SALT is a global initiative for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations to accelerate learning and collaborate on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on traceability. SALT is being led by FishWise with support from USAID, Walton Family Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
The objectives of SALT are to:
1) Expand accessible, interoperable and electronic catch documentation and traceability for wild capture
fisheries and aquaculture
2) Increase the capacity of seafood-producing countries to adopt catch documentation and traceability systems to strengthen fisheries management and verify fisheries data
3) Increase incentives and capacities for the seafood industry to adopt electronic traceability to ensure the legality of wild-caught fisheries products in their supply chains
4) Identify ways in which the implementation of electronic catch documentation and traceability can support human and labor rights for all seafood workers, food security, livelihoods and well-being