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 opportunity to share new ideas or case studies from around the world. The aim of the CLG is to use factual information to reach a minimum baseline understanding of the principles underpinning a responsible seafood supply chain. This helps to ensure all stakeholders have a broad knowledge of the issues.


At this meeting there was a focus on strengthening traceability across the supply chain through the use of new services and tools and a special focus on FIPs. For a full list of presentations view the CLG page here.