As in other business areas, a few companies in the world control almost the overall seafood market.
These key companies, responsible for most of the seafood production, are committing to move further to sustainability with science support.
If they do, others might follow.
The seafood production is a business above all the resources or environmental constrains and if we want to improve sustainable measures, it is not enough to use only science based policies or consumers' advice.
We need to connect the parts.
The keystone actors of global seafood control 19-40% of some of the largest and most valuable stocks and 11-16 % of the global marine catch. Keystone actors can be defined by the following characteristics:
- they dominate global production revenues and volumes within a particular sector
- control globally relevant segments of production
- connect ecosystems globally through subsidiaries
- influence global governance processes and institutions