The Seafish-facilitated Issues Groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing the seafood industry, particularly in relation to the responsible sourcing of seafood.
The theme for this Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG) meeting was: Driving improvement through effective implementation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention (ILO C 188).
This Convention sets out basic standards of decent work in the fishing industry. It came into force in November 2017. The UK ratified the Convention in January 2019. To date it has been ratified by 20 countries.
This meeting explored what ratification and implementation means for workers and seafood businesses, and how we can work towards wider adoption of this convention and other key instruments. The afternoon session focussed on the UK and the role of different supply chain actors in supporting effective implementation of C.188.
View the presentations on the SECLG page on the Seafish website for more information.