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Nearly a third of the seafood sold in the U.S. may be illegally caught. Pirate fishing operations hurt the fishermen who do follow the rules by driving down prices, and they also make it all but impossible to accurately gauge fisheries' harvest levels. These issues make the already complex challenge of sustainably managing a global resource that much more difficult.
Yale Environment 360 describes efforts to develop international standards that account for ecological and social sustainability and have a chance for effective implementation.
Triple Pundit offers a look at how a barcoding system that one fisheries producer implemented to improve supply chain management from sea to plate might be turned into an audit trail for certifying their products.