SeaBOS companies have reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards ocean stewardship, and to demonstrate the positive and proactive role of seafood business leaders. All science-based solutions are developed in collaboration with researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and associated academics from Sweden, UK, USA, and Tokyo.
As a renewed show of commitment, CEOs from nine of the world’s largest seafood corporations signed a reaffirmation statement of their united purpose. Mowi, which has been a SeaBOS member since its inception, chose in March 2023 to leave the initiative.
Martin Exel, Managing Director of SeaBOS noted that “to date, the SeaBOS initiative has seen the production of over 40 scientific briefs and development of multiple science-based solutions and tools to tackle key challenges such as illegal fishing, modern slavery, endangered species, and antibiotics use. Members have made substantive progress to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and plastics use. But it requires more effort and actions to deliver tangible results – and the reaffirmation statement confirms they will do so.”
To monitor progress, Members will report publicly every two years on their time-bound goals and commitments, starting in October 2023.
This follows release of their five-year progress report in June 2022.