Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is one of the biggest issues in the global seafood trade, posing a significant threat to the sustainability of global fisheries and marine ecosystems, as well as being widely associated with human rights abuses across the seafood supply chain. (more…)
Last year, Pittman Seafoods was among one of the top three Belgian MSC-certified suppliers at the MSC Seafood Awards. We are particularly proud that history is repeating itself again this year. This makes us the only supplier to win an award for the second time in a row and confirms once again that our sustainability efforts have not gone unnoticed. (more…)
We cannot overemphasise how important sustainability is to our sector. That is why we are once again fully endorsing Think Fish Week, which takes place from 25 September to 1 October. This year, we are being immersed in the Six As – each of which represents an argument for choosing certified fish. In this blog, we outline exactly what these As stand for, within the industry and beyond, but especially at Pittman Seafoods. (more…)
As well as having an obligation to comply with national regulations, responsible seafood producers, such as Pittman, can also cater to customers’ preferences regarding seafood that meets the requirements of a range of intragovernmental guidelines – including the Codex Alimentarius and AFNOR International. (more…)
Peter Lammertyn, Senior Key Account Manager at Pittman Seafoods, is relishing the start of the seafood exhibition season. Having just returned from Gulfood in Dubai, he is now looking forward to Seafood Expo Global (SEG) and the annual gathering of the Private Label Manufacturers’ Association (PLMA).
Food is essential to human life. It provides the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that we all need to grow and lead active, healthy lives. As such, it’s imperative that consumers everywhere have access to sufficient quantities of it at affordable prices. (more…)
Over 500 aquatic species are farmed around the world, making aquaculture an extraordinarily diverse form of food production, responsible for a huge range of seafood products, many of which are traded internationally. In Western Europe some of the most widely farmed – and popular to consume – species include Atlantic salmon and mussels: species that can be grown in similarly temperate locations. (more…)
Sustainably farmed and wild-caught seafood can play an important role in the drive to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to ensure global peace and prosperity, while protecting the planet. Launched in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they were duly adopted by all UN Member States as a pledge to work together for a better world, with a target to achieve the goals by 2030. (more…)
The legacy of Covid and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war have combined to create significant rises in the cost of living in most countries in the course of 2022. And the price of seafood, like that of most commodities, has surged. However, there are still options for sourcing sustainable seafood without breaking the bank.
In our newsletter on Sustainable Seafood Week, we highlighted our sustainable approach. Winning the Best Belgian Supplier category in our sector at the MSC Sustainable Seafood Awards underscores this once again. The awards were hosted in our country for the first time this year.The MSC awards are a boost for companies striving hard to improve their sustainability every day. Naturally, we at Pittman Seafoods are very happy to be recognized in this way. (more…)