Suriname Airways serves MSC seafood. (Photo: Andre Wadman/FIS)
Surinam Airways (SLM) is the first airline in the Americas to display the MSC ecolabel for sustainable seafood on its menu. On 1 June, the Surinamese airline will start serving MSC certified seabob shrimp from Surinam in business class on the mid-Atlantic route from Paramaribo to Amsterdam. By doing so, the airline is encouraging and rewarding the efforts of Surinamese fishermen to maintain a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
The Atlantic seabob from Surinam is the first tropical shrimp in the world to bear the blue MSC ecolabel for sustainable fisheries. To achieve MSC certification, the fishery addressed a variety of issues with regard to stock management, data collection and bycatch reduction. In resolving these challenges, the fishery, its partners and the Surinam government have implemented changes...