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Sysco on Course to Meet 2020 Seafood Sustainability Goals

By Melissa Aronson
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Leading global foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation recently announced in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report strong progress towards achieving its 2020 seafood sustainability goals.

Sysco Helps Feed the Hungry While Reducing Seafood Waste

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How can we help feed the hungry in our communities while also reducing seafood waste? Gleaning, with only 1% of participation from commercial fishermen, could help us do just that and would yield about 420 million meals a year! Gleaning is a growing movement in the fishing industry to donate seafood that can’t be sold (and is usually thrown out) to food pantries.

Trinity Seafood, a Sysco specialty seafood company based in New Jersey, recently partnered with local food banks and fishermen to pilot the New Jersey Seafood Gleaning program.

Ian Urbina on "The Outlaw Ocean"

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Ian Urbina, a longtime investigative reporter for the New York Times whose latest book "The Outlaw Ocean" reveals many of the hidden costs of the seafood and shipping industries. After listening to Urbina discuss his book that took five years to research and led him around the globe through some of the deadliest waters on earth, it'll make you realize that the reason something is impossibly cheap is because far too often it involves impossible human suffering.

Fair Trade USA Certifies Multi-Species Fishery in Mozambique

Sales of Certified Seafood to Support Fishing Communities Struggling to Rebuild after Cyclone Idai
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Tri Marine Announces Fair Trade Certification of Solomon Islands Tuna Fishery

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Bellevue, Wash., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Tri Marine is proud to announce Fair Trade Certification of the Solomon Islands yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery. National Fisheries Developments, Ltd. (NFD), a Tri Marine affiliate, is now authorized to carry the Fair Trade CertifiedTM seal on the tuna catch from their five medium-scale purse seiners and four pole and line vessels. Tri Marine anticipates customers of its U.S.

Fair Trade USA and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Partner to Pilot the Fair Trade Add-on to Some ASC Certified Farms

New collaboration will focus on further improving social and environmental performance in the aquaculture industry.
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed an MOU to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

Sysco Improves Sustainability in Seafood Supply Chain

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Sysco is committed to working with suppliers to improve sustainability in our seafood supply chain through fishery improvement programs (FIPS). In partnership with World Wildlife Fund, we are working with fishermen to improve record-keeping and traceability, reduce bycatch and better manage fish stocks, helping increase the supply of sustainable seafood for current and future generations.

For more information on Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals, visit www.Sysco.com/2025Goals.

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118 Organizations Make Sustainability Appeal for Critical Improvements in Global Tuna Fisheries

By Cliff White
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Originally appeared on SeafoodSource

A wide consortium of global tuna buyers, NGOs, and fishing industry associations have issued a call to regional fishery management organizations that they adopt more stringent rules on harvest strategies, fish-aggregating devices, bycatch limits, catch monitoring and control, and surveillance.

Lund's Seafood Scallops Earn Fair Trade Certified™ Recognition

Third-Party audit carried out by SCS Global Services
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Lund’s Fisheries is pleased to announce that starting next week at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the firm will offer Fair Trade CertifiedTM scallops to its customers. The independent certification group Fair Trade USA has granted Lund’s provisional approval to sell scallops using its Fair Trade label.

Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

Walmart Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
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Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

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