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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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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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