Bureau Veritas offers a range of certification, training and digital solutions for players across the seafood value chain, helping to demonstrate that a company’s seafood is safe, healthy, responsibly produced and fully traceable. They offer certification services for the blue MSC ecolabel, ASC, BAP, GlobalG.A.P., organic, as well as Bureau Veritas Recognition, their own proprietary standard and B2B solution for demonstrating responsible and traceable seafood supply chains.
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Click on any region of the map for information on work occurring worldwide that addresses these seafood issues. SALT believes learning and collaboration will accelerate progress in these topics, so we’ve included descriptions and contact information to connect. Use the search functions below to dive into our list view.
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C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. They use technology to manage, integrate, and analyze disparate data from diverse languages, regions, and sources, incorporating their own field research from conflict zones and fragile states. In particular, they aim to counter illicit and unsustainable fisheries exploitation by investigating the beneficial ownership behind these shadow industries. They have produced a report on the onshore networks behind Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
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 realize tangible improvements in human well-being for communities adjacent to marine managed areas.
The Jamaica program will focus on the Pedro Bank and Southwest Coast of Jamaica through designing and promoting sustainable fisheries pilot programs. It will also assist to strengthen the capacity of local fisher cooperatives to support sustainable fisheries, marine managed areas, and promote ecotourism.
In collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Satellite Applications Catapult has developed ‘Eyes on the Seas’, a technology platform that improves ocean sustainability through actionable insight of global fishing activities, legal and illegal. It utilizes multiple data sources, including satellite data, specialist fishing vessel databases and oceanographic data, to surveil vessel activity at sea and alert fisheries analysts to suspicious activity. The analysis provides independent verification and validation of ‘at-sea’ activities and provides information to governments and industry players who are interested in understanding fishing activities in their waters or supply chains in more detail
CLS America is a satellite data communications company that has been a proud partner of fishermen and of NOAA for over 20 years. They track fishing vessels with their THORIUM VMS system. With Thorium, vessels can track their vessel as well as their fishing activity and catch. They can correlate catch information with a variety of ocean and weather conditions to optimize fishing effort. They can communicate in real time with fish houses or customers, track fish hold temperatures and other key parameters on board, and even trace individual fish. CLS America’s Throium VMS system is Type Approved by the National Marine Fishery Service for all fishery regions.
CFFA began as a way to invite artisanal fishermen to express their points of view on the future of their sector. CFF has now evolved into a platform of NGOs based in Brussels that document the development and environmental impacts of EU-ACP (European Union – African, Caribbean and Pacific states) fisheries relations on small-scale fishing communities. The core objective of CFFA is to promote the livelihoods and food security of coastal fishing communities, through information sharing, advocacy and supporting dialogue between organizations in ACP countries and decision makers and the private sector in the EU.
COMFISH is promoting sustainable fisheries co-management to support the government of Senegal’s efforts to achieve reform of its fisheries sector.
ConsenSys is a venture production studio, building decentralised applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ‘ecosystems’, primarily focused on Ethereum. The ConsenSys “hub” coordinates, incubates, accelerates and spawns “spoke” ventures through development, resource sharing, acquisitions, investments and the formation of joint ventures. These spokes benefit from foundational components built by ConsenSys that enable new services and business models to be built on the blockchain.
ConsenSys collaborates on a pilot with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Sea Quest (Fiji) Ltd, and TraSeable Solutions on tracking tuna using blockchain technology via its ‘spoke’ Treum.
For over 30 years, CI has been protecting nature for the benefit of global humanity. They do this through science, policy and partnerships with countries, communities and companies. Their oceans program is committed to sustainable production, ensuring that seafood is environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. They have invested effort in functioning as a catalyst and convener on social responsibility, driving alignment among organizations that work with businesses, governments, and civil society groups involved in the seafood sector on a shared definition and collective action plan for progress: and developing a strong and diverse community of practice, comprised of environmental and social nonprofit organizations, academic researchers, consultants, and other key experts.
For information on what philanthropic, government, and international agencies are funding initiatives around the world to better seafood traceability and counter-IUU fishing practices, please use the Funding the Ocean map.