Sustainable seafood and small-scale fisheries: improving retail procurement

Issue paper
, 38 pages
PDF (2.72 MB)
Published: January 2023
ISBN: 9781837590216
Product code:21306IIED

Sustainable Development Goal 14.b calls for providing ‘access for small-scale fishers to marine resources and markets’ by 2030. Small-scale fisheries directly support approximately 7% of the global population and make up 47% of the value generated by the seafood industry.

International seafood markets and big retail chains are increasingly important for small-scale fisheries, providing these fisheries with opportunities that can contribute to long-term socioeconomic stability. Through seafood sourcing policies that explicitly commit to supporting small-scale fishers, retailers can make positive contributions to healthier oceans, sustainable fisheries and the wellbeing of coastal communities.

This report explores retailers’ procurement of small-scale fisheries’ produce, the challenges faced and the opportunities available.

Cite this publication

Pita, C. and Ford, A. (2023). Sustainable seafood and small-scale fisheries: improving retail procurement. IIED, London.
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