Category Archives: Asia

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

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“ASIAN food industry is facing a sustainability crisis” – Sustainable Foods Summit: Key Outcomes & GHGe & LCA figures

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THAI Union addresses world leaders on combating modern slavery at United Nations General Assembly

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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

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

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NFI Statement on announcement of Tariffs on Chinese Seafood in current trade dispute: ‘Please, demonstrate real leadership’

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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

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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”

Continue reading 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”

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

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STIRLING’s links-up with Ningbo University in China; Joint lab to “support the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry”

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

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Maine lobster industry urges Trump not to consider imposing tariifs on seafood imports from China

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TRADEOFFS…. Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of entire Mekong River region

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