FishWise examines human rights in seafood with North American and European eNGOs

Created on Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Human rights have recently become a focal point in sustainable seafood conversations worldwide. Environmental non-governmental organizations (eNGOs) work closely with seafood companies to improve the environmental responsibility of their business practices. Human rights abuses found within seafood supply chains could undermine responsible seafood commitments and the excellent environmental improvements that are underway. Because eNGOs have longstanding and trusted relationships with their business partners, and because the social and environmental concerns associated with seafood are often interrelated, these companies frequently turn to their eNGO partners for expertise on social issues and to serve as a liaison with outside groups.

Human rights in seafood supply chains – what roles can environmental NGOs (eNGOs) play? (PDF), January 21st, 2015

In January of 2015, FishWise guided an interactive discussion to understand how eNGOs can address human rights abuses within the seafood industry by helping companies implement responsible business practices. Representatives from 15 eNGOs and philanthropic foundations gathered to learn about challenges that other eNGOs and their partners were facing and to share perspectives about how to more fully address both environmental sustainability and social considerations.

Download the meeting notes here.