Seafood Ethics Action Alliance
The SEA Alliance has been established by seafood businesses. It provides a platform for industry to agree best practice solutions, to respond to ethical issues in the supply chain and to enable pre-competitive action. It does this via meetings, information sharing between members, and where needed, the creation of working groups to work together on the required actions.
This work reflects the PAS 1550:2017 Code of Practice on Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients. It also takes into account the BRC IUU Advisory Note (2015), together with meaningful implementation of the ILO 188 Work in Fishing Convention and other appropriate instruments.
This builds on the work of the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group.
SEA Alliance participants
You can take part in alliance activities if you are a commercial market organisation based in the UK which sources seafood nationally or internationally. To fully participate you need to commit to positively engage in pre-competitive action, adhere to competition law and to maintain the confidentiality of discussions.
Whilst the group is led by industry, we provide the secretariat. The SEA Alliance will use the knowledge and expertise of the Seafood Industry Alliance and the British Retail Consortium to push for change.
SEA Alliance Steering Group
A steering group has been formed to
- plan meeting agendas;
- to agree, prioritise, and co-ordinate actions discussed at the meetings; and
- to review progress.
- See the members of the SEA Alliance Steering Group. December 2020.
SEA Alliance meetings
Meetings are generally held twice a year after the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group meetings. The presentations and minutes from the most recent meetings are below. Presentations and minutes from previous meetings are available from Karen Green.
Presentations from SEA Alliance meetings
- PAS 1550:2017 Implementation guidance and flow charts (11 February 2021)
- Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) worker voice on fishing vessels project (24 November 2020)
- FisheryProgress social criteria for Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) (20 October 2020)
- SEA Alliance work plan and activities (14 July 2020)
- New Seafood Slavery Risk Tool (SSRT) (14 July 2020)
Notes on SEA Alliance meetings
SEA Alliance policies and activities
- For further information E: Karen Green.
- T: 01480 431500
- M: 07515 993499