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Published on
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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Cliff White

Published on
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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Christine Blank

Published on
June 6, 2017

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

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 6, 2017

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

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Cliff White

Published on
June 5, 2017

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,

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Christine Blank

Published on
June 5, 2017

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

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Cliff White

Published on
June 5, 2017

The Walton Family Foundation will focus its efforts to improve seafood sustainability on the demand side of the global market, concentrating its efforts on the United States, Japan and Spain, the organization announced at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington on 4 June.

The U.S., Japan and Spain together import more than two-thirds of the world’s globally traded seafood products, and are all major destinations for seafood from

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 5, 2017

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. is welcoming more than 580 sustainable seafood experts from around the world this week – from 5 to 7 June – for the 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit (SWSS) to tackle some of the industry’s leading questions and topics surrounding its decades-long conservation movement. SeafoodSource, the official media source for the summit, is on hand in the Emerald City, delivering up-to-date coverage live from the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 5, 2017

The seafood industry can learn a great deal about the collaborations and connections needed to become a more sustainable industry from those who have traveled down similar roads, according to Tobias Aguirre, executive director for FishWise.

“As we envision the future that we’re trying to work towards, we have the opportunity to also take stock of some of the best approaches and strategies to help get us there,” Aguirre

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 2, 2017

This year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit – to be held in Seattle, Washington from 5 to 7 June – will feature the voices of 155 experts in the sustainability space, a new record for the event, according to organizing partners Diversified Communications and SeaWeb. 

Between the summit’s 32 full-length educational sessions and its 16 lightning-round briefs – a new additional to this year’s program –

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