Category Archives: Seafood Watch / MBA

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

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CHILEAN rainbow trout & Atl. salmon from Nova Austral get ‘Good Alternative’ Seafood Watch new ratings appraisal

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FISH Health: SeaChoice asked for “increased public transparency from the salmon farming industry… the industry has refused”

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BRITISH Columbia salmon farming industry harvested & processed 92,800MT in 2016; Contributed over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy – Report

Continue reading BRITISH Columbia salmon farming industry harvested & processed 92,800MT in 2016; Contributed over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy – Report

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…

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

“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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ATLANTIC Sapphire to become first land-based salmon farmer to be listed (today: July 12, 2017) on the Norwegian OTC market

Continue reading ATLANTIC Sapphire to become first land-based salmon farmer to be listed (today: July 12, 2017) on the Norwegian OTC market

PLASTIC pollution: 19 aquariums across the USA join forces & create a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP); Echoing EU’s #OurOcean

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ASC-certified tilapia now recommended by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch programme

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“AMERICANS are crazy about salmon produced in a way that protects the environment and is free from medicine” – DKK 500 million raised for onshore salmon farm in Miami

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SEAFOOD Watch Upgrade reaction: ASC certified salmon isn’t a “Good Alternative” – says SeaChoice; Wants ASC to repeal its variance request processes

Continue reading SEAFOOD Watch Upgrade reaction: ASC certified salmon isn’t a “Good Alternative” – says SeaChoice; Wants ASC to repeal its variance request processes

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

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JAMES Beard Foundation launches “Smart Catch” Sustainable Seafood Pilot program; “Chefs have the influence to educate our palates and our views”

Continue reading JAMES Beard Foundation launches “Smart Catch” Sustainable Seafood Pilot program; “Chefs have the influence to educate our palates and our views”

SUSTAINABLE Seafood movement: Who provides recommendations followed by 50,000+ restaurants & has an app downloaded 1.8+ million times?

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OF ALASKAN politics, Walmart, U.S. ‘sustainable seafood’ definition(s), and the ‘creation of a stakeholder supported solution’… GSSI

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NZKS’s Ōra King Pacific farmed salmon now sold alongside wild-caught Washington and Alaskan salmon in Seattle

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FAD management… 83 organizations, firms, retailers, NGOs worldwide urge RFMOs to make “better progress” in 6 tuna fishing policy areas

Continue reading FAD management… 83 organizations, firms, retailers, NGOs worldwide urge RFMOs to make “better progress” in 6 tuna fishing policy areas