Europêche files anti-dumping complaint over Chinese tuna exports
Chinese tuna producers are heavily and unfairly subsidised, according to Europêche. Image: NOAA

Europêche files anti-dumping complaint over Chinese tuna exports

Europêche has presented today a request to the European Commission for the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of tuna processed loins – mainly skipjack – originating in China,…

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OPAGAC and Thai Union co-operate on promoting seagoing workers’ rights
The AENOR standards are serving as a template for Thai Union’s social certification for crews. Image: OPAGAC

OPAGAC and Thai Union co-operate on promoting seagoing workers’ rights

The world’s largest producer of canned tuna in the world, Thai Union, working with Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), is taking requirements for workers’ rights on board set out in the…

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Australian tuna sector short of crew
Pandemic restrictions are preventing overseas workers from joining the Australian tuna industry. Image: Tuna Australia

Australian tuna sector short of crew

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at A50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, according to industry body Tuna Australia. Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker,…

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Australia’s eastern tuna and billfish fishery receives MSC certification
The Eastern Tuna and Billfish certification applies to the target species of albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, and swordfish. Image: Tuna Australia

Australia’s eastern tuna and billfish fishery receives MSC certification

One of Australia’s largest fisheries, the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) has been awarded MSC certification for sustainability, which has been achieved with support from the Australian Government’s Our Marine Parks…

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Highlighting human rights shortfalls in tuna supply chain
OPAGAC has contrasted the enthusiasm of supermarket chains for environmental labels with the lack of provision for identifying breaches of human rights. Image: OPAGAC

Highlighting human rights shortfalls in tuna supply chain

According to a study by Deloitte, carried out on behalf of a Spanish tuna industry group, the major corporate suppliers of Western Pacific canned tuna for European supermarkets are lax…

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Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry
Tuna Australia is among the recipients of grants from Government of Queensland to support export businesses hit by the pandemic. Image: Tuna Australia

Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry

A not-for-profit fisheries industry group will receive a $50,000 economic recovery grant to help tuna Queensland’s fisheries to rebound from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister for Agricultural Industry…

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Sustainable sourcing increasingly important
A new study reveals a more demanding stance by consumers on illegal fishing and in favour of social and environmental sustainability. Image: OPAGAC

Sustainable sourcing increasingly important

A study conducted by Deloitte and released by the Spanish tuna fleet acting under the Europêche banner finds that for the first time sustainable sourcing has become a more important…

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Sapmer joins ISSF
Sapmer’s tuna purse seiner Manapany

Sapmer joins ISSF

La Réunion-based fishing company Sapmer is the latest seafood producer to join the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), which advocates for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourages the adoption of…

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​Spanish fleet renews commitment to sustainability and efficient governance
OPAGAC has signed up to a voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative sets up a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographic regions​. Image: OPAGAC

​Spanish fleet renews commitment to sustainability and efficient governance

The Spanish tuna fleet, represented by the Organisation of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC), has signed the Sustainable Ocean Principles, a framework for responsible business practices in the…

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