Category Archives: Labour (see also ‘Ethics’)

“UNSUSTAINABLE market conditions in the UK”: Skretting plans to reduce feed overcapacity by ceasing production in the UK

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“THOUSANDS of direct and indirect jobs anticipated”…  Green light for jobs with Huon Aquaculture to set up WA yellowtail kingfish operations

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FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms, it was announced on October 9, 2018.

Through this collaboration, the organizations will implement Fair Trade USA’s innovative model of responsible business and conscious consumption in certified fish farms adhering to the robust environmental and social criteria of the ASC standard. The pilot will also examine how the Fair Trade program can work as a ladder towards ASC certification within the framework of ASC’s newly formed “Improver Programme.”

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, signs MOU with Julie Kuchepatov, Seafood Director of Fair Trade USA, to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

The Fair Trade model enables sustainable livelihoods for fishermen around the world while empowering them to improve their communities via the Community Development Fund – additional income earned for every pound of Fair Trade Certified™ seafood sold.  To date, there are nine Fair Trade Certified seafood supply chains and several more in the pipeline.

ASC distinguishes fish farms that operate to the highest social and environmental standards. ASC standards are created in a transparent, multi-stakeholders process and are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements remain robust, reflecting best global practices. With the launch of ASC’s Improver Programme, producers can now receive guidance on how to improve their farming methods. The goal of the program is to leverage market forces by attracting producers at all stages on the journey towards sustainability to drive improvements in those areas where the biggest change can be achieved.   Continue reading FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

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

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BREXIT impacts on trade, funding & ongoing access to labour; Scottish First Minister to meet seafood sector

 

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MSC announces changes to labour reporting, objections and stakeholder engagement

Continue reading MSC announces changes to labour reporting, objections and stakeholder engagement

GSSI & The Consumer Goods Forum join forces on benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector

Continue reading GSSI & The Consumer Goods Forum join forces on benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector

SUSTAINABLE crop certification “could do more to help world’s poorest farmers”; 84,853 certs covering >1 million farms mapped

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MSC sets out agenda to strengthen assurance model and announces key changes to certification requirements

Continue reading MSC sets out agenda to strengthen assurance model and announces key changes to certification requirements

“DESPITE several years of highly publicized efforts… Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor on fishing boats” – HRW

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ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

Continue reading ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

HOT topic: “Salmon stakes: Risks for the Tasmanian salmon industry” –The Australian Institute report; Addressing reputational issues

Continue reading HOT topic: “Salmon stakes: Risks for the Tasmanian salmon industry” –The Australian Institute report; Addressing reputational issues

BREXIT ‘protracted uncertainty’: UK Food industry lobby upset about UK Gov’t not doing ‘right thing’ re. “the right for all EU workers [feeding the nation] to remain”

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OF Seafood & Nuclear weapons: Let’s not go to war over seafood, Please… Latest AP investigation highlights ethical issues in global supply chain #SeafoodEthics

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VIGO Dialogue 2017: Calling for international commitment to human rights & decent work in fisheries value chains; Implementation of international instruments

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UK: Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme marks certification milestones with 100th certified RFS vessel + 1st entire fleet under RFS

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POLISH & Lithuanian workers in Norway’s salmon processing industry: NNN on strike for Collective Bargaining recognition at fish processor Norse Production

Continue reading POLISH & Lithuanian workers in Norway’s salmon processing industry: NNN on strike for Collective Bargaining recognition at fish processor Norse Production