The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) was launched in 2017 as a six-year public-private partnership between USAID and the Packard, Moore, and Walton Family Foundations and implemented by FishWise. FishWise now carries the services and community created by SALT.
What is SALT?
SALT is a global community of governments, the seafood industry, and non-governmental organizations working together to share ideas and collaborate on solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on electronic traceability. SALT acknowledged there are many obstacles the governments and industry have faced when adopting a digital traceability system. Through research, interviews, and in-country partner work, SALT identified the major barriers and created tools to help implement electronic traceability.
The Comprehensive Traceability Principles are a framework for designing or improving an electronic traceability program that can help ensure these programs maximize benefits across the three comprehensive areas. The Principles connect users to guidance for real-world implementation.
SALT Key Products
SALT developed key resources to accelerate your electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) journey, whether you’re just starting to design a system or trying to push past barriers that are holding back your implementation success. Learn more about our original resources here.
Seascape Map (Archived)
The Seascape Map seeks to facilitate learning exchange and connection by providing a directory of efforts that focus on the topics of traceability, counter-IUU fishing, and social responsibility (This tool has been archived – last updated in April 2023).
Dive Deeper Resource Library (Archived)
The Dive Deeper is a one-stop-shop of traceability resources curated by SALT. Check out our global collection of resources to improve traceable, responsible, and legally harvested seafood (This tool has been archived – last updated in April 2023).
Browse stories, musings, and vignettes about traceability work from SALT and its community. Use the ‘SALT’ tag in FishWise’s News section to view them all.