Manager, Global Seafood Traceability
Traci Linder is a Manager on the WWF-US Global Seafood Traceability team and is responsible for coordinating the large, global team leading the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST). Traci also works across the WWF network and with a variety of external stakeholders to implement the GDST’s standards for interoperable and verifiable seafood traceability across the seafood industry. Within this work, Traci leads engagement with the Dialogue Advisory Group, helping incorporate perspectives of NGOs, certifications, intergovernmental organizations, and other sectors into GDST products.
Prior to joining WWF, Traci worked as a project director at FishWise, helping drive multi-stakeholder engagement and improvements in global seafood traceability. Within that work, Traci directed the technical traceability work within a public-private partnership called the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability, which is a global initiative aimed at driving social, environmental, and economic benefits of traceable seafood supply chains. Before Traci joined the seafood world, she worked as an aquatic biologist leading fisheries studies that ranged from maricultural projects in Costa Rica to large-scale fisheries conservation studies in California. Traci holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from University of California San Diego.