Global Seafood Assurance (GSA) have released their white paper ‘Worker Voice on Fishing Vessels’

Mike Platt, RS Standards Lead Partner, has played a key part in this Project as part of the development Team and as the lead Consultant for the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Program (RFVS)

November 23rd, 2020

Funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, research for the Paper began in June 2020. The intent was to collate meanings and understanding of the terms Worker Voice and Grievance Mechanism as they relate to those working on Fishing Vessels around the World, as well as highlight examples of mechanisms in place, Projects and Pilots.

“We want to know that crews working on Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) certified vessels have safe, effective access to third party advice and resolution mechanisms. We can only do that by building consensus on what best practice looks like; what we can expect now and what needs to improve” commented Melanie Siggs, Director, Global Seafood Assurances “Right now that consensus doesn’t exist and this project was the critical starting point”

The Project has been well received by Industry and for further details please visit the GSA Website

If you would like more details on this Project or on the RFVS please contact Mike directly at

Mike Platt

Lead Partner