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IPNLF strengthens its European supply chain network

Sea Delight Europe, SL becomes the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation

Fresh and frozen seafood supplier, Sea Delight Europe, SL, has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.

Founded in 2012, Sea Delight’s large international customer base includes retail wholesalers, supermarket giants, foodservice distributors and restaurant chains. Committed to ensuring seafood remains a secure resource for future generations to enjoy, Sea Delight uses its buying power and position in the seafood supply chain to promote responsible practices globally. Its own principles, including strategic sourcing and research, have successfully leveraged positive change in the company’s suppliers and customers. 

As well as strengthening transparency in its supply chains, Sea Delight’s sustainable seafood policy includes commitments to improve data collection in order to help eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as educating its employees, suppliers and customers to establish a more conscious and responsible industry. It also engages in advocacy and directly invests in the future of fisheries through the funding of and participation in fishery improvement projects (FIPs).

Commenting on its Membership of IPNLF, Manuel Alvarez, Managing Director at Sea Delight Europe, says, “Sea Delight has always maintained that one of the most effective ways to progress the seafood industry’s sustainability agenda is to make tangible supply chain improvements in key areas such as data collection, traceability and reporting, as well as supplier engagement. We therefore very much welcome the opportunity to join IPNLF’s Member network and to work with the organisation to further strengthen one-by-one tuna fisheries for the benefit of the people and communities connected to them.”

Adam Baske, IPNLF Director, Policy & Outreach, says, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Sea Delight Europe to our growing Member network. For the past five years, Sea Delight has been a strong advocate for legitimate efforts aimed at strengthening fisheries management and policy that improve the sustainability and viability of source fisheries and the wellbeing of the fishers in its supply chain.

“Sea Delight’s Sustainable Seafood Policy, including the non-profit Sea Delight Ocean Fund that generates and then manages funding for the company’s various seafood sustainability projects, demonstrates how progressive organisations can increase public and industry awareness about sustainability issues and help deliver important change for the benefit of the entire supply chain,” adds Baske.

Notes to Editors

ABOUT SEA DELIGHT EUROPE

Operating from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Sea Delight Europe SL was founded in 2012 by Eugenio Sanchez, Leopold Landry and Cesar Bencosme as an initiative seeking to target Europe’s frozen seafood market. The three founders’ combined industry experience, developed over 30 years of working in the seafood business, quickly helped affiliated companies Sea Delight Canada SL and Sea Delight, LLC to become industry leaders in both high-quality frozen and fresh seafood markets in Canada and USA. Superior products, excellent customer service and a commitment to responsible business practices have grown Sea Delight Europe SL and its sister companies into market leaders and international conservation specialists.
www.sea-delight.eu
 

ABOUT IPNLF

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line, handline and troll tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.  As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations, we use the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation. IPNLF membership is open to organisations involved in the one-by-one caught tuna supply chain. Allied with our Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain. We work across science, policy and the seafood sector, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from our Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.

IPNLF was officially registered in the United Kingdom in 2012 (Charity 1145586), with branch offices in London and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia.

Contact Details

Jason Holland , Media & Communications Advisor
Email: jason.holland@ipnlf.org

Julie Thomas , Project Manager, St Helena
Email: julie.thomas@ipnlf.org