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More than sixty leading companies—representing over USD $35 billion in annual seafood production—have joined or endorsed the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) to draft the first-ever industry standards for traceability across the seafood sector. Now almost two years into the drafting process, the GDST is entering its final phase of work, aiming to complete “ready to use” voluntary standards and… Read More
Seafood products are some of the most traded food items worldwide, but around one third of global fish stocks are overexploited. Moreover, the seafood industry suffers from unsustainable resource management, inefficiencies in operations and distrust across stakeholders in the supply chain. At this pivotal time it is more important than ever for companies to find new ways to overcome these hurdles and implement solutions for a sustainable future.… Read More
Social responsibility is a journey that requires dedicated resources and an ongoing commitment. Step by step, the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) serves as a go-to resource to help companies uphold legal and ethical labor conditions and safeguard workers.
Built by FishWise in consultation with industry and leading human rights organizations and with support from the Walmart Foundation, RISE offers seafood… Read More
Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests in small- to medium-sized enterprises that are working towards the production of fish, shellfish and plants, around the globe. In this webinar, join Aqua-Spark Co-Founders and Managing Partners Amy Novogratz… Read More
2018 saw great uncertainty and volatility in tariff levels for the seafood trade and increasingly significant changes in US legislation such as the SIMP program. Even as seafood companies scrambled to cope with these shifting trends, several high-profile cases of fraud all combined to cast an even brighter spotlight on traceability issues in the industry. Through all of this uncertainty, one fact is increasingly clear – the coming year… Read More
Over the past decade, Asia has been regarded as one of the biggest growth opportunities for U.S. seafood exports. The enormous Chinese market, in particular, gobbled up an increasingly large share of U.S. exports of higher-end seafood products, such as lobster, oysters, snow and king crab, and geoduck. But a trade dispute between the United States and China beginning in 2018 – and resulting rounds of tariffs affecting seafood – have… Read More
Seafood business decisions are often driven by experience and intuition, developed from years of hands-on operations. Many seafood managers develop an innate sense of their costs of goods sold, yield on processed materials, and the ebb and flow of inventory. However, in the highly competitive seafood space, it has become vital to operate ever more efficiently, improve yields, quickly sell through inventory, provide continuous quality… Read More
The United States is ramping up enforcement efforts against forced labor, including its use in seafood supply chains. In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice launched the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking in Fishing in International Waters, an effort to improve prevention and enforcement to curtail to forced labor. Join Katrina Nakamura, founder of the Sustainability Incubator, as she gives an overview of potential new rules of… Read More
WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, is a not-for-profit organization created in 2016 by seafood professionals and gender specialists. The primary purpose of WSI is to highlight women’s contributions in the seafood industry, to raise awareness of gender issues, and to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness. Join WSI Co-founder and President Marie Christine Monfort as she discusses a new survey that… Read More
The economic landscape for the global seafood industry is shaped not only by trends in the marketplace, but also by access to resources and financial capital. Join Ignacio J. Kleiman, the managing partner and founding member of Antarctica Advisors, for a discussion of the financial state of the seafood industry, with a focus shifting interest rates, the forces of supply and demand, and the sector’s consolidation through mergers and… Read More