Latest Fishing News
27 July-2 August 2021
MSC Warns WCPO Tuna Fisheries of Potential Certification Suspension
The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) is warning that its certification of 22 tuna fisheries in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) could be suspended if regional fisheries management organizations fail to act on measures to keep the fisheries harvested at sustainable levels. Continue reading here (Source: SeafoodSource).
Tuna: Retailers Call for Action as Key Fisheries Risk Suspension from MSC Certification
Retailers and seafood companies have called for urgent action after the MSC warned 22 fisheries representing 73% of the world’s MSC-certified tuna could be stripped of their certification. Continue reading here (Source: The Grocer).
Concerns Emerge that IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Agreement Could Flop
Uncertainty hangs over a June 2021 agreement by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to limit the total Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna catch to 401,000 metric tons (MT) after six members of the commission announced intentions to object to the resolution. Continue reading here (Source: SeafoodSource).
Fisheries: EU and Cook Islands Agree to Continue their Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
The European Union and the Cook Islands have agreed to continue their successful fisheries partnership as part of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, for a duration of three years. Continue reading here (Source: EU Reporter).