Asian Aquaculture Network: "Thailand National Fish and Seafood, Traceability Software to Stop Slavery"
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Thailand National Fish and Seafood, Traceability Software to Stop Slavery
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.