The Seafood Ethics Common Language Group

The Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG), set up by Seafish, is a collective response to growing concerns regarding unethical practices within the global seafood market.

Purpose of the Seafood Ethics Common Langauge Group 

We facilitate and provide the secretariat for the international group which includes retailers, foodservice, processors, environmental non-governmental organisations, development organisations and charities, and the catching sector.

The aim of the group is to establish a common understanding of ethical issues within the seafood industry, communicate measures taken to address them, and agree a clear agenda for future action.

When the Group meets

SECLG meetings are held twice a year. The minutes and presentations from these meeting are below. The last meeting was on 3 July 2019 in London. The presentations are below and the minutes will follow in due course. The next meeting will be in January 2020. The date and venue is to be confirmed. We have archived presentations and minutes from previous meetings but these are available from Karen Green. 

Social responsibility 

Social responsibility is a key work area for Seafish. As well as faciliating the SECLG, at Seafish we’re also working separately on a number of key areas to address this issue including: Outreach activities, the Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) and the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS). Our fact sheet provides a summary of this work. 

Presentations from 3 July 2019 Seafood Ethics CLG meeting +

Presentations from 30 January 2019 meeting +

Presentations from 11 July 2018 meeting +

Presentations from 24 January 2018 meeting +

Presentations from 11 July 2017 meeting +

Seafood Ethics CLG minutes +

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