TRAFFIC is a non-governmental organization working on wildlife trade in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, with a key area of focus on sustainable fisheries: addressing the need for increased shark/ray fisheries management, limiting the overfishing of bluefin tuna, and mitigating the illegal, unsustainable trade of abalone.
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SmartFish International aims to improve the social and environmental future of artisanal fishing in Mexico. They empower fishing families to catch and produce high-quality, sustainably-caught seafood. In turn, they cultivate demand for and sell their fish to the hospitality and gourmet consumer sectors. As a social enterprise, SmartFish creates new markets for sustainable seafood, and
The Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Project’s goal is to improve the management of marine protected areas (MPAs); reduce threats to ecosystems including coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds; strengthen fisheries management and promote sustainable livelihoods for coastal residents in four seascapes across five countries in order to achieve sustained biodiversity conservation, maintain critical ecosystem services, and
The Integrated Aquaculture and Fisheries System (SIAP) is a tool which will be used by fishing authorities in Ecuador that intend to combat IUU fishing in the country. The SIAP will allow the continuous management of information from fishing and aquaculture product declaration, to legality, quality and safety, transportation, processing and marketing to ensure traceability
A U.S. federal government Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud—made up of a broad range of federal agencies—took a step to address these issues and published an action plan for combating IUU. The action plan identified 15 actions that would strengthen enforcement; create and expand partnerships with state and local governments, industry,
For seafood industry actors that are unsure of where to begin, FishWise, Future of Fish, Global Food Traceability Center, and WWF have created a preliminary guide to get you started.
While there are barriers to eCDT uptake, the good news is that solutions exist.