SeaBOS members are committed to reduce ocean plastics pollution through the development and implementation of a strategy based on scientific knowledge, existing best practices, and the frontiers of innovation. The work of this Task Force includes members systematically working to minimise their plastic footprints and establish a comprehensive plastics strategy for further action.
Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainable use use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
CP Foods (CPF) launched the “Ocean Trashformation project” in 2021 to reduce plastic waste in the ocean by collecting plastic waste from fishing activities and recycling them into valuable products. This is to promote the recycling of plastics and the use of less damaging products, including generating additional income for people in the community. The company targets that 100% of plastic packaging for food products to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and is engaged in R&D for sustainable packaging design and management.
Nutreco’s feed company Skretting together with Mowi has finalized a pilot project for compostable feed bags. The bag material is made from a degradable biopolymer which breaks down in as little as four months under ideal composting conditions. Skretting is now scaling up the project to review additional parameters to evaluate longevity in storage, temperature sensitivity and safety. Sustainable packaging is one of Mowi’s strategic programs and Nutreco has set a 2025 target of 100% recycled, reusable or compostable plastic.
Since 2017, Kyokuyo has been supporting the Japan Canoe Federation as an official partner with a view to engage in environmental conservation activities across the country. Sports teams as well as the spectators are invited to join in clean river activities along the competition course. Since 2017, a total of 1,585 people have participated.
Reduce the use of plastics in seafood operations, and encourage global efforts to reduce plastic pollution.
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Contributing to the elimination of IUU fishing and forced labour in seafood production, and mitigating the impacts on endangered species.
Healthy ocean ecosystems and rich biodiversity are vital components of ocean stewardship. This Task Force focuses on developing practices that minimize impacts of seafood production on endangered species, and to develop solutions that enhance marine ecosystems.
To work with governments towards sustainable seafood production, as well as mechanisms to reduce antibiotics in aquaculture.
To identify global solutions to the impacts of climate change on sustainable seafood production, as well as the ability of seafood production for humanity, along with a healthy ocean, to play a role in the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change impacts.