Aquaculture – Principle 8 | Seafood MAP
Women make up over 50% of the seafood industry workforce yet are underrepresented in leadership and ownership roles. Aquaculture can weave fair and equal labor treatment into its expanding fabric. Gender equality is just one part of the equation. Fair compensation, and racial and religious equity are also central to a holistic aquaculture system. Both producers, suppliers, and retail owners can implement policies (like non-discrimination, living wages, pay equity) and management practices (like allowing collective bargaining, hiring women and members of marginalized communities into leadership roles) to support, value, and include all workers.