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September 1, 2022

Progress Toward Sustainable Seafood - By the Numbers

Publishers: CEA Consulting, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

Language: English

Almost 400 companies — primarily retailers, suppliers, and producers — engage in 16 sustainable seafood precompetitive collaborations, up from 250 companies in 12 platforms in 2018. Among member companies, 76% are in North America and Europe, and most platforms are funded by both philanthropic and industry financial support. It is difficult for the seafood community to assess the quality of these collaborative engagements and to understand what progress they are making, due to differences in commitments covered and public reporting, for example. Drivers and initiatives to address social responsibility in the seafood sector vary significantly. Key international instruments like the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights outline expectations for businesses. A broad range of actors are engaging in this space, including human and labor rights NGOs, precompetitive collaborations, FIP implementers, funders, and eNGOs . Currently, 30 FIPs are Early Adopters of the new FisheryProgress Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy, which was launched in 2021. A variety of frameworks, tools, certifications, and voluntary labor standards help to guide the space.