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
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
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
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