The Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a collaborative effort among different seafood stakeholders from governments, business, and civil society, is expanding its membership and is looking for seven new international board members.
Membership in the Fisheries Transparency Initiative is open to any individual nominated by an entity from the government, business, or social sector interested in enhancing transparency and multi-stakeholder participation in fisheries, good ocean governance, or wider areas of open government and access to information.
The seven board slots are spread across the following stakeholder groups: three individuals from the government sector, to nominated by public sector institutions, including ministries, federal or national government agencies, and businesses owned or controlled by the government; one individual representing large businesses, to be nominated by large-scale/industrial organizations along the marine fisheries value chain, including for-profit companies and social enterprises, and organizations in supporting sectors; two individuals representing small businesses, to be nominated by small-scale/artisanal organizations along the marine fisheries value chain, including for-profit companies and social enterprises as well as industry, professional, and trade associations; and one individual representing the social sector, to be nominated by organizations that serve society at large, including not-for-profit civil society organizations, global action networks, as well as academic entities.
The term for the newly elected members will be three years, from 1 January, 2022 until 31 December, 2024. Nominations must be submitted to the FiTI International Secretariat by the 31 August, 2021.