Category Archives: Community Engagement

Government, First Nations chart path for aquaculture in Broughton Archipelago

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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

‘MASS resignation’ of 14/17 members of Iceland National Culinary Team over ‘unsustainably farmed salmon’

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

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

ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of Grieg NL aquaculture project upheld by Court of Appeal: “ruling has raised the bar for environmental assessment” – ASF

Continue reading ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of Grieg NL aquaculture project upheld by Court of Appeal: “ruling has raised the bar for environmental assessment” – ASF

“NEW approach” by BC Gov’t re. salmon farming tenures, “establishing key criteria for tenures past 2022”; Agreements with First Nations required

Continue reading “NEW approach” by BC Gov’t re. salmon farming tenures, “establishing key criteria for tenures past 2022”; Agreements with First Nations required

TRAGEDY of the Commons? Of “competing interests” between forestry & aquaculture industries in Tasmania… “Leadership” sought from Government…

Continue reading TRAGEDY of the Commons? Of “competing interests” between forestry & aquaculture industries in Tasmania… “Leadership” sought from Government…

TASMANIAN salmon farming: PhD research highlights “Consistency in what is perceived to be a lack of transparency about information upon which decisions are made”

Continue reading TASMANIAN salmon farming: PhD research highlights “Consistency in what is perceived to be a lack of transparency about information upon which decisions are made”

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

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

BUSINESS Action Platform for Oceans announced at Cermaq HQ; Focus on SDG14 Life Below Water

Continue reading BUSINESS Action Platform for Oceans announced at Cermaq HQ; Focus on SDG14 Life Below Water

‘BLOOD water’ in Scotland: BBC echoes call from Staniford urging SSPO to expel Cooke Aquaculture due to breaches of industry’s code of practice

Continue reading ‘BLOOD water’ in Scotland: BBC echoes call from Staniford urging SSPO to expel Cooke Aquaculture due to breaches of industry’s code of practice

SCOTTISH Salmon Producers Organisation launches 3 short films showcasing industry’s sustainability concerns

Continue reading SCOTTISH Salmon Producers Organisation launches 3 short films showcasing industry’s sustainability concerns

TASSAL goes salmon farming offshore & commences “phased retirement of in-shore farms”; “We humbly accept the lessons learned” re. Macquarie Harbour…

Continue reading TASSAL goes salmon farming offshore & commences “phased retirement of in-shore farms”; “We humbly accept the lessons learned” re. Macquarie Harbour…

‘SHOWDOWN brewing over Atlantic salmon net-pen farming on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border’ – Seattle Times

Continue reading ‘SHOWDOWN brewing over Atlantic salmon net-pen farming on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border’ – Seattle Times

HOT topic: “Salmon stakes: Risks for the Tasmanian salmon industry” –The Australian Institute report; Addressing reputational issues

Continue reading HOT topic: “Salmon stakes: Risks for the Tasmanian salmon industry” –The Australian Institute report; Addressing reputational issues

FUNDY Salmon Recovery collaboration recovers endangered population through innovation; “Salmon return in historic numbers to Fundy National Park”

Continue reading FUNDY Salmon Recovery collaboration recovers endangered population through innovation; “Salmon return in historic numbers to Fundy National Park”

“INSULTING”: Cooke Aqua’s offer to Lummi Nation of ‘Silence vs. Money & premium caught-escape salmon price’ not perceived well…

Continue reading “INSULTING”: Cooke Aqua’s offer to Lummi Nation of ‘Silence vs. Money & premium caught-escape salmon price’ not perceived well…

CAMANCHACA’s & Chile’s salmon industry’s Seafood Intelligence transparency rankings highlighted in El Mercurio; ‘Pesca Y Sustentabilidad’

The Chilean salmon farming & fishing company Camanchaca’s ranking in Seafood Intelligence’s latest Transparency Benchmark of the global salmon farming industry – and the inaugural launch of a Sustainability Report for the Fishing division and the recent MSC certification of its langostino lobster fisheries – has been highlighted on Tuesday (October 10, 2017) in Chile’s newspaper El Mercurio. The article is part of a special feature on ‘Fisheries and Sustainability’.

See : http://impresa.elmercurio.com/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?dt=2017-10-10&dtB=10-10-2017%200:00:00&PaginaId=14&bodyid=3

 

 

 

 

UK: Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme marks certification milestones with 100th certified RFS vessel + 1st entire fleet under RFS

Continue reading UK: Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme marks certification milestones with 100th certified RFS vessel + 1st entire fleet under RFS