A GROUP OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE WITH THE DESIRE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
In June 2014, The Guardian published an investigation into the Thai Shrimp supply chain. It alleged that Asian slave labour was contributing to the production of shrimp for supermarkets in the US and the UK. Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and a number of its customers including Costco were implicated.
As a result of this investigation and the serious concerns it raised, CPF and Costco established the Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force (Task Force) in July 2014. The Task Force renamed in October 2016 to become the Seafood Task Force.
Since inception, Task Force Membership has grown exponentially and now, in the words of leading NGO Humanity United, it represents ‘the most influential and diverse coalition of stakeholders operating in Thailand on this issue’ – with its own set of initiatives to reform the seafood industry.
With emphasis now being placed on feed for farmed shrimp, tuna and other seafood products, we have renamed as the Seafood Task Force to more accurately represent its broader scope.
And with estimated seafood purchases from Thailand* exceeding $7B US and $145M EU, the Seafood Task Force is a powerful force for change.
* Source: Seafish Focus on Ethical Issues – Thailand Profile
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