GSSI is a foundation established through a strategic alliance between leading actors in the seafood industry and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-funded through its develoPPP.de program. Stakeholders have different partnership options:
Funding Partner: private sector companies which support GSSI financially, promote GSSI work, and take part in GSSI decisions
Affiliated Partner: non-profit partners can promote GSSI work and take part in GSSI decisions
Please contact the Secretariat if you wish to become a GSSI Partner.
32 companies worldwide are backing GSSI as Funding Partners from across the seafood industry including from harvesting, aquaculture, farming, processing, food service, retail and brand manufacturing. GSSI also counts on the support of FAO and 6 non-profit Affiliated Partners.
Fishing deal with China would settle maritime dispute Philippines
A joint fishing agreement reportedly being discussed between China and the Philippines is deemed a significant step forward in the relations between the two countries after an old maritime sovereignty dispute.