WWF’s EU co-funded Fish Forward II (FF2) Project raises awareness of sustainable seafood consumption. One key FF2 project pillar states that by 2020, 30 companies will commit to improving their seafood portfolio in consideration of climate change, ethical supply chains and Sustainable Development Goals. This will require engagement with corporates across FF2 participating countries.
As part of WWF-Turkey, WWF-UK and WWF-Austria’s contribution to this pillar, we plan to contract a study focusing on a supply chain from a FF2 participating developing country (DC) to Europe. Turkey, as an Official Development Assistance recipient, was chosen as the project study site due to its importance as a sea bream/sea bass exporter to Europe. The aim of this supply chain study is to uncover/reveal the aspects that are important to guarantee socially and environmentally sustainable seafood products from DC. The study will provide information on the following aspects: traceability, climate change, labour conditions, social benefits of sustainable seafood livelihoods and gender.
WWF-Turkey, WWF-UK and WWF Austria (hereafter referred to as WWF) will commission external consultant(s) to carry out a supply chain study. The study will trace the path of farmed sea bream/sea bass from Turkey to Europe. Research will be conducted focusing on selected elements across social, economic and environmental conditions which are important across the supply chain, from producers in Turkey to the European retailer.