Sustainable Aquaculture News

  • Young’s boosts ‘responsibility’ team

    YOUNG’S Seafood has strengthened its corporate social responsibility team with the appointment of a leading marine biologist. He is Cameron Moffat (pictured), who is joining Young’s from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). He was previously a project support officer with the MSC and has taken on a significant role, designed to drive forward the ...


    By FISHupdate

  • UK fishing groups unite on Brexit stand

    FISHING industry groups from across the UK have united to ensure the government sticks to its word on Brexit. This new body, which includes a broad cross section and strong Scottish representation, met in Manchester to agree the elements of the campaign. It said afterwards: ‘We intend to hold government to account on Brexit commitments.’ A spokesman for ...


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  • Aldi tops sustainable fish list

    THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards around the world,  also says that more shops generally ...


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  • Norwegian companies at the center of new international alliance for global sustainable seafood industry

    Norway's largest seafood companies have been key in establishing a new initiative aimed to change the international fishing industry. The initiative made up by eight of the world's largest seafood companies and called "Seafood Business Ocean Stewardship"  will clear-out IUU fisheries  and inhumane working conditions. The global seafood trade is dominated by a handful of large companies ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • USDA Seeks Research Grants to Develop U.S. Aquaculture

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in aquaculture development. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking research grant funding applications for projects to support an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Although ...

  • Coles commits to sustainable seafood

    Coles has become the first major supermarket in Australia to offer its customers certified sustainable and traceable seafood in their delis. Australian seafood lovers can now buy Aquaculture Stewardship Council, (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabelled seafood in the deli at their local Coles supermarket. Across the country Coles’ fresh salmon will ...

  • FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries celebrates 20-year anniversary

    Twenty years after its birth, FAO’sCode of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries shared a moment in the limelight with ministers, researchers and leaders in the fisheries industry at the first International Fisheries Stakeholders Forum that opened in Vigo, Spain, today.  "The Code of Conduct has been an unmitigated success, because it captures ...

  • New Aquaculture Licensing in British Columbia to Improve Business Planning and Encourage Investments in Sustainable Practices

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Department will be implementing multi-year licensing for aquaculture operators in British Columbia.  The changes will provide the industry with more operational certainty and longer term planning capacity while allowing them to invest in sustainable practices. Aquaculture owners and operators will still have ...

  • BC SALMON FARMERS Commit $1.5-Million towards Furthering Salmon Research

    The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is taking a major step towards learning more about B.C’s coastal environment, particularly wild salmon.  Today the Association is announcing that it will invest $1.5-million over the next five years, partnering with academics and independent science-based organizations to expand knowledge of B.C’s aquatic environment. The BCSFA expects to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • World’s first MSC certified sustainable redfish fishery brings new measures to protect seabeds

    The Icelandic Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery following a 17th month assessment. Independent auditors Vottunarstofan Tún ehf, identified sustainable stocks, sustainable environmental impacts and good management of golden redfish. It is the first MSC certified golden redfish fishery in the ...

  • B.C. Salmon Farmers grow sustainability efforts to meet demand

    B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Gulf Offshore Aquaculture Rule Finally Released for Comment

    A long-awited notice of proposed rulemaking on the Gulf Fisheries Management Plan was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 28, 2014. The rule will set up a permitting process for offshore aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico and has been widely anticipated by ASA and offshore aquaculture stakeholders. A link to the proposed rule is  ...

  • New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry

    The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today (June 26, 2014), will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in ...

  • Countries Crack Down on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

    Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags. The FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance spell out a range of actions that countries can take to ensure that vessels ...

  • EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

    Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU of any fisheries products ...

  • Olly`s Fish Experience adds UK`s widest choice of certified sustainable fish

    Olley's Fish Experience in Herne Hill, South London has become the first fish & chip shop in the UK to add a total of eight MSC certified species of fish to their menu. It now offers the widest choice of MSC certified fish in the country. Meeting customer demand for sustainability Harry Niazi, owner of Olley’s said: "Over the past few years we have come to realise how ...

  • Raymond Blanc turns detective for new animated series

    Top chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, has turned detective for a new series of short animations about sustainable fish. The Chef Patron of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons has followed Inspector Clouseau, turning in a cartoon super-sleuth to investigate three cases that would test even the greatest of detectives. Launching online on 17th February, the films follow ‘Inspector’ Blanc as he ...

  • London’s first certified sustainable traditional fish and chip shop

    London Fish & Chips in Covent Garden, is the first traditional fish and chip shop in the capital to be MSC certified, proudly boasting the blue ‘Certified sustainable seafood’ ecolabel on its menus. The MSC label means that the fish is from a source which has been independently certified as sustainable, and that their purchase supports sustainable fishermen around the world. ...

  • MSC Certified Whitby`s Quayside fish & chip shop named best in Britain - twice!

    Pride, passion and ‘proper’ fish and chips proved a winning recipe for 50-year-old family-run Quayside as it scooped not one but TWO awards at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2014 yesterday – and is now officially the UK’s number one fish and chip takeaway. MSC certified Quayside on Pier Road, Whitby, beat off stiff competition from more than 50 chippies across the UK to ...

  • MSC welcomes Commonwealth Games Food Charter

    The MSC has welcomed the Commonwealth Games Food Charter, the document that will guide and govern procurement of all food for the 2014 Games in Glasgow. The MSC’s Claire Pescod said: “The Commonwealth Games are going to have a huge impact in Scotland, both as an event and through ethical procurement. This charter is a ringing endorsement of the hard work and dedication of MSC ...

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