Research webinar 3: Comparing the breadth and depth of seafood certification programs

Research webinar 3: Comparing the breadth and depth of seafood certification programs

As part of the Research Webinar Series, this webinar presents research which compared three national and three voluntary shrimp aquaculture certification programs for their adherence to environmental criteria, assessing the breadth and depth of the six certification programs. This webinar, held on May 19th 2016, presented research comparing three national and three voluntary shrimp aquaculture certification programs for their adherence to environmental criteria. Beginning with the FAO code for ecolabelling, it assessed the breadth (how many points of the code were measured) and depth (the rigor of the metric) of the six certification programs. The research found breadth and depth to scale, and that there was a great deal of overlap between the voluntary programs. This work can help to understand the relative merits of different programs, and how to position programs for maximum effectiveness.