As a result of the series of SeaBOS Dialogues and Keystone Actor Commitments, several Task Forces have been organized to operationalize the priorities described in the commitments.

Each taskforce is led by SeaBOS members in collaboration with scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre
and additional partners.

Task Force I

Addressing IUU fishing, endangered species, and forced labour

Contributing to the elimination of IUU fishing and forced labour in seafood production, and mitigating the impacts on endangered species.

Task Force II


To promote and illustrate the leadership taken by SeaBOS in leading the global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, and improving ocean health.

Task Force III

Working with governments

To work with governments towards sustainable seafood production, as well as mechanisms to reduce antibiotics in aquaculture.

Task Force IV

Transparency and Governance of SeaBOS

To develop clear governance, staffing and funding mechanisms, as well as monitoring and tracking of progress, transparency of reporting by SeaBOS members.

Task Force V

Reducing ocean plastics

To identify ways to improve ocean health through removal and prevention of plastics into the marine environment as well as re-use, recycling and alternative materials.

Task Force VI

Climate Resilience

To identify global solutions to the impacts of climate change on sustainable seafood production, as well as the ability of seafood production for humanity, along with a healthy ocean, to play a role in the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change impacts.