Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


Seafood Progress is an online resource for consumers to find out what Canada’s largest retailers are doing to support sustainable seafood.

Seafood Progress, SeaChoice’s Online Reporting Program Sees Canadian Retailers Increasing Seafood Transparency

  (CANADA, 7/5/2019)

SeaChoice has just released Seafood Progress – Canada’s online resource for tracking major food retailers’ sustainable seafood commitments –the update highlights what has changed in the past year. Seafood Progress assesses the seafood policy and procurement of each of Canada’s nine major food retailers’ against 21 key performance indicators derived from the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions’ Common Vision for Sustainable Seafood. Seafood consumers can use this tool to see what their retailer is doing to support sustainable seafood and whether they are contributing to change on the water.

METRO has implemented a new initiative called ‘Fraîcheur traçable’, or ‘Freshness you can trace’, that allows its customers to easily find out where the majority of its products came from and how they were produced.

The report shows that the national averages for all Steps increased across the board. This is due to an increase in transparency on what retailers are doing on seafood sustainability and to progressive new initiatives. For example, this year two additional retailers, Sobeys and Safeway, cooperated with SeaChoice to share information about their policies and practices, leading to more complete and representative profiles. There is now only one major food retailer whose profile is based solely on publicly available information. Two other retailers, Walmart Canada and METRO, decided to start publishing information on where their seafood comes from and how it was produced (see Walmart Canada’s Ocean Disclosure Project profile and METRO’s Freshness You Can Trace initiative).

As of May 2019, Save-On-Foods was exceeding this commitment by sourcing at least 70% Ocean Wise Recommended fresh and frozen seafood.

“People expect retailers to sell sustainable seafood and have been using Seafood Progress to learn about their retailer’s policy,” said SeaChoice seafood supply chain analyst Liane Veitch. “Seafood Progress is bringing Canadian retail practices to light, and its second-year results demonstrate positive changes in retailer transparency and performance.” 

There are still important areas where progress has been limited. For example, practices regarding seafood labeling continue to be barely above the legal minimum requirement – despite METRO showing that other important information such as the species’ scientific name, geographic origin of harvest and harvest method, can be included on seafood packaging in both English and French.

Year 2 of Seafood Progress found improvement across all steps. This is due to progressive action being taken by some retailers and the increased engagement by retailers in Seafood Progress, making sure their profiles are as complete and representative as possible.

Step 6, which looks at what retailers are doing to support improvements of challenging seafood commodities, also continues to lag far behind the other areas – showing that there are lots of opportunities for retailers to increase their impact.

“One thing Seafood Progress helps make clear is how much, or little, of a retailer’s seafood offerings are covered by its policies,” Veitch said. “In addition to incentivizing further progress against existing commitments, SeaChoice will work with retailers to expand the scope of commitments that should cover all seafood a retailer sells. In this way, we can help the oceans and the seafood industry have healthier futures.”  

For more information on the Year 2 results from Seafood Progress, see  the report.

 

About SeaChoice

SeaChoice is a science-based, solution-focused influencer, advocate and watchdog leading the next evolution of seafood sustainability in Canada.

Launched in 2006, SeaChoice was created to increase consumer awareness around seafood sustainability in Canada. For 10 years, its primary goal was shifting seafood procurement to more sustainable options, with a focus on seafood suppliers and Canadian retailers.

Seafood Progress assesses retailer sustainable seafood commitments and procurement policies against 21 key performance indicators that reflect the six steps of the Common Vision for Sustainable Seafood, a guiding document outlining the steps businesses should take to develop robust sustainable seafood commitments and programs.

Source: SeaChoice

Related News


editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: Halifax,
City: Nova Scotia
State/ZIP: (B3K 4L3)
Country: Canada
Phone: +1 902 446 4840
E-Mail: info@seachoice.org
More about:


Location:

View Larger Map



 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
Schmidt Ocean Institute Maps One Million Square Kilometers of Seafloor and Joins Monumental Mapping Initiative
Kraken to Supply Thrusters to Leader in Robotic Net Cleaners for the Aquaculture Industry
Geeks Without Frontiers Awarded for Developing Connectivity Solutions that Champion Human Rights and Prevent Illegal Fishing
Duke Moscrip Announces the Launch of the Duke's Sustainable Solutions Foundation
Western Australia Octopus Earns the Blue Fish Tick for Sustainability
All Natural Sustainable Canned Seafood
Pacifico True Striped Bass® Now Certified By The American Heart Association
Rianxeira Launches New Line of Sustainable Canned Tuna
HiSea Project to Launch the First Prototype of a High-Resolution System Providing Data on Sea Water Quality
Fishing Companies Donate Millions to New Kongsberg Fishery Simulator in Greenland
Australian Seafood Companies Make a Splash in Silicon Valley
Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition Acquires Assets of Rangen, Inc.
Over Half of UK Consumers Want to Eat More Seafood
Natural Shrimp, Inc. Receives First USD 1,000,000 in Subscriptions
Supporting Women into Aquaculture
Greenhead Lobster Partners with Hiperbaric to Expand Lobster Processing Business
ORIVO has Entered a Strategic Collaboration with the World Class DNA Laboratory PatoGen
Captain D's Tackles Expansion Across Two Regions With Multi-Unit Franchisees
Eating Fish: What You Should Know This National Seafood Month
Thai Union Group Invests in Alternative Protein Startup, Flying Spark
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Weekly movements of fishmeal and fish oil (Norway, China, Peru) W49
Worldwide Fish meal  Norway Through week 48, 624,494 tonnes of fish were destined for reduction at an average price of NOK 2.95 /kg, down 13% on those destined for such purpose during the same period in ...
This is how Wikipedia sums up the 'Fishrot Files' scandal
Namibia Fishrot Files On 12 November 2019, WikiLeaks began publishing what it called the Fishrot Files (Icelandic: Samherjaskjölin), a collection of thousands of documents and email communication by emp...
The scandal | Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations (video)
Namibia Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural ...
Namsov lobbied to get fishing quota donated to Angola
Namibia Namsov Fishing lobbied to buy the fishing quota that Namibia donated to Angola – aimed at benefiting Namibians and Angolans – to avert job losses. Namsov says it went as far as writing ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
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.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
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
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
Brim Ltd (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly 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
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 - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
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
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
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER