Seafood Ethics Common Language Group – July 2019

03 July 2019
The summer 2019 meeting of the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group will take place on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London, EC4R 9EL.


The Modern Slavery Act turned four in March. Is it working? And how can it be improved? Felicitas Weber, BHRRC.

Socially responsible recruitment: adopting the right approach. Moderated panel session. Moderator: Cristina Talens, Wilberforce Institute. Panellists: Mike Park, SWFPA; Hannah Newcomb, Responsible Recruitment Toolkit; Rachel Munn, Tesco; David Camp, Association of Labour Providers/Stronger Together; Rossen Karavatchev, ITF Seafarers; Nick Kightley, Ethical Trading Initiative.


Initiatives supporting socially responsible seafood sourcing

  • Seafish project: Social Risk Assessment Information and Country Profile Updates. Ryan Aherin, Verisk Maplecroft.
  • FishWise and the launch of the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE). Jen Cole, FishWise.
  • Developments on the Seafood Slavery Risk Tool methodology revision. Birgitte Poulsen, Consultant.
  • Responsible Fishing Scheme v2. Seafish.
  • Developments re Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative/GSSI collaboration. TBC.

Making a difference?

  • Thailand – five years on. Mark Taylor, Issara Institute.
  • Improving recruitment practices in Princes Mauritius tuna factories. Chris Shearlock, Princes.
  • Human rights issues faced by the horticulture industry and how these have been addressed. Cristina Talens, Wilberforce Institute and Sam Ludlow-Taylor, Waitrose.
  • UK. ILO 188 – six months on from UK ratification. Robert Greenwood, NFFO/Fishermen’s Welfare Alliance.
  • What difference will the Geneva Declaration make? David Hammond. HRAS.

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