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Dr. Mike Fabinyi, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, will present the results of ongoing research on Chinese seafood consumption. Mike’s research is based on interviews and surveys with seafood restaurant operators, traders and consumers in China over several years. It assesses changing patterns of seafood consumption, the factors affecting these changes, and attitudes, practices and governance initiatives relating to environmental sustainability in this market.
Consumers rely on seafood companies to ensure that their products are safe to eat, are sustainably harvested and are brought to market in a responsible and ethical manner. In the wake of media reports detailing human rights abuses on fishing vessels and in processing facilities, the proper treatment of workers has come to the fore — it's also a major focus of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, La., USA (9 to 11 February 2015).
Join SeafoodSource in an important on-demand discussion about the conditions that allow human rights abuses to persist in the seafood industry and the success stories from groups and companies that are strengthening the social components of their procurement policies.
Sean Murphy moderates a webinar featuring two panelists, Barbara Blakistone, senior director of scientific affairs for the National Fisheries Institute and Ian Dyslin, consulting director with Junction Solutions. The panel will discuss trends in seafood processing and the role technology will play.
Aquaculture is projected to represent 62 percent of human seafood consumption by 2030, which means that an additional 40 million metric tons of farmed seafood must be produced to quench the world’s appetite for fish. However, aquaculture faces some major challenges if it's to grow in a responsible manner. For this webinar, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Steven Hedlund and Molly Jacques will discuss how to tackle the three biggest challenges impeding aquaculture’s growth – animal disease management, fair treatment of workers, and consumer awareness – as well as the GAA’s approach to responsible aquaculture. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of third-party aquaculture certification and the pre-competitive activities that organizations and businesses can get involved in to advance the responsible aquaculture movement.
In June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom approved a referendum removing the country from the European Union. The British exit - or Brexit - from the E.U. will have a wide-reaching impact on the seafood industry. In this webinar, SeafoodSource Contributing Editor Jason Holland and Scottish Fisherman's Federation Chief Executive Bertie Armstrong will give an overview on the basics of Brexit, explore the opportunities and drawbacks of the decision, and offer insight and predictions on what comes next for the U.K.'s fishing and seafood industries.
It's been a year since Thailand dropped to Tier 3 on the U.S. State Department's Trafficking In Persons Report, in part due to the country's lack of controlling the ongoing problem of human trafficking in the fishing industry. What's changed? Have things improved? Recent media reports show the problem still exists, and importers at the other end of the supply chain need to consider their options to prevent being connected to this kind of behavior. In this webinar, we'll talk about just what importers can do to safeguard their seafood supply chains.
Any seafood marketer who doesn't include social media in the plan for promoting product is missing out on a huge opportunity to get the word out. This webinar, which follows up on a webinar SeafoodSource presented back in January 2015, offers more advanced tips for putting a social media platform to work.
The seafood industry is often under the microscope during a food borne outbreak and when the evidence is strong it is always followed by a recall; some out of extreme precautionary measures and others out of necessity. Even without an official recall, the threat of contamination is ever-present.
With a rise in food-related recalls in recent years, traceability systems are essential to identify the source of the problem and take appropriate corrective measures. Without a strong traceability capability, it will be harder to pinpoint the sources of contamination, and if you have a recall, you will likely end up disposing an excessive amount of product and lose money. Learn how to protect your company and take the correct precautions.
Recently, the U.S. State Department downgraded Thailand to Tier 3 in the department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report. At the same time, media reports have drawn an embarrassing connection between well-meaning seafood importers and fishing boats in Thailand that support human trafficking. In this webinar, we’ll go over just how bad the trafficking problem is, and what you can do to ensure that human slavery isn’t touching your supply chain.
The Sustainability Incubator
Daniel Murphy, Campaigns Assistant
Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
Moderated by: Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource.com Online Editor
Keep checking SeafoodSource for all the latest news on the Thailand human trafficking issue.
Many obstacles block the development of a more robust aquaculture industry in southern California, including a complex permitting system and laws restricting finfish farms in state waters. Undaunted, James Morris and Paul Olin have been on the forefront of a movement aimed at developing a larger aquaculture industry in California. Morris, a marine ecologist with NOAA’s National Ocean Service and The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, and Olin, an aquaculture specialist with California Sea Grant in Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of the University of California, San Diego, recently spoke about the findings of two workshops covered in a report published by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach that explored the challenges to growing California’s aquaculture industry. In the webinar, Olin and Morris will discuss the findings of the workshops, as well as possible solutions to problems facing the aquaculture industry in California, the United States and globally.