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 Number Of ISSF Participating Companies Climbs To 25

19 March 2015 Vietnamese tuna company Foodtech JSC has become the latest organization to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) as an associate participating company. Participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct action to encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.

“By working with its tuna company participants, ISSF is able to use their influence with fleet owners, retailers, non-participating companies and other stakeholders as a vehicle to clean up the supply chain and advance our conservation goals,” ISSF President Susan Jackson said. “Adding Foodtech expands our ability to do that as we continue to grow the list of companies implementing ISSF conservation measures and commitments.”

In addition, food distributor Tropical Consolidated Corporation, which began its ISSF particpation last year at the associate level, upgraded to become a full participating company effective January 2015.

ISSF launched in 2009 with eight Participating Companies and today has 25 industry partners, which comprise more than 75% of the world’s processing capacity, with well-known brands produced and sold in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

All ISSF Participating Companies are independently audited via comprehensive methods designed to assess compliance with each of ISSF’s commitments and conservation measures, the results of which are shared via a company compliance report included in ISSF’s annual report.  

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 their website at iss-foundation.org.

About Foodtech JSC

Established in 1993, Foodtech JSC is a 100% foreign invested company. The industry pioneer specializes in the manufacture and export of canned tuna. Foodtech is located in Long An, Vietnam, an area closer to Mekong delta heart of the Southern Vietnam for seafood exports, fruits and more.

About Tropical Consolidated

Tropical Group is a leading supplier of high quality, environmentally sustainable canned seafood. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service, competitively priced, high quality products, produced in a world class facility delivering high levels of consumer satisfaction, and affording employees a safe and well rewarded work environment.