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Aerial fishing village

At FishWise, our work centers on providing innovative guidance and resources to help seafood companies address critical issues in their supply chains, such as human and labor rights abuses. Last year, we released an updated version of the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE), a free online platform for companies to access credible, industry-specific tools […]

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Today, the One Ocean Summit – a global forum to inspire and mobilize international communities to act on some of the greatest issues facing oceans and the people who depend on them – kicks off in France. The Summit attracts hundreds of national representatives as part of the United Nations Decade of Oceans Science for […]

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Traceability Reflections and Aspirations

FishWise’s mission is to sustain ocean ecosystems and the people who depend on them by transforming global seafood supply chains. We understand that the health of people and ecosystems intersect, and that sustainable seafood is produced at this nexus. By approaching seafood sustainability holistically, FishWise simultaneously strives for an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and financially […]

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Packaging

When you think about sustainable seafood, you probably think about what kind of fish it is, where it comes from, and how it was harvested. These are the kinds of questions that we have been encouraging consumers to ask when dining out and shopping for seafood for nearly two decades. But seafood sustainability isn’t just […]

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Seafood Shopper

I have worked in the seafood industry since 2011 and have been studying and assessing seafood products for environmental sustainability since 2013. I now work for FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy that provides guidance and resources for companies to develop and implement comprehensive sustainable seafood programs. At FishWise, I am on the business engagement […]

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The four core elements of the New Era blueprint

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with effective tracking of food products, through tracebacks and recalls, in order to mitigate food-borne illnesses outbreaks. Over the next decade, the FDA will be implementing the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, which is designed to support end-to-end, electronic traceability throughout the food […]

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Businesses that buy, sell, produce, and harvest seafood are increasingly aware of the human rights and labor risks that millions of workers face. All businesses have a responsibility to proactively identify human rights issues and take steps to remediate them, as articulated in international norms and standards like the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on […]

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Women in seafood

Today, as we honor International Women’s Day, we recognize that economies, communities, and the environment all depend on gender equality. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge to highlight “the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest and support of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.” According to the […]

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Last month, FishWise joined world leaders at the virtual U.S. launch of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’s new ocean action agenda that was inspired by the recent Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy report. The Ocean Panel is led by 14 nations that make up 40% of the world’s coastlines, 30% […]

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