Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Thai Union Group CEO Thiraphong Chansiri. (Photo: Stock File)

Thai Union suspends purchases from over 1,200 vessels

Click on the flag for more information about Thailand THAILAND
Monday, October 26, 2015, 09:00 (GMT + 9)

As part of its efforts to stop illegal fishing, Thai Union Group announced it has stopped receiving fish and shrimp captures from over a thousand fishing vessels.

According to the president and chief executive officer of the group, the firm has suspended seafood purchases from over 1,200 vessels and it now sources fish from 800 while out of the 200 vessels supplying shrimp and fish for fishmeal, now it operates with only 57, The Nation reported.

“Our mission is not to be the largest or the No 1 company, but to be the most trusted seafood leader because we see our stakeholders need a trusted company,” pointed out the officer.

To achieve this aim, Thai Union launched a global sourcing policy on transhipment bans in April and since then, it has stopped purchasing from transshipper vessels, among other measures.

In this regard the group’s CEO stressed: “As one of the founding members of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, we are committed to following Resolution 14-03, which calls upon the industry to refrain from transactions with purse-seine-caught tuna that are transshipped at sea”.

Meanwhile, Darian McBain, director of sustainable development, explained the group has set a target to achieve 100 per cent “from catch-to-consumption” traceability in all of its seafood products by 2020.

“Thai Union acknowledges the ever-increasing pressure from stakeholders on environment and labour issues in our supply chain. We have played a proactive role in working with government, community and research organisations, as well as customers and industry peers to jointly develop and implement important initiatives to improve the sustainability of our seafood supply chain,” she remarked.

McBain also recognised the efforts being made to crackdown illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by the Thai government after receiving a “yellow card” warning from the European Commission early this year.

“As a global leader in the industry, Thai Union will be an agent of change that will fight to eradicate IUU fishing and will not tolerate human rights violations of any kind,” she stressed.

In addition, Chansiri expressed hopes the EC would consider these efforts in order to avoid a trade ban, which would imply for the Thai fishing industry annual losses of up to EUR 650 million.

The EU has long considered blocking all fish imports from Thailand as it investigates illegal fishing practices and allegations of slave labor in Thailand's gigantic fleet of 45,000 fishing vessels. 

Related articles:

- Thai Union joins efforts with organisation for migrant workers' rights
- Greenpeace urges Thai Union to stop alleged labour abuse
- Thai Union defends itself from Greenpeace's accusations
- Thai Union launches new ethics and labour code of conduct


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Peru
Jan 26, 10:00 (GMT + 9):
CALAMASUR in favor of limiting the fishing of the Giant Squid for its sustainability
Norway
Jan 26, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 3
Canada
Jan 26, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated, Premium Brands Holdings Corporation and Mi’kmaq First Nations Coalition Celebrate completion of Historic Transaction
United Kingdom
Jan 26, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
New study finds Scottish pelagic fisheries have low carbon footprint
Japan
Jan 26, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Imports by Origin│ Fish and Shellfish - Meat │ Dec-2020 / Jan-Dec 2020
Japan
Jan 26, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
Volumes and Prices │ Pollock roes (Tarako & Mentaiko)│ Tokyo Central Fish Market │ December 2020
Japan
Jan 26, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
Volumes and Prices │ Crabs │ Tokyo Central Fish Market │ December 2020
Japan
Jan 26, 05:50 (GMT + 9):
Volume and prices │ Sendai Central Market │ December 2020
Denmark
Jan 26, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | The Fishing Daily: 'We must have access to Norwegian waters now!' demands Danish fisheries
European Union
Jan 26, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | EuropaAzul: The Avramar union becomes the largest aquaculture producer in the Mediterranean
European Union
Jan 26, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Commission and Council agree on the negotiation mandate with the United Kingdom to close the TACs in March
Norway
Jan 26, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF | The North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2021 goes digital!
Italy
Jan 25, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Skretting Italy first to market with third-party certified carbon neutral aquafeed portfolio
Japan
Jan 25, 18:30 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Import Food products from the world │ 2014-20
Japan
Jan 25, 18:30 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Annual imports │ Seafood - Meat │ 2000/20



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says
United States SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington report has found one of the state’s iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change. The 2020 State of Salmon in Watersheds report by t...
After 3 years, INIDEP once again carries out a hake campaign in the North Patagonian breeding area
Argentina The R/V "Dr. Eduardo L. Holmberg" of the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) set sail this Tuesday from the port of Mar del Plata to start the campaign "E...
Catch volumes │Redfish, Halibut, Cod, Herring and other species │ 20-1718-19-20
Iceland Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
Statistics │ Import by origin │Crab │ December 2020
South Korea Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2021 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER