Seafood Processors Pledge Better Behavior
Drawn together into a meeting in Paris by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the companies’ CEOs signed an agreement on industry practices. The promises include avoidance of illegal fishing and the use of endangered marine species; helping eliminate child and/or coerced labor in their supply chains; and reducing the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.
Signatories include seafood companies Maruha Nichiro and Nippon Suisan Kaisha; tuna companies Thai Union (Chicken of the Sea) and Dongwon Industries (StarKist); the two largest salmon farmers, Marine Harvest ASA and Cermaq; and the two largest aquafeed companies, Nutreco unit Skretting and Cargill Aqua Nutrition.
"The seafood industry cannot thrive on an unsustainable planet, and we will not have a thriving planet with an unsustainable seafood industry," the eight companies said in a joint statement.