Q&A with Fiorenza Micheli: Monitoring Human Rights in the Seafood Sector

by Kristen Weiss

SOURCE: Albertsons Companies

SUMMARY:

A group of scientists, including Stanford professor Fiorenza Micheli, has urged marine scientists to focus attention on human rights violations and other social issues in the seafood sector, in addition to advocating for sustainable practices

DESCRIPTION:

Fiorenza Micheli, a professor of biology at Stanford and a co-author of the paper, discusses why addressing human rights in fisheries is such a critical issue, and how the group hopes to move forward.

What has the response been so far to your social responsibility framework?

I was thrilled to see that nine of the world’s biggest seafood businesses signed an initiative at the UN Ocean Conference pledging to help end slave labor and work toward more sustainable fisheries, and nearly a dozen businesses, including the grocery chain Albertson’s, in attendance at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit signed onto the voluntary agreement. 

Read the full interview at Stanford News

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KEYWORDS: Sustainable Development Goals, Business Ethics, Albertsons, Stanford, Fiorenza Micheli

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