“All fishing vessel operations are free from human rights abuses”
This includes but is not limited to forced, bonded and child labour. Furthermore, all people involved in on water fishing vessel operations are treated respectfully and with dignity. All human rights, responsibilities and requirements are adhered to at the highest level in accordance with local, national and international laws, and where appropriate other standards, guidelines etc, ensuring a strong, proud and efficient fishing workforce for generations to come. OSA can also support aquaculture production operations to improve social conditions.
OSA will make a real difference to improving working conditions, well-being and livelihoods in global seafood production.
OSA will use its unique independent on-board social accountability expertise, management systems, and assessment and capability building tools to ensure that the leading fishing companies, markets, buyers, NGOs and RFMOs, are able to ensure decent and dignified working conditions through adopting global best practice and implementing the OSA Model and Management System. OSA also has capability to operate in aquaculture.
OSA has been adopted by key market participants, NGOs, and industry leaders as the preferred on-board social accountability system for seafood production.
The OSA Model has been implemented by the WCPFC, with its member country vessels subject to global best practice human rights responsibilities that are effective and measurable with supporting data.
By 2025, we expect that the 20% of leading fleets (e.g. tuna) have been assessed and aligned with the OSA Benchmark Tool to provide the assurance to the market and improve crew onboard conditions.