- SALT Feature
COVID-19 Disruption: What Will Stick? Case Study of Seafood Traceability in Southeast Asia & the PacificSeptember 27, 2021
The movement of seafood slowed and, in certain circumstances, came to a halt during the pandemic due to global lockdown measures used to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The scope of disruption is staggering but it laid important groundwork for increasing the uptake of electronic traceability – tracking the origin, complex journey, and product information of seafood. This report will explore disruptions in the seafood sector, strategies used to address these impacts, and the opportunities ahead for seafood traceability. It also addresses the risk these disruptions and strategies may pose to sustainable and legal seafood.