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Fairness, Integrity, Safety & Health (FISH) Standard for Crew Audits

Demonstrate your commitment to responsible fishing practices with a comprehensive audit solution.

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing has been directly linked to worker exploitation, forced labor and health and safety violations. At a time when consumers and regulators are looking for evidence of social responsibility and sustainability, IUU fishing practices both abuse worker rights and hinder conservation work to protect fish stocks.

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Show your commitment to fairness, integrity, safety and health (FISH)

A FISH audit is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to fairness, integrity and health and safety of your crews. Whether you operate a single boat or a large fleet, our comprehensive range of auditing services will ensure your seafood products conform to internationally recognized standards, including those of the International Labor Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Maritime Organization Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977.

Utilizing our global network of skilled Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) auditors, we provide you with relevant data from the complete supply chain, empowering you to make better planning and management decisions. You can also initiate rapid remedial and preventive actions and share key performance indicator (KPI) data directly with trusted stakeholders.

Yellowfin Tuna in the Net of a Tuna Ship

Key audit elements include:


  • Child/young labor
  • Forced labor
  • Fisherman's work agreements
  • Fair remunerations and compensation system
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Health and safety
  • Social security
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary practices
  • Working hours
  • Crew safety awareness and training
  • Decent accommodation, water and food
Why choose SGS?
SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the fishing industry. Wherever you operate in the world, our auditors are ready to help you reduce risk and optimize outcomes in your fishing fleet. When you need to be sure, we are your first choice for fishing vessel assessment solutions.

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