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Maine Lobster is one of the most sustainably harvested products in the world with practices dating back 150 years. Fisherman have always taken great pride in the fishery and continue to evolve their practices based on the changing marine environment. The Maine Lobster fishery is iconic to the state of Maine and impacts a great deal of the coastal communities. In addition to providing Maine Lobster to diners across the globe, the industry strives… Read More
Join us for a webinar to learn more about the global landscape assessment of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) being conducted by CEA Consulting in 2019. Our research seeks answers to five questions:
- What factors contribute to FIP progress, effectiveness, and impact?
- What do FIPs cost?
- What market incentives motivate FIPs and related actors?
- How do FIPs advance fisheries governance?
- What types of social and business improvements are
More than sixty leading companies—representing over USD $35 billion in annual seafood production—have joined or endorsed the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) to draft the first-ever industry standards for traceability across the seafood sector. Now almost two years into the drafting process, the GDST is entering its final phase of work, aiming to complete “ready to use” voluntary standards and… Read More
Seafood products are some of the most traded food items worldwide, but around one third of global fish stocks are overexploited. Moreover, the seafood industry suffers from unsustainable resource management, inefficiencies in operations and distrust across stakeholders in the supply chain. At this pivotal time it is more important than ever for companies to find new ways to overcome these hurdles and implement solutions for a sustainable future.… Read More
Social responsibility is a journey that requires dedicated resources and an ongoing commitment. Step by step, the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) serves as a go-to resource to help companies uphold legal and ethical labor conditions and safeguard workers.
Built by FishWise in consultation with industry and leading human rights organizations and with support from the Walmart Foundation, RISE offers seafood… Read More
Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests in small- to medium-sized enterprises that are working towards the production of fish, shellfish and plants, around the globe. In this webinar, join Aqua-Spark Co-Founders and Managing Partners Amy Novogratz… Read More
2018 saw great uncertainty and volatility in tariff levels for the seafood trade and increasingly significant changes in US legislation such as the SIMP program. Even as seafood companies scrambled to cope with these shifting trends, several high-profile cases of fraud all combined to cast an even brighter spotlight on traceability issues in the industry. Through all of this uncertainty, one fact is increasingly clear – the coming year… Read More
Over the past decade, Asia has been regarded as one of the biggest growth opportunities for U.S. seafood exports. The enormous Chinese market, in particular, gobbled up an increasingly large share of U.S. exports of higher-end seafood products, such as lobster, oysters, snow and king crab, and geoduck. But a trade dispute between the United States and China beginning in 2018 – and resulting rounds of tariffs affecting seafood – have… Read More
Seafood business decisions are often driven by experience and intuition, developed from years of hands-on operations. Many seafood managers develop an innate sense of their costs of goods sold, yield on processed materials, and the ebb and flow of inventory. However, in the highly competitive seafood space, it has become vital to operate ever more efficiently, improve yields, quickly sell through inventory, provide continuous quality… Read More
The United States is ramping up enforcement efforts against forced labor, including its use in seafood supply chains. In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice launched the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking in Fishing in International Waters, an effort to improve prevention and enforcement to curtail to forced labor. Join Katrina Nakamura, founder of the Sustainability Incubator, as she gives an overview of potential new rules of… Read More