Communication and awareness building is critical in SeaBOS’ efforts to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean. This Task Force is an essential part of SeaBOS’ larger strategy to accelerate ocean transformation.
Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainable use use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
SeaBOS is a unique science/business collaboration with a joint vision based on ten commitments to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean.
We gather anually to discuss the multitude of challenges around oceanic stewardship. Six task forces have been created to tackle these challenges on a day-to-day basis. This is a summary of our report on SeaBOS progress so far.
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.