Category Archives: Report Vs Goals

Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

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SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

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SURVEY: 92% of respondents stating that their reputation had been enhanced by ASC certification

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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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STILL On The Hook… “Momentum for reform in the MSC has become unstoppable”; Campaign keeps pushing for “wholly, rather than partial” MSC-certification of fisheries

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WWF urges MSC to adopt key reforms: “WWF does expect to see strong, more specific and more immediate commitments” – John Tanzer

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CSR: ODP now includes corporate commitments: “Publishing sustainability commitments is a core element of a responsible seafood policy”

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WWF calls on WTO to end subsidized overfishing and illegal fishing; Position Paper for WTO members ahead of 11th Ministerial Conference

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EC’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans; Role of mariculture/aquaculture & IMTA highlighted

Today (November 30, 2017), the High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published (dated Nov. 29) a new 80-page scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’ titled “Food from the Oceans – How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?”. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.

“The scientific evidence unambiguously points to sustainable “culture” and “capture” at lower trophic levels (i.e. levels in the ocean food web below the carnivore levels currently mostly exploited) as the way to bring about such an increase. Furthermore, the greatest and most feasible potential identified for expansion globally lies in mariculture (i.e. marine aquaculture) – notably of herbivore filter feeders (e.g. molluscs) for direct human consumption or, together with cultivated algae, as a more ecologically efficient source of feed for farmed marine carnivores (e.g. finfish, shrimp, etc.). At the same time, much still needs to be done to improve the management of capture fisheries in order to preserve this vital source of nutrition and livelihood for a significant proportion of the global population.”

The 80-page scientific opinion is  available online here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/pdf/sam_food-from-oceans_report.pdf

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ARAMARK progresses toward 2018 commitment to purchase 100% of U.S. contracted-seafood from sources meeting Seafood Watch recommendations

Continue reading ARAMARK progresses toward 2018 commitment to purchase 100% of U.S. contracted-seafood from sources meeting Seafood Watch recommendations

EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

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OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

Continue reading OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

WWF report maps contribution of Mediterranean Sea to the region “in new ways”; Finds that overall value of Med’s natural assets is “at least US$5.6 trillion”

Continue reading WWF report maps contribution of Mediterranean Sea to the region “in new ways”; Finds that overall value of Med’s natural assets is “at least US$5.6 trillion”

TESCO caught making misleading “100%” pole and line tuna sustainability claim by #OnTheHook campaign

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SEACHOICE assesses “two of the most prominent eco-labels“ in Canada (MSC & ASC) and issues recommendations; ASC & MSC both respond

Continue reading SEACHOICE assesses “two of the most prominent eco-labels“ in Canada (MSC & ASC) and issues recommendations; ASC & MSC both respond

Seafood Intelligence releases Transparency ratings of salmon & feed firms operating in Chile & disclosures re. Women in executive teams

Read the article published by Aqua.cl / Editec on September 6, 2017: “Seafood Intelligence details the most transparent companies in the salmon industry

[+TABLAS] Seafood Intelligence detalla las empresas más transparentes de la industria del salmón

This and much – much – more in the full 840-page 2017 ‘Salmon’ Benchmark: http://www.seafoodintell.com/?page_id=16

“MSC are betraying the trust of consumers and duping them into purchasing what they believe is truly sustainable tuna”; New Campaign criticises MSC “monopoly”

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‘Salmon transparency index lauds Cermaq, Tassal for openness’ – Seafood Intelligence Transparency Benchmark findings in UnderCurrent News

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GSI expands with four new members from Chile and Norway: Australis Seafoods S.A., Bjørøya, Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS And Nova Sea AS

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TASSAL’s Sustainability Report 2016 now published; ‘Adaptive’ sustainability journey is one “of continuous improvement, with no room for complacency”

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