Sustainable Fisheries Partnership maintains a sustainability overview of those seafood sectors that are most important to the seafood industry: crab, fish used for fishmeal and fish oil, salmon, shrimp, snapper and grouper, squid and octopus, tuna (and other large pelagics), and whitefish. Some priority sectors are regularly scrutinized through specific research reports that analyze current sustainability performance, while others receive less frequent attention (at least for now).
Within these sectors, SFP promotes the formation of supply chain roundtables to promote improvement efforts in fisheries or aquaculture areas where attention is required. A supply chain roundtable is essentially a forum for processors, importers, and others that buy directly from a specific seafood sector to work together in a pre-competitive environment to achieve improvements in fisheries or aquaculture.
The roundtables work to support existing fishery improvement projects (FIPs) and aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs). These projects bring together the key stakeholders in a fishery or aquaculture area and develop a multi-stakeholder approach to incremental improvement. Further information about FIPs can be found on the FIP Resources page in the Professional Guidance section of this website. Further information about AIPs can be found in the Aquaculture section.
Click here to read a message from our CEO, Jim Cannon, about how supply chain roundtables work.
SFP supports work in the following seafood sectors:
SFP currently organizes the following supply chain roundtables (by sector):
Russian Far East Crab SR
Southeast Asia Blue Swimming Crab SR
Gulf of California Shrimp SR
Gulf of Mexico Shrimp SR
Asia Reduction Fisheries SR
European Sustainable Fishmeal Roundtable
South American Reduction Fisheries SR
Americas Snapper and Grouper SR
Indonesia Snapper and Grouper SR
Asia-Pacific Squid SR
South American Squid SR
Eastern Pacific Large Pelagics SR
Global Fresh and Frozen Tuna SR
Indonesia Tuna and Large Pelagics SR
NW Atlantic Cod SR
South American Whitefish SR
Russian Far East Whitefish SR