Responses from John Tanzer, Practice Leader, Oceans, WWF International to questions from the MSC for its 20th anniversary communications.
At Stockholm’s open air museum and zoo, Skansen, grey seal Amanda and her friends only eat sustainable fish. As of summer 2015 the attraction’s resident marine mammals are fed MSC certified sustainable herring exclusively.
For Skansen becoming a more sustainable, environmentally friendly site is something that involves everyone, including its animals. It joins a handful of pioneering zoos and aquaria in Europe who have moved to serving certified feed.
Steven Miller is Director of Culinary Operations at prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Cornell received MSC’s Chain of Custody certification in 2012 and all the wild-caught seafood served across its 30 eateries is certified sustainable. Cornell also serves sustainable farmed seafood. Steven talks to us about his career and Cornell’s commitments to sustainability.
Every year, MSC Oceania runs the Australia-wide Sustainable Seafood Day. In 2015, the team took to the sea, the streets and social media with their #ForTheSea hashtag and the help of advocates from all walks of life. Explorers, researchers, health practitioners, athletes joined to celebrate how choosing sustainable seafood can help keep our oceans healthy. One of these ‘Ocean Ambassadors’ is pro surfer and artist Felicity “Flick” Palmateer, who has also been involved in June’s World Oceans Day. The Oceania team caught with her to talk about her involvement and her love of the ocean.
Peter Hajipieris is director for Corporate Social Responsibility at Iglo Foods Group which owns the Birds Eye brand, winner of the frozen food category in the MSC UK awards this year. In 2015, Iglo Group will introduce the MSC ecolabel on packaging of all its certified wild fish products across Europe, including the company’s much loved fish fingers.