To sustain ocean ecosystems and the people who depend on them by transforming global seafood supply chains
FishWise envisions a future in which the seafood industry, in collaboration with governments and civil society, takes full accountability for the people and the ocean resources upon which it depends, so that:
The marine ecosystems that are integral for supporting life on this planet remain productive and biodiverse while providing a critical source of healthy protein to meet the needs of a growing global population; and
Communities and businesses around the globe that rely on seafood production—are sustained and can prosper for generations to come.
The millions of people who harvest, produce, process, and sell seafood—benefit and thrive in an inclusive and equitable industry with decent working conditions for all.
The Need We Are Addressing
As the world’s most traded food commodity, seafood supply chains are often complex, global, and untraceable, and thus can harbor seafood procured from illegal or unethical sources. This complexity requires commensurately sophisticated and diverse solutions to address the environmental and human resource challenges in seafood sustainability.
Since 2003, FishWise has worked closely with the seafood industry to foster leadership in sustainability. We believe that the seafood industry not only has serious impacts on the health of oceans and the welfare of its workers, but also the potential to make an enormous contribution to the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Our three core interrelated strategies transform seafood supply chains.
OUR EQUITY VISION
We are committed to increasing diversity at our organization and weaving equity into everything we do. Our culture is one of continuous learning. We regularly update our policies and practices to counter systemic barriers to equity and inclusion. We foster an inclusive workplace that’s welcoming and supportive to all and create an environment in which everyone, from any background, is empowered to do their best work.
This important work is generously supported by the Walmart and David and Lucile Packard Foundations.