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    Walmart stays the course on sustainability

    Speaking of shrimp, with the encouragement of Walmart and Sam’s Club, FIPs were developed in both the US Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Gulf of California to address environmental impacts of the shrimp fisheries there. Just this summer, a fishery management plan was developed in Louisiana, and fishermen in…
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  • Press Release

    European companies take the lead in seafood transparency

    Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood today (23 July 2015) demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists of fisheries that they use for sourcing along with data on sustainability. The initiative, conducted with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and known as the…
  • Press Release

    Lumar Seafood International and SFP announce new partnership

    Lumar Seafood International (Lumar) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced today (15 July 2015) a partnership dedicated to ensuring the ecological sustainability of seafood supplies.  SFP is dedicated to helping businesses source seafood responsibly and works with major seafood buyers across the world. The partnership with Lumar will involve comprehensive assessments…
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    A letter to the journal Science on FIPs

    Dear Sir/Madam, Your recent article [“Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries,” Science, 1 May, 2015, Vol. 348, Issue 6234, Page 504] on fishery improvement projects (FIPs) provided valuable insights into some of the challenges and opportunities associated with this approach. FIPs certainly do need to be transparent and demonstrate steady progress…
    Fishery Improvement Projects
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    Task Force on IUU Fishing

      Is the action plan from the US Task Force on IUU Fishing on the right track? Last month, the US Commerce and State Department-led Presidential Task Force on Combatting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud released an action plan for implementing the Task Force’s 15 recommendations.  These recommendations comprehensively addressed…
    Chinese commercial fishing boats moored on the outer anchorage in Strait of Singapore.
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    Best Practices in Tuna Longline Fishing

    A look at how longline fisheries can substantially reduce catching non-target species, with industry guidance on ways to insist that such practices are adopted when sourcing tuna.
  • Press Release

    Briefing on Tuna Longline Fisheries Identifies Best Practices for Reducing Bycatch

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) today released a briefing on best practices for reducing bycatch in tuna longline fisheries. The report focuses on ways that longline fisheries can substantially reduce catching non-target species and offers industry guidance on ways to insist that such practices are adopted when sourcing tuna. The briefing…
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    Carrying capacity approach being rolled out across Indonesian aquaculture

    Much of the world’s shrimp comes from farms in Southeast Asia and there’s a boom in shrimp production in Indonesia.  Recently, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Government of Indonesia (MMAF) made strong recommendations about including carrying capacity considerations in the planning process for all aquaculture development.…
    Shrimp pond in Indonesia
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    SFP announces Fisheries Forum 2016

      Save the date for the next SFP Fisheries Forum   SFP is pleased to announce the return of the SFP Fisheries Forum to America! Sustainable Fisheries Partnership will once again be hosting a Fisheries Forum in the Americas on February 9, 2016, in Miami, Florida. Please save the date!…
    School of fish swimming underwater