Dongwon Industries Co. announced on November 13 that eight global fisheries companies had a roundtable conference and adopted the “Soneva Joint Declaration.”
According to Dongwon Industries, eight CEOs of global fisheries companies gathered in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean last weekend. They are heads of eight out of 12 keystone actors which are world’s most influential firms in the fisheries sector, such as fishing, farming and feed, selected by the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).
The SRC named 12 most influential firms in the global fisheries industry as keystone actors in May last year. Dongwon Industries is the only Korean company included. In addition, keystone actors include Norway’s Marine Harvest, the world's largest producer of Atlantic salmon, Thailand’s Thai Union, Japan’s Nissui and Norway’s Skretting, the world's largest producer of feeds for farmed fish.
The top eight companies in the group, including Dongwon Industries, held the roundtable conference for two days from the 12th to discuss ways to boost the sustainability of the global fisheries industry in the future and adopt the joint declaration for seven key topics.
Dongwon Industries CEO Lee Myung-woo, who attended the conference, said, “Business management without considering the sustainability can adversely affect not only the fisheries industry but also the marine ecosystem in the world. It is difficult for small fisheries companies to run business in consideration of the sustainability. We expect that the declaration can be the first step for global firms, including Dongwon Industries, setting up an exemplary standard in a country and the world and leading the industry in the right direction.”