SENA Panel: Harnessing Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

Published on
December 22, 2022
The presentation slide of a 2022 SENA panel focused on forced labor in the seafood industry.

The 2022 Seafood Expo North America, which took place 13 to 15, March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2022 Seafood Expo Global, 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 28 individual presentations from SENA and the 21 sessions 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. Now, a video recording of each of these sessions is available for on-demand replay.

Featuring Humanity United Director of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking Ame Sagiv, Iberostar Hotels and Resorts Responsible Seafood Strategy Director Adriana Sanchez, and At-Sea Processors Association Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs Matt Tinning, “Harnessing Public-Private Partnerships To Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members, or for individual purchase to non-Premium members for USD 40. It was presented on Monday, 14 March, with the following description:

Combating forced labor in the fishing industry is a priority for the seafood sector and has emerged as an especially difficult challenge for governments, industry, and civil society. Addressing harmful labor conditions requires a comprehensive approach due to the inherent industry risks, the complexity of the global seafood supply chain, and the diversity of authorities participating in the fishing sector. This session brings together representatives of the U.S. government and outside stakeholders under the auspices of the 21-member U.S. Interagency Working Group on IUU Fishing, which was established to provide a whole-of-government approach to combating IUU fishing and associated issues like forced labor. The wide-reaching discussion will focus on the current landscape, challenges, and innovative opportunities to leverage public-private expertise and resources to combat labor issues in the seafood sector.

The entire package of videos from SENA and the entire package of videos from SEG can each be purchased for USD 250, but all are free to SeafoodSource Premium members.

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