FishWise Partners with Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

  FishWise is proud to introduce our newest producer partner, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon (MCAS). MCAS raises high quality [...]

SeaWeb Seafood Summit Promotes Social Responsibility in Seafood

Photo courtesy of SeaWeb Seafood Summit With increasing concerns about unethical practices and the need for transparency within global [...]

The European Union’s Fight Against IUU Goes Digital

The Environmental Justice Foundation, PEW Charitable Trusts, World Wide Fund for Nature, and Oceana have come together to create [...]

The Hidden Costs of Canned Tuna

The Western and Central Pacific region is home to the most productive tuna stock on the planet, providing half [...]

Second Annual ‘Taste of the Sea’ Event at Casablanca on the Bay Raised Funds and Awareness for Sea Delight Ocean Fund

  MIAMI – The Sea Delight Ocean Fund charity hosted its second annual “Taste of the Sea”Masquerade Ball to raise [...]

SeaShare Provides Seafood to Those That Need It Most

  FishWise’s Traceability Division Director, Mariah Boyle, is raising money for SeaShare as part of her participation in NFI’s Future Leaders [...]

Sustainable Seafood Issues Take Center Stage in Japan

  (Photo Credit:  Seafood Legacy / Nobuyuki Aoki) In mid-November Project Director, Bill Wall, travelled to Japan to take [...]

FishWise Recommends Practical Steps to Improve Social Responsibility at GOAL

  Over 430 seafood professionals attended the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) 2015 conference [...]

FishWise Attends 2015 Pacific Tuna Forum

  The Pacific Tuna Forum is a biannual conference held for the various stakeholders of Pacific tuna fisheries and [...]

FishWise Partners with Seafood Producers Cooperative (SPC)

  FishWise is very proud to announce our new producer partnership with the Seafood Producers Cooperative (SPC) based in [...]

Update on IUU Nations Carded by European Commission

On October 1, the European Commission issued the nation of Taiwan a ‘yellow card’ as a warning that the Commission [...]

Illegal Fishing and Human Rights Abuses on The Outlaw Ocean

In his four part series The Outlaw Ocean, Ian Urbina of The New York Times dives into the complicated [...]

2015 World Seafood Congress Sparks Global Dialogue on Seafood Ethics

Sustainable seafood experts and stakeholders from over 23 countries recently gathered at the 2015 World Seafood Congress in Grimsby, [...]

Sea Delight’s 2nd Annual Taste of the Sea Event

The 2nd Annual Taste of the Sea Masquerade Ball is set to cast off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, [...]

Update to HR 774 blog: FishWise partners support Senate bill to combat illegal fishing

Congratulations to FishWise partners Albertsons Companies, Hy-Vee, Sea Delight, and Santa Monica Seafood, and to SeaPact members Ipswich Shellfish [...]

FishWise Attends FileMaker DevCon 2015

  As we continue to advance our data systems for monitoring improvements in our partners’  seafood sourcing, FishWise sent [...]

New FishWise Producer Partner – Mt. Lassen Trout Farm, Inc.

  Mt. Lassen Trout Farm, Inc. has been producing rainbow trout and steelhead since 1949. Having over 200 years [...]

Interpol Releases Recommendations on Combating Fisheries Crime in West Africa

  In 2013, Interpol launched Project Scale to address the growing concern among member countries of illegal fishing and [...]

Did you say Fair Trade tuna? Yes, in Safeway!

  Go ahead! Do a double take. Yes, you can now buy Fair Trade certified yellowfin tuna in over [...]

Celebrating Conservation and Responsible Fishing at Isla Natividad, Mexico

This July, FishWise staffers Ashley Greenley and Scott Kennedy traveled to Baja California Sur for a celebration to recognize [...]

HR 774: Bill to combat illegal fishing passes U.S. House of Representatives

  Another win for the efforts to combat illegal fishing! Congratulations to our partners Safeway and Hy-Vee for their [...]

Seafood Source and FishWise Lead Human Rights Webinar with Seafish and Fair Trade USA

As fishery yields decline the demand for cheap labor aboard fishing vessels and in seafood processing facilities is increasing. [...]

Meet Rachael Confair

  My name is Rachael Confair and I am pleased to have joined the FishWise Team. I am a [...]

The Global Extent of Human Trafficking in the Seafood Industry

The recent release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report revealed the extent of forced labor [...]

Meet Traci Linder

Greetings! My name is Traci and I am happy to announce that I am the newest member of the [...]

Introducing Meg Songer

My name is Meg Songer and I am excited to announce that I am transitioning to the role of [...]

Thailand Remains at Lowest Ranking in U.S. Government’s Annual Trafficking Report

The U.S. Department of State maintained Thailand’s Tier 3 ranking, the lowest category, in its annual Trafficking in Persons [...]

Albertsons Companies Expands Responsible Seafood Partnership with FishWise

Albertsons Companies Expands Responsible Seafood Partnership With FishWise  SANTA CRUZ, CA (July 22, 2015) — Albertsons Companies, Inc. which [...]

FishWise Retail Partners Receive High Marks in Greenpeace Report

FishWise is proud to announce that our partners Safeway, Target, and Hy-Vee all ranked among the top 5 retailers in [...]

FishWise’s Partners Say No to Shark Finning

Photo credit: FishWisers have been tuning into Shark Week every night with the rest of the country. Discovery [...]

Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels for Tuna Released

Each year, over 4 million metric tonnes of tuna are caught worldwide, with estimated market values over $7 billion [...]

