide expansion of a pilot project encouraging greater use of sustainable seafood in U.S. restaurants on Monday, 5 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington.
Smart Catch was created by chefs as a way to increase the sustainability of the end of the seafood supply chain, according to JBF. It began in 2015 as a pilot project with nearly 50 local chefs representing 80… Read More
While the month of May saw the start to Alaska’s salmon summer harvest season, June is shaping up to be all about a far less famous species for the prominent U.S. seafood region: herring.
During the week of 19 to 25 June, almost 60 restaurants throughout the city of Seattle, Washington will whip up dishes featuring herring for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s third annual Alaska Herring Week. The event is just one way ASMI is… Read More
The winners of 2017 Seafood Champion Awards have been announced, and include individuals and organizations working to improve the sustainability of seafood both in their local communities and worldwide.
The winners, chosen from more than 100 nominations and a group of 16 finalists, include Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; FISH-i Africa, a partnership of eight East African countries; Matthew Beaudin,… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organization, are teaming up on a study aimed to improve how Southeast Asia fisheries are supplying raw material for fishmeal production, the two organizations announced at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. on 5 June.
“Although the raw material supply for fishmeal production globally comes in the main from well-managed fisheries and byproduct, it… Read More