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Can reduction fisheries be sustainable?

by Emily McGregor
Pile of herring fish

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Assessment Manager, Emily McGregor explains what is required for a reduction fishery to be considered sustainable. 

A reduction fishery is one that uses, or ‘reduces’, its catch to produce fishmeal or fish oil rather than for direct human consumption. These fisheries typically target small pelagic (midwater) species like anchovies, herring and capelin. Other species lower down the food chain, like krill are also caught for reduction.

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Meet the MSC: the women working for sustainable seafood

by Natalie Frade-Blanchart
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to some of our many female MSC staff members. We wanted to know why they decided to work in the (sustainable) seafood sphere and what challenges they face in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Improving supply chains for tuna in Indonesia

by Momo Kochen
Indonesian fisherman holding up large skipjack tuna fish

One of the 2016 recipients of our Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund (GFSF), Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), are an independent foundation based in Bali, Indonesia. Their work focuses on small-scale artisanal fisheries and supports fishing communities and supply chains in moving towards sustainability. Their Director of Programs and Research, Momo Kochen, talks about the progress of their project working towards improving traceability within tuna supply chains in Indonesia.

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How sustainable lobster is making an impact on Chinese New Year

by Emily Tripp
Chinese New Year lanterns with blessing text

Lunar New Year celebrations began 28 January and continue for two weeks – it’s the longest holiday on the Chinese calendar. This time celebrations mark the Year of the Rooster, but I’m here to talk about another animal important to Chinese New Year: lobster.

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Working towards sustainability in Madagascar’s reef octopus fishery: a journey of improvement

by Rachel Long
Male Madagascan octopus fisher underwater wearing goggles with octopus and spear

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation working with communities to rebuild tropical small scale fisheries. Find out how an MSC Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund grant is supporting their work with semi-nomadic seafaring communities in a southwest Madagascar octopus fishery.

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