How to Support FIPs
“End buyers are growing concerned about labor abuses in their supply chains but are unsure how to proceed (if at all) in the near future.”
-2020 Global Landscape Review of FIPs, CEA.
FIPs help drive environmental, traceability, and social responsibility improvements in seafood supply chains that are not yet considered to be sustainably managed. Companies can support FIPs in a range of ways, including: sourcing from a company engaged in a verifiable FIP; contributing financially or in-kind to a FIP’s improvement efforts; becoming involved in FIP work plan activities; asking your supply chain to establish or participate in a FIP; asking if there are additional engagement opportunities to help advance FIP progress.
See these recommendations and other information about FIPs through the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions’ Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects. See how FIPs report publicly on social and environmental progress through FisheryProgress.org. To learn more about social and environmental assessments of FIPs, see the SFP FIP Toolkit, FishSource database, and Buyers Guide to FIP Profiles (FisheryProgress).