Principles of Comprehensive Digitized Traceability Systems
SALT believes that electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) systems should be comprehensive, in that the data supports social, environmental, and economic well-being overall.
Collecting information to transfer along the supply chain has the power to provide value to a broad range of groups, yet current systems don’t typically pass on potential data benefits to other users.
Organizations often work on pilots and projects with one goal in mind, such as meeting import requirements but not better managing a fishery. Or they cannot connect these projects to existing data systems. A lack of sufficient compatibility hinders the ability of data and technology systems to realize the potential of eCDT , or support the collective action required to combat illegal fishing, social injustice, and strengthen fisheries management.
When designing comprehensive eCDT systems, what are the key things to consider?
SALT will analyze existing traceability efforts that support social, environmental, and economic well-being overall. We will work directly with eCDT experts to create principles that can be easily understood and geared towards developing new systems or improving existing ones. These recommendations aim to emphasize information sharing between systems.
Stay tuned for more work on this topic!
- Case Study
Case Study: The Value of Traceability for Business (PT. Nutrindo)
Fisheries Catch Documentation and Traceability in Southeast Asia: Technical Concept and Specifications (CDT 201)
- Guidance Document