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Celebrating Women in Seafood

“Out of sight, out of mind” is no longer an approach we can take in the seafood industry. Women represent roughly half of the fishing workforce and an estimated 70 percent of the global aquaculture industry. And because women take on roles that are often invisible and unpaid, the representation of women is likely even […]

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Mahi mahi boats

In the top northwest corner of Peru sits a small, rural fishing community with an appetite for fishery improvements to meet export demands – a market that sustains their livelihood. This quaint community of fishers supports Peru’s mahi mahi and jumbo squid exports, providing high-value seafood products primarily to North America and Europe. Climbing aboard […]

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Traceability Field Work

By Traci Linder (FishWise) and Fiona Lugo-Mulligan (Future of Fish) It’s the Information Age. And, if you, like us, wonder how developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) can help advance sustainability and traceability in small-scale fisheries…then read on! FishWise and Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) Project Director Traci Linder and Future of Fish (FoF) Traceability Program Director […]

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Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit

FishWise’s Ashley Greenley traveled to Japan this month to attend the fifth annual Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit. Ashley, who leads FishWise’s Business Engagement Division, presented on a panel entitled, “Traceability and Regulation: Eliminating Illegal Seafood Products from the Market.” While sharing the stage with Japanese and European colleagues from the seafood industry and non-profit sectors, […]

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Target CSR Report

FishWise retail partner Target has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining progress in seafood sustainability, among other achievements. The report states that 100 percent of Target’s fresh and frozen seafood and Simply Balanced shelf-stable tuna are Seafood Watch green or yellow rated or certified to an environmental standard deemed equivalent.  The report also reiterated Target’s commitment to enhancing the […]

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At-Sea Transshipment

How do we ensure that the seafood we love is both environmentally and socially responsible? At FishWise, we analyze our business partners’ seafood data to help answer this question so that our partners’ customers can feel good about the seafood they are buying. We rely on comprehensive data collection and supply chain mapping to better […]

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National Seafood Month

The stories are horrifying. The true cost of seafood connected to human rights abuses is no longer something that can be ignored. At FishWise, we believe that seafood can only be truly responsible if we amplify the voices of workers and advocate for better working conditions. Imagine the face of a shrimp farmer named Kham […]

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Seafood Month

Do you know the story behind the seafood on your plate? Is there a chance that it was caught by illegal fishing practices? Did the fishery support ethical labor practices or slave labor? Was the seafood label accurate, or is this a completely different fish than you thought you purchased?  This week for National Seafood […]

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Can we protect the oceans and the communities that depend on them? A local approach goes global Globally, three billion people rely on fish and fish products as their primary source of protein. Annually, over 112 million tons of fish are consumed by people world-wide, making seafood the world’s highest traded food commodity. The supply […]

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BeFishWise

October is National Seafood Month and because our country loves seafood enough to dedicate an entire month to it, FishWise wants to bring sustainability into the conversation so that we can continue to enjoy seafood for generations to come. Let’s celebrate seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that don’t negatively impact fish populations, […]

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