Traceability

19 Mar
2020

Source: Perishable News.com Washington – The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST)—a major industry forum involving more than five dozen companies worldwide from across the seafood supply chain—released the first-ever global standards for tracking seafood products from point of origin to point of sale. These standards are a critical step forward in the fight against illegal […]

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8 Jan
2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is prolific in many fisheries worldwide. As a response, some countries, trade blocs and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have developed import control and catch documentation schemes to deny market access to products sourced illegally. However, the schemes in existence today differ in how they operate and what information […]

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9 Dec
2019

8 January 2020, European Parliament The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is co-hosting an event with MEP Clara Aguilera and MEP Chris Davies to discuss ways of improving seafood traceability and transparency in the EU. The EU has in place one of the […]

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18 Oct
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive IBM and Raw Seafoods Inc. have started a new collaboration connecting global sourcing partners, retailers and restauranteurs through the IBM Food Trust platform to enhance seafood traceability. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the initiative will start by digitizing the supply chain for scallops sourced from the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery. […]

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15 Oct
2019

Source: Undercurrent News A new report mapping fishmeal and oil supplies claims to reveal links between the UK’s biggest supermarkets and unsustainable fishing in India, Vietnam, and The Gambia. The report — “Fishing for Catastrophe”, published today by Netherlands-based Changing Markets Foundation (CMF) — claims to have found links between retailers and illegal, unsustainable fishing […]

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8 May
2019

The largest Seafood Expo Global to date is taking place this week in Brussels. Thousands of seafood industry professionals from around the world are in attendance, along with other key stakeholders including governments. It is therefore a fantastic opportunity to highlight the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, promote best practices, and reiterate […]

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7 May
2019

Source: EJF Following reports of mislabelled seafood in South Korean markets, EJF conducted the first comprehensive DNA test to determine the size of the problem. Shockingly, it found that one out of three seafood samples tested were wrongly labelled. Naming is knowing; knowing what fish you’re eating gives you the power to control your diet, […]

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23 Jan
2019

This document presents an update of the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use […]

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26 Nov
2018

Source: ClientEarth, EJF, Oceana, Our Fish, PEW and WWF Upcoming discussions in the European Parliament to revise the control regulation will be key for all involved in the fisheries sector, including consumers. Up to one in five wild-caught fish sold at market is stolen from the sea through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sales […]

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24 Oct
2018

Source: EJF EJF published a new report showing that the global fishing industry suffers from a shocking lack of transparency, allowing Illegal operators to create as much confusion as possible around their identities; escaping detection by changing vessel names; concealing ownership; flying different flags to avoid detection; or removing ships from registers entirely. This report […]

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