Transparency at Sea: Resources for Your Business - Oceana USA

Transparency at Sea: Resources for Your Business

Automatic Identification System (AIS) devices are critical tools that protect fishers’ safety and provide other benefits like improving maritime domain awareness. AIS is a vessel tracking system that transmits information like a vessel’s identity and behaviors, like heading and speed, while displaying dynamic positioning information. Within the seafood sector, AIS devices could be used to allow producers to demonstrate the origin of their products by tracking fishing vessels from the point of catch to landing. 

Companies known for sustainable, domestic seafood are particularly impacted by illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. These companies are also uniquely positioned to benefit from improved sourcing transparency. 

A commitment to AIS is a commitment to transparency and better accountability. It’s a powerful way to reiterate your company’s commitment to sustainability and a big step towards combatting IUU fishing.

Contact Marla Valentine at MValentine@Oceana.Org to learn how to partner with Oceana to reinforce your company’s seafood accountability commitments. 

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