Social Issues in the Global Tuna Supply Chain


Social issues in the tuna supply chain are at the forefront of discussions about sustainability in the seafood industry, and increasing attention is being paid to working conditions both in tuna processing and within the purse-seiner fleet. In this webinar, Marcelo Hidalgo, founder of Seafoodmatter, a Netherlands-based independent advisory company specialized in integrated quality and supply chain management, will review the status of regulations and standards governing social aspects and crew welfare in the tuna processing and fishing fleet. He will also discuss the growing trend of non-governmental organizations and markets demanding land-based social standards that may not be feasible for the tuna industry. Hidalgo will conclude by offering realistic suggestions to attain better outcomes regarding the welfare of skippers, crews, and workers in the tuna supply chain.