Our Work

TRACEABILITY AND COUNTER-IUU FISHING

Not all seafood is legally and ethically sourced, and a current lack of traceability in seafood supply chains allows for these issues to go unresolved. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global problem which can imperil the survival of threatened species, undermine government efforts to sustainably manage marine resources, and unfairly impact law-abiding seafood businesses.

FishWise works with seafood companies to improve the sustainability and traceability of their seafood supply chains. A traceable seafood product is one that can be tracked back through the supply chain to its source, be that a fishery or an aquaculture facility, including all changes to that product. Traceability is a critical tool for maintaining food safety, improving logistical efficiency, verifying sustainability claims, ensuring products are caught or farmed legally, and are properly labeled. Traceability also helps track progress towards a company’s seafood sustainability commitment.

SALT

SALT convenes the seafood industry, governments, funders, and non-governmental organizations around the globe to collaborate and share seafood traceability knowledge.

Traceability Resources

FishWise produces resources on traceability and counter-IUU fishing best practices for the seafood industry and our NGO partners.

Traceability Services

FishWise offers guidance and due diligence recommendations about best practices in seafood traceability and counter-IUU fishing to our business partners.