GSSI WELCOMES GLOBAL TUNA ALLIANCE TO ITS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
GSSI welcomes Global Tuna Alliance to its global partnership. The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative is pleased to announce Global Tuna Alliance has joined GSSI as an Affiliated Partner.
The Global Tuna Alliance is an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to realising harvest strategies for tuna fisheries, avoidance of IUU products, improved traceability as well as environmental sustainability, and progressing work on human rights in tuna fisheries and to implementing the objectives laid out in the World Economic Forum’s Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration.
“The Global Tuna Alliance is excited to become an affiliated partner of GSSI. We are already aligned through our 5-year strategy; GTA Partners are publicly committing to sourcing 100% of tuna products from fisheries with a GSSI-recognised certification, or on a pathway to sustainability. Both organisations have a shared ambition of seeing comprehensive harvest strategies adopted, and we look forward to GSSI Partners supporting our advocacy around this goal for tuna fisheries,” said Dr Tom Pickerell, Executive Director of the Global Tuna Alliance.
Global Tuna Alliance
The Global Tuna Alliance (GTA) is an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies that are committed to realizing harvest strategies for tuna fisheries, avoidance of IUU products, improved traceability as well as environmental sustainability, and progressing work on human rights in tuna fisheries. GTA builds on the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration, signed by 66 companies, and works by utilizing commercial buying power to leverage policy change through direct engagement with decision-makers and supply-chain actions.
For more information, please visit https://www.globaltunaalliance.com/
As the public-private partnership on seafood sustainability with 90+ stakeholders industry-wide, GSSI aligns global efforts and resources to address the latest seafood sustainability challenges. Governed by a Steering Board representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organizations – including the FAO –, GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone.