Just a dash of salty conversations from experts around the world on tracing our seafood and the labor and human rights concerns that come with harvesting that seafood. SALT (The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability) is a private-public partnership and run by FishWise.
As the world practices social distancing we want to hone in on another definition of social responsibility. How can the social aspect of fisheries (the human and labor side) benefit from traceability— tracing the path of our seafood from harvest to its final destination?
With demand for seafood increasing, the stakes are higher for those recruited into this industry. The strong correlation between illegal fishing and seafood worker exploitation and abuse is forcing the environmental and labor communities to come together. That’s a good thing. But what makes it easier to track fish than those who catch it? We delve into the why with two human rights experts, and how shiny-sounding solutions and different approaches to tackling the same problem demonstrate why untraditional collaborations could save the day.