Traceability, the ability to track seafood products from point of catch to point of sale, helps prevent seafood fraud, illegal fish, and human rights violations. Learn more about record keeping and systems to track the flow of seafood products and transparent supply chains.
El presente texto es el reporte de resultados del proyecto “Propuesta para implementación de un piloto de inversión de impacto para incrementar el valor de la pesquería de merluza del norte del golfo de California” (Anexo 1) que entregamos en noviembre de 2021. El objetivo del piloto fue demostrar que modificando el manejo post-captura se puede incrementar la calidad del producto y con ello es posible obtener mejores márgenes de utilidad para todos los integrantes de la cadena de valor (i.e., producción, transformación y comercialización).
A guidebook detailing best-practices for maximising catch value and also minimising the environmental impacts of pole-and-line tuna fisheries is published by the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
The Sourcing Transparency Platform (STP) has been developed by the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) to provide a platform that showcases IPNLF's supporting members who are represented throughout the one-by-one supply chain. These companies are using sustainable practice when fishing, sourcing, and selling tuna products.
It is notoriously difficult to obtain data for fisheries, especially for the more elusive small-scale sector, which tends to operate under the radar. These guidelines aim to assist national statistics officers and others improve the way they account for small-scale fisheries (SSF).
Through years of engagement with seafood businesses and technology companies, Future of Fish has developed five core business functions of traceability technology. All five must be in place in order to address seafood’s social and environmental ills effectively. Not only must robust end-to-end traceability track products on a batch-level basis, but it also must provide a level of corporate transparency at each step in the chain. Here are the five core functions:
This document provides definitions for common vocabulary associated with traceability, traceability technology products and systems, and seafood supply chains. Illustrations, diagrams, and photographs of select terms have also been included to provide additional clarification.
To help fellow NGOs navigate this important topic and work with industry partners more effectively, Future of Fish, with the assistance of FishWise, Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), led research and development of educational and communication tools. The resources on this site were designed to meet the expressed need by NGO organizations for more tools and multiple forms of media that include high-level concepts and more detailed explanations.