Three billion people rely on seafood as an essential part of their diet. Providing this nutritious food presents serious challenges for the seafood industry. The largest companies can address these issues. Including food insecurity in developing countries, human rights violations and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide.
Included in the benchmark are the 30 most influential companies in the seafood industry. Their significant influence on the world’s fishing business means that they can accelerate positive change. These 30 companies set the standard for others in the industry, due to their size, influence and reach.
The methodology consists of the benchmark’s scope and five measurement areas, which include a number of themes and indicators through which the selected companies are assessed. These indicators serve as the methodology’s foundation and were developed through research and multi-stakeholder dialogue. Moreover, to build on and add value to the existing landscape and deliver results that are relevant and impactful, the methodology relies on the best available science, aligns with relevant principles, normative standards and reporting frameworks, and builds on existing sector-, product- and issue-specific initiatives.Methodology report
First benchmark publication
Benchmark publication at Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit
12 October 2021
Third benchmark publication
Expert Review Committee
The Seafood Stewardship Index is developed in close collaboration with an Expert Review Committee (ERC), in which members support the core team with their expertise and experience.
Global Head of Responsible Investment, Aviva Investors
Science & Sustainability Communications Manager, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
Seafood Manager, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Director, 3 Pillars Seafood
Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly
Vice President, Global Ocean Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA)
Retired seafood representative
Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)
Project Manager, Ocean Disclosure Project, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
Fair Value Chains Advisor, Oxfam
As we build our work, we continue to engage with stakeholders across the globe through targeted communications with key organisations and representatives. We also encourage meaningful and constructive feedback.