SGS and FISH Standard for Crew Inc. are pleased to announce that Phoenix Processors Limited Partnership (PPLP) has been awarded FISH certification for two processor vessels.
The vessels M/V Excellence and the M/V Phoenix are American-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters in the Alaska pollock and Pacific whiting fisheries. SGS awarded the certification after an extensive policy and procedure review, on-site vessel inspection, and face-to-face interviews with crew members.
FISH Standard for Crew provides a voluntary, independent and accredited third-party certification program for labor practices on vessels in wild-capture fisheries around the world. The standard was developed to assure seafood buyers that the fish they are buying and selling is harvested by crews that are:
- Recruited and hired ethically
- Treated with respect on the vessel
- Paid properly
- Have processes to address grievances
John Henderschedt, President and CEO of PPLP, said: “FISH certification affirms our company's long-standing dedication to safe operations and responsible treatment of our crew. Our customers are increasingly interested in the welfare of workers within their supply chain. FISH certification provides us with an independent process to demonstrate that we have achieved, and maintain, the highest levels of performance with respect to crew treatment, compensation and on-board conditions.”
Fridrik Fridriksson, Chair of the FISH's Board of Directors and Chief Human Resources Officer at Brim, said: “We are pleased to see yet another outstanding organization like PPLP recognized for its commitment to its crew and vessel operations. We believe programs like FISH have a role to play in giving confidence to the supply chain, demonstrating that seafood, from sources such as PPLP, is coming from crew that are treated with respect and fairness.”
SGS and FISH are actively working with organizations and fleets in Papua New Guinea, Iceland and Canada and are in discussions with additional organizations around the world.
About Phoenix Processors Limited Partnership
PPLP owns and operates the M/V Excellence and M/V Phoenix as mothership processors in the Alaska Pollock fishery in the Bering Sea and the Pacific Whiting fishery off the West Coast. PPLP and its experienced shipboard teams are dedicated to producing high-quality seafood products for markets around the world.
FISH Standard for Crew provides a voluntary, independent and accredited third-party certification program for labor practices on vessels in wild-capture fisheries around the world. The FISH Standard is based on ILO-C188 and related guidance.
For further information please contact:
Global Seafood Segment Manager, SGS
t: +353 87 1169737
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