The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global partnership among science, the tuna industry and WWF, the global conservation organization. Its mission is to undertake science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing by-catch and promoting ecosystem health.
Close cooperation with the world’s major tuna regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) and their scientific committees is the first governance principle of the ISSF. The second governance principle is to follow sound scientific recommendations, which will be developed and recommended to the ISSF board by an advisory science committee of internationally recognized authorities on marine biology and ecosystems, ocean fisheries and especially tuna sustainability.
The founders of ISSF are Bolton Alimentari; Bumble Bee Foods, LLC / Clover Leaf Seafoods; MW Brands; Princes Ltd.; Sea Value Co., Ltd.; StarKist Co.; Thai Union Manufacturing Co. Ltd / Chicken of the Sea Intl.; TriMarine International; and WWF, the global conservation organization.
Cod captures register strong decline off New England United States
Since a while ago, the United States has been forced to import cod from Norway, Russia or Iceland in the north Atlantic due to the decline of the fishery in New England, where the federal government has reduced capture quotas.
Two subsidiaries of Pacific Andes request to be declared bankrupt Hong Kong
As part of its restructuring process, Pacific Andes International Holdings (PAIH) announced that two indirect subsidiaries, Golden Target Pacific Limited and Nouvelle Foods International Limited, have filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.