To accelerate the pace of improvements in fisheries and aquaculture globally, industry, NGOs and governments driving the sustainable seafood movement need a clear understanding of the current status of sustainable seafood production as well as the gaps that the movement needs to address. Sustainable Seafood: A Global Benchmark consolidates the data of individual Collaboration members into a comprehensive picture of the sustainable seafood landscape.

Sustainable Seafood: A Global Benchmark

The report provides a snapshot of how much global seafood is currently rated and certified by Collaboration members, how much is in a public fishery or aquaculture improvement project, and how much needs to improve or its status is unknown.

It also includes high-level snapshots of market demand for sustainable seafood, the livelihoods impacted by seafood production, and improvement priorities for wild seafood.

Finally, the report takes a closer look at efforts to promote sustainability within specific sectors of the global seafood market. These snapshots illustrate progress toward sustainability or priorities for future improvement efforts. In some cases, they illustrate both.

Going forward, we envision this as a series, offering seafood buyers, mid-chain suppliers, producers, and other stakeholders a means to track progress toward worldwide status of fisheries and aquaculture. This first edition is intended as a benchmark, illustrating the current level of performance and identifying the improvements needed going forward.

The Collaboration welcomes questions and feedback on the report. Please reach out via the Contact Us page.