Task Force 1

Addressing IUU and forced labour

The Task Force is investigating new ways to ensure that raw materials are sourced in a sustainable way, using the best available science. The focus is on ensuring that there are no IUU products or raw materials associated to forced labour in SeaBOS members’ supply chains. Existing and new data is collected and analysed to identify geographical areas of risk and vulnerable parts of global supply chains. Industry actions such as revising codes of conduct, engaging in voluntary actions, and revised auditing practices are explored.

Task force leaders

Jose Villalon

Corporate Sustainability Director, Nutreco

Lead companies

Lead scientific institutions

All Task forces

Task Force 1

Addressing IUU, endangered species, and forced labour

To eliminate IUU fishing and forced labour, and mitigate impacts on endangered species.

Task Force 2


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

Task Force 3

Working with governments

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

Task Force 4

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 5

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 6

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.