Stop the Traffik Australia
Stop the Traffik engages with key private sector players to enhance transparency and social responsibility in the supply chains of major industry producers and retailers, works collaboratively with NGOs, faith-based organisations and community groups to address the issue of human trafficking at a local level, and advocates for supportive policy and regulation in relevant jurisdictions through open dialogue with government agencies and representatives. They launched a fisheries campaign in 2015 in Australia calling on major retailers to commit to enhanced transparency and accountability in their seafood supply chain; meetings with relevant partners, suppliers and authorities in Thailand to discuss critical issues and challenges regarding human trafficking in the country’s fishing industry; and ongoing engagement and discussion with public and private sector parties to provide guidance and support in the adoption of approaches to effectively manage and eradicate human trafficking in the seafood supply chain.
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.