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

Part one of 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 improvement project, and how much is not yet on a path to sustainability or its status is unknown.

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

The second half of the report will be released in time for the 2019 Seafood Summit in Bangkok, and will focus on taking a deeper look at the sustainability status and trade flows of key seafood sectors, along with case studies on sectors making good progress toward sustainability and those with improvement opportunities. Later this year, we plan to supplement this analysis with an online tool that will make global production, demand, and engagement data more accessible to the sustainable seafood movement.

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