Strong advocate of a more holistic approach to the environmental, social and economic dimensions of Sustainability, Accounting (& Accountability) and Transparency in the realm of seafood & oceans governance.
Author of the only yearly benchmarks (2010-2017) focusing on global salmon farming & seafood industry’s transparency. Top 30 Salmon Corporations & Top 100 Seafood companies
August 2017 - 7th ed.: ‘Seafood Intelligence Benchmark Report' of the global salmon farming industry Transparency (using 131 qualitative & metric KPIs), 840p. January 2017: Benchmark of World’s Top 100 seafood firm’s Sustainability Reporting (2nd ed.; 1580p). 1st ed. (1117p).
SeafoodIntelligence.com is [was; site now offline] an exclusive subscription-based international market & economic intelligence news & information portal aimed at global seafood stakeholders. It ran for over 10 years (2004-2017) during which more than 50,000 articles were published covering all areas relevant to the holistically interlinked three pillars of seafood sustainability (economic, social & environmental)
All articles in the News Database were multi-indexed & fully searchable, using hundreds of keywords (by species, industry sectors, themes, countries, etc.). Whilst much of the news was about consumer, marketing, politics, production & food security trends & regulatory/legal issues… the overall focus was on ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable’/’responsible’ seafood.
Seafood Intelligence strived to help filling the 'knowledge gap' and to enable access to reliable, objective, and up-to-date information (while highlighting differences of opinions) re. the global aquaculture & fisheries industries, and sustainable seafood trends. Sustainability, CSR & Accountability…. By focusing on transparency, companies responsible for the exploitation of a significant proportion of the world’s fisheries (and/but also terrestrial [re. farmed fish’s Feed]) resources - with the potential social, economic & environmental impacts this entails - can demonstrate to their stakeholders and society at-large, that they care about ‘sustainability’ and are continuously striving to improve and mitigate negative impacts; and can be thus ‘trusted’ to do so. To avoid accusations of greenwashing, stated ‘sustainability’ intentions and claims only become credible if they are backed by measurable deeds and by proactively providing transparent access to monitoring data.
Transparency is an essential driver to the seafood industry’s social license to operate. This is why I also set up a project which ran for 7 years: ‘Benchmarking Global Seafood (Top 100) & Farmed Salmon (Top 35) industry's Transparency performance’.
Sustainability, Mountains, Seafood, Aquaculture, CSR/Transparency, RTs-♥≠ endors't. ASC ( @ASC_aqua ) Research & Insights Director. All views mine. #SeafoodEthics