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3-9 August 2021

Thai Union Sees Record Second Quarter Growth, Profit Up 37%
A return to some pre-pandemic activities as a result of increased COVID vaccinations and other measures in the US and European markets, along with effective business diversification, helped underpin Thai Union’s solid business growth in the second quarter of this year. Continue reading here (Source: Thai Union).
Three Micronesia-Based Purse Seine Operations Gain MSC Certification
Three companies conducting tuna purse-seine fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia have obtained Marine Stewardship Council certification.
Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd (SZLC); Caroline Fisheries Corporation, Inc.; and DaYang Seafoods Ltd. – backed by the Federated States of Micronesia National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) –completed a 12-month independent assessment by MSC assessment body Control Union Co. and obtained required scores to earn certification. Continue reading here (Source: SeafoodSource).
Feds Approve American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan
In a press release issued by The Dept. of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced the approval of a Marine Conservation Plan (MCP) for American Samoa, effective July 25, 2021 to July 24, 2024.
The MCP was developed by the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources in consultation with Department of Port Administration, Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Office and the American Samoa Advisory Panel for the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council. The plan was presented, reviewed and concurred by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council during its 168th virtual meeting held in June. Continue reading here(Source: Samoa News).
More Data on Pacific Tuna Needed to Counter Climate Impacts
Fisheries experts say more accurate and detailed knowledge of Pacific tuna stocks is needed to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the resource.
That is according to a recently released study – Warming Waters Threaten Tuna-Dependent Economies in the Pacific – which was carried out by Conservation International and a consortium of technical agencies. Continue reading here (Source: Radio New Zealand).
ISSF Expands Requirements for Longline Fishing Vessels by Strengthening Conservation Measures Covering Shark Finning and Fisher Outreach on Bycatch
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced updates to several ISSF conservation measures (CM) to facilitate continuous improvements in the sustainability of global tuna fisheries, including those measures that impact longline tuna vessels and the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs). Continue reading here (Source: International Seafood Sustainability Foundation).
Vietnam Tuna Exports Burst Back Onto US Market With 21% Growth
In June 2021 alone, exports to the main import markets all grew positively, except for Japan and Israel, which decreased by 0.8 and 9% respectively. Vietnam’s tuna products have been exported to 103 markets around the world.  Continue reading here (Source: Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers).