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Welcome to the SALT Shaker! Scroll down to catch up with SALT updates and traceability news from around the world! As always, please visit the Dive Deeper library for new resources, the Seascape Map to look for traceability initiatives worldwide, and Story Hub for our blogs. Now, let's dive in!

General Updates

We are off to a great start! SALT staff reflected on past work and current efforts to advance seafood traceability around the world. Read our latest blog to learn more.

Also, we are excited to welcome Richard Castillo, SALT's new Project Manager! Richard is from Costa Rica and will be leading the SALT's effort in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

SALT’s keystone product, Comprehensive Traceability Principles and Pathway, is officially a year old! To celebrate the Principle’s anniversary, we will feature each principle for the next six months on our social media to share traceability tips supporting each principle. Make sure to follow #TraceabilityTip on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Last but not least, we are seeking a web developer and designer who can support the website updates and maintenance process for the next year and a half. If you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this Request for Proposals.

Regional Updates


Our local partner and small grantee in Vietnam, Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development, ended last year with some great achievements! To continue with the momentum, SALT is issuing a grant opportunity for 2022-2023, focusing on advancing the government’s traceability effort in Vietnam. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit this Request for Proposals, and apply by March 7th.


We are hosting a webinar to kick-off SALT's latest project with an octopus fishery in the Kilwa District, Tanzania. We are excited to introduce our partnership with the government of Tanzania and local partners and discuss how the Traceability Principles can help improve the livelihood of the coastal community. Stay tuned for more updates!

Where in the World?

The recent report from Oceana, Fishing for Trouble: Loopholes Put Illegally Caught Seafood on Americans' Plates, identified four species and regions not covered by the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) that are heavily impacted by the illegal seafood trade—all regions that SALT has engaged! SALT hopes to continue applying the Traceability Principles in seafood producing countries to help address their ecological, social, and economic goals when establishing traceability programs.

We are glad to welcome Decent Work in Fisheries Initiative, Aqua Farms Organization, NGO Tuna Forum, Mar & Comercio, and Exulans to the SALT Seascape of seafood traceability and counter-IUU fishing efforts. If you would like to see your organization featured, let us know! Also, we've added a great deal of new resources to Dive Deeper in the past months. Here are some of them:

From Seafood Source: Better data in the time of COVID-19: Opportunities for advancing eCDT in wild-capture fisheries

Future of Fish, a SALT grantee, discusses SALT's aim to have a framework to evaluate the social and environmental benefits of electronic traceability.

Seas the Day

International Women's Day, March 8th

Did you know that one in every two workers in the global seafood industry is a woman? ​​Women are essential contributors, but they are often overlooked and remain invisible. Just in time for the #InternationalWomensDay, we've updated our Wakelet, where we curated inspiring stories, reports, and podcasts on #WomenInSeafood. Let's take this moment to celebrate and help amplify women's voices in the global seafood industry.

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