Global Tuna Alliance

An independent group of retailers and supply-chain companies, working to ensure that tuna ultimately meets the highest standards of environmental performance and social responsibility

What is the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA)?

An inclusive constituency of companies and organizations with a major interest in improving the sustainability of the tuna sector, as well as a commitment to actively support Global Tuna Alliance activities and implementing the objectives laid out in the World Economic Forum’s Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration.

Our Work

Our aim is that tuna ultimately meets the highest standards of environmental performance and social responsibility. The GTA is a sector wide, multi-stakeholder initiative of partners to build a shared, global and non-competitive solution to sustainability issues in the global tuna supply chain.

There are many challenges facing the development of sustainable tuna fisheries. We at GTA believe addressing the management gap and traceability must be the priorities, as effective management not only ensures the continued productivity of the target resources but also the accomplishment of other elements of fisheries sustainability. Effective traceability underpins sustainability efforts as it creates transparency and accountability within the supply chain, thereby enabling markets to directly support improved fisheries performance.

The Global Tuna Alliance believes harvest strategies, which include pre-agreed frameworks for making fisheries management decisions (including changing limits to catch or effort), would help move beyond the current political gridlock too often seen in the tuna RFMOs.

On 5 June, 2017, 66 companies, including retailers and other tuna supply chain businesses, signed the World Economic Forum’s Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration with the aim of stopping illegal tuna getting to market, and promoting improvements in the environmental sustainability and human rights in tuna fisheries.

We work collaboratively to find industry-wide solutions to efficiently meet GTA aims and implement the World Economic Forum’s Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration commitments.