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ASC-MSC Sustainable Seaweed Standard Launched

After over 2 years’ of development, including input from Key Traceability staff, we are proud to see the ASC-MSC sustainable seaweed standard launched (22.11.2017). The standard sets the best environmental and social performance for seaweed producers including criteria for stocks, ecosystem impact, management, labour rights and community wellbeing. We have been contributing to the standard [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Seaweed|0 Comments

Feasibility study for Fair Trade USA

Key Traceability recently completed a study for Fair Trade USA to investigate the feasibility of expanding their capture fisheries programme into Europe. The Fair Trade USA capture fisheries standard sets minimum requirements for fishing workers, so that they receive a decent standard of living and a safe working environment. There are also environmental criteria that [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Projects|0 Comments

Pacific Longline Tuna FIP

Key Traceability are proudly the FIP providers for the Pacific Longline Tuna FIP, which is currently within the prospective stage with the aim to achieve MSC certification by 2023. FIPs bring together multiple fishery stakeholders; fishers, managers, researchers, funders, and NGOs with the aim to improve a fishery’s practices and management.   The Fishery aims [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|FIPS|0 Comments

Key Traceability’s attendance at the Common Language Group

In November 2017, Key Traceability attended the Common Language Group meeting, kindly hosted by Seafish. The Common Language Group (CLG) develops understanding on a range of important issues affecting the seafood supply chain. It discusses key issues such as fishing methods, seafood traceability, IUU fishing, mixed fisheries management, seafood 'scoring' schemes, and discards handling; taking the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Meetings|0 Comments

Tuna Traceability

At Key Traceability we are often pulled into lots of interesting and different projects and end up all over the world. We were recently asked to investigate the traceability of tuna originating from the Eastern Atlantic and within three days we were in the country carrying out the audit. We audited the environmental and social [...]

By | October 29th, 2017|Audits|0 Comments

Mauritanian Small Pelagics Fishery Improvement Project Launched

Key Traceability are pleased to announce the publication of the Mauritanian Small Pelagics Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in August 2017. The West African fishery consists of artisanal and coastal purse seine and pelagic trawl vessels targeting round sardinella (Sardinella aurita), flat sardinella (Sardinella maderensis) and obo (Ethmalosa fimbriata) in Mauritanian waters in the Atlantic Ocean. The FIP was [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|FIPS|0 Comments

Fact-finding assessment of the Azores and Canary Islands Fisheries

In 2016, Key Traceability were asked to conduct a fact-finding assessment of the Azores and Canary Islands skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) fisheries. The Azores and Canary Islands fisheries are multi-species, with skipjack catch mostly being secondary to the targeted yellowfin, and undergo extensive seasonal and annual fluctuations in catch yield. Skipjack is listed as a [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Projects|0 Comments