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Sean
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05/10/2018 6:16 pm  

What can be done by this community to help prevent another horrific seafood fraud operation like Sea To Table from arriving on the scene and damaging the movement and destroying public trust? What can we do to protect whistleblowers like the ones that were silenced, ignored or fired from Sea To Table?

https://www.nationalfisherman.com/viewpoints/national-international/fish-fraud-what-is-sea-to-tables-real-problem/


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Colles
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16/10/2018 1:19 am  

All good questions. We're aiming to dig into some of those questions in the upcoming webinar on Dec. 4 as we explore what regulatory measures are in place to address fraud, and what we in the responsibly harvested seafood movement can do to bridge the gap between what is actually enforced, and what should be called out. This is not an easy task. Mutual accountability is essential. One concept on the table is social license to operate. That is, the community within the movement is stronger when each player agrees to act in a manner that furthers the goals of the collective as a whole, thereby gaining a social license to operate within the community. In this case, members would actively embrace the Slow Fish and Local Catch values we discussed in the first webinar. Infusing the transparency, trust and accountability necessary to harvest, distribute, sell and consume seafood throughout the supply chain would ostensibly minimize the type of fraud that occurred here. Why? Because other members in the community would hold each other accountable to uphold the common values and call out transgressions. Conversely, the community could act as mutual support, coming to the aid of individual players who need assistance with some aspect of their business. This is not a panacea. But it could be one possible solution to self-police in ways current enforcement strategies cannot, at least not on a broad scale.


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