Only a minimal number of global squid and octopus fisheries have achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, or are engaged in fishery improvement projects. Producers, processors, and major seafood buyers are increasingly concerned about the need for greater sustainability in squid and octopus source fisheries. In order to meet this need, SFP has focused initial efforts on squid, and has created two supply chain roundtables (SRs) to convene companies that wish to support improvements in regional squid fisheries. These SRs are the Asia-Pacific Supply Chain Roundtable and the South American Squid Supply Chain Roundtable.
SFP may also prepare briefings on emerging sustainability issues in the sector that may impact supply, fishery improvements, corporate reputation, and other areas important to the seafood industry .