It can be challenging to gain a high-level understanding of human rights abuses and risks in a particular country, because data is scattered across multiple governmental and civil society reports and often is limited to only one part of seafood production, such as fishing.
This component of the data tool compiles information from credible government and civil society organization sources to create a snapshot of human rights abuses and risks in the seafood sectors of 92 countries, which represent 98.5% of global seafood production by volume (excluding seaweed). For each, it summarizes:
As of August 2023, our analysis of the data finds:
Seafood businesses can use this information to gain a high-level understanding of supply chain risk in key countries and prioritize areas for deeper due diligence.
Additional information about the methodology used to compile the data, including how the 92 countries were selected and what data sources are included, can be found by clicking the Methodology button on this page.