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Speakers: Herman Wisse, The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI); Darian McBain, Thai Union; Hugo Byrnes, Ahold Delhaize; Sonja Schmid, The Consumer Goods Forum; Joe Zelasney, Food And Agriculture Organization
Globally, great efforts have been made to ensure seafood is produced and traded in an environmentally sustainable manner, while the promotion of social sustainability in seafood value chains has been much slower. The need to address critical social labor issues in the seafood industry is now globally understood and widely acknowledged. For this session, GSSI will be joined by the Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) to discuss the two organizations’ collaboration to develop a global benchmark for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector. By providing an open-source list of recognized schemes, the GSSI – SSCI benchmark tool will deliver clear guidance on which seafood schemes cover key social compliance criteria and apply robust verification practices. GSSI and SSCI will also be joined by industry experts from across the supply chain and international organizations to discuss the role of international instruments and the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration in safeguarding human rights throughout seafood value chains.
Attendees will learn how consumer and healthcare provider surveys guided the development of www.seafoodhealthfacts.org, along with what the site has to offer. Attendees will also learn how the theme "Framing the Message" came about and what the new road map is for guiding consumers along the path of optimal seafood consumption.
More and more seafood operations on both the fisheries and farmed side are seeking sustainability and the credentials that go with it, intent on establishing their products as socially and environmentally responsible. This journey toward sustainability often leads to some familiar places, including to the doors of renowned certification bodies such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). When it comes to sustainability certification, MSC and ASC have seen most everything – join Nicolas Guichoux, the global commercial director at MSC, Esther Luiten, the senior commercial manager for ASC, and SeafoodSource in a discussion of the modern trials and trends facing the seafood industry in the realms of sustainability and certification.
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During this FREE 30-minute webinar, Seafood consultant Joseph Sabbagh will briefly discuss key findings from the report, Chinese Seafood Consumers: A Survey of Retail-Purchasing Behaviors. This interactive webinar will allow you to ask questions and determine your significance as a distributor or retailer in the Chinese seafood market.
Dr. Mike Fabinyi, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, will present the results of ongoing research on Chinese seafood consumption. Mike’s research is based on interviews and surveys with seafood restaurant operators, traders and consumers in China over several years. It assesses changing patterns of seafood consumption, the factors affecting these changes, and attitudes, practices and governance initiatives relating to environmental sustainability in this market.
Consumers rely on seafood companies to ensure that their products are safe to eat, are sustainably harvested and are brought to market in a responsible and ethical manner. In the wake of media reports detailing human rights abuses on fishing vessels and in processing facilities, the proper treatment of workers has come to the fore — it's also a major focus of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, La., USA (9 to 11 February 2015).
Join SeafoodSource in an important on-demand discussion about the conditions that allow human rights abuses to persist in the seafood industry and the success stories from groups and companies that are strengthening the social components of their procurement policies.