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 Africa having teamed up with Miriam Baanie, an experienced in community participatory research consultant. Miriam and Iain carried out interviews with fishers in local dialects to establish their working conditions onboard fishing vessels. The findings of the project aim to improve livelihoods for fishers and their families.