The 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which took place 5 to 7 June in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., brought together more than 580 global representatives of the seafood industry, the conservation community, academia, government, and the media for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood.
Here’s a review of the news that was made at this year’s summit:
A major topic of discussion at the… Read More
On 9 June, even after four full days of engagement at the 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington U.S.A., Taylor Shellfish's Bill Taylor was still going strong.
Standing backwards on a southbound bus headed for a mussel and oyster farm that his company operates near Olympia, Washington, Taylor held court. The summit participants who elected to participate in the post-conference, full-day tour of Taylor Shellfish’s operations,… Read More
Despite living in the heart of red meat country, consumers in the Midwest United States are embracing a sustainable seafood campaign at Hy-Vee grocery stores, a chain with more than 240 employee-owned supermarkets throughout the Midwestern United States.
Speaking at a session on business models that support small-scale fishing on Wednesday, 7 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, Brett Bremser, Hy-Vee’s executive… Read More
At the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on 6 June, 2017, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) —a cross-sectoral alliance committed to resolving problems caused by lost or abandoned fishing gear — introduced its new framework for best practices regarding gear.
The framework is the first of its kind and recommends practical strategies for managing fishing gear across the whole seafood supply chain, from manufacturer to fisherman to… Read More
The Seafood Stewardship Index is set to begin work on a new two-year project that will benchmark the world’s largest seafood companies against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Bas Geerts, a lead at the Seafood Stewardship Index, said the benchmarking will be in the methodology phase for the next year, with reports expected to be released in the second half of 2019.
“The index will consist not… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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