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.
 
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United Kingdom
Sep 22, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
British retailer to sell bycatch to support fishery sustainability
Chile
Sep 22, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Blumar subsidiary plans to build salmon processing plant in Magallanes
India
Sep 22, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Indian exporters expect to benefit from US-China tariff war
Spain
Sep 22, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Catalonia bets on blue crab intensive fishing in Ebro Delta
United States
Sep 21, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Trade war with China could force Maine lobster industry to change its strategy
Chile
Sep 21, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Alleged unfair competition complaint unleashes legal battle in cannery market
Spain
Sep 21, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Galicia approves aid for EUR 4.4 million for fishing sector FLAGs
United Kingdom
Sep 21, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Blaze breaks out at Grimsby’s seafood processor
European Union
Sep 21, 20:50 (GMT + 9):
Scientists urge EU to stop overfishing crisis in the Mediterranean
New Zealand
Sep 21, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks
Chile
Sep 21, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Chilean scientific vessel participates in South Pacific joint survey
Russian Federation
Sep 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish fight: Russian billionaire fails to keep USD 350m worldwide freezing order secret in dispute with former business partner
United Kingdom
Sep 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Cornwall crab pots 'deliberately' damaged by French trawlers
Sweden
Sep 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - EU and Sweden pledge funds for fish fraud fight
Worldwide
Sep 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - How climate change could derail fish farmers



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Trade war with China could force Maine lobster industry to change its strategy
United States Maine lobster may use Canada as a “grey-market” conduit to China after President Donald Trump’s trade war with the Asian country, as some experts believe.
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks
New Zealand The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.
Taiwanese fishing vessel involved in labour abuse operated from Uruguay
Taiwan Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel Fuh Sheng 11, target of several accusations on the waters off South Africa, such as labour abuse, overfishing and shark finning, operated in 2017 from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Coalition to train Pacific Islands new fisheries leaders
Fiji A new generation of fisheries leaders across the Pacific Islands region is to be trained by a consortium of educators and international policy experts.
 
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