About Us

Our Evolution

The vast majority of seafood harvested globally is harvested using ethical labor practices that are in line with international labour standards and protocols, both legal and voluntary, to ensure proper treatment of crews. Recognizing the need to provide additional assurance to seafood buyers, the seafood community aimed to create a program similar to those that exist for third-party certifiers of food safety. With that in mind, a diverse range of stakeholders and technical experts came together to craft the FISH Standard.


FISH Leadership

The FISH Board of Directors represent individuals from diverse backgrounds spanning 8 different countries. The term for each Director is 3 years.

The Board of Directors:
Shannon CarrollTrident Seafoods CorporationUSA
David CarterAustral Fisheries Pty LtdAustralia
Fridrik FridrikssonBrim hf.Iceland
Greg JohanssonJohansson Seafood ConsultancyNew Zealand
Angel Matamoro IragoArgenovaArgentina  
Alex OlsenEspersenDenmark
Christine PenneyClearwater Seafoods LPCanada
Jaimy SorrellPerformance Food GroupUSA
Matt TinningAt-sea Processors AssociationUSA
Miguel Angel TordesillasNueva PescanovaSouth Africa
Tae WangDong Won Fisheries Co. Ltd.South Korea

Standards Oversight Committee

The Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) reports to the Board of Directors. The SOC developed and updates the Standard that audits seafood harvesters who voluntarily apply for the review process. The SOC ensures the Standard is consistent with the major international agreements on labor and in a manner consistent with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) requirements. The SOC is made up of individuals with experiences in seafood harvesting and processing, the academic community, and labour non-profit organisations.

Members of the Standards Oversight Committee:
Matt AlwardUnited Fishermen of AlaskaUSA
Mark DobsonUnited Food and Commercial Workers Canada Eastern Provinces CouncilCanada
Marcelo HidalgoFishing Industry AssociationPapua New Guinea
Andy HoughHough AssociatesUK
Edwin
Kamatoto
NovaNamNamibia
Maurice
Middleberg
Retired Executive Director, Free the SlavesUSA
Sevaly SenOceanomicsAustralia
Grimur
Valdimarsson
Former Head, FAO Director of the Fish Products and Industry DivisionIceland
Tae WangDong Won Fisheries Co. Ltd.South Korea

A Global Solution

Leadership of the FISH Standard represent nearly every corner of the globe, bringing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences in fisheries to the table.


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.