Category Archives: Indian Ocean

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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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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World’s#1 tuna firm Thai Union releases GRI G4-indexed 2017 Sustainability Report 

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REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

Continue reading REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

Continue reading 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

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

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

“LEADER for positive change”: Thai Union named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for fourth consecutive year

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ITF applauds Thai Union & Greenpeace agreement: “Strong code of conduct for all vessels in their supply chain, along with enforceable labour standards, is central”

Continue reading ITF applauds Thai Union & Greenpeace agreement: “Strong code of conduct for all vessels in their supply chain, along with enforceable labour standards, is central”

“HUGE progress” says Greenpeace: Thai Union commits to “more sustainable, socially-responsible seafood”; Comprehensive package of reforms

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THAI Union “Going digital for sustainability”; Testing scalable platforms for electronic Catch Data and Traceability (eCDT) systems

Continue reading THAI Union “Going digital for sustainability”; Testing scalable platforms for electronic Catch Data and Traceability (eCDT) systems

50 of the world’s largest businesses, retailers & fishing firms pledge to stop illegal tuna fishing & related forced labour on the High Seas by 2020; WEF brokers deal

Continue reading 50 of the world’s largest businesses, retailers & fishing firms pledge to stop illegal tuna fishing & related forced labour on the High Seas by 2020; WEF brokers deal

WWF & Bolton Alimentari join forces to “improve seafood sustainability and traceability”; 4-year partnership &  8-year 100% MSC-certified tuna goal

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SFP welcomes Spain’s top tuna/seafood canner as partner; ‘Hopes it will serve as inspiration to other Spanish seafood companies’

Continue reading SFP welcomes Spain’s top tuna/seafood canner as partner; ‘Hopes it will serve as inspiration to other Spanish seafood companies’

IUU fish fight: EC lists Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Comoros as non-cooperating; issues warning for Liberia (world’s #2 shipping registry)

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FISHERIES Transparency Initiative (FiTI) Standard ready for Adoption at 2nd FiTI Conference in Bali (April 27 2017)

Continue reading FISHERIES Transparency Initiative (FiTI) Standard ready for Adoption at 2nd FiTI Conference in Bali (April 27 2017)