Increasingly, people are challenging aquaculture criticisms despite developments within the industry. Following SEAT's myth busters in July, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also tackled some of the most commonly expressed myths surrounding aquaculture.
As the SEAT project nears its completion, the key issues and take home messages have been put together in this innovative and comprehensive video presentation. The presentation includes interviews with project researchers and collaborators as it outline the issues under investigation and the take home messages. You can watch the video here.
The data and findings from the 4 years of the SEAT project are being used to produce the Ethical Aquatic Food Index. Find out more about this tool, it's development and how it can aid in decision making when it comes to assessing the environmental, economic, social and ethical nature of the SEAT products, here.
an EU FP7-funded, global research project addressing how we can enhance the sustainability, ethics, standards and certification of the Asian Aquaculture Industry Farmed Asian seafood accounts for 30% of all farmed seafood marketed within the EU. SEAT seeks to help European seafood buyers understand this important supply chain. Read more about SEAT or watch the project overview video.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been at the heart of SEAT's investigations. Leiden University's Patrik Henriksson explains how, through SEAT, a new methodology has been developed to investigate and compare the diverse production systems found in Asian Aquaculture here.
Third party certification is gaining prominence as Western consumers look for assurance of sustainability. Informed by experiences from SEAT, a paper published in Science argues, that when it comes to aquaculture, there are serious limitations making it only part of the solution.
Remedies to the fishmeal addiction, working with the BRC, labour changes in Thailand, Aquaculture myths and collaboration with SMEs... Keep up to date with the project's work and findings as well as developments in sustainable aquaculture with SEAT's monthly newsletters and join the mailing list.
Is a sustainable and ethical trade in farmed seafood is needed between the EU and Asia. The EU's growing dependence on importants and the issues of sustainability were addressed in Prof.Little's talk at the IFST Spring Conference.