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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

 

 

 

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch will amend Salmon advisory to include mention of ASC-certified salmon

We are pleased to acknowledge Seafood Watch’s prompt response  (via Twitter; September 24, 2017) in which it states it will amend its ‘Salmon’ advisory/incomplete ‘overview’ text:

Source: https://twitter.com/SeafoodWatch/status/911743211395104768

PS (03.10.2017):

This author had contended [September 18, 2017] that — from reading the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch’s [then] ‘Salmon’ recommendations overview —  one could easily have been [mis]led to believe that almost all farmed salmon from e.g. Norway, Chile, Scotland is to be ‘no thanks’-avoided (Red-listed), as per its advisory.

Excerpt from the Seafood Watch salmon ‘overview’ recommendation as it was published on September 18, 2017. The text was later [October 2017] updated to include a mention of Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified salmon; since the ASC standard was deemed by Seafood Watch to be “equivalent to at least [its] yellow “Good Alternative” recommendation.”
However, this is/was NOT the case: Seafood Watch clearly states [since June 5, 2017] on its ‘Eco-certification’ tab that it “[…] recommends you purchase seafood from Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified salmon farms. […] We identified the ASC standard as equivalent to at least our yellow “Good Alternative” recommendation” [do also note the ‘at least‘ mention…].

We had highlighted that Seafood Watch salmon ‘overview’ recommendation text should be amended to ‘at least’ include a mention of ASC-certified salmon [the “unless it’s…” omits to include ASC-certified salmon]… This argument is/was all the more relevant since the number of ASC-certified marine net pen Atlantic salmon farms has grown substantially and is far from being negligible; with now ~600,000 tonnes of farmed salmon ASC-certified worldwide [precisely 209 farms representing a production capacity of 584,399t as of early September 2017]: a volume representing ~29% of all farmed Atlantic salmon and nearing the entire world supply of wild-caught salmon (including Alaska’s) – in 2016 GWE harvest terms.

Read also the article published (September 21, 2017) by SalmonBusiness.com, which highlighted this author’s views: “Seafood Watch program recommendations ‘misleading’, says editor”: http://salmonbusiness.com/seafood-watch-program-recommendations-misleading-says-editor/

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SUSTAINABILITY reporting: “… increasing transparency of reporting by the world’s largest companies” highlighted by World Seafood Congress

Below is an excerpt from the World Seafood Congress 2017 wrap-up meeting on September 14  in Reykjavík Iceland 2017 – Based on inputs from Matís experts and chairs of sessions at the World Seafood Congress. The comments pertaining to “increasing transparency” by the world’s largest seafood companies follow the September 11, 2017 WSC  presentation by Seafood Intelligence editor Bertrand Charron, titled “Transparency & Sustainability Reporting in the Global Seafood Industry”:

Full highlighted Outcomes from the WSC 2017 here: https://wsc2017.com/2017/09/18/highlighted-outcomes-from-the-world-seafood-congress-in-reykjavik-iceland-2017/

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“Being sustainable has become a ‘ticket to trade’ for BioMar”; Transparency important to customers & “one of corporate guiding principles” – CEO

Continue reading “Being sustainable has become a ‘ticket to trade’ for BioMar”; Transparency important to customers & “one of corporate guiding principles” – CEO

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

Transparency in the global salmon farming industry: ‘Top 10’ & ‘Bottom 10’ ratings & Norwegian rankings released

Seafood Intelligence recently publicly released the ratings and rankings of the  Top 10′ and ‘Bottom 10’ salmon farming companies in terms of transparency & sustainability reporting; excerpted from the 840-page 2017 benchmark.

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Also released are the ratings/rankings of all 11 salmon feed companies, and the ratings/rankings of all the Norwegian companies in the Top 36 (as well as their disclosures re. % of women in Board and in Top Management / #SDG5).

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

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

BioMar Group averaged FIFO ratio (Fish-In:Fish-Out) <1.00 for its raw material usage in 2016 “for the first time in its history”

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

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

“SUSTAINABILITY is a choice”: Cermaq releases its 2016 sustainability report; 5 SDGs integrated into strategy; Tripling of number of ASC-certified sites

Continue reading “SUSTAINABILITY is a choice”: Cermaq releases its 2016 sustainability report; 5 SDGs integrated into strategy; Tripling of number of ASC-certified sites

CERMAQ investing in new communication strategy; Salmon farming industry has greatly underestimated customers’ needs’…

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THAI Union tops in Asia for CSR and Sustainability Reporting in Seafood Intelligence’s ‘Top 100’ benchmark – Thai Union PR

Continue reading THAI Union tops in Asia for CSR and Sustainability Reporting in Seafood Intelligence’s ‘Top 100’ benchmark – Thai Union PR