Under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), all business enterprises have a responsibility to respect human rights. The UK ratified the International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention (c188) in 2019. The Convention is intended to create a level playing field globally, force out sub-standard operations and provide minimum standards for decent work onboard fishing vessels.
This Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG) bite-size meeting will look more closely at collaborative initiatives to drive the improvement of working conditions for fishers who commercially fish in UK waters and/or on UK flagged vessels, as well as globally.
Andrea AlbertazziEuropean Transport Workers' Federation
Andy HickmanSEA Alliance
Huw ThomasPew Trusts
How to register
To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).
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Seafood Issues Groups
The SECLG is one 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.