From Seafood Source: Better data in the time of COVID-19: Opportunities for advancing eCDT in wild-capture fisheries
Future of Fish, a SALT grantee, discusses SALT's aim
to have a framework to evaluate the social and environmental benefits of electronic traceability
SALT partnered with Future of Fish to help design a tool that goes beyond just determining the financial return on investment in traceability, but focuses on evaluating the social and environmental returns that may result. They wrote a bit about this at the end of their project:
“Through SALT’s small grant program, Future of Fish has been researching how to identify the diverse benefits that eCDT systems can provide, depending on system design and the technologies included. The project ran from Spring 2020 through August 2021 and revealed three main findings that can benefit those looking to advance the uptake of eCDT in fisheries…”
Marah Hardt is the director of discovery at Future of Fish, an international nonprofit that works with small-scale fishers to empower thriving coastal communities, ensure food security, and achieve long-term social impact while lowering the sector’s environmental footprint.
This op-ed also benefits from contributions from Fiona Lugo-Mulligan (FoF) and Helen Packard (World Benchmarking Alliance).