At the Senate: Working on Improving National and International Fisheries Policiesby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directornoviembre 22nd, 2016

At the Senate: Working on Improving National and International Fisheries Policies

Today, the Senate Commission of Fisheries and Aquaculture convened a symposium to explore more about Mexico’s role in international fisheries management with sites on the long-term conservation of global fisheries.

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Championing Public Participation in Mexican Fisheriesby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directoragosto 26th, 2016

Championing Public Participation in Mexican Fisheries

The Alliance will partner with transparency NGOs in Mexico to champion more inclusive decision-making in our national fisheries.

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Marine Mammal Protectionby Communications Teamjulio 26th, 2016

Marine Mammal Protection

One of the areas of our fishery of most interest to global NGOs is our efforts to protect marine mammals. This blog gives some basic background.

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Update on the MSC Processby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directorjunio 20th, 2016

Update on the MSC Process

One of the more complicated topics we’re discussing is how to organize and collaborate to catalyze a dolphin population survey for the EPO. As part of the final Action Plan, the Alliance is committing to both financially and logistically supporting an open, transparent, scientifically-driven population survey (as part of the MSC certification process).  To ensure the credibility of results, the Alliance has agreed to allow the scientists and stakeholders to determine the final methodology, the timing, and other technical matters.

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Team Insights from the 2016 Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Seafood Conferenceby Communications Teammayo 30th, 2016

Team Insights from the 2016 Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Seafood Conference

This week, we sponsored the Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Seafood conference in Washington, D.C., an event that brought together producers, suppliers, NGOs, government agencies and advocacy groups with the aim of collaboratively reviewing the state of the industry and sharing best practices.

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Celebrating Earth Day 2016 with Our Employeesby Communications Teamabril 22nd, 2016

Celebrating Earth Day 2016 with Our Employees

Earth Day – Dia de la Tierra 2016– was a big day for our members.  This year, as ever year, our members sponsored employee education events across their facilities – from engaging employees in trainings to educating our employees’ children at daycare to supporting Earth Day events at local schools.

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Opening the Fishery to Global Scrutiny: Where We Are in the MSC Processby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directorfebrero 12th, 2016

Opening the Fishery to Global Scrutiny: Where We Are in the MSC Process

The results of the evaluation of our fishery by SCS Global Services to the MSC Standard will be published later this month…

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The EDF Annual Meeting: More Fish, Better Fish, Higher Profitability, Healthier Oceansby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directorenero 25th, 2016

The EDF Annual Meeting: More Fish, Better Fish, Higher Profitability, Healthier Oceans

EDF’s annual “Encuentro” brings together thought leaders in sustainable fisheries to discuss and plan a way forward for sustainable oceans.

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2015 in Reviewby Mariana Ramos, Executive Directordiciembre 20th, 2015

2015 in Review

As 2015 draws to a close, it is a good time to review the progress we have made since we formed in the late half of 2014.

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Highlights from the World Tuna Conference, Vigoby Mariana Ramosseptiembre 17th, 2015

Highlights from the World Tuna Conference, Vigo

Last week, I had the opportunity – along with one of the members of the Alliance – to attend the VII World Conference of Tuna, “Vigo 2015”, held on September 7-8th in Vigo, Spain. Over 300 business leaders from the tuna industry worldwide attended – representing over 30 countries to discuss topics varying in nature from FAO’s perspective on tuna as a global food source, to corporate social responsibility in the tuna industry, to which mechanisms can ensure sustainable management of tropical tuna and of the tuna industry overall. The importance of these types of discussions is clear – to protect the oceans that are increasingly threatened.

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