Retailers Support Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at UN Ocean Conference

New York, NY (June 5, 2017) — Dozens of retailers and supply chain stakeholders agreed to promote The Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference held Jun 5-9 in New York City.

Endorsing entities announced long-term action plans and partnerships to meet the June 2020 Declaration deadline for achieving fully traceable tuna supply chains, eliminating slavery, and sourcing only from fisheries with robust science-based management plans.

The Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 is a non-legally binding agreement convened by the World Economic Forum through dialogue with governments and private companies committed to implementing Sustainable Development Goal 14, adopted as a resolution by all 193 Heads of State in September 2015 at a Summit of the United Nations in New York. So far more than 50 industry groups have joined the Declaration by committing to source tuna from sustainable fisheries with bycatch mitigation techniques that maintain stocks at, or restore them to, levels which produce maximum sustainable yields. All tuna products in their supply chains must be fully traceable to the vessel and trip dates and details disclosed upon request at the point of sale.  To learn more, click here.

 

The International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fisheries-related MCS activities through enhanced cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange among national organizations and institutions responsible for fisheries-related MCS.