Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killingsGuardian Unlimited | 21 May 2013
One of the world's largest fish farm companies, Marine Harvest, has voluntarily agreed to much tougher limits on its pesticides use and seal killing by joining a strict new environment scheme. Marine Harvest will join the Aquaculture Stewardship council, a new accreditation scheme championed by WWF, after coming under repeated attack for heavy use of toxic chemicals, seal-killing and major outbreaks of sea lice and salmon diseases.
Iglo Austria 100% certifiedWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The entire range of Iglo Austria's ocean caught fish is now Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.
Iceland responds to MCS mackerel claimsWorld Fishing | 17 May 2013
The Iceland Ministry of Industries and Innovation has responded to the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) rating of Icelandic pelagic caught mackerel as 'least sustainable, which has been based on seven justifications.
KingCrab gets FoS certifiedWorld Fishing | 08 May 2013
Norwegian king crab fishery, KingCrab, has become Friend of the Sea (FoS) certified meaning that its live red king crabs will now carry the international sustainability seal of approval.
Anova to sell Fijian MSC tunaWorld Fishing | 02 May 2013
International seafood supplier, Anova Seafood, has announced that it will be selling Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Fujian albacore tuna as part of its "The Sea and We" sustainability range.
WWF withdraws MSC objectionWorld Fishing | 01 May 2013
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has withdrawn its objection to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Russian Sea of Okhotsk Mid-water Trawl Walleye Pollock Fishery, as an agreement has been reached.
First US steelhead trout farm BAP certifiedWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2013
Pacific Seafood Group's steelhead trout farm on the Columbia River has become the first US steelhead trout or salmon farm to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
Icelandic fishery duo MSC assessmentWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2013
The Iceland golden redfish fishery and Iceland saithe fishery have entered into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) at the same time.
Initiative to improve sustainable fish labelling unveiledGuardian Unlimited | 26 Apr 2013
A new initiative to make the labelling of sustainable fish clearer and more consistent for consumers will be launched by industry and retailers on Friday, with the backing of the Fish Fight campaign setup by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingttall.
Aquaculture organisations sign MoUWorld Fishing | 26 Apr 2013
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and GLOBALG.A.P. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreeing to work collaboratively to increase efficiency and reduce duplication in the auditing process.
ASC hosts update meetingWorld Fishing | 25 Apr 2013
The latest Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Update meeting was held during the European Seafood Exposition 2013.
CFO gains Friend of the Sea certificationWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2013
Dutch Cooperative Fishery Organization (CFO) has gained Friend of the Sea certification for its sole, turbot, dab, cod and brill which are fished in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) areas IV b and c and in Dutch coastal waters.
Kaufland donates €100,000 to Gambian fisheryWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2013
During the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, German retailer Kaufland presented the Gambian artisanal tonguesole fishery with a cheque worth €100,000 to improve the situation of Gambian fishers and to help finance their upcoming MSC assessment.
ASC says first salmon will soon be certificatedfishupdate.com | 24 Apr 2013
A growing number of independent and trained certifiers are ready to start their audits. By the end of the year salmon products with the ASC logo for responsibly farmed will appear on the market.
Norwegian herring fisheries enter reassessmentWorld Fishing | 17 Apr 2013
Norges Fiskarlag (The Norwegian Fishermen's Association) is seeking MSC re-certification for the Norway North Sea and Skagerrak herring fishery and the Norway Spring Spawning herring fishery.