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If you’ve ever attended a seafood industry event, such as the Seafood Expo North America, aka the Boston Seafood Show (or most any big industry event, for that matter), you might have noticed that historically, the majority of attendees are um, well… male. This is changing–a fact noted at IntraFish‘s recent Women in Seafood Leadership […]

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A final post in a 5-part series about Erin Taylor and Alanna Gisondo on their learning journey in Indonesia… For the last stop on our traceability tour, we visited seafood processor PT Blue Ocean Grace International (PT BOGI) in Bitung, Indonesia – the tuna capital of Indonesia! PT BOGI has digitized it data collection process […]

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In this next 3-part series, we continue where Project Director Erin Taylor left off, meeting up with her colleague Senior Project Manager Alanna Gisondo. Now together in Indonesia, we focused much of our time on learning about traceability-based technologies being implemented in tuna supply chains. MDPI Foundation — the Indonesian nonprofit driving this work— kindly hosted us. […]

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Continuing from the previous post about Erin Taylor and Alanna Gisondo on their journey in Indonesia… MDPI Director of Science and Programs, Deirdre Duggan, and MDPI programmer I Gede Sujana Eka Putra traveled with us to Sangihe Island in northern Sulawesi. There, we met with local fishermen and a supplier who have been using vessel tracking […]

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From San Diego to Sulawesi to Sumbawa and back, Fall 2018 brought Project Director Erin Taylor through a whirlwind tour of diverse seafood perspectives. In this series, she shares some snapshots from the journey. In the first post of this 2-part series, I recapped my week in San Diego for the Sea Pact annual meeting. […]

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From San Diego to Sulawesi to Sumbawa and back, Fall 2018 brought Project Director Erin Taylor through a whirlwind tour of diverse seafood perspectives. In this 2-part special report, she shares some snapshots from the journey. They say, “When it rains, it pours” — and for me, that happened in the best way possible this […]

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Two members of FishWise’s tuna team, Elsie Tanadjaja and Kathleen Mullen-Ley, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, in December 2018 to attend the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Elsie and Kathleen were excited to gain a better understanding of the players and processes involved in managing Pacific tuna stocks at the […]

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By Traci Linder, Senior Project Manager photo credit: Andrew Simoni The year 2020 represents something different to each of us, and for many it may have no significance at all. But in Tokyo, 2020 is the year that city and its citizens will be hosting the next Summer Olympic Games. With less than two years […]

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By Lindsay Jennings, M.P.S., Senior Project Manager Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a long-standing issue that is not constrained by a country’s boundaries and is not species-specific, thus its repercussions manifest in both national and international waters. Subsequently, IUU fishing is a complex issue that cannot be solved by a single party. FishWise […]

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FishWise is pleased to announce a new partnership with Positively Groundfish – a unique multi-sector association based in Brookings, OR. Positively Groundfish works to join fishermen, processors, non-profits, certifiers, and academia behind a shared goal of revitalizing the market and consumer appreciation for West Coast groundfish. Positively Groundfish only promotes MSC-certified West Coast groundfish species, […]

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