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USA Continues to Be a Leader in Sustainable Squid

Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA Certified as Sustainable
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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also known as loligo, and Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) caught by Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA off the U.S. East Coast achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification today. The accomplishment firmly places the USA as a global leader in the production of certified squid, as the only two MSC-certified sustainably managed fisheries occur in U.S.

FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability

World's first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC certification, conformance assessments by SCS Global Services
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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

Press Release

SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

SCS Global Services Announces New Leadership Team for Sustainable Seafood Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs.

First Squid Fishery in the World MSC Certified as Sustainable

SCS Awards Certification to U.S. Northeastern Longfin Inshore Squid Fishery
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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018  /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Northeastern Longfin Inshore Squid fishery in the Northwest Atlantic is the first squid fishery in the world to achieve MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The certification was awarded on May 22 by independent certifier SCS Global Services following an 11-month long detailed assessment.

World’s First MSC Certified Pearls Confirms Sustainability of Intergenerational Australian Fishery

SCS Global Services Commends Australian Pearl Producers Association
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In a ground-breaking move for sustainability certification, the Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) are the first wild pearl fishery in the world to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The fishery was awarded the third-party certification after an 18-month assessment period carried out by SCS Global Services.

Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Tuna Fishery Earns Prestigious MSC Certification

Independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates the Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Tuna Fishery operated by the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (the Alliance) for achieving certification under the internationally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) wild-capture fishery standard. Operating in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETPO), the Alliance represents four leading, vertically-integrated companies involved in the capture and processing of yellowfin and skipjack tuna.

SCS Global Services to Evaluate Only Squid Fishery Currently in the MSC Scheme

The U.S. Northeast Longfin Inshore Squid Fishery Enters Full Assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council
Press Release

June 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- SCS Global Services announced today, via the public Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) website, that the U.S. Northeast longfin inshore squid fishery has entered a sustainability assessment for MSC certification. It is the first squid fishery in the world to undergo MSC certification.

First U.S. Clam Fishery Achieves Sustainability Certification

MSC Certificate Awarded based on Independent SCS Global Services’ Assessment
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The Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog fishery has become the first clam fishery in the U.S. to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The MSC’s science-based standard is the world’s most credible and recognized standard for environmentally sustainable wild-caught seafood.

Alaskan Salmon & Sodexo: A Long, Sustainable Partnership

Leader in Quality of Life Services has and continues to support Alaska's fishing industry
Blog

The issue surrounding MSC ceritification and the purchase of Alaska Salmon by major retailers and food service leaders continues to be hotly debated. In her recently published blog to clarify Sodexo's  position, vice president of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Deborah Hecker writes:

At Sodexo, seafood sustainability is a top priority for each one of our 125,000 employees across North America.  

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