All Industry News articles – Page 12

  • Yellowfin tuna Photo: NOAA

    ISSF: IOTC failing to protect yellowfin tuna


    The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has failed to introduce measures to help conserve the region’s overfished yellowfin tuna stock, says the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

  • CFPO CEO, Paul Trebilcock Photo: CFPO

    Trade deal: CFPO sets out five year plan


    The Cornish Fish Producers'' Organisation (CFPO) has responded to the 5.5 year ''adjustment period'' within the Brexit trade deal by issuing a statement of policies and aims covering 2021 to 2026.

  • Netflix propaganda-spiracy?

    Netflix propaganda-spiracy?


    The National Fisheries Institute has slammed the forthcoming Netflix offering Seaspiracy as outright propaganda by vegan activists, suggesting that the channel offer viewers a “propaganda” tab that reflects the content.

  • Aker BioMarine sets sustainability goals

    Aker BioMarine sets sustainability goals


    Krill harvesting and processing company Aker BioMarine has announced some ambitious sustainability goals for the coming years, pledging to reduce its CO2 emissions per tonne of krill produced by 50% by 2030, and to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Fishing into the Future

    Charity partnership enables education scheme


    UK charity Fishing into the Future (FITF) has formed a partnership with the Fishmongers’ Company that includes a substantial grant to implement a three-year work programme.

  • Seafish is inviting industry responses about its future role and funding Photo: Seafish

    Seafish consultation gets underway


    The public body that supports the seafood industry in the UK is asking the seafood industry to share views on the organisation’s future direction and funding as part of a strategic review.

  • Commission challenged on misinformation

    Commission challenged on misinformation


    An “explanatory note” on the revision of the EU-fisheries control system reportedly circulated by the European Commission services to a few MEPs, mainly within the Committee on Environment, has come as a shock to fishing industry body Europêche.

  • Northern stocks of Pacific sardine are moving further north as the ocean warms

    Climate change drives Pacific sardines north


    Pacific sardines may be moving north as the ocean warms, according to a new study conducted by the University of Santa Cruz and NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

  • The camera inside an electronic monitoring device used on fishing vessels Photo: Thai Union

    Thai Union commits to onboard monitoring


    Thai Union has partnered with conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on a commitment to full transparency in its global tuna supply chains to help combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

  • Roe capelin on the way

    Roe capelin on the way


    As Iceland’s capelin season approaches its end for this year, the high-value roe-bearing capelin are in the spotlight.

  • The IOTC must enforce a ban on driftnets in the Indian Ocean, says OPAGAC

    OPAGAC: IOTC should enforce driftnet ban


    The Spanish tuna fleet is ‘perplexed’ that the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission intends to assign yellowfin tuna quotes to fleets that use driftnets despite their high bycatch of threatened species.

  • Revenue has grown at The Sea Harvest Group Photo: Sea Harvest Group

    Sea Harvest Group weathers Covid storm


    The Sea Harvest Group has proved resilient despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, growing revenue in 2020 by 10% to R4.4bn and headline earnings by 3% to R421m.

  • MSC is making temporary requirements changes

    MSC sets out temporary requirements


    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is making temporary changes to its requirements to give assessors alternative ways of checking that fishers and suppliers have met its standards for protecting fish stocks and the environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Falfish sold to Morrisons supermarket chain

    Falfish sold to Morrisons supermarket chain


    UK supermarket chain Morrisons has acquired Cornish seafood wholesaler Falfish which operates from locations in Redruth and Falmouth. The two already have a longstanding relationship and around half of Falfish’s approximately £40 million turnover is with Morrisons.

  • Friend of the Sea recertifies Sapmer

    Friend of the Sea recertifies Sapmer


    Friend of the Sea has renewed its certification of Sapmer’s purse seine fishery in Indian Ocean. The company can continue displaying the Friend of the Sea logo on its products.

  • KOSMOS can be used to help with the paperwork now required when exporting between the UK and the EU Photo: Aucxis

    Digital solution helps with export paperwork


    Aucxis believes its cloud-based digital trading platform can help relieve the UK fishing industry of the significant burden of additional export paperwork now needed following Brexit.

  • Chile aims to produce 70% of energy from renewable sources Photo: Golden Omega

    Golden Omega awarded green energy label


    Golden Omega has been certified by Green-e Energy, an independent programme in the United States for the verification of renewable energy and carbon offsets.

  • Redleg banana prawns are caught in the remote Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Photo: AFMA

    AFMA welcomes prawn fishery closure


    The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has welcomed the news that the Redleg Banana Prawn sub-fishery in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf will close from April to mid-June each year to ensure profitability and sustainability.

  • Food and food packaging is not a likely source of Covid-19 transmission

    Covid-19: food and packaging is safe


    Authorities in the United States are reassuring consumers that food and food packaging is not a likely source of Covid-19 infection.

  • (l-r) Beeyoh Amphanniyom, president of Ban Na Thap Women’s Group Seafood Processing, Peter Galli, global director of corporate communication at Thai Union and Bunjong Nasae, advisor of Thai Sea Watch Association Photo: Thai Union

    Thai Union signs coastal community MoU


    Thai Union has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two community groups in Songkhla in southern Thailand to provide them with a solar-powered fish-house dryer that will double the amount of fish they can sell.