SENA Panel: Harmonizing Traceability and Transparency in a Dynamic Regulatory Landscape

The "Harmonizing Traceability" panel.

The 2023 Seafood Expo North America (SENA), which took place 12 to 14 March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2023 Seafood Expo Global (SEG), which took place from 25 to 27 April 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 28 individual presentations from SENA and the 21 sessions from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from seafood industry experts, including economic forecasts and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends. Now, a video recording of each of these sessions is available for on-demand replay.

Featuring Environmental Justice Foundation Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Max Schmid; NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce Director Alexa Cole; Seafood Legacy CEO Wakao Hanaoka; GDST Executive Director Greg Brown; and NTELX President and CEO Rob Rosenberg and moderated by Stimson Center Senior Fellow Sally Yozell, “Harmonizing Traceability and Transparency in a Dynamic Regulatory Landscape” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members and for USD 300 (EUR 272) to non-members through the Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo North America 2023.

The session was presented on Sunday, 12 March, with the following description:

In the last year, demand for enhanced seafood traceability has continued to increase, and seafood trade regulations around the world have evolved and expanded. Governments are making commitments to cooperate in their efforts to combat IUU-harvested seafood in the supply chain more than ever before.

Despite this, illegally harvested and misrepresented seafood still makes its way to consumers around the world. Regulations are not harmonized, and supply chain digitization technology is not uniformly employed, which places a significant due diligence burden on the industry to prevent IUU seafood from entering into the legal market.

We will review the evolving regulatory landscape for seafood traceability and discuss challenges and opportunities for effective implementation. We will hear from representatives of producer nations and the industry on their efforts to prepare for and comply with these emerging and expanding programs and discuss how major market states are cooperating to enforce these measures while minimizing the burden on the industry. This event is hosted by the Stimson Center and the Walton Family Foundation.

The entire package of videos from SEG is free to SeafoodSource Premium members, but non-members can also purchase the package for USD 300 (EUR 272) through the Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo Global 2023.


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