Sustainable Fishery Partnership(SFP) today released its annual report for 2018, which demonstrates significant advances in fishery improvement—the report can be found online as a PDF download.

Among other signs of progress, SFP notes in the report that the number of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) supported by SFP’s supply chain roundtables (SRs) has gone up from 45 in 2016 to 63 as of last year. Corporate participation in those SRs has increased as well, from 97 companies in 2016 to 150 companies in 2018. In addition, the report indicates global volume covered by FIPs has gone from 3.4 million metric tons in 2016 to 7.2 million in 2018.

The new report also discusses SFP’s Target 75 initiative, gives a recap of the highlights of SFP’s work from 2018, and describes work SFP did in 2018 in the aquaculture sector. We also noted five companies—Beaver Street Fisheries, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Jealsa, Seattle Fish Co., and Tesco—that demonstrated support for SFP and the initiative in 2018.

“The end of 2018 marks the mid-point of our Target 75 campaign to make at least 75 percent of global seafood sustainable or on the way toward sustainability by the end of 2020. It’s very exciting to see that the industry has already achieved about half of the volume required to meet this ambitious target and we are confident of achieving our objective.” said SFP CEO Jim Cannon.

Contact: Sean Murphy, Director of Communications