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.

OUR AIMS

  • 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.
  • Engage in concerted efforts to eliminate any form of modern slavery including forced, bonded and child labour in our supply chains.
  • 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.
  • Work towards reducing the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.

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

  • By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and costal ecosystems
  • By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing and IUU
  • By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies
  • Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, by implementing e.g. UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)

Our Accomplishments

Commitments progress report

The below table illustrates the member companies' joint steps towards meeting SeaBOS commitments and does not represent individual company results across all topics. Please consult each company's web page and annual reports for details on each company's results.

COMMITMENT

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
COMMITMENT

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
COMMITMENT

Work towards reducing the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.

Shared high-resolution data with scientists 6/10
Road-map for reducing antibiotics 10/10