Social Accountability Guidelines For Purse Seine Tuna Fishing Vessels

Social Accountability Guidelines For Purse Seine Tuna Fishing Vessels involved in its MSC certified sustainable tuna fishery.

The new guidelines from Pacifical (a global tuna marketing company) cover over 300 industrial fishing and transport vessels from more than 10 different nations, working in one of world’s most complex and extensive seafood supply chains.

The aim behind this initiative is to safeguard the welfare of the over 5,000 crew members living on board these vessels, which fish and distribute tuna in the remote waters of PNA Pacific Island Nations. These guidelines outline minimum requirements related to the employment; social protection, health and safety, food, accommodation, and medical care of fishermen at sea. The provisions of the Pacifical Guidelines are consistent with relevant international labor standards, such as the ILO Convention on work in the fishing sector (C188) and FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

Significance for seafood businesses:

This is guidance specifically covering the fair recruitment of workers within the seafood industry. Sourcing seafood that is accredited to a standard that has a social component provides reassurance that the seafood you are purchasing has been independently verified concerning social issues.

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