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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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In honor of national seafood month, we asked our staff of seafood experts to put together some of their suggestions for how to celebrate sustainably. Check them out! If you follow one of these suggestions, please take a photo of your meal and share with us on Facebook @fishwise, on Twitter @FishWiseOrg and via Instagram @fishwise. Download […]

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FishWise was honored by the Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz with the following proclamation: Whereas      In 2003, the nonprofit FishWise was established in Santa Cruz by University of California Santa Cruz graduates Teresa Ish and Shelly Benoit as a pilot seafood sustainability program with new leaf community markets; and Whereas    […]

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  FishWise is excited to announce a new producer partnership with Riverence. “Reverence for the river” – this is the meaning of the name “Riverence” and the inspiration behind the innovative trout producer based in Twin Falls, Idaho. The company’s founding goal is to produce a high-quality product with minimal environmental impact that can decrease […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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