Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force
The aim of the Task Force is obtaining supply chain oversight in people, product and process including supervision, surveillance, inspection, charge, care, government, direction and control. Their strategy focuses on preventing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU).
Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI)
The Lower Mekong Initiative was set up between foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong Countries (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). They agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of environment, health, education, and infrastructure development. The programs include the development of ‘’Forecast Mekong’’ a predictive modeling tool to illustrate the impact of climate change and other challenges to the sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin.
USAID, Ethical Trade
Promoting multi-stakeholder contributions to international cooperation on sustainable solutions for aquaculture development in South-East Asia
The aim of the project is to establish sustainable aquaculture practices that improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental impact. A multi-stakeholder platform – the European-Asian Technology and Innovation platform – is launched to foster international cooperation on sustainable aquaculture between Europe and South-East Asia.
Thailand blue swimming crab - bottom gillnet/trap Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)
The Surat Thani blue swimming crab fishery is an important export product for Thailand with an export value of $60-80 million USD. The objective of this FIP is to achieve a standard necessary for Marine Stewardship Council certification by the end of 2021.
World Wildlife Fund - Thailand and US
Aquaculture Improvement Projects
SFP offers farmers training and knowledge to help them improve their livelihoods and increase collaboration to manage and improve water quality and reduce incidences of disease outbreaks. SFP are expecting to create a zonal approach to form local management groups for greater sustainability in the whole fish farming environment.
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
MTI Thailand: The Andaman Trawl Fishery Improvement Project
WWF-Thailand and the Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) are working together towards sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management and production through policy reform with the long-term objective of achieving MSC of ASC certification.
World Wildlife Fund- Thailand (WWF), Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR)
The Gulf of Thailand FIP
The Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) have announced a cooperation with the Thai government to adopt international standards in the Gulf of Thailand. The focus of the project is to improve the efficiency of Thai fisheries management and governance, together with environmental responsibility and transparent traceability throughout the supply chain. The FIP is the first, globally, that will implement the latest version of IFFO Responsible Supply standards.
TSFR, Thai government, SFP
Digital Traceability program to strengthen sustainability efforts
Thai Union has launched a pilot program to test scalable platforms for electronic Catch Data and Traceability (eCDT) systems to combat IUU fishing from the point of catch, promote worker voice at sea and demonstrate fair labour compliance in Thai fisheries. Thai Union expects this initiative will help developing efficiencies around catch reporting, traceability, business communications and operations management.
Thai Union, Ethical Trade
The Freedom Fund aims to reduce the prevalence of forced labour among migrant workers in the Thai seafood industry. Their strategies include: Incentivizing and supporting the private sector to improve transparency and adopt ethical labour practices, strengthening civil society organizations by monitoring the situation on the ground and empowering migrant workers and increasing pressure on the Thai government to reform the regulatory framework, uphold migrant rights and challenge the impunity of traffickers.
The Freedom Fund
Issara Institute is an independent NGO based in Southeast Asia tackling issues of human trafficking and forced labour through technology, partnership, and innovation. The aim of the project is to identify and address risks of human trafficking and labour abuses in Thailand’s seafood supply chains in a measurable and scalable way.
Humanity United, United Nations
The AQUADAPT project aims to assist fish farmers in five Mekong countries to better manage climate-related risks, and thus increasing their capacity to adapt to climate change. The project does this through jointly evaluating and supporting the development or uptake of promising innovations.
Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER)
Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Tai Fishing and Seafood Industry
The EU-funded ILO project works with its partners towards the prevention and reduction of unacceptable forms of work in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors.
International Labour Organization (ILO)