WASHINGTON, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Number of ISSF Industry Participants Grows to 18
Three new participants will join the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation - a coalition of tuna processors, leading scientists and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization - to improve the sustainability efforts of tuna stocks around the world.
"The growth of our membership means even more resources and stakeholders to help meet our goals," ISSF President Susan Jackson said. "We welcome these three new partners to the table and are looking forward to improving tuna fishing practices throughout the world with their support and commitment."
South Seas Tuna Corp., Ltd. is based in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea and serves as a processor for canned tuna products. Sealord Group, Ltd. is the second largest seafood company in New Zealand, delivering seafood to people in more than 60 countries. Pataya Food Industries, Ltd. is a canned tuna producer based in Bangkok, Thailand.
ISSF Participating Companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishing methods, fund scientific advancement and take direct action to spur change. South Seas Tuna Corp., Sealord and Pataya Foods committed to the purposes and standards of the organization and met all the requirements set forth by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.
The partnership launched in 2009 with eight Participating Companies and today has 18 industry partners with well-known brands produced and sold in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Asia.
About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. To learn more, visit our website at iss-foundation.org.
SOURCE International Seafood Sustainability Foundation