Experts in Seafood
TRADE & TRACEABILITY
The U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) is a federal regulation administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that requires importers to demonstrate that their products contain only legally harvested fish. Importers must be able to furnish records that:
Validate information reported by a broker to U.S. Customs
Track the physical movement of fish from catch to customs
Prove that the fish was harvested legally
Failure to meet these requirements can result in fines and other enforcement actions.
We've been the architects, technical support, trainers, and managers of SIMP within government and are uniquely qualified to support:
AUDITS & SPOT CHECKS
Put your best foot forward with NOAA during SIMP audits. We offer records reviews, chain of custody summary reports for auditors, draft correspondence and assistance on calls with NOAA.
Broker errors in the entry filing process are the #1 finding of NOAA's SIMP audits. Let us help you and your broker navigate entry filing requirements and minimize this completely avoidable risk.
VETTING & TRAINING
Whether you are considering working with a new supplier or want a refresh on all of NOAA's seafood requirements, we offer confidential assistance tailored to your company's needs.
LEGAL HARVEST REVIEW
Documenting a complete supply chain is only half of the audit process. Third-party certifications of legality don't carry weight with NOAA. When you need it, we can help verify legal harvest.
Traceability Programs & Systems
The effectiveness of traceability programs and data solutions depend on their content, design, and interoperability. A robust traceability program will not only navigate a complex set of legal requirements to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud, but it will also offer insights into global fisheries and supply chains. Data solutions for regulators and industry alike need to be secure and able to send and receive information easily, but they should also allow for analysis that suits the customer's needs.
Not only can we create international seafood traceability programs and develop software to manage them, we are also the only consultants who have done both.