Frequently Asked Questions

About the Global Dialogue

Who initiated the creation of the Global Dialogue?

The Global Dialogue was initiated with seed funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Oceans 5 collaborative. Preliminary discussions to create the framework for establishing the Dialogue were conducted through workshops organised by WWF and the Institute of Food Technologists’ Global Food Traceability Centre, with the participation of dozens of industry stakeholders from around the world.

Is the Global Dialogue a campaigning organisation or a coalition of campaigning organisations?

No, the Global Dialogue is not an organisation or coalition group, nor was it set up for advocacy purposes. Whilst policy developments are expected to influence and be influenced by the outputs of the Global Dialogue working groups, its primary function is as a business-to-business pre-competitive discussion forum, focused on the alignment of voluntary business practices for achieving interoperable traceability within the seafood sector.

If widespread consensus is reached on an issue, Global Dialogue participants may also choose to develop technical inputs and recommendations for governments seeking to improve or harmonise existing regulations affecting seafood traceability.

Who funds the Global Dialogue?

The Global Dialogue was initiated with seed funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Oceans 5 collaborative. It is anticipated that the Dialogue will be sustained through modest contributions from leading industry actors.