The focus of this Task Force is to ensure good governance of the SeaBOS organisation, as well as monitoring and tracking of progress towards SeaBOS commitments. To achieve transformational change, a priority is to extend and expand actions and learnings beyond SeaBOS.
Nissui conducted a survey of all marine products procured by the Nissui group in 2019. The data was analyzed in 2020 using the database of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) with disclosure of findings in 2021. The mapping includes fish species, catch area, gear type, quantity and the status of each stock. The objective of the mapping exercise was to get a comprehensive overview of all procured marine products and to use these findings to support more sustainable procurement in the future.
Thai Union Group has entered a partnership with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to further improve transparency in its supply chains and consider wider impacts on biodiversity. Specific objectives include to set up a metrics system for Thai Union’s supply chains in Europe, Asia and North America, participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project, completion of a bycatch audit linked to the impact on ETP (Endangered, Threatened, Protected) species and support roundtables that are focused on improving the sustainability of seafood supply chains. Responsible sourcing is a pillar of Thai Union´s SeaChange strategy.
The Sustainable Seafood Index (SSI) measures the world’s 30 most influential companies in the seafood industry on their contribution to the SDGs. SeaBOS companies are assessed across a range of topics, and all 10 SeaBOS companies actively provided data and input during the assessment process. The 2021 assessment is accessible here.
Improve transparency and traceability in our own operations, and work together to share information and best practice, building on existing industry partnerships and collaborations.
|Reported with GRI||10/10|
|Disclosed production volumes (with ODP)||8(3)/10|
|Completed internal traceability assessment||9/10|
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.