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Fish Story: Pedro

Historias de pesca: Pedro (Versión en Español más abajo) Pedro is a fisher from Chorrillos, a coastal area on the Southern outskirts of Lima in Peru. For Pedro, fishing is a lifestyle: his dad taught him how to fish at age 13, and he started fishing with his uncles at age 14, almost thirty years ago. He has made his living from the ocean ever since. Fishing for swordfish, mahi mahi, and other species up to one hundred miles from the coast, Pedro is…

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Fish Story: Patricia Purizaca

Historias de pesca: Patricia Purizaca (Versión en Español más abajo) Máncora is a seaside town in the Piura region of northern Peru. With a population of 12,899 inhabitants, it is a beautiful resort town as well as a bustling fisherman's cove. In recent years, it has become a popular beach destination visited by Peruvian and foreign surfers alike due to its great waves, which has led to high tourism demand in the region. It is here that we find Patricia, a merchant and cook.…

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Fish Story: Luis Solís

Historias de pesca: Luis Solís (Versión en Español más abajo) Luis Solís, born and raised in the commune of Renca, is a tireless worker and champion for his community, dedicated to working with small scale producers and businesses to improve food supply chains and access to nutritious food for all Chileans. Over the course of his career in both the private and public sectors, he observed a lack of connection and organization between workers causing inefficiencies in the food supply system, as well as…

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Cooperative traceability: Next-generation approaches for complex seafood supply chains

Seafood traceability requires reliable data, but the logistics of creating, transferring, and receiving trustworthy, timely data in complex supply chains can be tricky. At every link in the seafood supply chain, a new player handles the fish and either creates or consumes data. Each player has various interests and business needs, which means their data needs can also be vastly different. A harvester might want to know where the fish was caught, for example, while a processor might be more interested in shipment arrival…

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How Business Leaders Can Drive Seafood Supply Chains Toward Sustainability

This article was originally posted as an op-ed on Triple Pundit as part of their ongoing Sustainable Seafood channel. In the last 10 years we’ve seen 25 of the top U.S. retailers make commitments to purchasing sustainable seafood. We’ve seen a lot less traction and follow-through on those commitments. The fact remains that there is not enough responsible fish—whether you define that as Marine Stewardship Council certified, Monterey Bay Aquarium green-listed, or some other eco-label—to satisfy current demand for fish. As a result, many companies are defaulting on their promised timelines, or…

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What’s Current in Seafood: The Industry Perspective

This is a preview. See the full infographic here. The Seafood Expo North America (SENA) is probably the only event in the country where you can walk down one aisle of booths and shake hands with a refrigerated boxcar expert, an oyster shucking champion, a sculpture artist, a high-efficiency pump engineer, and a technician specializing in shrink wrap. The largest seafood trade show on the continent, SENA offers the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with people from every possible facet of the seafood industry: fishers, distributors,…

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Seafood Traceability: The Business Case for Better Data

This article was originally posted as an op-ed on Triple Pundit as part of their ongoing Sustainable Seafood channel. Exposés of deception and abuse in food supply chains have become disturbingly routine. Whether we’re hearing about pink slime or horsemeat passed off as beef, the news is consistently unsettling: We can’t trust what we’re eating. Seafood is no exception to this pattern. More than one-third of our seafood is mislabeled in North America. And upwards of 24 million tons of seafood is caught and sold illegally every year. A just-published report from University of British Columbia…

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