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Can we protect the oceans and the communities that depend on them? A local approach goes global Globally, three billion people rely on fish and fish products as their primary source of protein. Annually, over 112 million tons of fish are consumed by people world-wide, making seafood the world’s highest traded food commodity. The supply […]

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October is National Seafood Month and because our country loves seafood enough to dedicate an entire month to it, FishWise wants to bring sustainability into the conversation so that we can continue to enjoy seafood for generations to come. Let’s celebrate seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that don’t negatively impact fish populations, […]

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National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month. It’s the perfect time to celebrate seafood, but at FishWise our team wants to make this more than just National Seafood Month. We want to cast a wider net and make Seafood Month about sustainable, traceable, and socially responsible seafood. In week one, we will dive into ocean-friendly seafood that […]

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My name is Lana Brandt, and I recently joined FishWise as the Communications Project Manager. As such, I am leading FishWise engagement strategies and content creation to help propel our social and conservation goals forward. Despite growing up in a northern community in Canada, many miles from the coast, my love and appreciation for the […]

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FishWise is proud of our market partners and the work they do to improve traceability and combat risks of illegal and unethical fishing practices.  “Through its due diligence practices, Hy-Vee is contributing to more transparent seafood supply chains, greater accountability, and a healthier ocean for fish and people. Hy-Vee’s work provides an example of what […]

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FishWise is excited to welcome Garrett Okrasinski to our Social Responsibility Division. In this role, Garrett will research and develop tools for the seafood industry to improve supply chain ethics. She has a diverse background, but most recently was working in corporate social responsibility for Starbucks Coffee Corporation and Nordstrom Inc., with a focus on […]

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FishWise, with the support of the Walton Family Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is soliciting feedback on the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) from businesses that sell or import their products into the U.S. The goals of collecting this feedback are to: Identify what is working well with SIMP Identify where there […]

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FishWise is pleased to formally announce our partnership with Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, creators of Pescavore, a one-of-a-kind seafood snack that combines quality and convenience with responsible sourcing and production. Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, the parent company of Pescavore, became a FishWise producer partner in 2018 and was co-founded by Matthew Owens, former Managing Director […]

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Albertsons Companies, Target, and Hy-Vee were the first US retailers to sign the global appeal tuna sustainability letter this year As in 2018, the NGO Tuna Forum – of which FishWise is a member – is coordinating global market partners, tuna suppliers, and NGOs to sign the Global Appeal Tuna Sustainability letter to be sent […]

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My name is Brynn O’Donnell, and I recently joined FishWise as a project manager to help lead the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) initiative! Somewhat ironically, I gained a sense of environmental awareness and concern through environmental documentaries playing out on a television screen. This concern led me to pursue my undergraduate degree […]

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