Category Archives: Retail & Markets

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

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FISH Welfare: “Are we wrong to assume fish can’t feel pain?”… “Fish feel pain because we refuse to”

Continue reading FISH Welfare: “Are we wrong to assume fish can’t feel pain?”… “Fish feel pain because we refuse to”

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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TRANSPARENCY & traceability: M&S launches interactive map showing where fish or seafood is either caught or farmed: 47 species & 71 fisheries plotted

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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

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

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GLOBAL Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) welcomes Japanese consumers’ co-operative union (JCCU) to its global partnership

Continue reading GLOBAL Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) welcomes Japanese consumers’ co-operative union (JCCU) to its global partnership

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

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

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

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

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

SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

Continue reading SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

TRANSPARENCY & traceability: Lidl UK becomes first UK-based discounter to join Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP)

Continue reading TRANSPARENCY & traceability: Lidl UK becomes first UK-based discounter to join Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP)

ILLEGALLY-labelled (Marine Harvest) salmon imported from Vietnam seized in China… just as PM Nicola Sturgeon on trade mission in China

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IKEA, Coles and John West support Australia’s first Sustainable Seafood Week launch: MSC & ASC-certified seafood

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NEGATIVE press coverage has impact on German consumers’ farmed salmon health & sustainability perceptions

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New campaign launched by activist Don Staniford: ‘Scottish Salmon Watch’

Continue reading New campaign launched by activist Don Staniford: ‘Scottish Salmon Watch’

LEGAL: Bumble Bee agrees to relabel &  settlesto end proposed class action lawsuit; Of perceived ‘wild’ and ‘smoked’ salmon products…

Continue reading LEGAL: Bumble Bee agrees to relabel &  settlesto end proposed class action lawsuit; Of perceived ‘wild’ and ‘smoked’ salmon products…