Category Archives: Traceability / Sourcing

RAMPING up Brexit preparedness: Seafish releases bespoke guide & warns of “considerable impact on the seafood industry”

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EC lifts “yellow card” from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing; Thailand plays a central role in the international supply chain for fisheries products

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MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

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“ASIAN food industry is facing a sustainability crisis” – Sustainable Foods Summit: Key Outcomes & GHGe & LCA figures

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PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

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EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

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THAI Union addresses world leaders on combating modern slavery at United Nations General Assembly

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MAJOR milestone achieved in sea lice control; Ballan wrasse full lifecycle completed; Will “reduce reliance on wild stocks”

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MSC Study: “Seafood consumers want less pollution and more fish in the sea”

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SSP: Shrimp Partnership establishes “FEED WORKING GROUP” as supply chain integration will help drive improvements

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CERTIFIED? Local Fish Isn’t Always Local… Sea to Table “reiterates unwavering commitment to sustainable seafood

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PBDEs: Accumulation in farmed salmon; Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers develop dynamic model over a full sea-cage salmon production cycle

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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

WWF welcomed on Monday July 9, 2018, the announcement of a voluntary krill fishery closure along the Antarctic Peninsula by five fishing companies who make up the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting companies (ARK), and which represent 85% of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic: the world’s largest krill fishing company, Aker BioMarine (Norway), Pesca Chile (Chile), Insung (South Korea),  Rimfrost (Norway)  and China National Fisheries Corporation (China). The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate.

Aker BioMarine also says it will support the creation of marine sanctuaries in Antarctica through the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in coming years. “WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Manager of WWF’s Antarctic Programme.

The voluntary krill fishery closure comes as a direct result of a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally; it was announced at the ‘Antarctic 360°’ Greenpeace event in Cambridge (UK). “The momentum for protection of the Antarctic’s waters and wildlife is snowballing. A huge movement of people globally has been joined by scientists, governments, celebrities and now even the companies fishing in the Antarctic. This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” said Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic Protect the Antarctic campaign.

Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean conservation, Pew Charitable Trusts, commented: “The Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies’ support for the creation of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), including large no-fishing zones, is a truly visionary step that more commercial fishing interests in Antarctica and around the world should follow. Cooperation among scientists, governments, industry, and conservation groups is the surest bet to protecting the 30 percent of the ocean that scientists tell us is needed to maintain global ocean health. We expect to see the Weddell Sea and waters off East Antarctica declared marine parks in October. Governments should follow industry’s lead and support MPAs.”

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THAI Union completes 3rd party audit on Thai fishing vessels: Lack of policies covering child labour & of copy of contracts, retention of documents “common practice”

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SURVEY: Nearly half of US consumers avoid GMO foods, primarily concerned re. health impact; “What is the right amount of disclosure?”

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Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

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BIODIVERSITY: ‘Corporate control & global governance of marine genetic resources’ paper; “~half of Earth’s surface is left with no regulations”

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SALT 101: Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability webinar & Survey re. most challenging issues around traceability

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GM Salmon in Canada: Quebec GMO-watchers identify two seafood importers who allegedly imported 4.5t of transgenic salmon sold unlabelled to consumers

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