By Trevor Ward, Bruce Phillips
The pursuit of balanced conservation of commercially exploited wild fish shares, and the expanding significance of sustainability within the ever increasing aquaculture are by no means faraway from the headlines. in recent times there were a few significant advancements within the acceptance of the significance of sustainable and environmentally-friendly fishing and fish tradition strategy, with the advent and implementation of assorted different types of seafood eco-endorsements. those tasks have now blossomed into an intensive variety of varieties of product endorsement labels and structures. development on an past booklet [Phillips et al. (2003) Eco-labelling in Fisheries] this new publication comprehensively stories the present platforms in place.Commencing with a whole description of the heritage and background of ecolabels, scores, courses and selection structures, a bit then follows taking a look extensive at seafood review and certification. Chapters during this part contain info of varied methods and platforms together with these followed through the meals and Agriculture organization of the UN, the Marine Stewardship Council, the worldwide Aquaculture Alliance and the Seafood offerings Alliance.The book's 3rd part features a variety of hugely major case reports within the use of eco-labels, together with info of courses undertaken with species similar to Alaskan Salmon, Pollock, New Zealand Hoki, Baja purple Spiny Lobster, Patagonian Toothfish and British Columbian Salmon. a last component of the booklet seems to be at views for the way forward for seafood offerings, ecolabelling, rankings, etc.Seafood Ecolabelling is a necessary buy for all these serious about fisheries and aquaculture administration and product labelling during the global. execs together with fishery scientists and bosses, fish farm managers, marine biologists, environmental biologists, conservation biologists and ecologists will locate this e-book to be super precious. pros excited by the seafood alternate, packaging and seafood product labelling, will discover a good deal of industrial curiosity inside of this e-book. Libraries in all universities and learn institutions the place organic sciences, nutrients technology and fisheries are studied and taught must have copies of this significant booklet on their cabinets.
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The oldest operating seafood ecolabel is the ‘dolphin-safe’ label, applied to wild-catch tuna fishing (Teisl et al. 2002). This ecolabel applies only to fishing practices that are designed to reduce or eliminate interactions between tuna fishing and dolphins so as to provide an assurance to consumers that the tuna (usually canned) has been caught in a way that is least damaging for dolphins. Concerns about the interaction between tuna fisheries and dolphins emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, when purse-seine fishing for yellowfin tuna in the Eastern Tropical Pacific was considered by US government authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and consumers to be catching excessive number of dolphins as bycatch (Teisl et al.
Buying guides and ratings are closely related to ecolabels, and while they constitute a different form of product endorsement, like ecolabels they also act to influence consumer-purchasing patterns and are designed to create market-based incentives. Buying guides and ratings provide information about a product to consumers or to resellers through advertising and seafood awareness programmes, using such tools as wallet/purse cards, brochures and websites, where ‘buy’ or ‘don’t buy’ advice is usually provided.
Voluntary submission of products for ecolabelling carries with it the responsibility for meeting the various costs of conducting the compliance assessment and meeting any conditions or corrective actions that may be required to keep the product certified. These costs include the cost of the certification companies in conducting the assessment, the cost of preparing and presenting data and information about the products that match the requirements of the ecolabel programme and the ongoing costs of dealing with conditions and the costs of verification of continuing compliance.
Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice by Trevor Ward, Bruce Phillips