Outcome report: Roundtable event on human rights in the salmon farming industry
Author: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Published on: 30 April 2020
The work is organized by DIHR, Rafto Foundation and IHRB, in Bergen, Norway in December 2019. The report discusses the main human rights issues, challenges, good practices and ways forward in the global salmon farming industry...
The Roundtable on salmon farming and human rights was organised in light of the urgent need to have a stronger focus on human rights issues in the salmon farming and aquaculture feed industries globally. While, in the past, some attention has been paid to environmental impacts of the industry, as well as some social- and governance related issues, not enough attention has been paid to human rights.
During the current global Covid-19 pandemic, it is even more important that companies, including the salmon farming industry, financiers and buyers, put respect for human rights of groups at risk, such as temporary and female workers and indigenous communities, at the centre of their business operations.