IUU Task Force Releases Action Plan to Build Capacity to Fight IUU Fishing

Background on Recommendation 6 The Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud [...]

UN FAO Port State Measures Agreement Goes Into Effect

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons, Jacopo Werther The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently announced that the Port State [...]

The European Union’s Fight Against IUU Goes Digital

The Environmental Justice Foundation, PEW Charitable Trusts, World Wide Fund for Nature, and Oceana have come together to create IUUwatch, a “one-stop shop” for all [...]

Status of EU IUU Cards

  As part of FishWise’s ongoing efforts to track news related to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, we [...]

Combined IUU Vessel List Expanded

The Combined IUU Vessel List  maintained by Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) is a comprehensive source of information available about listed illegal [...]

Status of U.S. IUU Warnings

In January 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its Biennial Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management. [...]

Traceability 101 Toolkit

Traceability is quickly gaining recognition in the seafood industry as an effective tool that can help illuminate opaque supply [...]

FAO State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report: 2016 Edition

Photo credit: Marine Photobank/Wahid Adnan The global fisheries and aquaculture sector is an important source of employment, nutrition, and [...]

A Summary of WWF’s Traceability Principles for Wild-Caught Fish Products

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing costs companies, fishermen, and consumers alike. Often coming from fisheries lacking strong and effective [...]

Summary of the Oceana Report on Seafood Mislabeling in the US

FishWise read the recent Oceana study on nationwide seafood fraud and compiled the highlights of the 70-page report for you here. [...]

The FDA’s Investigation into Seafood Mislabeling

Most of us who work in the seafood sector are well aware that seafood fraud and mislabeling are two [...]

New Study: Impacts of Traceability on Business Performance

Traceability systems are becoming increasingly comprehensive within the seafood industry, causing many firms to wonder how traceability improvements might [...]

GFTC develops a Seafood Consumer Preference Tool

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) has developed a new Seafood Consumer Preference Tool that seafood businesses can use [...]

NFI GS1 Traceability Implementation Guide

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and GS1 U.S. published a 53-page document in 2011 that includes minimum requirements and best-practice recommendations for how [...]

Seafood Traceability Definitions

Seafood traceability is a complex topic, and without a common lexicon it can be difficult the advance the conversation. [...]

Future of Fish Report Provides Traceability Technology Guidance for Seafood Companies

A valuable new report released by the nonprofit Future of Fish last month highlights the business case for improved [...]

GFTC Traceability ROI Tool

In 2014, the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) launched a new tool aimed at [...]