WHOLE Foods accused, again, by NY Department of Consumer Affairs of ‘Systemic overcharging for pre-packaged foods’, including seafood; Issues ‘tips for shopping’

Continue reading WHOLE Foods accused, again, by NY Department of Consumer Affairs of ‘Systemic overcharging for pre-packaged foods’, including seafood; Issues ‘tips for shopping’

EUROPE’s seas are “productive, but not healthy or clean”; “Pressures on the rise… We need to respect ecological boundaries” says EEA

The European Union’s Blue Growth agenda aims to harness further the potential of Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts for jobs, economic value and sustainability. A new report published this week (June 24, 2015)  by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that, despite some improvements, the way we use our seas remains unsustainable and threatens not only the productivity of our seas, but also our wellbeing. Human activities and climate change are increasingly putting a number of pressures on Europe’s seas, the cumulative effects of which threaten the functioning and resilience of marine ecosystems. “Doing more to keep our seas clean and healthy does not only require action internally, but also externally,” EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella said in his response to the report’s publication.

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KURIL Islands dispute reaches seafood, arguably… Russia’s proposed drift net ban “will likely lead to a plunge in Japan’s salmon catches in the area”

Continue reading KURIL Islands dispute reaches seafood, arguably… Russia’s proposed drift net ban “will likely lead to a plunge in Japan’s salmon catches in the area”

SODEXO pledges to ME clients that “at least 20%” of its whitefish will be purchased & “harvested responsibly” in Gulf of Maine

Continue reading SODEXO pledges to ME clients that “at least 20%” of its whitefish will be purchased & “harvested responsibly” in Gulf of Maine

FINLAND’s demand for edible fish bred in Finland “exceeds supply”; 2014 Sea trout imports volume exceeds own production

Continue reading FINLAND’s demand for edible fish bred in Finland “exceeds supply”; 2014 Sea trout imports volume exceeds own production

“The enforcement of correct labeling is vital to the integrity and future of the seafood community” – BSB Chairman

Continue reading “The enforcement of correct labeling is vital to the integrity and future of the seafood community” – BSB Chairman

‘SHARED vision & heritage’: MSC & ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners “more effectively”

Continue reading ‘SHARED vision & heritage’: MSC & ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners “more effectively”

EASTERN Pacific fisheries commission ‘needs plans for Bluefin tuna recovery & reduced fishing capacity’; ‘At least 50% over optimal scientifically recommended level’ says WWF

Continue reading EASTERN Pacific fisheries commission ‘needs plans for Bluefin tuna recovery & reduced fishing capacity’; ‘At least 50% over optimal scientifically recommended level’ says WWF

MERCURY monitoring: “Safe seafood near the submarine wreck off Fedje”; Low & stable levels, below EU’s maximum Hg level of 0.5 mg/kg

Continue reading MERCURY monitoring: “Safe seafood near the submarine wreck off Fedje”; Low & stable levels, below EU’s maximum Hg level of 0.5 mg/kg

BIOMAR publishes its first global report on sustainability (GRI-G4); Sourcing of fish feed raw materials “affects customers” – CEO

Continue reading BIOMAR publishes its first global report on sustainability (GRI-G4); Sourcing of fish feed raw materials “affects customers” – CEO

CANADA announces new Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations to improve rapid response; Asian carp, Quagga & Zebra mussels targetted

Continue reading CANADA announces new Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations to improve rapid response; Asian carp, Quagga & Zebra mussels targetted

HIGH mortality (~1,000 tonnes) at Grieg Seafood’s Muchalat North & Williamson farms in British Columbia; Low dissolved oxygen levels

Continue reading HIGH mortality (~1,000 tonnes) at Grieg Seafood’s Muchalat North & Williamson farms in British Columbia; Low dissolved oxygen levels

WESTERN Indian Ocean’s pristine ecosystems – “valued at US$25 billion annually – is “under threat” – UNEP report highlights “unsustainable fishing practices”, “urbanisation” & “extraction of natural resources”

Continue reading WESTERN Indian Ocean’s pristine ecosystems – “valued at US$25 billion annually – is “under threat” – UNEP report highlights “unsustainable fishing practices”, “urbanisation” & “extraction of natural resources”

ANTARCTICA a “hot zone”… How will cold-loving Antarctic fish – and their embryos – respond to warming ocean waters?

Continue reading ANTARCTICA a “hot zone”… How will cold-loving Antarctic fish – and their embryos – respond to warming ocean waters?

“LATEST catches are fresh meat & seafood”: Chinese consumers buying directly online Norwegian salmon, Boston lobster or Argentine shrimp…

Continue reading “LATEST catches are fresh meat & seafood”: Chinese consumers buying directly online Norwegian salmon, Boston lobster or Argentine shrimp…

“YOUNG’S has not retained the fresh salmon and smoked salmon processing contracts with Sainsbury” – CEO

Continue reading “YOUNG’S has not retained the fresh salmon and smoked salmon processing contracts with Sainsbury” – CEO

EU Commissioner Vella discusses ocean governance with NGOs; cooperation and exchange with stakeholders is “unvaluable”

Continue reading EU Commissioner Vella discusses ocean governance with NGOs; cooperation and exchange with stakeholders is “unvaluable”

ASC & Vietnam’s D-Fish sign MoU to promote responsible aquaculture; ‘Step-wise approach from VietGAP to ASC certification’

Continue reading ASC & Vietnam’s D-Fish sign MoU to promote responsible aquaculture; ‘Step-wise approach from VietGAP to ASC certification’

AVERAGE – yet large – ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico in 2015; “serious actions” needed to reduce loss of Midwest fertilizers into Mississippi River system

Continue reading AVERAGE – yet large – ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico in 2015; “serious actions” needed to reduce loss of Midwest fertilizers into Mississippi River system