Standards and the Blue Economy

Author: Jason Potts, Ann Wilkings, Matthew Lynch, and Scott McFatridge

The seafood industry represents a critical source of food protein and global employment. In 2014, the overall trade value of the seafood sector was estimated at USD 140 billion, making it one of the most valuable non-petroleum products traded internationally.

The SSI Review: Standards and the Blue Economy takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the nine most prevalent seafood certification schemes operating in the wild catch and aquaculture sectors.

The review provides a reference point for buyers, producers, policy-makers and consumers in deciding how best to apply voluntary sustainability standards in their own decision-making processes.

This report was published in 2016 with data inclusive from 2008 to 2015.