Category Archives: GSSI

GSSI recognises the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for lasting responsible fisheries management (RFM) certification program

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

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WALMART HQ ‘Sustainability Summit’: “Our goal is to build transparency and continuous improvement with the seafood supply chain”

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MSC process transparent & scientifically robust, encourages stakeholder input – MSC responds to critics; “We stand by the credibility of our program”

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PUBLIC Consultation: Benchmark report for the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System: January 31 to March 1, 2018

Continue reading PUBLIC Consultation: Benchmark report for the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System: January 31 to March 1, 2018

ASIAN expansion: Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative welcomes Aeon & Seafood Legacy to its global partnership

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TOKYO 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code: Accepts fishery products with MEL, MSC, AEL, or ASC certification, and/or GSSI-recognised

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GSSI Public Consultation on the Benchmark Report for The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification

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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

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OF ALASKAN politics, Walmart, U.S. ‘sustainable seafood’ definition(s), and the ‘creation of a stakeholder supported solution’… GSSI

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ASC “look[ing] forward to the future inclusion of social indicators within the GSSI benchmark”

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MSC becomes “first global seafood certification” to achieve GSSI recognition & is “the only wild-seafood certification program” to be an ISEAL member

Continue reading MSC becomes “first global seafood certification” to achieve GSSI recognition & is “the only wild-seafood certification program” to be an ISEAL member

WALMART updates its Seafood Policy: 2025 seafood sourcing target: MSC, BAP… and/or “recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)”…

Continue reading WALMART updates its Seafood Policy: 2025 seafood sourcing target: MSC, BAP… and/or “recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)”…

GSSI recognizes the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification programme

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‘SUSTAINABLE seafood market surging’; Estimated retail value of certified seafood reached US$11.5 billion in 2015 – SSI Review

The 208-page State of Sustainability (SSI) Review published today (May 11, 2016) takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the nine most prevalent seafood certification schemes, including the Marine Stewardship Council, GLOBAL G.A.P. and Friend of the Sea. The SSI Review is a collaborative effort by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST). Continue reading ‘SUSTAINABLE seafood market surging’; Estimated retail value of certified seafood reached US$11.5 billion in 2015 – SSI Review

“We have to […] really question whether we genuinely need to double [aquaculture/]food production by 2050. The answer is, very clearly, no” – Peter Bridson

Continue reading “We have to […] really question whether we genuinely need to double [aquaculture/]food production by 2050. The answer is, very clearly, no” – Peter Bridson

“Due to the support of a broad range of diverse stakeholders, GSSI poses a threat to the MSC” – Ray Hilborn; “Where is the science in seafood sustainability and certification?”

Continue reading “Due to the support of a broad range of diverse stakeholders, GSSI poses a threat to the MSC” – Ray Hilborn; “Where is the science in seafood sustainability and certification?”

GAA’s applauds launch of GSSI global benchmarking tool; Submits application for BAP scheme to be GSSI-benchmarked

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification scheme said today (October 16, 2015) it has submitted an application to the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) following the launch of its Global Benchmark Tool at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries conference in Vigo, Spain, on Oct. 8. “We applaud the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative for the launch of its Global Benchmark Tool,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “GAA will make application of its BAP third-party certification program in keeping with other benchmarking of its standards with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and support for the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) […] We view GSSI as one of a number of independent benchmarking programs that when taken together with GFSI, GSCP and others provide value to all aquaculture stakeholders,” said Stevens. “GSSI for us is an example of getting a good idea in play instead of waiting for the perfection others might want for their own agendas.” Continue reading GAA’s applauds launch of GSSI global benchmarking tool; Submits application for BAP scheme to be GSSI-benchmarked