The Task Force is investigating new ways to ensure that fisheries resources are sourced and procured in a sustainable, socially responsible, and ethical manner, using the best available science. The Task Force is also investigating avenues to minimise the impacts of seafood production on endangered species.
Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainable use use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
Since 2017, CPF has collaborated with the Labour Protection Network Foundation under the “Worker Voice and Worker Training Program“. A key goal of the program is to certify over 200 shrimp farms and factories across the country will be certified in accordance with labour standards by 2022. Such a collaborative program has helped CPF promote labour protection and employees’ better well-being and manage risks of human trafficking and forced labour.
To improve fisheries, Dongwon is carrying out FIPs in three different Oceans: Indian, Atlantic and Pacific. By improving its fisheries in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards, Dongwon is contributing to the eradication of IUU fishing, conservation of marine resources and improvement of seafood traceability. In carrying out the FIPs, one of the numerous lessons learned was implementation of non-entangling FADs, which are designed to prevent entanglement of bycatch species.
FIPs are an important tool to improve fishery management and fishing activities. Cargill is directly sponsoring FIPs in Mauritania small pelagics, Ecuador small pelagics, Peru north-central anchoveta and the north-east Atlantic with NAPA on Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring and blue whiting. Starting with the MarinTrust IP (improvers’ program) this process works to eradicate IUU fishing from its supply chains and bring fishery management in line with the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) concept.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation has conducted their first comprehensive surveys to ascertain the volume of seafood products handled for raw materials and products procured from outside the Maruha Nichiro Group between April 2019 and March 2020. The survey covered fish species name, country of origin, fishing area (FAO fishing areas), weight and fishing method. The aggregated results were assessed by an external partner, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
Engage in concerted efforts to help reduce IUU fishing and seek to ensure that IUU products and endangered species are not present in our supply chains.
|Compliance policy for IUU fishing||10/10|
|Assessed IUU fishing risks||4/10|
|Time-bound goals on IUU fishing||10/10|
|Time-bound goals on endangered species||10/10|
Engage in concerted efforts to eliminate any form of modern slavery including forced, bonded and child labour in our supply chains.
|Time-bound goals on modern slavery||10/10|
Work towards reducing the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.
|Shared high-resolution data with scientists||6/10|
|Road-map for reducing antibiotics||10/10|
Contributing to the elimination of IUU fishing and forced labour in seafood production, and mitigating the impacts on endangered species.
To promote and illustrate the leadership taken by SeaBOS in leading the global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, and improving ocean health.
To work with governments towards sustainable seafood production, as well as mechanisms to reduce antibiotics in aquaculture.
To develop clear governance, staffing and funding mechanisms, as well as monitoring and tracking of progress, transparency of reporting by SeaBOS members.
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.