A Sustainable Seafood Supply Chain Requires Responsible Practices at Every Link


The fishing industry is in deep trouble. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about 33% of global fish stocks are overfished, and the figure increases by the year. In Malaysia, seafood plays a remarkable role as a means of employment and income generator, and in consumption. It’s a double-edged sword, though – while seafood supports the lives of many people, overfishing and resource depletion; illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; concerns about food safety; mislabelling and food fraud; inadequate regulations and oversight across the value chain; and unintended consequences of bycatch, push the industry to the brink. In the last ...

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