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- Guidance Document
Recommended Key Data Elements for Catch Documentation & Traceability
This guide details the “minimum” recommended KDEs to be captured within each link of the seafood supply chain under the scope of the USAID Oceans-supported CDT Systems, as well a summary overview of those required by predominant import markets and international organizations.Press enter to go to this resource, Recommended Key Data Elements for Catch Documentation & Traceability
Thai Union eCDT and Crew Communications Pilot: Assessment Report
This report assesses Thai Union’s 2017 pilot program to test the usability and scalability of catch documentation and traceability (CDT) technology for at-sea data collection and improved crew communications.Press enter to go to this resource, Thai Union eCDT and Crew Communications Pilot: Assessment Report
- Peer Reviewed Article
Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA
Illegal and unreported catches represented 20–32% by weight of wild-caught seafood imported to the USA in 2011. To address this critical issue of unintended financing of illegal fishing, possible remedies from industry practices and government policies may include improved chain of custody and traceability controls and an amendment to the USA Lacey Act.Press enter to go to this resource, Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA
- Case Study
Electronic monitoring for transparency in Ghana’s tuna fleet
A pilot project in the Atlantic Ocean demonstrated that electronic monitoring is a cost-effective way to improve the transparency of fishing activities.Press enter to go to this resource, Electronic monitoring for transparency in Ghana’s tuna fleet
An Analysis of the Impact of IUU Imports on U.S. Fishermen
While global illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing annually costs the global economy an estimated $10-$23.5 billion, there has been little research conducted to estimate costs imposed on legitimate producers stemming from IUU fishing. To fill that knowledge gap, WWF developed an economic snapshot of the impact of IUU imports on U.S. fishermen.Press enter to go to this resource, An Analysis of the Impact of IUU Imports on U.S. Fishermen
mFish Alpha Pilot Executive Summary
This executive summary documents findings from two field trips to the pilot sites, where mobile application pilots were implemented to improve adoption of a new mobile technology platform aimed at improving fisheries data capture and fisher livelihoods.Press enter to go to this resource, mFish Alpha Pilot Executive Summary
Charting a course to sustainable fisheries
The scientific work in the report confirms our understanding that previously unassessed fisheries are declining at alarming rates; in many cases, unassessed fisheries are in worse shape than we thought. The findings also reinforce that seemingly stable trends in global fisheries mask the reality that overfishing is increasing in many lower and middle income countries.Press enter to go to this resource, Charting a course to sustainable fisheries