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Workshop: Comprehensive Traceability to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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About this workshop

There are a myriad of ongoing seafood traceability initiatives in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Through this workshop, SALT aims to bring implementers together to share their successes and challenges and to identify regional opportunities and needs for traceability and counter-IUU fishing efforts. During the workshop, participants will hear from producer country government representatives and their ONG partners how they have leveraged both collaboration and technology to achieve their traceability objectives. Additionally, SALT will highlight how the Comprehensive eCDT Principles and Pathway could help drive further success.

Recording: visit SALT’s YouTube channel here.

Date and time: November 9th, 9:00 a.m. PST – 12:00 p.m. PST

Language: Simultaneous interpretation is available for Spanish and English

Who can participate: Government representatives from seafood producing countries in the LAC region, as well as the industry, NGO, and civil society stakeholders they partner with to work on traceability initiatives.


Tentative Workshop Outline

*This will be updated as we finalize the workshop outline.

Part 1: SALT Traceability Principles (45min)

  • Introduction
  • Presentation: “Creating Seafood Traceability Programs for the Economy, Environment, and Workers”
  • Q&A

Part 2: Panel Discussion & Workshop (115min)

  • Panel discussion: “Importance of Collaboration and Technology for Successful Traceability” (75min)
  • Group discussion: “Traceability Challenges and Opportunities” (Optional, 20min)
    *No simultaneous interpretation is provided for this session. The SALT team will create breakout rooms based on language preferences.
  • Reconvene & Closing (20min)



Carlos Julio Polo Silva, Ph.D.

Traceability Advisor

Speakers – Part1

Sarah Caldwell, M.S.

SALT / FishWise
Traceability Project Director

Speakers – Part2

Juan Francisco Córdova Pintado, MBA.


National Fishery Health Agency – SANIPES
General Manager


Alfonso Miranda Eyzaguirre



Vladimir Puentes, Ph.D.


National Aquaculture and Fisheries Authority
Fisheries Advisor


Mauro Eduardo Gongora, M.Sc.


Fisheries Department
Fisheries Officer


James Foley, M.Sc.


The Nature Conservancy
Fisheries Specialist



November 9, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm





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