SECLG bite-size meeting: Standards and at-sea labour practices

SECLG: Standards and at-sea labour practices

Date: 25 March 2021

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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This meeting will look at how these standards and initiatives have developed and are evolving, and how they could be benchmarked in the future.

We are seeing a growth in voluntary labour certification standards to demonstrate socially responsible labour practices on vessels in wild-capture fisheries. This Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SELG) bite-size meeting will look at how these standards and initiatives have developed and are evolving, and how they could be benchmarked in the future.

Fisherman working onboard fishing vessel
A fisherman working onboard fishing vessel

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
New FISH (Fairness, Integrity, Safety and Health) Standard for Crew
  • Mike Kraft
    FISH Standard
Update on the Responsible Fishing Vessel Scheme (RFVS) and shared learnings from first certified vessel under Global Seafood Assurances (GSA)
  • Mike Platt
FisheryProgress Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) social policy
  • Kristin Sherwood
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)/Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) At-Sea Operations Framework
  • Thomas van Haaren
    Consumer Goods Forum
End of event

How to register

To register for this event please contact Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications.

Further information

Please note, there is a maximum capacity of 100 attendees for this webinar.

Once you've successfully registered for this event, you will receive an event registration confirmation email from Eventbrite, which will include the link to access the event.

About the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG)

The SECLG provides a safe meeting space to discuss the key ethical issues faced by the international seafood industry. The group looks at social welfare issues that affect the UK seafood supply chain, whether in the UK or seafood imported into the UK. This covers human trafficking, labour abuses, child labour, debt bondage, forced labour, migrant workers, and modern slavery. It is an opportunity to share new ideas or best practice case studies from around the world.

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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.

Our Seafood Issues Groups include: