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Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice



Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

Trevor Ward (Editor), Bruce Phillips (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30139-7 January 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 472 Pages

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SEAFOOD Ecolabelling Principles and Practice

Edited by Trevor Ward and Bruce Phillips

In recent years there have been some major developments and a greatly increased recognition of the importance of more sustainable and environmentally-friendly fishing and fish-farming methods. Various types of seafood eco-endorsements have been introduced, and these initiatives have now blossomed into an extensive range of types of product endorsement labels and systems.

This volume comprehensively reviews the current eco-endorsement systems for seafood products, described in four main sections with contributions by leading experts from around the globe:

• A full description of the background and history of ecolabels, ratings, guides and choice systems
• Seafood evaluation and certification, including issues of quality, costs and benefits
• Highly significant case studies in the use of ecolabels, including details of programs undertaken with species such as Pollock, Baja Red Spiny Lobster, and Patagonian Toothfish
• The future of sustainable seafood

Seafood Ecolabelling is an essential purchase for all those involved in fisheries and aquaculture management and product certification and ecolabelling throughout the world. Professionals including fishery scientists and managers, fish farm managers, marine biologists, environmental biologists, conservation biologists, ecologists, natural resource managers, civil society and sustainability governance practitioners, and resource and environmental economists will find this book to be extremely valuable. Professionals involved in the seafood trade, including those in production, packaging, reselling and seafood product labelling, will find a great deal of commercial interest within this book. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, food science and fisheries are studied and taught should have copies of this important book on their shelves.

Also available from Wiley-Blackwell
Eco-labelling in Fisheries
Edited by B. Phillips et al.

Environmental Best Practices for Aquaculture
Edited by C. Tucker & J. Hargreaves

Advances in Fisheries Science
Edited by A. Payne et al.

Fisheries Management and Ecology
Journal published bi-monthly
Print 0969-997X, Online 1385-2400

1 Ecolabelling of Seafood: The Basic Concepts.

Trevor J. Ward & Bruce Phillips.

2 The Economics of Ecolabelling.

Cathy A. Roheim.

3 FAO Guidelines for Ecolabelling in Wild Capture Fisheries.

Rolf Willmann, Kevern Cochrane & William Emerson.

4 The Marine Stewardship Council Programme.

Rupert Howes.

5 Aquaculture Certification.

Daniel Lee.

6 GLOBALGAP—Building Consumer Confidence in Aquaculture Sustainability.

Aldin Hilbrands.

7 Advancing the Global Marketplace for Sustainable Seafood: The Seafood Choices Alliance.

Michael Boots.

8 Developing an International Standard for the Trade in Live Reef Food Fish.

Geoffrey Muldoon & Peter Scott.

9 Market-Based Mechanisms - Improving Fisheries Management?.

Duncan Leadbitter.

10 Measuring the Success of Seafood Ecolabelling.

Trevor J. Ward.

11 Case Study 1: Toothfish - An MSC-Certified Fishery.

David Agnew.

12 Case Study 2: The Baja California, Mexico, Lobster Fishery.

Bruce Phillips, Luis Bourillón & Mario Ramade.

13 Case Study 3: MSC Certification of the Alaska Pollock Fishery.

Jim Gilmore.

14 The Marine Stewardship Council and Developing Countries.

Stefano Ponte.

15 Benefits of Certification for Small-scale Fisheries.

Meredith Lopuch.

16 New England Aquarium: Supporting Environmentally Responsible Seafood Choices.

Heather Tausig, Michael Tlusty, Lydia Bergen, Gregory Stone & Kathleen Szleper.

17 Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Programme.

Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly.

18 The New Zealand Best Fish Guide.

Barry Weeber & Cath Wallace.

19 Guiding Australian Consumers to Sustainable Seafood Choices.

Craig Bohm.

20 Towards Sustainable Seafood: The Evolution of a Conservation Movement.

Michael Sutton & Laura Wimpee.

21 Anecdotes and Lessons of a Decade.

Trevor J. Ward & Bruce Phillips

"This book provides a review of current eco-endorsement systems for sea foods and sea food products. It includes a full description of the background and history of ecolabels, ratings, guides and choice systems, considers sea food evaluation and certification, presents case studies in the use of ecolabels and discusses the future of sustainable sea foods." (Food Science and Technology Abstracts, July 2010)

  • Building on an earlier book [Phillips et al. (2003) Eco-labelling in Fisheries] this new book comprehensively reviews the current systems in place
  • Includes full history and background of ecolabels
  • Resource for all those involved in the fish trade, packaging and labelling