A relatively new acronym in the seafood realm but one we may find easier to remember; SALT or the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability is “a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains”. SALT is a 5 year partnership between USAID, the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and FishWise.
SALT just held its last of three datalabs in Bangkok, following one in the United States, and one in Europe bringing together industry, governments and NGOs to brainstorm and discuss in-depth the types of solutions required to advance the conversation around traceability, transparency and the movement from Illegal Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) to legal, reported and regulated fisheries. SALT is working on the back of and in-sync with various other traceability initiatives which have gone before or are still ongoing such as the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability, the Oceans and Markets Seafood Initiative Traceability Collaboration, the Seafood Taskforce, and the ASEAN based USAID Oceans Project.
Published Jul 31, 2018