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Posts Tagged ‘eco-certification’

New report examines sustainability claims of farmed salmon eco-certifications

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Eco-certified farmed salmon? Organic farmed salmon? Sustainable seafood is big business and a plethora of eco-labels and eco-certifications for seafood exist on the market today. Salmon aquaculture alone has five farmed salmon certifications on the market with more on the way. (more…)

Draft standards for organic aquaculture contain a lot of bull sediment

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

When faced with managing serious impacts of important oceans industries, the Canadian government sometimes pulls out their weaksaurus. Unlike a normal thesaurus, the weaksaurus doesn’t give you synonyms. Instead, it kind of gives you words that vaguely convey a weaker version of the original word. We’ll call them weakonyms. The recently released Draft Standards for Organic Aquaculture, put out by the government of Canada (the Canadian General Standards Board and DFO), have some great weakonyms, most of which serve to weaken the language in the standards for fish aquaculture. (more…)

The Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue: working to develop global sustainability standards for salmon farming

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Salmon farming companies are being hit hard by environmental groups all over the globe. Some hot issues include sea lice and disease on farms spreading to wild fish stocks, wild fish being used to make fish feed, fish farm waste smothering the ocean floor. But environmental groups are not just exposing these problems in the media. Groups are also sitting down with the biggest fish farm companies trying to work out solutions everyone can live with. (more…)

Closed containment salmon farm receives first-time best choice ranking

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Pacific coho salmon farmed in a closed containment facility is the first of its kind to receive a positive ranking from a prestigious sustainable seafood program. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program issued a green “Best Choice” rating on their website for the salmon raised in freshwater, land-based tanks at Washington-based AquaSeed Corp., and sold under their SweetSpring label. (more…)