Embedding social responsibility into the definition of sustainability has accelerated across fisheries and their supply chains, as human rights and labor issues are increasingly being included as key elements of market-based approaches like third-party certifications, fishery improvement projects (FIPs), and buyer sourcing commitments. Now, these interventions aim to address a wide scope of human and labor rights such as forced labor, human trafficking, and child labor, as well as food and livelihood security and gender equity to create meaningful change for fishers and fishworkers across the diversity of global fisheries. In this session, those leading the integration of social responsibility into fisheries sustainability present findings from a recent, empirical evaluation of recognized market-based interventions, highlighting notable progress, challenges, and areas of improvement. Drawing on examples from direct collaboration with industry and fishing communities, they share lessons learned and tangible next actions for the fisheries science and seafood industry sectors.
Gabrielle Lout, Ocean Outcomes, [email protected]