An article appeared on 16th October, 2013 in Seafood.com that questioned ISEAL's credibility and independence. The article had several inaccurate statements and below we have made three important points to help clarify ISEAL's role among sustainability standards.
This blog post looks at some of the cumulative impact that standards are making around the world and how they've started to penetrate major markets and brands. It was featured in the Sustainable Brands magazine.
ISEAL full member Marine Stewardship Council has published its first ever Global Impacts Report, drawing data from all of its 188 certified fisheries as well analysing the organisation’s effectiveness at achieving its core aims. With this landmark report, the MSC is clearly establishing itself as a leader among fishery standards in monitoring, evaluating, and publically reporting on the performance of its system.
Ever wondered how they managed to ensure that all the tea, sugar, coffee and bananas served at the 2012 London Olympics was Fairtrade and that all of the fish was responsibly sourced? At this year's ISEAL conference we were treated to the inside story from three of the people behind the pioneering Food Vision of the 2012 Games. They shared their insights on how we can harness this incredible leadership opportunity to drive sustainable sourcing into the mainstream.
In accordance with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code and FAO ecolabelling guidelines, Marine Stewardship Council is undertaking a regular review of its environmental standard for sustainable fishing during 2013-2014. The first public consultation is open until 1 June.
ISEAL associate member Aquaculture Stewardship Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P., promising to work together to achieve greater efficiencies that will benefit all stakeholders.
The year long review conducted by independent scientists confirms that fisheries engaged with the Marine Stewardship Council continue to make environmental improvements, including significant reduction of Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) fishing and a significant reduction of seabird bycatch.
Last month restaurant giant McDonald's USA announced that starting in February 2013 all of its 14,000 US locations would be exclusively serving fish bearing the iconic blue "certified sustainable seafood" label. We caught up with Kerry Coughlin, MSC Regional Director, Americas, to get her thoughts on the announcement.
ISEAL associate member Aquaculture Stewardship Council has reached milestones in the certification of two important species in the farmed fish sector, trout and pangasius, the organisation announced this month.