Article 27. Seafood Traceability System The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of Korea introduced the Seafood Traceability System (STS) to tackle mislabeling of seafood and ensure consumer safety. The STS provides traceability information (name, fishing date, name of sea, catch quantity, and processing facility) on a product at a glance using barcode and QR
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The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization has identified the production of seafood and fish as one of the fastest growing sectors in the global food system. Employment is also on the rise: almost 60 million people are employed in the primary sector with 140 million employed along the supply chain from harvesting to distribution.
Working to improve fishers’ lives. ITF represents fishers working at sea and on land, as part of the supply chain. We campaign for better working conditions in an industry that can be harsh and oppressive to those working outside regulation. Help us create a fairer, safer and more sustainable future for our fisheries and their
ILO is working to ensure decent work for all fishers. The ILO’s international labour standard concerned specifically with work on board fishing vessels is the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188). This Convention demonstrates the renewed commitment by the ILO to ensure decent work in fishing.
The upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting, scheduled for 27 November – 3 December 2022, provides an important opportunity for the WCPFC to demonstrate its ongoing leadership and management to preserve the health of tuna fisheries that are a vital source of economic development and food security for the region. Download the…
The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) is the first binding international agreement to specifically target illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Its objective is to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing by preventing vessels engaged in IUU fishing from using ports and landing their catches. In this way, the PSMA reduces the incentive of