Ensuring Legal Seafood Trade – Industry-Government Synergies
Session lead: Martin Exel, SeaBOS; David Schorr, GDST
Panelists: Dave Robb, Cargill Aqua Nutrition; Dale Jones, NOAA; Desiree Kjolsen, European Commission; Alexander Miller, NOAA
A key goal shared by many seafood industry stakeholders and national governments is to eliminate trade in illegal seafood products. Regulations in the E.U. and the U.S. aim to halt the flow of illegally harvested seafood into import markets, while port states are adopting a new wave of measures to prevent IUU products being landed in the first place. These regulatory controls depend on – and have commercial impacts on – the private industry actors who are at the front line of seafood production and trade. Fortunately, a set of new pre-competitive industry activities is increasing the opportunity for coordinated action within the seafood industry and for cooperation with governments. This panel features speakers from two of these leading pre-competitive platforms (SeaBOS and the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability) along with representatives of U.S. NOAA/NMFS and E.U. DG-Mare. Among the topics discussed is how new
industry-led seafood traceability standards (GDST 1.0) support industry-government cooperation in the fight to halt illegal seafood trade.
This presentation was a part of the Seafood2030 Virtual Sustainability Forum | Aligning Industry and Government Sustainability Efforts, which took place from 9-10 September 2020. For more information on Seafood2030 and/or to access additional program content, visit SeafoodSource.com/Seafood2030.