The Dialogue is initially organized around three overarching working groups. Each group will convene mainly through online meetings, and may be further sub-divided to allow conversations within convenient geographic (time zone) regions or focused on specific technical issues. The overall role of the working groups is described here.
The three working groups are as follows:
Working Group 1: Defining, Aligning and Verifying Key Data Elements
Overall goals are:
- to identify and define “Key Data Elements” (KDEs) to be routinely collected and associated with wild-caught and farmed seafood products; and
- to identify best practices in both the public and private sectors for the verification of information contained in KDEs.
To learn more about this working group, visit: Working Group 1
Working Group 2: IT Architecture; Practices and Processes for Data Access & Security
- Overall goal is to identify a standardised set of broadly accepted information technology (IT) architecture, data format standards, data security and data communications protocols, which enable authorised information exchange, without compromising data ownership, control, and security.
To learn more about this working group, visit: Working Group 2
Working Group 3: Policy & Regulatory Alignment
- Overall goal is to provide recommendations to government bodies highlighting areas where existing or emerging national and regional regulations affecting seafood traceability could benefit from alignment or harmonisation, in order to ensure coherent and consistent compliance requirements for companies operating in a global environment.
To learn more about this working group, visit: Working Group 3