Processors play an essential role in the seafood industry by converting raw or semi-processed material into a product significantly different than before. By implementing practices to uphold worker rights and engagement in their facilities, processors can have an outsized impact on human rights and labor conditions because of the large workforces typically employed in these facilities.
What is a processor?
A processor is a company that modifies or converts fish or other seafood into different forms (e.g. canned, smoked, breaded, filleted, headed or gutted) for additional processing or final consumption.