Sea Delight Group has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the charity that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.
Since 1995 Sea Delight Group member companies have specialised in supplying key North American markets with high-quality frozen and fresh seafood products and since 2009 have committed to support responsible fishing practices.
To help improve the sustainability of seafood resources, and to underpin its own sustainable seafood policy, Sea Delight has strong working relationships and partnerships with international NGOs. Additionally, it works with its suppliers to help them partner with these and other groups and to be part of the web-based traceability programme Trace Register.
Sea Delight supports a number of tuna fishery improvement projects (FIPs) globally, including the one-by-one tuna FIP in Indonesia and the handline and longline FIP in Vietnam.
Stephen Fisher, Sustainability Director at Sea Delight says, “Having IPNLF Membership underlines Sea Delight’s commitment to safeguarding the world’s one-by-one tuna fisheries. One of our long-term sustainability aims is to ensure that these traditional fisheries, along with the fishers and communities connected to them, receive the support necessary to safeguard their futures for many generations to come.”
Jeremy Crawford, Southeast Asia Director at IPNLF says, “We are extremely pleased that the Sea Delight Group has strengthened its support for one-by-one tuna fisheries by joining our Member network. The company is a major advocate for strengthening fisheries management and for establishing robust policies aimed at supporting the sustainability and viability of source fisheries in its supply chains. The IPNLF team looks forward to working even closer with Sea Delight to progress the one-by-one tuna agenda.”
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ABOUT SEA DELIGHT
Sea Delight Group is a family owned and operated set of companies with presence in the North America and Europe. ADS Seafood d/b/a Atlantic Fisheries, LLC was founded in 1995 as a fresh seafood importer that supplies processors, distributors and retailers in the southern United States and Canada. Sea Delight USA was founded in 2006, as an initiative that sought to target the market for high quality treated frozen seafood products, followed by Sea Delight Canada founded in 2009 and Sea Delight Europe in 2012. Sea Delight is headquartered in Coral Springs with their warehouse and production facility in the Doral area of Miami, FL. Sea Delight Canada and Sea Delight Europe operate out of the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. www.seadelightglobal.com / www.sea-delight.com
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and handline 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 the UK and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia, South Africa, France, Germany, the Netherlands, North America and St Helena.