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

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

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PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

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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

HUMANE production & avoiding antibiotics usage: “may increase attractiveness of farmed fish & seafood for U.S. consumers”

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

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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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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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NEW strategy for Ireland’s €1.15 billion seafood sector aims to boost competitiveness amidst market uncertainties

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“CLOSEST thing to ocean fresh”; Clean Seas Seafood launches SensoryFresh; combination of rapid freeze technology and logistics protocols

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MARKET for antibiotic-free seafood & premium shrimp grown to highest social & environmental standards “will grow quickly” – SSP

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SHRIMP farming: New CEO-led initiative (SSP) launches with commitment to highest standards (e.g. ASC), “fully traceable & with zero antibiotics”

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

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SPANISH-led research finds that “Long-term consumption of sunflower and fish oils damages the liver” & highlights benefits of virgin olive oil

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

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

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