Welcome to the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Environmental concerns about the rapid growth of global seafood production have increased the demand for sustainably harvested and farmed products. Seafood certification and labeling programs have become the primary tool to address sustainability issues for many companies. However, the number of certification programs has led to confusion and inefficiencies.

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) was created to develop a common, consistent and global Benchmarking Tool for seafood certification and labeling programs, in order to measure and compare the performance of existing programs. The GSSI relies on collaboration and knowledge exchange between some of the world’s leading experts on seafood sustainability from retailers, food service companies, manufacturers, harvesters, fish farmers, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations and academia.

On this website you will find detailed explanations on the GSSI's mission and objectives, its governance structure and current activities. For further information, please contact us.