Meet Caroline Ferguson

My name is Caroline Ferguson, and I’m joining the FishWise team as a Project Manager for our Safeway partnership. [...]

Target Celebrates Sustainable Seafood Progress in 2014 CSR Report

FishWise retail partner Target has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, outlining progress in seafood sustainability, among other [...]

New Study: Impacts of Traceability on Business Performance

Traceability systems are becoming increasingly comprehensive within the seafood industry, causing many firms to wonder how traceability improvements might [...]

Combined IUU Vessel List Expanded

The Combined IUU Vessel List  maintained by Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) is a comprehensive source of information available about [...]

GFTC develops a Seafood Consumer Preference Tool

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) has developed a new Seafood Consumer Preference Tool that seafood businesses can use [...]

NFI & GS1 Seafood Traceability for Seafood: U.S. Implementation Guide

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and GS1 U.S. published a 53-page document in 2011 that includes minimum requirements and [...]

NOAA Fisheries Announces All-Time Low in Overfishing and Overfished Stocks

In April, NOAA Fisheries released its 2014 report on the Status of U.S. Fisheries to Congress. The number of [...]

Surf Market 3rd Annual Sustainable Seafood Festival

FishWise had the great fortune of being invited to participate in Surf Market’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Seafood Festival in [...]

EU Formally Warns Thailand for IUU Fishing, Clears Korea and the Philippines

    After assessing Thailand’s fisheries governance, control and sanctioning system since 2011, the European Commission (EC) has issued [...]

Seafood Traceability Definitions

Seafood traceability is a complex topic, and without a common lexicon it can be difficult the advance the conversation. [...]

UN FAO Port State Measures Agreement

The Leaders First, let’s begin with a big high-five to Chile, Gabon, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, Norway, Oman, [...]

Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Seafood Q&A

A recent Associated Press (AP) article has exposed the harsh realities of human trafficking and forced labor within seafood [...]

Human rights terminology, case studies, and links to IUU fishing

To reduce the prevalence of illegal fishing and labor violations, companies should source products that have been harvested and [...]

EJF strongly recommends that Thailand remain on Tier 3 in the 2015 TIP Report

Exiting News from FishWise! Project Manager Ashley Greenley has been selected for the Conservation Alliance’s first inaugural fellowship program! [...]

HR 774: Bill to combat IUU fishing garners bipartisan support

On February 5th, 2015 Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D — GU) and five other members of Congress from both sides [...]

New Guidelines and Website Help Businesses Evaluate and Source from Fishery Improvement Projects

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions released today updated guidelines for fisheries that want to improve their environmental performance [...]

FishWise and Experts Identify Solutions for Legal and Traceable Wild-Caught Fish Products

The Expert Panel on Legal and Traceable Wild Fish Products is a multi-disciplinary expert group convened to promote a [...]

2015 Seafood Summit Pre-Conference Traceability Workshop

As part of the 2015 Seafood Summit in New Orleans last month, FishWise helped to organize and moderate the [...]

Informative resources for seafood-related human rights issues

At the 2015 SeaWeb Seafood Summit plenary “Preventing Human Rights Abuses In Seafood Supply Chains”, six panelists spoke out about the [...]

FishWise examines human rights in seafood with North American and European eNGOs

Human rights have recently become a focal point in sustainable seafood conversations worldwide. Environmental non-governmental organizations (eNGOs) work closely [...]

FishWise convenes seafood-focused human rights meetings

FishWise recently organized a plenary and luncheon to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders working to address human rights and labor [...]

NOAA report to Congress names IUU countries

Earlier this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its biannual report to Congress on illegal, unreported, [...]

FishWise’s Ashley Greenley Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Exiting News from FishWise! Project Manager Ashley Greenley has been selected for the Conservation Alliance’s first inaugural fellowship program! [...]

Safeway and Fair Trade USA Launch the World’s First Fair Trade Certified™ Seafood

OAKLAND and PLEASANTON, CA (February 19, 2015) — Today Safeway and nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA announce a new partnership [...]

Best choice rating for farmed salmon means new offerings from partner Hy-Vee

For the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has given salmon farmed in freshwater net pens [...]

FishWise Partner Sea Delight LLC Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy

Miami, FL — February 10, 2015 — Sea Delight, LLC ( the industry leader in providing the finest seafood products [...]

Mariah Boyle Named Traceability Division Director

In January 2015, longtime FishWise Project Director Mariah Boyle was promoted to the new position of Traceability Division Director. [...]

Meet Our Latest Producer Partner: Princess Seafood

  FishWise is very proud to introduce Princess Seafood – our newest Producer Partner. The all-female operation is skippered [...]

Hy-Vee’s Responsible Sourcing Commitment for Seafood Moves into Second Year

Supermarket chain’s efforts to improve seafood sustainability remain strong WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2015) – A year [...]

Meet Our Latest Producer Partner: Kuterra

  At the northern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the ‘Namgis First Nation has thrived on wild salmon [...]

Tackling Human Rights, IUU Fishing, and Traceability in Seafood- A collaborative effort!

By Aurora Alifano The current wave of globalization is dramatically increasing recognition of business ethics and the seafood industry [...]

Latest round of IUU red and yellow cards issued by the European Commission

By Sara Lewis Continuing its efforts to fight against illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide, the European Commission [...]

FishWise Update #3 on Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant-derived Radiation

December 2014 Update As of November 10, 2014, monitoring efforts along the Pacific coast off the US and Canada [...]