Rebuilding and greening the world's fisheries could raise catches and trigger benefits to industry, consumers and the global economy.
Turning the tide on falling fish stocks
Lidl joins seafood disclosure project
THE retailer Lidl has become the first major discounter to publish a full public profile list of all the sources of its wild caught seafood on the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) website. This gives information on fishery management, catch methods, and likely environmental impact. Amali Bunter, responsible sourcing manager at Lidl UK, said: ‘We are extremely proud of our commitment to sourcing 100 per cent of our own brand chilled and frozen wild caught seafood from MSC certified fisheries. ‘This is...
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 company’s responsible seafood strategy which has been running for several years. On joining the UK’s top selling seafood business, Moffat will...
Lake Harvests are Likely More Fruitful than We Knew
Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michigan State University and the U.S. Geological Survey. “Our study provides an independent estimate of global inland fishery harvests based on food web ecology and fisheries activity, and can help resource managers in the United States and around the world make...
Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm
Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a profit. Last year, Aqua-cage Fisheries acquired a Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform a multitude...
COFI 32 Concludes, Discusses Aquaculture and Blue Growth
The 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) has concluded with participants welcoming the entry into force of the Agreement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (PSMA). The meeting also featured discussions on aquaculture, food security and blue growth, among other issues. COFI 32 celebrated the PSMA`s entry into force during a special event, with several countries stating that...