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Businesses that buy, sell, produce, and harvest seafood are increasingly aware of the human rights and labor risks that millions of workers face. All businesses have a responsibility to proactively identify human rights issues and take steps to remediate them, as articulated in international norms and standards like the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on […]

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Women in seafood

Today, as we honor International Women’s Day, we recognize that economies, communities, and the environment all depend on gender equality. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge to highlight “the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest and support of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.” According to the […]

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Last month, FishWise joined world leaders at the virtual U.S. launch of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’s new ocean action agenda that was inspired by the recent Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy report. The Ocean Panel is led by 14 nations that make up 40% of the world’s coastlines, 30% […]

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Earlier this month, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) ended its annual meeting without adopting a critical conservation measure for tropical tuna species beyond December 31, 2020.  FishWise and its tuna conservation peers find this outcome to be a shocking failure by the Commission in its most fundamental duty: to effectively manage tropical tuna fisheries […]

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Seafood workers

Imagine a future where all seafood workers are paid fairly and feel safe and empowered going to work; a future where human and labor rights are upheld on board fishing vessels and in global processing facilities. Envision coastal communities around the world thriving as a result of well-managed fisheries and aquaculture operations, strong governance, and […]

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Tuna Toolkit

Big news in the world of tuna: the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA) has just released the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration Social Responsibility Toolkit.  This toolkit is the fourth in a series of resources created by the GTA to support the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration signatories in achieving their commitments on traceability, social and environmental responsibility, […]

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Raw shrimp

America loves shrimp. We eat them grilled, fried, on our tacos, rolled in sushi, and served with grits. Shrimp has been America’s favorite seafood choice for years, and it’s important that our seafood comes from fisheries with high standards for the environment and social welfare. That is why FishWise and Albertsons Companies are celebrating National […]

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Vote with your wallet

As consumers, we have been trained to look for the best deal, but what are the unforeseen and often hidden impacts of these savings on other people and our planet? When we explore the journey our seafood takes from water to plate, we quickly realize that although cheaper seafood is better on our budget, too […]

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Meet Sutara and Renata

We’re thrilled to have Sutara Nitenson and Renata Massion join the FishWise team as our 2020 summer interns. Sutara is working with the Social Responsibility Division and Renata is supporting both Communications and the Traceability Division. Through past educational and professional experiences, these two students bring diverse expertise to our team. We hope you enjoy […]

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Oyster Farm

“Can farmed seafood be sustainable?” It’s something our team hears a lot when we tell people what we do.  When attempting to navigate seafood sustainability, farmed versus wild is one of the first questions that comes up for many people. For years, “farmed and dangerous” was ingrained in consumer messaging as a result of select […]

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