There are many ways to achieve this distant goal, but the one SFP favors involves mobilizing improvements in as much of the world’s production as fast as possible, working with industry partners who have a stake in the future of the world’s fisheries and fish farms. We want to see many examples of improvement efforts, even if the quality of those efforts varies, rather than merely a few examples of exceptionally good practice.
SFP favors this approach because we believe it will reassure the world’s largest seafood buyers that change is coming at a scale commensurate with the size of their global businesses, and hence give them the confidence to stay the course.
Our joint success over the years in key sectors has enabled our partners to make firmer and more public commitments over time. By working at this global scale, we have also attracted more of the supply chain to join these efforts, as the business payoffs of doing so became obvious.
For this initiative, SFP is focused on ensuring 75% of world production in key sectors is – at a minimum – either sustainable (i.e., certified by the MSC program, or green-listed in SFP’s Metrics tool) or making regular, verifiable improvements.
SFP has developed a visual display of T75 progress using a Tableau software dashboard for each of the key seafood sectors. Please check the latest estimates here.
A recording of our progress update webinar from April, 2020 is here.
SFP has developed a visual display of T75 progress using a Tableau software dashboard for each of the key seafood sectors here.
Achieving “T75” will require engaging new markets (Japan, South Korea, China), working across entire fisheries and regions to ensure effective management at scale, and continuing to support and monitor existing improvement efforts.
To get there, we need your support—not only through your participation in supply chain roundtables (SRs), but also through financial sponsorship of the Target 75 initiative.
For a sponsorship of $10,000 (or more if you wish), your company can enjoy the following benefits:
T75 Champions Include:
Panapesca, Olvea, Fortune International, Beaver Street Fisheries, Unión Martin Grupo, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Seattle Fish Company, Nestle, Santa Monica Seafood, Fishin' Co., Beacon Fisheries, Fish is Life