Accor supports sustainable seafood

posted March 04, 2017 at 08:48 pm
by  Manila Standard Business
AccorHotels Philippines, a part of AccorHotels, the world-leading travel and lifestyle group and digital innovator with over 4,000 hotels and residences has expressed its commitment to the sustainable seafood initiative. 

The group is comprised of five hotels in the Philippines including Raffles Makati and Fairmont Makati, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Novotel Manila Araneta Center and Mercure Manila Ortigas.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila hosted the one-day workshop where stakeholders including environmental groups, hotels and restaurants, government and non-governmental organizations have come together to discuss the roadmap on how to have sustainable seafood in the Philippines. 

The different stakeholders identified the gaps at each stage of the fisheries supply chain including the need for rigorous documentation of fish catch, and country-specific standards in the processing of seafood. 

This is in addition to key priorities in conserving seafood resources such as proper eco-labelling, appreciation of the seasonality of certain species, enforcement of labor laws concerning fishers’ welfare, more affordable methods for monitoring fishing vessels, and complete registration of fishers and boats.

The sustainable seafood used was sponsored by Meliomar, a seafood-processing and export company focusing on the development and trade of high-quality sustainable seafood.

“AccorHotels Philippines is committed to supporting Sustainable Seafood and assuring our diners that an ever-increasing percentage of the seafood served in our hotels is sourced from non-endangered fisheries,” says Adam Laker, area general manager of AccorHotels Philippines.

Topics: AccorHotels Philippines , sustainable seafood , Raffles Makati , Fairmont Makati , Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila , Novotel Manila Araneta Center , Mercure Manila Ortigas
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