Category Archives: North America

AFTER salmon, seabass & seabream… Cooke Inc. embarks onto shrimp farming with Seajoy Seafood acquisition in Latin America

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Government, First Nations chart path for aquaculture in Broughton Archipelago

Continue reading Government, First Nations chart path for aquaculture in Broughton Archipelago

GSSI recognises the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for lasting responsible fisheries management (RFM) certification program

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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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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

ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

Continue reading ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

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

LEGAL: A. Morton & Namgis First Nation go to Court against DFO and Marine Harvest & Cermaq re. PRV; Video Primer

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ATLANTIC Salmon Federation says public should have been told about Cooke Aquaculture escape earlier; Opponents question escape figures

Continue reading ATLANTIC Salmon Federation says public should have been told about Cooke Aquaculture escape earlier; Opponents question escape figures

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

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

IFFO-hosted side event at COFI 33: “Aquaculture industry stakeholders communicate vital role in global food security at FAO event”

Continue reading IFFO-hosted side event at COFI 33: “Aquaculture industry stakeholders communicate vital role in global food security at FAO event”

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

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

PBDEs: Accumulation in farmed salmon; Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers develop dynamic model over a full sea-cage salmon production cycle

Continue reading PBDEs: Accumulation in farmed salmon; Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers develop dynamic model over a full sea-cage salmon production cycle

MARINE Harvest finalises acquisition of Northern Harvest in Atlantic Canada; effective July 3

Continue reading MARINE Harvest finalises acquisition of Northern Harvest in Atlantic Canada; effective July 3

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Level 2 Wet Lab needed in Campbell River to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild & farmed salmon

Continue reading BRITISH COLUMBIA: Level 2 Wet Lab needed in Campbell River to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild & farmed salmon