Monterey Bay Aquarium — Seafish

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
The non-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) aims to inspire conservation of the ocean.

The MBA Seafood Watch Programme is a globally respected source of science-based recommendations for sustainable seafood from wild-caught and farmed sources.

The Seafood Watch standards consist of guiding principles, science-based criteria and a robust scoring methodology. Increasingly, Seafood Watch is working on a global scale – taking a markets-based approach.

Version 2 of the Seafood Slavery Risk Tool, a web-based tool to help businesses assess the potential risk of forced labour, human trafficking, and hazardous child labour in fisheries is being developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Liberty Shared and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.

Significance for seafood businesses:

Seafood-specific with a whole host of resources including providing guidance to businesses on which seafood to purchase. Useful for awareness as an organisation working to support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry. There are 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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