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FishWise is excited to welcome Garrett Okrasinski to our Social Responsibility Division. In this role, Garrett will research and develop tools for the seafood industry to improve supply chain ethics. She has a diverse background, but most recently was working in corporate social responsibility for Starbucks Coffee Corporation and Nordstrom Inc., with a focus on […]

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FishWise, with the support of the Walton Family Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is soliciting feedback on the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) from businesses that sell or import their products into the U.S. The goals of collecting this feedback are to: Identify what is working well with SIMP Identify where there […]

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FishWise is pleased to formally announce our partnership with Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, creators of Pescavore, a one-of-a-kind seafood snack that combines quality and convenience with responsible sourcing and production. Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, the parent company of Pescavore, became a FishWise producer partner in 2018 and was co-founded by Matthew Owens, former Managing Director […]

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Albertsons Companies, Target, and Hy-Vee were the first US retailers to sign the global appeal tuna sustainability letter this year As in 2018, the NGO Tuna Forum – of which FishWise is a member – is coordinating global market partners, tuna suppliers, and NGOs to sign the Global Appeal Tuna Sustainability letter to be sent […]

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My name is Brynn O’Donnell, and I recently joined FishWise as a project manager to help lead the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) initiative! Somewhat ironically, I gained a sense of environmental awareness and concern through environmental documentaries playing out on a television screen. This concern led me to pursue my undergraduate degree […]

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My name is Kate O’Rourke I joined FishWise to provide operations and management support to the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability program. I have a Masters in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from CU Boulder. I cultivated a deep respect for the environment while living in a ger on the Mongolian […]

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Amplifying Worker Voice On June 10-14, 2019, FishWise staff members attended the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. In a session including workers, trade unions, seafood companies, and grievance tools, FishWise Project Director Jen Cole led a seminar titled “Amplifying Worker Voice”, which placed social responsibility at the center stage. The more than two hundred […]

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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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