“The Road to Sustainable Aquaculture”: ASC’s Side Event at the UN Ocean Conference and Evaluation of its Contribution to the SDGs

As part of the UN Ocean Conference 2022 in Lisbon, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) in collaboration with the Blue Food Partnership (a platform of the World Economic Forum led by Friends of Ocean Action) and the Certifications and Ratings Collaboration hosted a side event on ‘The Road to Sustainable Aquaculture’ on 28th June.  

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods Releases Its 2022 Seafood Industry Survey and Think Big Campaign

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods (COSFF) launches new corporate campaign, THINK BIG, as the brand highlights their unique strategic offerings around the evolving demands of the seafood industry. As part of this corporate initiative, the brand partnered with leading market research consultancy, Wakefield Research, to uncover how the retail and foodservice industry has shifted over the past twelve months and where it is heading. Results of the survey were based on responses from United States executives and buyers across the grocery retail and food service category.

Management Plan Released for Atlantic Herring in Southwest Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy

Atlantic herring is a vital species in Atlantic Canada. As one of the largest commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada, the Southwest Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy herring stock directly or indirectly employs more than 1,000 people in rural Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and contributes over $140 million to the local economy. Atlantic herring is also an important source of bait for other commercial fisheries, such as lobster and snow crab.

Herring Quota Decision Not Enough to Rebuild Fishery

June 27, 2022 Oceans North

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced that the quota for the largest herring fishery in Canada would be cut from 35,000 tonnes to 23,450—a 33 per cent reduction that on its own will not be enough to rebuild this severely depleted fishery and ensure long-term economic and environmental benefits. The quota is set for one year.

GO FISH Advocates for Louisiana’s Commercial Fishing Industry

Louisiana is an economic ecosystem of wetlands, waterways and generations that work them. A place where the livelihoods of commercial fishermen, seafood processors and restaurateurs all intertwine. Linking them all—from Lake Pontchartrain to the Atchafalaya Basin to the Gulf Coast—is a life source.