Our Partnership voluntarily discloses a list of all our wild-caught, farmed fish and shellfish sourcing via the Ocean Disclosure Project (OPD). We are working hard to increase traceability requirements within fish supply chains supplying the Partnership. Our suppliers are working towards the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) standards: the first ever global industry standards for seafood traceability.
All farms, fishing vessels and other operators in our supply chains must be legally compliant.This is an essential step in preventing criminal activity that causes serious economic losses, undermines conservation efforts in fisheries, and damages the food security of nations and individuals. For wild caught fish this includes the requirement that fish must only be sourced from fisheries that fully comply with legislation designed to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) fishing. For aquaculture produced seafood this includes checks that farms supplying us have the appropriate licences to operate and are fully complying with these.
Our Partnership is also implementing the voluntary code of practice (PAS 1550:2017): developed collaboratively by WWF, Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oceana and seafood industry representative, it is designed to help industry assess and mitigate the risks posed by IUU fishing in supply chains.