GDST Announces SFS Trace has achieved ”GDST-capable” status

San Francisco, CA – June 11, 2023

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) announced today that SFS Trace has successfully passed the GDST Capability Test.   SFS Trace is a bespoke Seafood Traceability solution provider started in the UAE that is now serving over 40 markets and growing worldwide.  Its clients include stakeholders at all levels of the seafood supply chain from fishery, farm and processor through to retailers and the hospitality industry.  The GDST Capability Test is an online platform that allows businesses to verify whether a specific software solution can deliver on promises of compatibility with the GDST digital interoperable traceability standard.  Software product versions that pass this test are eligible to carry the “GDST Capable” logo.

The ‘GDST-Capable’ logo is awarded to a specific software version that has been verified as capable of fully implementing the GDST Standard” said Greg Brown, Executive Director of the GDST. “It’s exciting to see a new player in the Traceability field, SFS Trace, achieve GDST Capable status.  SFS Trace’s commitment to global digitally interoperable traceability empowers their customers to demonstrate product provenance and make responsible sourcing decisions.” 

Sophie Hunter-James, Director of SFS Trace shares “ We believe that GDST's industry-wide standards will have a transformative impact on the seafood industry and this achievement is just the beginning. We remain committed to continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration, as we work towards a future where seafood traceability becomes the norm. Together with GDST, we aim to make a profound impact and ensure the long-term sustainability of our oceans and seafood resources."

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) is a Partnership and participation organization dedicated to advancing the standardization and adoption of Digital Interoperable Traceability throughout fishery and aquaculture supply chains around the world through its global traceability standard (GDST 1.1) governing information content and data formats for seafood traceability systems.   Digital Interoperable Traceability  supports operational efficiency, communicates product provenance, helps to manage and mitigates risk, facilitates global market access, and provides easy and certain access to Food Safety recall and certification information.  Learn more at

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SFS Trace is a bespoke seafood traceability solution created by Seafood Souq, a global technology company on a mission to create a sustainable future for our oceans. Featured in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for their contribution towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; Seafood Souq provides the seafood industry with a fully integrated digital ecosystem to trade, trace and finance seafood products specialising in sources from diversified developing markets. Learn more at: and

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