2023 SEG Panel: How Can Companies Meet Human Rights Challenges Whilst Ensuring Social Equity?

The “How Can Companies Meet Human Rights Challenges Whilst Ensuring Social Equity? session at the 2023 Seafood Expo Global.
The “How Can Companies Meet Human Rights Challenges Whilst Ensuring Social Equity? session at the 2023 Seafood Expo Global
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The 2024 Seafood Expo Global, taking place 23 to 25 April 2024 in Barcelona Spain, will feature a conference program featuring 25 educational sessions, and joined by over 90 international seafood experts covering topics such as labor rights, traceability, feed innovation, aquaculture, sustainability, equipment, and artificial intelligence (AI), according to event organizer Diversified Communications.

A video recording of the conference program from the 2023 Seafood Expo Global, which took place 25 to 27 April 2023, is now available for on-demand replay. The 20 individual presentations from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from seafood industry experts, including economic forecasts and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends.

Featuring Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) Senior Advisor Tulika Bansal, SEA Alliance Head Andy Hickman, and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Principal Researcher Cristina Pita, and moderated by International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) Social Responsibility Director Zacari Edwards, “How Can Companies Meet Human Rights Challenges Whilst Ensuring Social Equity?” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members and for USD 350 to non-members through the Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo Global 2023.

The session was presented on Tuesday, 25 April, with the following description:

Ensuring that socially responsible best practices are occurring throughout seafood supply chains is paramount for business across the globe. Many companies are seeking to source responsible seafood, while also committing to aligning with the sustainable development goals (SDGs); including SDG 14b- providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets. As such, securing, safeguarding and building opportunities for coastal communities to participate in highly competitive global seafood markets at the same time as addressing social responsibility and human rights issues in fisheries is a key challenge facing many in the sector. Small-scale fisheries face various barriers within these challenges that differ from industrial distant water fleets, but many of the proposed solutions are the same. Small-scale fisheries often lack the financial resources to make necessary investments to ensure market demanded safeguards are put in place. However, if small-scale fisheries cannot meet these demands and lose market access it exacerbates vulnerabilities, undermining other forms of human rights as a result. This exploratory session with experts from the NGO community will deep dive into multiple aspects of social responsibility in tuna supply chains, human rights in small-scale fisheries, and how companies can take greater responsibility in the elimination of human rights abuses whilst also aligning with SDG14b.

The Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo North America 2024, featuring 32 video-recorded sessions from the most recent SENA event, is also now available for purchase for USD 350, but is also free for SeafoodSource Premium members.

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