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January 9, 2016

Thailand

National Fish and Seafood, Traceability Software to Stop Slavery

 

USA importer National Fish and Seafood, owned by Pacific Andes International Holdings, is implementing Farmforce and SourceTrace traceability software at shrimp farms in Thailand to ensure that slavery is not used in its supply chain.  By using the software at Thai shrimp farms that supply it, National Fish believes it can avoid any connection to forced labor, a practice that is reportedly common in the country’s seafood industry.

 

The software will help the company “tap into the benefits of a cloud-based platform so farmers, processors, importers and buyers can all benefit from a transparent, traceable supply chain ensuring social and environmental compliance with international standards,” National Fish said in a press release.

 

In 2015, James Baros, the company’s aquaculture and sustainability manager, joined the Thai Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force, a group that aims to crack down on labor abuses and illegal fishing in Thailand.

 

National Fish said that the company is committed to preventing human rights violations in pre-processing facilities.  Earlier this year, the company helped a Thai supplier construct a feed mill to ensure that the company knew what was in its supply chain.

 

Information: James Baros, National Fish and Seafood, Inc., 11-15 Parker Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930, United States (phone 978-282-7880, fax 978-282-7882, webpage http://www.nationalfish.com).

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).   National Fish: Traceability Software Will Reduce Slavery in Thai Supply Chain.  January 4, 2016.

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