Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Corporate Responsibility for Ocean StewardshipIn the autumn of 2016, an initiative came together on a stunningly beautiful island in the Maldives. Surrounded by ocean, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) finally succeeded in bringing together eight of the largest businesses in the seafood industry to talk about ocean sustainability.
Thai Union Invests in Local Communities with Pracharat ProjectPeople and Communities is an important pillar of Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®. The work the company undertakes in line with this pillar aims to improve the lives of those living and working in the regions in which Thai Union operates. Further, it often helps to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Going Digital for SustainabilityThai Union is using new technology to promote digital traceability and bring a new level of transparency to the fishing industry. The information derived from traceability can help guard against IUU fishing and record catch data, as well as help monitor labor standards on vessels. Importantly, for human rights, with connectivity, fishers can also communicate with family and peers on land, giving them a voice at sea.
An Initiative for Resilient Oceans
Fish consumption around the world has risen significantly over the past few years. It is a rich source of easily digested and high-quality protein, providing essential nutrients and vitamins for billions of people.
Greenpeace and Thai Union Reach Agreement, Company Aims to Drive Positive Change
Thai Union and Greenpeace have arrived at an agreement in line with the company’s efforts to drive positive change across the global seafood industry. The accord once again confirms Thai Union’s commitment to pursue solutions to issues prevalent within the entire fishing industry – not just tuna – as well as to improve the livelihoods of millions of people dependent upon the oceans.
Migrant Workers Need to be Guaranteed Safe and Legal Recruitment
Economic migrants are in search of better employment opportunities and higher standards of living worldwide.
Fisheries and Fishery Improvement Projects, explainedFish represent one of the most important sources of animal protein, feeding the world’s population while accounting for approximately 17 percent of global protein consumption. In fact, in many developing nations, more than half of the protein consumed comes from eating fish. And nearly 200 million people worldwide rely directly or indirectly for employment on the fishing and seafood industries. Sustainability is crucial to maintain and preserve this vital source of nutrition and employment.
Sustainability Successes in the Seafood Industry to Build On
As the new year approaches, it will be more important than ever for the entire fishing industry to move toward greater transparency and sustainability. It is now incumbent upon all of us to positively contribute to long-term socio-economic development, to sustain our natural resources and to ensure an ethical business conduct.
A Commitment to Sustainable Tuna
Today, tuna represents one of the most readily available sources of protein in a world where more than one billion people depend upon our oceans for nourishment or employment.
Tackling Slavery at Sea
Today, there are more than 45 million enslaved persons worldwide. That’s nearly as many people as live in Spain. This is an issue that unfortunately touches every corner of the globe, from Thailand to Morocco and Russia to Argentina. In our increasingly global economy, few countries are immune from this modern-day scourge.
Food supply chains are increasingly global, complex and dynamic. This is particularly apparent in the seafood industry’s supply chain, which have previously been described as “opaque, complex and in some areas, technologically deprived.”
Why sustainable development matters: commons conservation
Imagine a small community discovers a plot of land and it’s decided that as there is no owner, it will be perfect for everyone to use to raise one animal per person to meet their needs.
How human rights are benefiting from legislation on supply chains
On 10 December, the international community pauses to reflect upon Human Rights Day and recommit to guaranteeing the rights which are inherent to all individuals, regardless of “nationality, residence, sex, ethnic origin, language or any other status.”
De-tangling the net of the FIP
Fishery improvement projects (FIPs) are increasingly terms used when discussing long term ocean sustainability. However, like much of the wider industry they seek to reform, general understanding about that these projects are and how they can benefit ocean conservation hasn’t been encouraged.