The Fisheye

Going Digital: NFC Selects Traceability Technology Vendor in Belize

April 25, 2018

This is Part 2 in a series. For Part 1, click here

Top Five Takeaways from WOS 2018

March 16, 2018

Most folks who visit the Mayan Riviera go there for vacation; but if you are in the business of saving fish and fishing communities, Cancun was the place to be last week- not for the beaches, but for the opportunity to attend the World Ocean Summit. This conference attracts policy makers, economists, conservation funders, and technology innovators to engage in a dialogue about ocean challenges, form new collaborations, and make public commitments to improving our oceans. 

A few members of our Future of Fish team attended this year's event focused on three streams: sustainable seafood, climate change, and plastics. Running through discussions on all these topics were two themes: transparency and accountability. 

Navigating the Winding Road to Seafood Traceability

February 28, 2018
 
 

Traceability is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. 

 
The transition from paper to electronic traceability systems is a journey for any company. 
 
Several factors make this process especially difficult for the seafood industry, including the complexities of seafood supply chains, numerous product types, and concerns about data sharing and security.

Early Insights: EDF and Bren School Share Preliminary Findings for Financing Common Hake

February 28, 2018
 
*** Más abajo, versión en español ***
 
 
 

As 2017 drew to a close, we continued our work with the artisanal common hake fishery in Chile. (Read about our previous trips here and here.)

Building from our initial research phase, we are now beginning to co-design interventions with partners on-the-ground. 

Q&A with Momo Kochen

February 28, 2018
With almost 10 years of experience, predominantly in small scale fisheries, and with a focus on traceability and improved data systems, Momo has successfully supported the implementation of Fisheries Improvement Projects, has worked to implement the world’s first Fair Trade USA Wild Capture Fisheries certification process and has coordinated national and regional policy and fisheries management initiatives. Momo brings a practical and inclusive approach to 'on the ground' fisheries interventions and believes that this is the way to create sustainability within projects and ownership by stakeholders.

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