Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Hoki fishery. (Photo: Stock File)

Over 70pct of New Zealand's deep water seafood has MSC certification

Click on the flag for more information about New Zealand NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 02:30 (GMT + 9)

With over 70 per cent of New Zealand’s deep water catch Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable, New Zealand’s Deepwater Group (DWG) welcomed on Monday the Sustainable Seafood Day, which marked the 20th anniversary of MSC’s establishment.

The event was opened by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash, who highlighted MSC validation of New Zealand's reputation for its sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

“MSC’s vision of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations is relevant to and aligns with expectations of New Zealanders and is what we aim to deliver as Fisheries New Zealand,” pointed out the minister.

New Zealand's hoki fishery was the first whitefish one in the world to be MSC certified as sustainable in 2001. Since then, the reserves of this fishery have more than doubled in size and the fishery now supplies domestic markets as well as those in the United Kingdom, Europe, the US and Australia.

Also attendees to the Sustainable Seafood Day, panellists Dr Matt Dunn Principal Scientist at NIWA, Volker Kuntzsch CEO of Sanford and Anne Gabriel Oceania Program Director at MSC offered insights on what sustainable seafood meant to them and how MSC contributes to this.

"Over half of New Zealand’s wild caught seafood is certified to the MSC Standard for Sustainable Fishing and 74 per cent of deep water fisheries are certified, which shows leadership and commitment to safeguarding the oceans for future generations,” said Anne Gabriel, MSC Oceania Program Director.

New Zealand has 18 fisheries comprised of eight species, which annually harvest around 230,000 tonnes, certified to MSC’s standard. 

The certified species are: hoki, hake, ling, southern blue whiting, albacore tuna, orange roughy, skipjack tuna, and Ross Sea toothfish.

“The Government and quota owners have demonstrated international leadership and commitment to ensure the performance of our deep water fisheries meet the world’s highest standards for sustainability,” stressed George Clement, CEO Deepwater Group.

“MSC facilitates a conversation among the different stakeholders, providing transparency and disclosure” said Gabriel.
Dr Dunn described how MSC is solidly underpinned by science, separating facts from opinions.

MSC Certification is for a five-year period, during which annual audits confirm that the fishery’s performance remains fully compliant with MSC standards. After five years each fishery undergoes a new full reassessment in order to remain certified.
 
[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Philippines
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - ‘Galunggong’ imports to stabilize fish prices
Canada
Aug 18, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
About 15pct of escaped salmon recaptured in southern Newfoundland
Japan
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Chinese boats head to fish East, South China seas
United States
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - PWS salmon harvest nears 24M
Australia
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Five Islands to include new no-fish sanctuary zone
Canada
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Department of Fisheries and Oceans says science behind salmon management in Newfoundland and Labrador is reliable
Canada
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Atlantic Fisheries Fund provides CAD 460,000 to Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association Inc.
Canada
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Minister Brison to announce Government of Canada investments in Nova Scotia’s small craft harbours
Viet Nam
Aug 18, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - VASEP rejects fake news on tra fish in Romania
Iceland
Aug 18, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Proposal of drone fishing surveillance raises strong controversy
United States
Aug 18, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Will Trade Tariffs Cause The American Fish Industry To Flop?
Argentina
Aug 18, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Estremar joins Patagonian toothfish exploration project in ZCPAU
Hong Kong
Aug 18, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Banned chemicals found in seafood sold at supermarkets
Denmark
Aug 17, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
BioMar achieves strong results in H1 despite strong Norwegian competitiveness
Ecuador
Aug 17, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Authorities and artisanal fishermen sign commitment document ratifying exclusive strip control



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
High Liner Foods’ income drop reflects continued sale challenges
Canada Frozen seafood company High Liner Foods reported a decline in its adjusted net income and in the adjunsted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period a year ago.
Fishcor records revenue growth thanks to better price and volume
Namibia Fishcor recorded consolidated revenue increase by 26 per cent in 2017, thanks to increased volumes and favourable prices achieved for hake in Europe and South Africa.
Alaska seafood industry fears 'devastating' effect of trade war with China
United States Alaska fishermen have expressed serious concern about the ‘devastating’ consequences that the United States’ trade war with China could have for the this state's seafood industry.
Scottish salmon producers reveal mortality rates
United Kingdom A new report on the salmon farming industry in Scotland, released by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, shows monthly salmon mortality figures in Scottish farms as part of its efforts to offer increased transparency and understanding of this key sector.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER