FESBA, in its commitment to sustainable fishing, is part of the sectoral panel participating in fishery improvement projects (FIP) in key octopus fisheries.

The Global Octopus Supply Chain Roundtable (RS) includes octopus processing, importing and exporting companies from around the world working together to promote the implementation of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) in key octopus fisheries, monitor the progress of those FIPs and provide support if necessary.

Although the scope is global, participants have defined a priority set of common octopus fisheries and countries to focus on in the short term, including Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Senegal and Spain. These countries are considered to be the most likely to see sustainability initiatives emerge, due to existing interest, market leverage and the availability of national connections with different stakeholders.

Among the participants in the Sectoral Buyers’ Roundtable (SR) are the main purchasing and importing companies in a specific seafood sector, which collaborate pre-competitively to expand individual efforts and achieve global reach and political impact.

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a US-based nonprofit organization that operates globally to restore depleted fish stocks and reduce the environmental and social impacts of fishing and fish farming. The organization works by engaging fishing sector stakeholders and seafood companies throughout the supply chain to promote sustainable seafood production.

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