Working to protect the oceans and make all seafood sustainable 

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is dedicated to delivering healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems and a secure seafood supply through the creation of a responsible seafood economy. 

We are working toward a world where all seafood is produced sustainably and protects marine biodiversity. 

To achieve this goal, we engage the most significant seafood retailers, brands, and foodservice companies to catalyze their global supply chains and drive actions to rebuild depleted fish stocks, reduce the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming, and ensure sustained economic opportunities for fishing communities worldwide.

SFP pioneered the use of fishery improvement projects (FIPs), which bring together players within the supply chain to push for better environmental management of marine resources. In the past 15 years, we have worked in fisheries around the world to replicate FIP successes and increase industry leadership in fishery improvement efforts. We also champion aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), multi-stakeholder efforts to address environmental challenges in aquaculture producing regions. And we innovated the concept of Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs) to bring together major buyers and importers of seafood in specific sectors to work pre-competitively to activate and monitor FIPs and AIPs across species and countries.

HOW WE WORK

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Science

Science is at the core of the SFP mission and our technical experts are dedicated to analyzing and interpreting data from around the world to provide the very best scientific information to the seafood industry. 

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Seafood Sectors

SFP keeps an overview of the sustainability of many seafood sectors such as fish used for fishmeal and fish oil, tuna, and shrimp. The organization also coordinates supply chain roundtables to help mobilize industry to press for improvements in fishing and fish farming.

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Industry Partnerships

SFP's work is built around partnership with industry and we have close relationships with leading retail and processing companies worldwide. Partnership with SFP allows companies to assess the sustainability of the seafood that they source and then take action to solve problems in the supply chain. 

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Resources and Services

SFP offers practical guidance and specialized services to the seafood industry and sustainable seafood movement. This includes information and training around FIPs and AIPs as well as advice on sustainable procurement, traceability, corporate reporting, and other topical issues.

RECENT WORK

Seafood Metrics

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New Aquaculture Improvement Project Website

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SFP Annual Report 2019-2020

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SFP Annual Report 2019-2020

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