Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) provides assessments of sustainability and improvement needs for source fisheries to seafood buyers. SFP is working in a pod led by Future of Fish that includes technology companies focused on developing global solutions for seafood traceability. SFP’s public database, FishSource.org, is one of the world’s largest catalogs of source fishery information for wild harvest seafood and contains over 2,000 source fisheries. FishSource.org maintains a standard for identifying a source fishery that could be used in validating fisheries in traceability systems. SFP is working with many collaborators to complete design and development of this source fishery validation tool so this fundamental information can flow through the supply chain. Going forward SFP is working to expand this same level of identification to watersheds for aquaculture production and will embark on a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) traceability pilot.
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Teem Fish is a federally designated fisheries monitoring service provider who combine technology with deep fisheries expertise to deliver reliable electronic monitoring systems, round-the-clock service, and accurate, verifiable data.
They provide ruggedized hardware that the user can set and forget. Video files are compressed so that transmission from boat to reviewer via wifi or cellular is possible. No waiting on hard drive swaps required. Their review platform can train and run AI technology, so that over time review costs can be reduced.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports sustainable fishing and good governance in geographic places such as the Arctic, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, the Southern Cone, and on the high seas. WWF focuses efforts on reducing the impact of fishing that is making a considerable footprint on ecologically important marine ecoregions and conserving commercially valuable species such as tuna and whitefish. WWF also works with private partners to push market demand for sustainable seafood. WWF has worked to advance seafood traceability through crafting guidance documents such as Traceability Principles for Wild-Caught Fish Products and Recommendations for a Global Framework to Ensure the Legality and Traceability of Wild-Caught Fish Products, and participating in various collaborative projects aimed at advancing industry-wide traceability best practices such as the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability.
This effort has regional work that contains more information on regional initiatives, such as WWF Peru and WWF Japan. Use the Seascape Map to search by region for more information.
WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. In the developing world, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. They work to reduce hunger and poverty by researching sustainable aquaculture, assess value chains and nutritions, and secure and enhance the resilience of small-scale fisheries.
WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
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.