Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) and GDST Standards


Tool Type

Traceability | Standards

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) became a fully legally independent organization in October 2022 and is an international, business-to-business platform established in 2017 to create the first-ever global industry standards for seafood traceability. 

More than 60 companies and associations participated in the GDST’s consensus-based drafting process, with strong participation from around the world, across the supply chain, and at all enterprise sizes. The GDST was convened and facilitated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). 

Participants can access non-public dialogue events such as future processes to update or expand the GDST Standard.