Improving Traceability Policy Work in Japan

Seafood Legacy is a sustainable seafood consulting social venture based in Tokyo and supported by Oceans 5. Considering the unique social stricture, Seafood Legacy is specialized in bridging NGOs and industry to form a partnership necessary to solve the complicated issues surrounding our oceans.

Wakao Hanaoka, the CEO of Seafood Legacy,  is also serving as an expert advisor of the Cabinet Office Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform Fishery Working Group. With over fifteen years of experience in this issue, Wakao is bringing the future generation oriented solution to the group to stress the importance of robust regulation and policy on traceability and IUU fishing.

With support from Oceans 5, Seafood Legacy, working with ally NGOs and stakeholders, will continue designing models and procedures for implementing traceability programs for both imported and domestic seafood to combat IUU fishing and establish transparent supply chains.