WWF and Bolton Food (that includes the three companies Bolton Alimentari, Saupiquet and Garavilla) began working together in 2017 on an ambitious transformational program aimed at improving the sustainability of sourced seafood products and increase traceability and transparency of the company’s supply chain. The partnership is also focused on increasing the consumers’ awareness on the importance of sustainable seafood, the origin of products and the role consumers play with their consumption behaviors.
Bolton Food supports the WWF initiative about transparency on seas. On a regular basis WWF gets Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) tracks of Bolton Food’s fleets (Saupiquet and Garavilla vessels) to analyze them within the context of nature conservation needs. The analysis includes:
- Vessel Monitoring System analytics (VMS)
- Automatic Identification System analytics (AIS)
- harboring activities
- interaction with Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ)
- speed pattern and related activity
- interaction with Marine Protected Areas (MPA).
The track data has been made publicly available on transparentsea.org to demonstrate the strong commitment of Bolton Food for a traceable, transparent and sustainable tuna fishery.
For more information follow the periodical vessel track analysis: