Category Archives: Human Rights, Slavery etc…

THAI Union addresses world leaders on combating modern slavery at United Nations General Assembly

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MSC announces changes to labour reporting, objections and stakeholder engagement

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THAI Union completes 3rd party audit on Thai fishing vessels: Lack of policies covering child labour & of copy of contracts, retention of documents “common practice”

Continue reading THAI Union completes 3rd party audit on Thai fishing vessels: Lack of policies covering child labour & of copy of contracts, retention of documents “common practice”

UN Global Compact launching today the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business; Norwegian Gov’t & Cermaq are partners

Continue reading UN Global Compact launching today the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business; Norwegian Gov’t & Cermaq are partners

GSSI & The Consumer Goods Forum join forces on benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector

Continue reading GSSI & The Consumer Goods Forum join forces on benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector

SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

Continue reading SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

“DESPITE several years of highly publicized efforts… Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor on fishing boats” – HRW

Continue reading “DESPITE several years of highly publicized efforts… Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor on fishing boats” – HRW

ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

Continue reading ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

USE of antibiotics in farmed seafood & shrimp issues top list of concerns for Swedish consumers – Latest ASC survey

Continue reading USE of antibiotics in farmed seafood & shrimp issues top list of concerns for Swedish consumers – Latest ASC survey

EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

Continue reading EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

OF Seafood & Nuclear weapons: Let’s not go to war over seafood, Please… Latest AP investigation highlights ethical issues in global supply chain #SeafoodEthics

Continue reading OF Seafood & Nuclear weapons: Let’s not go to war over seafood, Please… Latest AP investigation highlights ethical issues in global supply chain #SeafoodEthics

EUROPECHE calls for more effective EU-wide rules to ensure that “only fish meeting high social and environmental standards can enter the EU market”

Continue reading EUROPECHE calls for more effective EU-wide rules to ensure that “only fish meeting high social and environmental standards can enter the EU market”

IFFO responds to F3 Challenge: “credibility… damaged by organisers’ use of negative messaging exaggeration and misinformation” re. marine ingredients’ sustainability

Continue reading IFFO responds to F3 Challenge: “credibility… damaged by organisers’ use of negative messaging exaggeration and misinformation” re. marine ingredients’ sustainability

VIGO Dialogue 2017: Calling for international commitment to human rights & decent work in fisheries value chains; Implementation of international instruments

Continue reading VIGO Dialogue 2017: Calling for international commitment to human rights & decent work in fisheries value chains; Implementation of international instruments

UK: Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme marks certification milestones with 100th certified RFS vessel + 1st entire fleet under RFS

Continue reading UK: Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme marks certification milestones with 100th certified RFS vessel + 1st entire fleet under RFS

SALT: Walton Family Foundation/USAID-funded Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability to be launched/operated by FishWise in October

Continue reading SALT: Walton Family Foundation/USAID-funded Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability to be launched/operated by FishWise in October

ILO meeting: Europêche fishing vessel owners agree to promote full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights

Continue reading ILO meeting: Europêche fishing vessel owners agree to promote full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights

SUSTAINABILITY reporting: “… increasing transparency of reporting by the world’s largest companies” highlighted by World Seafood Congress

Below is an excerpt from the World Seafood Congress 2017 wrap-up meeting on September 14  in Reykjavík Iceland 2017 – Based on inputs from Matís experts and chairs of sessions at the World Seafood Congress. The comments pertaining to “increasing transparency” by the world’s largest seafood companies follow the September 11, 2017 WSC  presentation by Seafood Intelligence editor Bertrand Charron, titled “Transparency & Sustainability Reporting in the Global Seafood Industry”:

Full highlighted Outcomes from the WSC 2017 here: https://wsc2017.com/2017/09/18/highlighted-outcomes-from-the-world-seafood-congress-in-reykjavik-iceland-2017/

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‘Salmon transparency index lauds Cermaq, Tassal for openness’ – Seafood Intelligence Transparency Benchmark findings in UnderCurrent News

Continue reading ‘Salmon transparency index lauds Cermaq, Tassal for openness’ – Seafood Intelligence Transparency Benchmark findings in UnderCurrent News

SeaBOS coalition for sustainable seas: “Trust-based, face-to-face modus operandi, makes it different from many existing global green clubs”

Continue reading SeaBOS coalition for sustainable seas: “Trust-based, face-to-face modus operandi, makes it different from many existing global green clubs”