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Undercurrent News: PNG tuna iFIMS software passes capability test



David Karis (NFA) explaining how iFIMS track PNG tuna from net to export
David Karis (NFA) explaining how iFIMS track PNG tuna from net to export

The online platform allows businesses to verify whether software solutions can deliver on their promises of compatibility with the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability interoperable traceability standard.


The Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea (FIA PNG) has successfully passed the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) capability test for its version of the iFIMS (Fisheries Information Management System) software.


The online platform allows businesses to verify whether software solutions can deliver on their promises of compatibility with the GDST interoperable traceability standard. Software products that pass this test are eligible to carry the "GDST Capable" logo.


"As a vertically integrated tuna harvesting operation in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, it is important that this complex fishery be recognized as GDST capable," said Marcelo Hidalgo, sustainability and CSR director of FIA PNG.


The executive director of GDST, Greg Brown, praised FIA PNG for making the important step towards enhanced transparency and assurance against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


"It's exciting to see another key player in the tuna sector, FIA PNG, make this important step towards enhanced transparency and assurance against IUU," he said.


Source: Undercurrent News


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