GDST News

11 industry leaders form new GDST Steering Committee

October 2, 2019 –  The GDST is pleased to announce the formation of a strong new Steering Committee featuring eleven leading GDST member companies and associations.  The formation of this Steering Committee represents a significant step towards securing the future and long-term impact of the GDST standards slated for adoption in the first quarter of 2020.

GDST Traceability Hackathons in Cologne and Bali

July 9, 2019 – The GDST is hosting a second round of Seafood Traceability Hackathons (Trackathons) in 2019! Using a collaborative problem-solving approach, we are looking for talents who will help produce open-source solutions to challenges the seafood industry currently faces. Join us in Cologne (October 21-22) or Bali (October 26-27) to develop solutions that can be applied in the real world.  Learn what the seafood industry has created in terms of interoperable seafood traceability and network with industry leaders.

GDST and SeaBOS join forces

March 17, 2019 – Boston, MA.
The Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) and the GDST are joining forces in support of seafood traceability. The two leading seafood industry groups—which together include seven of the world’s ten largest seafood production companies with combined seafood sales of well over USD $35 billion per year—are now pledging to work jointly towards the adoption of global industry standards that will improve the quality, efficiency, and affordability of seafood traceability.

Crowdsourcing Solutions for Interoperable Seafood Traceability

February 12, 2019 – Bangkok, Thailand.
Building a global network of interoperable traceability systems will not be accomplished by the seafood industry alone. While it is the processers, traders and buyers who have well-defined needs and must lead the way, the technical talents to transform ideas into market-ready, affordable solutions often sit outside the seafood sector. Read more about how the GDST leveraged technical talents at its recent Hackathon in Bangkok.

A Leap Forward for Traceability

March 18, 2019 – Boston, MA.
At the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts this March, member companies of the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability discussed their efforts to align on the basic elements for a framework on interoperable seafood traceability. Representatives from Thai Union/Chicken of the Sea, Anova Foods USA, Bumble Bee Foods and Albion Farms and Fisheries explained the importance of establishing industry standards for traceability and agreeing on a common language to allow systems to communicate among each other.