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Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration
by the 93 Signatories of the Declaration and the World Economic Forum (Partnership)
1. Tuna Traceability Commitment
2. Commitment to a Socially Responsible Tuna Supply Chain
3. Commitment to Environmentally Responsible Tuna Sources
4. Government Partnership
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
  • Market-based instruments (Individually Traded Quotas, Vessel Day Schemes, etc.)
Declaration signed at UN Ocean Conference
Publication of first progress report
Publication of second progress report
Formation of a private sector alliance to improve tuna sourcing traceability and responsibility
In-kind contribution
Private sector partnership to improve tuna sourcing traceability and responsibility
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - June 2020
The World Economic Forum, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Benioff Ocean Initiative, FAO, Friends of Ocean Action, Global Tuna Alliance, the 66 signatory companies, six national governments and 21 civil society organizations that are signatories of the Declaration
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Winnie Yeh, Lead, Platform Acceleration, Winnie.Yeh@weforum.org, +41793479171
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