Category Archives: Trade Unions

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

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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

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

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

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ILO meeting: Europêche fishing vessel owners agree to promote full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights

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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”

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EUROPEAN social partners call European Union to “take up its responsibility” to halt abuses of migrant fishers; Joint social partners resolution

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“BEST results ever in BioMar Group” in 2016; Despite difficulties, notably impact of Chilean algal bloom and salmon industry strikes

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“EXTRAORDINARY & unprecedented”: ASX-listed Huon Aquaculture takes Tasmanian Gov’t to Supreme Court re. salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour

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RABOBANK expects Chilean salmon farming industry’s profitability to last, despite new regulation & algal bloom setback

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COOPERATION within the industry & with authorities, suppliers etc. needed for realizing Chilean salmon farming’s full potential – Cermaq CEO

Continue reading COOPERATION within the industry & with authorities, suppliers etc. needed for realizing Chilean salmon farming’s full potential – Cermaq CEO

THAI Union, MWRN conduct 2-day workshop for newly elected factory welfare committee; “much welcome model for sustainable change” – MWRN

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END of impasse in sight for Chilean salmon industry in Chiloe Island region? Protesters/Fishers sign deal with government

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SHELLFISHERS protesting against algal bloom crisis block off part of Chiloe Island… indirectly threatening local salmon industry’s 20,000 jobs…

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EU Commission adopts proposal by social partners to improve working conditions in the fishing sector; ILO C188

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COD! Newfoundland and Labrador “prepare[s] for opportunities arising from the return of groundfish” – Minister; First Canadian cod MSC-certified

MSC cert of first Canadian Cod - March 22 2016

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THAI Union signs MoU in support of government’s ‘Civil State Policy’; Improving fishers & fish farmers lives & combatting IUU fishing

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MAST: New Initiative Seeks to Improve Human Rights Protections in Thailand’s Fishing Sector; Efforts coordinated also in the USA

Continue reading MAST: New Initiative Seeks to Improve Human Rights Protections in Thailand’s Fishing Sector; Efforts coordinated also in the USA

FORCED labour in Thai fishing: Global unions lodge ILO complaint re. breaches of ILO Convention 29 – #SeafoodEthics

Continue reading FORCED labour in Thai fishing: Global unions lodge ILO complaint re. breaches of ILO Convention 29 – #SeafoodEthics