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Businesses are increasingly focused on labor practices in their supply chains. But knowing a problem exists and then making progress to address it can be a complex, challenging undertaking. “FishWise has worked on social issues in seafood for many years, even prior to revelations of forced labor in shrimp supply chains,” said Tobias Aguirre, CEO […]

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The energy was high in Bangkok this February as hundreds of people came to participate in both the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) PartnerLab and the Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies Conference. The SALT PartnerLab was a workshop where over 60 sustainable seafood experts came together to tackle some of the toughest issues […]

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On February 6-7, FishWise staff attended the 2019 Global Fisheries Forum in Miami, FL, hosted by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). The Forum brought many industry stakeholders together to learn about the challenges and successes of sustainable seafood production. NGOs and companies from around the globe highlighted their efforts and how they are contributing to Target […]

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Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries Over 40% of the global tuna catch is caught using floating objects, including Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). While FADs have benefits for purse seine vessels harvesting tuna, they have large impact on tuna stocks and the broader marine ecosystem – including the by-catch of non-target species like sharks, […]

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Human rights abuses and illegal activities occurring in vessels on the high seas can often happen with impunity – vessels may be operating beyond national jurisdiction and where there is little effective oversight. However, these same abuses continue to receive attention from media, NGOs, and also government. This February, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

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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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