ACIG and SECLG: Aquaculture and human rights

Date: 01 February 2023

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Online

Email Karen Green to register for this event
This meeting will explore the best practice being adopted by the aquaculture sector to address welfare and human rights considerations.

Without adequate respect for human rights in fisheries and aquaculture, the risk increases that the contribution to the national economy of these sectors can be counterbalanced by more negative impacts on workers, local communities, specific groups of rights-holders, and on the
environment.

It is estimated that the aquaculture industry worldwide employs 20.5 million people. This joint Aquaculture Common Issues Group and Seafood Ethics Common Language Group meeting will look at how the aquaculture industry is providing ways to help protect the welfare of the people who work in the sector, and the communities who may be affected by aquaculture activities.

Event Programme

14.00
Introductions and general housekeeping
How Seafood Watch works to define equitable seafood supply chains and integrate social sustainability, using a human rights-based approach, in aquaculture improvements and verification.
  • Birgitte Poulsen, Seafood Watch.
GSA/GAA/BAP ongoing, and new work, around worker welfare and human rights in supply chains for farmed seafood.
  • TBC, Global Seafood Alliance.
ASC ongoing, and new work, around worker welfare and human rights in supply chains for farmed seafood.
  • Lorraine Gallagher and Clare Stevens, Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard - Workers well-being: occupational health, safety and welfare.
  • Remko Oosterveld, GGN Label KAM Aquaculture.
Scoping studies on the Honduran shrimp and Scottish salmon supply chains.
  • Jake Norton, Global Centre for Social Sustainability in Seafood Supply, Heriot-Watt University.
16:00
Meeting ends

How to register

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Seafood Issues Groups

The ACIG and SECLG are two of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion forums which focus on the integrity of the seafood supply chain. These groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing the seafood industry, particularly in relation to the responsible sourcing of seafood. They are an opportunity for all those involved in the seafood supply chain to reach a consensus on common issues.

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