The following collection of resources provides more information on a variety of topics covered on this site.
GDST Standards and Materials
The official GDST Standards and Guidelines for Interoperable Seafood Traceability Systems, Version 1.0.
Implementation Roadmap and Toolkit
A document that offers tools and a recommended methodology to help companies evaluate the benefits and challenges of implementing the GDST standards, and to develop company-specific plans for business-smart, phased implementation both internally and with supply chain partners.
Implementation Metrics Rubric
A tool that provides a set of indicators and metrics to give companies a quantitative framework to assess their progress towards implementing the GDST Standards.
GDST Public Slack Channel
An open channel for companies and organizations looking to discuss the implementation and interoperability of the GDST standards. To access this channel, please click the image above and create a slack account or log into your existing account.
An interactive guide to help jump-start your company communications around the adoption and implementation of the GDST Standards.
An informational brochure that provides background on the GDST and the importance of the GDST standards for the seafood industry.
GDST Comments on FDA Proposed New Regulations Under Section 204 of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act
The GDST comments were drafted by a working group of the GDST Steering Committee with support from the GDST Secretariat, and have been reviewed and approved by the entire Steering Committee.
GDST Session During The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit
During this session, industry leaders from Whole Foods and METRO AG share their stories of why implementing the GDST standards is a business-smart decision, has helped them reduce various risks in their supply chains, and how utilization of the standards has already provided numerous benefits across their company and to their customers.
COVID Impacted Industry Strongly Embraces New GDST Standards
During this webinar, diverse seafood industry representatives tell their stories about how the GDST standards are already changing the way they do business, and why they are excited to see the standards widely implemented across the sector.
GDST session during the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium
The GDST participated in a virtual session during the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium to discuss the GDST standards. Panelists included WWF-Japan, JCCU, Ajinomoto, Culinary Collaborations LLC, and METRO AG.
GDST session during the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues
The GDST hosted a virtual session during the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues to discuss how innovative technologies and the new GDST standards directly support company commitments to responsible sourcing and address key issues in the seafood industry.
GDST Standards Launch Webinar
This is the webinar of the formal launch of the GDST Standards and Guidelines for Interoperable Seafood Traceability Systems.
GDST Standards Introductory Webinar
An informational webinar to provide a brief overview of the GDST processes and introduce the new GDST Standards and Guidelines for interoperable seafood traceability.
Case Study: End-to-End Traceability Piloting-Thai Union
This video illustrates the pilot process and how the GDST standards may be used to achieve interoperable end-to-end traceability.
Beta Implementations Test Seafood Traceability Standard at Scale
This paper profiles three beta tests conducted in coordination with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and GDST member companies to provide learnings to inform best practices as the sector implements GDST.
CP Foods Aquaculture Shrimp
CP Foods participated in the first wave of pilots conducted by the GDST to test interoperable sharing of supply chain data.
Thai Union Vessel
Thai Union participated in the second wave of pilots conducted by the GDST to test interoperable sharing of supply chain data.
Bolton to Metro Supply Chain Metro
Bolton and Metro participated in the second wave of pilots conducted by the GDST to accomplish interoperable sharing of supply chain data.
ASC-Certified Giant Tiger Prawn from Vietnam to the UK
This pilot tested interoperability in another aquaculture shrimp supply chain.
Wild-Caught Shrimp from Catch
This pilot tested interoperability in a wild-caught shrimp supply chain.
Traceable Returns, Planet Tracker
This report is focused on analyzing traceability solutions that could increase profitability and sustainability for processors in the seafood industry. Throughout the report, the GDST standards are prominently featured as the top solution that would significantly improve the efficiency, reliability, and affordability of traceability implementation in the industry.