To increase seafood consumption and strengthen the seafood industry
The US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) has included the National Seafood Council in FY23 Appropriations Report. Thereby, it recognizes the sustainability and important nutritional benefits of seafood consumption.
According to a statement, the National Seafood Council is now…
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Nicole Condon as program director to lead the US strategy. Condon will replace Eric Critchlow who served in this role for the past six years and is retiring after a 48-year career in the seafood industry.
As explained in a press release, Condon will oversee the fisheries, commercial,…
The Basque tuna fleet of Bermeo becomes the first in the world to be certified for its global sustainability. It received the MSC blue seal. Thus, it supports the activity of 44 ships operating in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.
In addition, the fishing company Echebastar has obtained the AENOR Responsible Tuna Fishing (RTF)…
It is verified that 11,102 fish have escaped
Nordic Halibut AS has clarified that the escape of farmed halibut at its site at Ørjavika will have a limited impact on the company's economic position. More specifically, "guiding for 2022 or influence on the company's long-term growth plans of producing 4.500 tonnes HOG within 2026 and…
She was the Fisheries and Aquaculture Manager at The Co-op
Aisla Jones has joined Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) as a Partnership Program Director. To clarify, she will work with SFP’s partners to implement sustainable seafood policies and goals. Before, Jones worked in The Co-op as the Fisheries and Aquaculture Manager for six years.
Under the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations Transition to Stage 5 Memorandum of Understanding
The governments of First Nations Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Canada, and British Columbia have signed a new agreement that will further advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations over the management of land, water, and natural resources.
Thus, Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation Leaders, Hereditary Chiefs; the Honourable Marc Miller, federal…
The production reached a record 214 million tonnes in 2020
The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) launched by FAO underlines how sustainable global production and development remain critical to supplying the growing world's demand for aquatic foods.
Thereby, the report coincides with the launch of the Decade of Action to deliver the…
Focus on developing countries and small island states
Norway has developed a tool for satellite tracking and inter-agency cooperation to uncover illegal fishing. The main challenge is developing countries and particularly small island states where they present lack tools to monitor their waters.
The Norwegian government has confirmed these data satellites can make a…
SMA has revoked three of its farming licenses
The Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA) from Chile has revoked for the first time in history three Nova Austral farming licenses due to overproducing. The facilities to which it refers are Cockburn 14, Cockburn 23, and Aracena 10 located in the Magallanes region.
In addition, the SMA applied…
Inflation is a word that has increased its presence lately in daily analyzes and reports. Predictably, we will continue to hear it in the upcoming months. Struggle to source raw materials, fewer employees for labor, unreliable cold chains, and processing shutdowns are causing a reduction in supply. Along with this, higher consumer demand catalyzes inflation.…