The FISH Standard

The FISH Standard provides a voluntary, independent and accredited third-party certification program for labour practices on vessels in wild-capture fisheries around the globe.

The FISH Standard was developed to assure seafood buyers that the fish they are buying and selling is harvested by crews that are:

  1. Recruited and hired ethically
  2. Treated with respect on the vessel
  3. Paid properly
  4. Have processes to address grievances

Meeting Global Benchmarks

The FISH Standard supports Goal 8 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. The FISH Standard draws on the experiences of those who helped develop international agreements on labour practices.

FISH stands for: Fairness, Integrity, Safety, and Health

FISH focuses on fair and ethical labour practices on board fishing vessels.

Fairness, Integrity, Safety, And Health (FISH) Standard For Crew, Inc. is registered and incorporated in the State of Delaware in the United States. FISH Standard for Crew has applied for a 501 C (6) designation with the IRS. FISH Standard for Crew’s Employer Identification Number is EIN 84-4907466.