GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD INITIATIVE EXPANDS TO CHINA
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative expands to China. On 4 February 2019,The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative announced that China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) joined the GSSI Global Partnership as an Affiliated Partner. CAPPMA is the first Chinese organization to join the GSSI Partnership.
The China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) is a national non-profit Industrial organization dedicated to improving the business operations of its 1,800 members from across the seafood value chain in China.
“By joining the GSSI Partnership, CAPPMA has the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from global stakeholders in promoting and advancing seafood sustainability” said Dr. Cui He, President, CAPPMA. “We look forward to leveraging GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool and global partnership to support and promote responsible fisheries and aquaculture development in our region”.
“We are thrilled that CAPPMA is the first Chinese organisation to join the GSSI Partnership. As one of the largest producers and consumers or seafood globally, China will become a critical player in our journey towards more sustainable seafood for everyone. Our partnership with CAPPMA will provide a great platform to connect the Chinese seafood industry with our global stakeholders to provide environmentally and socially responsible seafood to consumers and the seafood value chain world-wide” said Herman Wisse, Managing Director, GSSI.
ABOUT CHINA AQUATIC PRODUCTS PROCESSING AND MARKETING ALLIANCE (CAPPMA)
China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) is a national non-profit Industrial organization directed under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 1994, CAPPMA now has more than 1,800 members with over 20 sub-associations, whose operations include producing, processing, distribution and marketing. CAPPMA plays an important role in improving self-regulation, marketing, ensuring stability and prosperity of seafood production and promoting China’s sustainable seafood development. For more information, visit http://en.cappma.org.
As the public-private partnership on seafood sustainability with 80+ stakeholders industry-wide, GSSI aligns global efforts and resources to address the latest sustainability challenges.Governed by a Steering Board representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organisations – including the FAO –, GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone. For more information, visit www.ourgssi.org.