Sustainability progress should precede seafood market access, researchers urge

30 abril 2015

Fishery improvement projects — programs designed to fast-track access to the world seafood market in exchange for promises to upgrade sustainable practices — need to first make good on those sustainability pledges before retailers and fisheries actually do business, researchers recommend. The findings are particularly important as major retailers rush to meet the growing demand for seafood by tapping fisheries of developing countries that haven’t yet achieved sustainable certification.