BLOG

Feature image: Jen Cole, Jittrinee Kaeojinda, Art Prapha, and Dominique Gautier at the “Building Socially Responsible Seafood Supply Chains through Worker Voice” panel. In June, FishWise staff attended the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain. The Summit brings together NGOs, academia, government, and representatives from the global seafood industry to discuss critical topics related to […]

Read

We’re thrilled to have Oliviya Wyse join the FishWise team as an intern within our Traceability Division. Oliviya is local to the Monterey Bay area, and her connection to the ocean began at a young age. Living along the coast has made her increasingly aware of how her actions impact the environment she studies and […]

Read

By: Elsie Tanadjaja FishWise launched a new version of our Online Vendor Survey (OVS) in mid-October last year. This survey is the foundation of our business partner work; we use it to collect a vast amount of information on their seafood products so we can then make our sourcing, traceability, and social responsibility suggestions for improvement […]

Read

I am Amy West and I joined FishWise in March of 2018 as the program manager for the USAID initiative, Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT). I have known FishWise for a long time—having a deep personal interest in the path of our seafood. Working at FishWise for SALT symbolizes the intersection of most my experience […]

Read

During May 3-4 Mark Richardson attended the 11th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing hosted by Chatham House, part of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, UK. The annual two-day event brings together over 100 leading policymakers, researchers, industry representatives, and civil society groups to discuss the latest initiatives, regulations, and […]

Read

By Chase Martin, Communications Project Manager On a Saturday afternoon in a fish processing warehouse on the docks of San Francisco, I was confronted with a dream come true: 200 dozen fresh oysters, from all along the West Coast, and only a few dozen people to share them with. After an earlier Seafood Throwdown event, […]

Read

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens marine ecosystems and global food security. This unsustainable practice and the networks supporting it may also be involved in transnational crime and other illicit activity such as human rights abuses, human trafficking, and forced labor. While governments and NGOs work to monitor fisheries and raise awareness of these […]

Read

By Cora Sorenson The billboards outside the heavily touristed Westminster Abbey in London let me know that modern slavery is on Britain’s mind. These posters communicated the degradations of forced labor and human trafficking in a variety of sectors that intersect with our everyday lives. Clearly the British government is seeking to put this subject […]

Read

On September 10th 2015, a Taiwanese fishing vessel conducted a transshipment of tuna to the Panamanian flagged refrigerated vessel MV Victoria, roughly 500 miles off the coast of Peru. The observer onboard documenting the transshipment was the MV Victoria’s U.S. fisheries observer Keith Davis. A crewman aboard the Taiwanese fishing vessel witnessed Keith Davis observing […]

Read