Statement on Transshipment at Sea

While Thai Union and Greenpeace may share a similar vision to foster healthy seas for generations to come, we don’t always agree on the best way to realize that vision. At Thai Union we have taken specific, practical steps to reform the industry – efforts that Greenpeace has praised.

In 2015 we published our policy commitment to ban transshipment at sea, including meeting the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Resolution 14-03 which calls upon the industry to refrain from transactions with purse-seine caught tuna that are transshipped at sea and well as ceasing all purchases from mother-ships and transshipment vehicles in Thailand. We have also implemented a new Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct that takes a strong stand against any human rights violations, a policy that is backed up by rigorous, independent third-party audits. Those efforts have been praised internationally by the prestigious Thomson Reuters Foundation and others.

There are no quick or easy solutions when it comes to sustainability, but we are working tirelessly and investing significantly to achieve real changes that will benefit workers and the marine environment. We look forward to continuing the conversation with consumers and stakeholders who are committed to reforming the seafood industry.

See our policy, click here.