Dongwon joins ISSF in effort to foster responsible fishing
Washington D.C. - Korean food and beverage distributor, Dongwon F&B Co., Ltd., is the latest to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
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.
“Tuna plays a major role in Korea’s fisheries economy and Korea can play a significant role in the sustainability of tuna stocks in all oceans,” ISSF President Susan Jackson said. “Dongwon is in a prime position to bring the advocacy and advancements we develop at ISSF to leaders in Korea, and throughout the world, and ISSF welcomes the leadership.”
Dongwon F&B Co., Ltd. is based in Seoul, South Korea, and has a 75% market share of canned tuna products in Korea. The company successfully completed an audit that demonstrates compliance with ISSF conservation measures and bylaws. All Participating Companies are subject to ongoing audits to ensure continued compliance.
ISSF launched in 2009 with eight Participating Companies and today has 21 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.
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.