Sustainable Seafood archive
In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.
ClientEarth legal experts have produced a briefing for European policy makers outlining the importance of imposing significant deterrent sanctions and penalties against citizens and organisations that have taken part in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.
A coalition of environmental organisations have today launched a roadmap for the Spanish seafood industry to increase responsible sourcing in its supply chain.
New report finds up to 70% of all seafood sold at fish markets in Spain are currently in serious breach of mandatory seafood labelling regulations.
Following the success of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) in the UK, the launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC) demonstrates how the collaborative model can be replicated around the world.
Businesses in the UK’s Sustainable Seafood Coalition have agreed on commitments that recognise the risk of modern slavery and social responsibility in their supply chains.
ClientEarth is urging the Spanish seafood industry, one of Europe’s largest, to work together for a more sustainable and responsible supply chain.
The commercial foodservice industry in the UK has been urged to use its “massive purchasing power” to source seafood sustainably and align its standards with the rest of the industry.
The vaquita is a rare species of porpoise. Once 700 strong, there are only 30 left and they will soon be extinct.
New fishing rules proposed today by MEPs are a huge blow to sustainable fishing in the EU, because of their total lack of concrete targets and legal deadlines.
Member states are not using the money from the EU to enforce CFP rules, like ensuring that only the allowed quantities of fish are caught. The EU is now proposing to reallocate these funds.
A report released today by the European Commission paints a misleadingly positive impression of progress towards sustainable fishing.
Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?
Over 80% of seafood in supermarkets is now labelled and sourced responsibly, after a 2011 study found that shops were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims on their fish.
Overfishing remains a serious threat to the ocean and to industry, as EU ministers once again set quotas with little regard for the law or scientific advice.
EU fishing boats could soon need to prove they are environmentally sustainable to fish outside the waters of the European Union, thanks to a vote by MEPs this week.
FisheryProgress.org will be a valuable resource to those interested in making fishing more sustainable.
The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has made some inaccurate and misleading claims concerning sustainable seafood.
An online petition saying seafood sellers’ claims might be misleading fails to capture the commitments of Sustainable Seafood Coalition businesses to harmonise their claims, and source responsibly.
On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.
Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.
The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.
Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.
Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.