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  Today we’re celebrating Key Traceability’s 5-year anniversary since its launch on 12 August 2015. Company Director Iain Pollard had this to share as he reflected on the journey: “When we set up Key Traceability 5 years ago today, we coul...

Key Traceability was founded in 2015 and is based in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, with team members located in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Our confidential, client-focused service aims to bring clarity to organisations and transparency to consumers. The ...

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) currently taking place during Jan-April 2020 has caused and is continuing to cause disruption throughout the fisheries sector. A major issue during this time is the ability of migrant fishers to return home, to rec...

We are pleased to welcome Charles Horsnell who has recently come on board as a full-time Junior Consultant with Key Traceability. Charles has come from a background in ecological and environmental science with a strong focus on seafood and aquacultur...

The first stakeholder meeting of the Marpesca Purse Seine Tuna Fishery’ managed by Marpesca that was recently listed as a comprehensive FIP on Fishery Progress, was held alongside the American Tuna Conference 2020 in Panama City. The group discusse...

Summary Key Traceability have recently completed a project working alongside European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) to set out demands from the Trade Unions for ref...

Key Traceability gathered core team members involving Fishery Improvement Projects in Portsmouth to deliver internal training on 16th Nov. The training included MSC principle, Fishery Improvement Project processes, and also social improvements on ves...

Key Traceability (KT) visited Bangkok in October to assess the traceability system for a fishery company’s tuna supply chain. Tuna supply chains involve fishing activities, transshipment at sea and unloading in port. KT staff visited Bangkok to acc...

On the 26th-27th February, Key Traceability facilitated the final seminar in a series of three for ETF and EFFAT. The purpose of these seminars is to bring together trade unions and their affiliates who feel underrepresented by the Common Fisheries P...

On 18th Feb 2019, Key Traceability set up a meeting in Mauritius with vessel owners who led their fleet to join the Indian Ocean Tuna Longline Fishery Improvement Project to commit fishery sustainability. The details of the project are on public and ...

Key Traceability attended the ISSF FIP Meeting on January 31st in Los Angeles, CA. The meeting intended to: Review of available, relevant ISSF and other organization’s resources and tools Discuss existing FIP action plans, and explore gaps/opportu...

On 2 November 2018, Key Traceability ran its second skippers training to a captain of the Tunago Pacific Longline Tuna FIP view our fishery progress. The training aims to introduce FIPs and the MSC and improve P2 knowledge by teaching enhanced specie...

Over the past week, Key Traceability’s Science Manager, Tom Evans, attended the MSC Level 2 Comprehensive Capacity Building Training. This is a five-day workshop that takes participants through the Fisheries Standard at a detailed level and cove...

Social accountability auditing of fishing vessels requires preparation to ensure the audit team is suitably skilled for safe and effective interviewing of fishermen. Key Traceability social Lead Auditor, Iain Pollard, recently returned from West A...

Key Traceability provides quality FIPs “Key Traceability FIPs” to clients globally. Features of Key Traceability FIPs include quality assurance, meeting international standards, timely delivery of services, meeting FIP milestones and public trans...

The Tunago Pacific Longline Tuna FIP has continued its journey to achieving a sustainable status by being recognised on the ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR). The PVR enables tuna vessel owners to identify themselves as active participants in mean...

The Tunago Pacific Longline Tuna Fishery has proudly entered a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) with the aim to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by 2023. FIPs bring together multiple fishery stakeholders; fishers, managers, r...