TASK FORCE I

Addressing IUU fishing, endangered species, and forced labour

The Task Force is investigating new ways to ensure that raw materials are sourced and produced 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, as well as to minimise the impacts of sustainable seafood production on endangered species. Existing and new data are collected and analysed to identify geographical areas of risk and vulnerable parts of global seafood supply chains. Member Industry actions such as new codes of conduct, engaging in voluntary actions for procurement, and revised auditing practices are explored,along with technical and innovative solutions to known challenges.