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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FishWise’s networks and activities span the globe, and this month’s blog feature is no exception. Senior Project Manager Erin Taylor brings you stories from her time with partner North Atlantic Inc./Bali Seafood International in Sumbawa, Indonesia this past February, where she observed a ceremony to commission NAI/BSI’s new fish processing plant–a bold vision years in […]

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By Meg Songer, Project Manager The forum, organized by Save the Waves Coalition and Surfrider Foundation and hosted by the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz, could not have been set in a more idyllic location. Big windows lining the conference room allow attendees to catch glimpses of the Santa Cruz Wharf and the surf (or […]

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Looking to take the first steps in implementing electronic traceability?  Attempting to calculate your ROI from adopting traceability practices? Trying to simply keep up with the latest traceability terms? Future of Fish has launched an Industry Seafood Traceability Toolkit that is just for you! Building off of the original Traceability 101 Toolkit,  Future of Fish […]

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Increasing demand for tuna products claiming to be harvested without the use of fish aggregated devices (i.e. FAD-free) has resulted in the need for additional verification measures within purse seine tuna supply chains. In response, FishWise and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have developed a new resource to provide best practice recommendations for companies making FAD-free […]

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A new mini-documentary, From the Inside Out: Stories of Social Capital in Seafood, explores the concept of social capital and the value it can bring to sustainable seafood production. Social capital is the value and quality of relationships and connections (human networks) within and across social groups. The documentary proposes that sufficient social capital is necessary […]

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