Sustainable Seafood archive

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    UK foodservice companies urged to improve seafood sustainability sourcing

    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.

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    Only 30 Mexican porpoises left – can businesses stop an extinction?

    The vaquita is a rare species of porpoise. Once 700 strong, there are only 30 left and they will soon be extinct.

  • sunset over the sea for story saying huge blow for EU seas as MEPs back disastrous technical measures

    Huge blow for EU seas as MEPs back disastrous new fisheries rules

    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.

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    Member states due to lose €10 million a year in EU funding for fisheries enforcement

    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.  

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    Widespread overfishing continues as new Commission report overstates progress

    A report released today by the European Commission paints a misleadingly positive impression of progress towards sustainable fishing.

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    Responsibility should be a priority for seafood investors

    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?

  • photo of sushi for story saying over 80 percent of supermarket seafood now responsibly sourced and labelled

    Over 80 percent of UK supermarket seafood now responsibly sourced and labelled

    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.

  • photo of boats people and bird to illustrate story saying 2017 Fishing limits set too high for Irish Sea haddock and plaice as ministers largely ignore science

    Many 2017 fishing limits set too high as ministers largely ignore science

    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.

  • Photo of seabird and boat to illustrate story about Boost for sustainable fishing as EU law set to apply on the high seas

    Boost for sustainable fishing as new EU law set to apply on the high seas

    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.

  • Two small fishing boats on blue water

    How can seafood businesses find fishery improvement projects?

    FisheryProgress.org will be a valuable resource to those interested in making fishing more sustainable.

  • Fishing rod close up over the sea

    ‘Sustainability’ must be understood if Seafood Strategy is to work in Wales

    The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has made some inaccurate and misleading claims concerning sustainable seafood.

  • Fish in yellow box to illustrate story saying business committments to sustainable seafood are underestimated

    Online petition ignores business commitments to 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.

  • EU must not overlook sustainability as it tackles illegal fishing on the high seas

    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.

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    Seafood businesses need to talk about sustainability – together

    Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.

  • Taking to the water again – back in the office with more fish to fry

    The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.

  • Fisheries laws need time to perform, not reform

    Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.

  • Brexit better for fisheries is pure fantasy

    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.

  • Fish swarm through kelp forest

    Sustainable seafood lessons shared across the Atlantic

    ClientEarth celebrates a new transatlantic partnership with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.

  • Don’t forget about fish on Endangered Species Day

    Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.

  • Strengthen EU fisheries laws to protect Arctic seas

    EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.

  • Image of ship in arctic ice

    Commission should ensure Arctic fishing is in line with EU rules

    The European Union should only permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters.

  • Changing gear – new solutions to the discard ban

    Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.

  • Exemptions – the ‘catch’ behind the discard ban

    Exemptions from the EU discard ban mean fishermen can continue to throw certain fish back. But we believe some exemptions should not have been approved – and here’s why.

  • Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay – a legal issue, not an economic one

    The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay