Category Archives: South America

AFTER salmon, seabass & seabream… Cooke Inc. embarks onto shrimp farming with Seajoy Seafood acquisition in Latin America

Continue reading AFTER salmon, seabass & seabream… Cooke Inc. embarks onto shrimp farming with Seajoy Seafood acquisition in Latin America

EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

Continue reading EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

“LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

Continue reading “LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

Continue reading Marine Harvest Q2 2018 Trading update: 78,500 tonnes of farmed salmon harvested; Below 82,000t guide

GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

WWF welcomed on Monday July 9, 2018, the announcement of a voluntary krill fishery closure along the Antarctic Peninsula by five fishing companies who make up the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting companies (ARK), and which represent 85% of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic: the world’s largest krill fishing company, Aker BioMarine (Norway), Pesca Chile (Chile), Insung (South Korea),  Rimfrost (Norway)  and China National Fisheries Corporation (China). The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate.

Aker BioMarine also says it will support the creation of marine sanctuaries in Antarctica through the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in coming years. “WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Manager of WWF’s Antarctic Programme.

The voluntary krill fishery closure comes as a direct result of a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally; it was announced at the ‘Antarctic 360°’ Greenpeace event in Cambridge (UK). “The momentum for protection of the Antarctic’s waters and wildlife is snowballing. A huge movement of people globally has been joined by scientists, governments, celebrities and now even the companies fishing in the Antarctic. This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” said Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic Protect the Antarctic campaign.

Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean conservation, Pew Charitable Trusts, commented: “The Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies’ support for the creation of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), including large no-fishing zones, is a truly visionary step that more commercial fishing interests in Antarctica and around the world should follow. Cooperation among scientists, governments, industry, and conservation groups is the surest bet to protecting the 30 percent of the ocean that scientists tell us is needed to maintain global ocean health. We expect to see the Weddell Sea and waters off East Antarctica declared marine parks in October. Governments should follow industry’s lead and support MPAs.”

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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

Continue reading GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

Continue reading THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

BIODIVERSITY: ‘Corporate control & global governance of marine genetic resources’ paper; “~half of Earth’s surface is left with no regulations”

Continue reading BIODIVERSITY: ‘Corporate control & global governance of marine genetic resources’ paper; “~half of Earth’s surface is left with no regulations”

“INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

Continue reading “INVESTORS need ESG data and transparency….” New food index launched in New York; Salmon Aquaculture firms in the lead (MHG #1, lowest risk)

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

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

ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

Continue reading ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

Continue reading CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

Continue reading GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

NEW industry group in South America to work toward sustainable squid production; SFP lent logistical support

Continue reading NEW industry group in South America to work toward sustainable squid production; SFP lent logistical support

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…

SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

Continue reading SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

TRIDENT Seafoods sourcing farmed salmon from Chile for sale in the USA

Continue reading TRIDENT Seafoods sourcing farmed salmon from Chile for sale in the USA

WORLD’s squid fisheries “have a lot of room for sustainability improvement” – Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘Target 75 Initiative’ report

Continue reading WORLD’s squid fisheries “have a lot of room for sustainability improvement” – Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘Target 75 Initiative’ report