Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions

Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
Connecting leading conservation groups that work with businesses representing over 80% of the North American grocery and food-service markets.

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions formed in 2008 to develop a common roadmap seafood businesses could use to develop and implement practices that support environmentally sustainable fishing and aquaculture. Over the last 12 years global fishing and aquaculture practices have started to shift toward more environmentally sustainable practices, and there is a growing effort to incorporate social and financial responsibility into seafood production as well. Their 2020-2024 Strategic Plan was published in January 2020.

The Alliance offers a ‘Social Resource Center’ which provides a comprehensive list of different resources to help businesses manage social issues. This includes; guidance, standards and certification schemes, tools, training, webinars and relevant organisations.

They have also produced a Common Vision for Sustainable Seafood which details six steps businesses can take to develop and implement sustainable seafood commitments that improve the health of ocean ecosystems and protect our long-term seafood supply.

And a Social Responsibility Assessment Tool for the Seafood Sector. This is useful as a diagnostic or rapid assessment tool – to assess risk of social issues, to identify areas in need of improvement, and to inform the development of a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) work plan that includes a social element.

Significance for seafood businesses: 

Not seafood-specific. There are a number of organisations that offer practical business support to help manage socially responsible business practices. There are also various tools and guidance notes available which are free to use which will help buyers manage their supply chain and make a more informed judgement on the risks they face when sourcing seafood.

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