Adapting to and combating climate change through aquaculture investment
by Leah Thibault, marketing and communications manager at CEI Maine
When it comes to climate change, oceans are the bellwether of our shifting circumstances. For states like Maine, with a heritage and economy heavily tied to the sea, this is increasingly apparent in the changing behaviors of marine creatures. (Read more about the changes in the article)
ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.
By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, it is significant that preparations are also underway by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to deliver a new sector reporting standard for agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. The Summit aims to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, unlocking the contribution of companies in the food production sectors will be impossible without clarity on their sustainable development impacts.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2021 /CSRwire/—GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national public-interest nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, filed a false advertising lawsuit against Aldi grocery stores for deceptively marketing its Atlantic Salmon products as “Simple. Sustainable. Seafood.”
Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.
Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:
GREENFIELD, Mass., April 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Australis Aquaculture announced that it has achieved Fair Trade Certification™ and will commit 100% of its Barramundi sales to the program. The company is the world’s first Barramundi farmer and Asia’s first aquaculture finfish producer to be Fair Trade Certified. The initiative will support the expansion of Australis’ community-focused programs in Vietnam.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Blue Ocean Mariculture has become the first ASC certified finfish farm in the US after achieving certification against the ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard at its Hawaii farm.
SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.
New collaboration will focus on further improving social and environmental performance in the aquaculture industry.
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.
To raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore. Together, they are focusing on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in responsible seafood, aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), and enhanced green meeting packages.