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Social Responsibility in the Global Seafood Industry: Background and Resources. 2018

April 1, 2018

This white paper aims to serve as a tool to help conservation NGOs and human rights experts join forces to improve human and labor rights in the seafood industry. It also seeks to provide businesses with background on the drivers of human rights and labor abuses (e.g. trafficking and forced labor), as well as resources business can utilize to plan and implement social responsibility protocols within their supply chains. The paper identifies a range of important conventions, pieces of national-level legislation, initiatives, and key players that are working to improve industry practices. It concludes by outlining several steps that seafood businesses can take to reduce the risk of human rights abuses within their supply chains and provides information to connect business with other key players (e.g. social and environmental non-profits, consultants, etc.) currently working to support socially responsibility seafood in the North American market.

Advancing Traceability in the Seafood Industry: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities

February 1, 2018

This white paper aims to serve as a tool to help conservation NGOs, traceability experts, and industry join forces to improve seafood traceability. It also seeks to provide businesses with background information on traceability in seafood, as well as resources businesses can utilize to plan and implement traceability and anti-IUU fishing protocols within their supply chains. This paper summarizes the seafood traceability landscape, including current challenges, a discussion of international and regional governance, and steps that seafood businesses can take to improve the traceability of seafood within their supply chains. It concludes with information about some of the key conservation organizations, for-profit companies, certifications, and other players currently working to support the adoption of end-to-end, electronic, interoperable traceability in the North American market.

Advancing Traceability in the Seafood Industry: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities

January 30, 2017

This white paper aims to serve as a resource for businesses, NGOs, and other seafood stakeholders as they plan and implement traceability and anti-IUU fishing protocols within supply chains. It summarizes the seafood traceability landscape, key international and regional policies and regulations, and steps that seafood businesses can take to improve the traceability of seafood within their supply chains. It also provides information about some of the conservation organizations, for-profit companies, certifications, and other players currently working to support the adoption of end-to-end, electronic, interoperable traceability in the North American market.

Social Responsibility in the Global Seafood Industry: Background and Resources

December 1, 2016

This white paper aims to serve as a tool for businesses, conservation NGOs, and human rights experts to join forces to improve human and labor rights in the seafood industry. It identifies resources businesses can utilize to plan and implement social responsibility protocols within their supply chains, describes important conventions, legislation, initiatives, and key players that are working to improve industry practice, and outlines several steps that seafood businesses can take to reduce the risk of human rights abuses within their supply chains. This paper contains summaries of social responsibility initiatives as well as contact information that can help companies, NGOs, and other groups working to prevent labor risks connect and collaborate.