Category Archives: California

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

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STUDY reveals cost of 2017 salmon fisheries closure off U.S. West Coast; $5.8-8.9 million in lost income & 200-330 job losses

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FISHING: Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from U.S. (& Canada) West Coast; “Selective removal of large fish has likely contributed”

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ABALONE epidemic study on U.S. West Coast illustrates “how climate change could impact already vulnerable species”

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LEGAL: Bumble Bee agrees to relabel &  settlesto end proposed class action lawsuit; Of perceived ‘wild’ and ‘smoked’ salmon products…

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SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

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COMPETING Tradeoffs: Recovering marine mammals populations “may now exceed combined harvest by commercial & recreational chinook salmon fisheries”

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SALT: New Alliance aims to “tackle illegal fishing by improving seafood supply chains”; U.S. AID & Foundations-funded

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SALT: Walton Family Foundation/USAID-funded Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability to be launched/operated by FishWise in October

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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/

Previously on SeafoodIntelligence.com:

 

 

MISMATCH in Seafood Watch’s ‘Salmon’ recommendations: No mention/highlight of ASC-certified salmon being ‘at least’ equivalent to ‘good alternative’ in Overview

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SEAFOOD Watch upgrades farmed Atl. salmon from BC but still RED-lists most of Chile, Scottish & Norwegian salmon & makes no mention of ASC-status…

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“PROBLEMATIC”: SeaChoice rejects ranking of B.C. farmed salmon as “good alternative”; Transparency re. fish health quoted as being a major issue

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YELLOW light: Seafood Watch program now recommends Atlantic salmon raised in British Columbia as a “good alternative”

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STUDY reveals evolutionary history of imperiled salmon stocks; “supplemental framework for protecting specific adaptive variation will sometimes be necessary…”

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MONTEREY Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program recommends ASC-certified salmon; “…further confirmation of [ASC’s] credibility and effectiveness”

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