• Implementing area-based aquaculture management with data-driven tools

    Published: 07/16/21

    This Aquaculture Technology Spotlight focuses on the growing number of data-driven tools that bring fish farmers and their data together to monitor the cumulative impacts and shared risks associated with aquaculture, beyond the traditional farm scale. These tools can also be used by producer organizations, supply chain stakeholders, and government agencies to support area-based aquaculture regulation and management.

    These tools can be used to initiate the aquaculture best practices that are outlined in the white paper Best Practices for aquaculture management – Guidance for implementing the ecosystem approach in Indonesia.

    Download the Technology Spotlight here.


  • Procurement Options to Support Use of Ropeless Gear in U.S. Lobster and Canadian Snow Crab and Lobster Fisheries

    Published: 05/11/21

    This Expert Brief, commissioned by SFP and written by Hannah Myers of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, examines the threat posed to the Critically Endangered North Atlantic right whale from North American lobster and crab fisheries, and the potential for ropeless gear to eliminate this threat. The brief finds that seafood retailers can play an important role in encouraging fishers to use ropeless fishing technologies, which substantially reduce the risk of entanglement and death for the whales.

    Download the Expert Brief here.


  • 2020 Reduction Fisheries Report

    Published: 10/14/20

    By: SFP

    The 2020 Reduction Fisheries Report finds that overall sustainability performance in the reduction fisheries sector has continued to decrease slightly since 2018, although industry leadership and commitment remains solid. The decrease in performance was driven primarily by a drop in scoring of NE Atlantic blue whiting. Of the total volume in analyzed fisheries, 3 percent was rated very well-managed, 33 percent reasonably well-managed, 22 percent poorly managed, and 42 percent was not scored.

    Download the report here

    Download the companion report on alternative aquaculture feeds here.


  • ASDA Bycatch Report and Audit

    Published: 09/17/20

    The study, conducted by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, RSPB/Birdlife International and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, comprehensively assessed the “bycatch,” the capture of non-target species, in the fisheries that supply Asda’s seafood. The study identifies the fisheries that pose the greatest risk to endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) marine species and recommends actions that Asda can take to reduce these risks. The report was prepared in full collaboration with Asda and marks the first time that a major retailer has performed a systematic audit of the impacts of its seafood business on marine wildlife.

    Download the report here.

    Download the audit here.  


  • September 2020 ENews

    Published: 09/14/20

    The September edition of the SFP ENewsletter is here.


  • SFP Annual Report 2019

    Published: 09/11/20

    SFP's 2019-2020 annual reports covers our progress towards our goal of 100-percent sustainable seafood in 2019, and the challenges we're facing in 2020 and the years ahead to protect wildlife, engaging governments, ensuring the future of small-scale fisheries, and addressing the environmental impacts of aquaculture.

    The report can be viewed and downloaded here


  • May 2020 ENews

    Published: 05/21/20

    The May edition of the SFP ENewsletter is here


  • Embedding Social Issues in Fishery Improvement Efforts

    Published: 04/28/20

    SFP report on embedding social issues in fishery improvement efforts 2019 - SFP Guidance to Retailers and Suppliers.  Updated with respect to Covid-19 in April 2020.

    Download the report here

    Download the annex here


  • 2019 Reduction Fisheries Report

    Published: 10/28/19

    A review of the management of the leading European and Latin American fisheries used for fishmeal and fish oil has concluded that 88 percent of the volume comes from fisheries that are at least “reasonably well-managed.”

    The report, which analyzes 26 reduction fishery stocks worldwide, also identified an increase of 2 percent in the volume of fish from fisheries that are considered “poorly managed.”

    Download here.


  • Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) Toolkit

    Published: 09/25/19

    The AIP toolkit provides some general guidance on how to initiate and run an AIP, as well as templates and examples of documentation to support project implementation.

    Download here.


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