Formed to tackle the issues of human rights, environmental degradation and Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Seafood Task Force is driving a comprehensive oversight & continuous improvement programme that uses business leverage to effect positive change in global shrimp and tuna supply chains.
Our programme helps members work together to meet international social and environmental standards. And it helps them comply with international trading legislation and growing due diligence requirements.
Hear what our members have to say about STF from across the supply chain.
Ultimately, the Seafood Task Force is creating the conditions for global companies buying shrimp and tuna products to trade with confidence.
“Without collaboration, solving these complex, systemic issues is incredibly challenging. If we go at these issues alone, solutions will take longer, be more expensive and be more challenging for our businesses. What’s unique about STF is they are solving the problems on the ground ...trying to get to the root of the issues.”
Retailers, brands, food-service, importers, traders, processors, feed and fishmeal producers, fishers and farmers collaborate to deliver continuous improvement on human rights and environmental issues.
We are a trade association focused on doing well by doing good. We have full-time staff working in country, on-the-ground and on-the-water to implement step-wise, realistic and practical improvements.
We work with Governments and leading NGOs. Every Task Force member commits to an annual programme of timebound tasks, delivering real and measurable change on the ground; on the vessels, in the feed mills, on the farms and in the factories.
Our unique data platform, enables member companies to make data-driven decisions for reporting on oversight, due diligence and progress to their customers, stakeholders and investors.
The Seafood Task Force provides a new way for companies to address transparency, accountability and oversight at scale, creating a framework to collectively agree standards, test those standards and invest in improvements to achieve them.
Our programme is designed to help our members move faster and further to end human rights abuses, habitat conversion and overfishing. Our work aligns closely with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization C188 Work in Fishing Convention.
With large-scale sustainability certification efforts in the industry currently underway, the Seafood Task Force is concentrating on tackling the underling issues on the ground that impact working, social and environmental conditions in the global shrimp and tuna supply chain – all to help minimize our member’s supply chain risk and provide them with greater confidence to trade.