How to Get Involved as a (non-Partner) Supporter

Thank you for your interest in joining the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability!

The strength of the GDST comes from its broad and deep partnerships with companies and other stakeholders, making the GDST one of the largest, most diverse, and most influential "pre-competitive" platforms in the seafood industry.  The momentum towards widespread adoption of the GDST standard is already strong, and growing steadily, and it seems clear that the GDST will continue to grow in its impact and importance,  For these reasons, we strongly encourage all companies and civil society stakeholders to join the GDST in one of the multiple categories and tiers of partnership that are now available.

However, we understand that for some companies and organizations, the time may not be right for you to join the GDST as a Partner.  In such cases, we are happy to offer the Supporter Level of participation, which allows non-Partners to express support for the GDST and to receive regular GDST updates through GDST newsletters and briefings.  However, Supporters are not invited to participate in the GDST Dialogue activities or in any GDST events other than those open to the general public.

If you are interested in being a GDST Supporter and being placed on our email lists for newsletters and notification of GDST events, please fill out the "Partner Interest Form" below (despite its name), and indicate your desire for "Non-Partner Supporter" status.  There is no fee for signing up as a GDST Supporter.

Are you sure you won't consider becoming a GDST Partner?

GDST Partners enjoy many benefits that are not available to non-Partner supporters, including opportunities to:

Participate in influential industry-stakeholder discussions as the GDST continues to strengthen its role as a major forum for industry-stakeholder interactions around seafood traceability.

Shape future GDST standards as they continue to be upgraded to reflect member experiences, technical developments, and the need for possible expansion in areas such as climate change and labor rights; Partners are consulted closely, and may serve on technical committees, during discussions of changes to the GDST standard.

Strengthen your technical knowledge and capacities through increased access to tools and technical support for understanding the GDST standards and the path towards digital traceability, including support for programmatic work related to the development of tools and services to facilitate GDST implementation.

Receive increased recognition within the industry, with governments, and with the public for you work with the GDST and your leadership on seafood traceability, including through visibility on the GDST’s website, public communications, and in GDST public appearances.

For more details about the terms of GDST Partnership, please return to our "Get Involved" page and select the category of Partnership most appropriate to your company or organization.

For more information, please fill out the following Partnership Interest Form and one of our regional representatives will reach out to you.