SeaChoice: Canadian Retailers are Not Doing Enough to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Seafood Supply Chains

June 30, 2021 SeaChoice

Despite years of accounts and exposés of slavery, forced labour, human trafficking and other human rights abuses in seafood supply chains, most Canadian retailers’ social responsibility commitments and actionscontinue to be inadequate and untraceable, according to SeaChoice’s fourth update on Seafood Progress, an online platform that profiles seafood commitments and practices of major Canadian retailers.

Aquaculture Certifications Exclude Local Stakeholders at Their Peril

May 6, 2021 SeaChoice

The lack of transparency and stakeholder inclusion in some of the largest aquaculture eco-certifications in the global seafood marketplace is a threat to their legitimacy, a new SeaChoice report finds.

SeaChoice Commends ASC’s Decision to Stop Making Changes to Standard Rules Behind Closed Doors

November 6, 2020 SeaChoice

SeaChoice welcomes the news that the Aquaculture Stewardship Council is going to open up its process for granting exemptions from standard requirements for the certification of farms. The ASC, one of the most recognized eco-certifications for farmed seafood, announced last week that it will stop making decisions on exemptions, termed ‘variances’, behind closed doors and instead seek input from civil society and technical experts.

New Report Finds Consumers at Risk, as Retailers Carry Seafood Displaying Questionable Environmental Claims

September 14, 2020 SeaChoice

Major brands label seafood with questionable environmental claims with the potential to mislead Canadian shoppers, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today by the sustainable seafood watchdog SeaChoice.

SeaChoice Examines Canadian Grocers’ Seafood Commitments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

August 31, 2020 SeaChoice

SeaChoice found little to celebrate in its third annual report on the progress major Canadian retailers are making to meet their seafood commitments. The report, released today, noted greater transparency from some retailers, but only a 3.3 per cent improvement in performance over all indicators.