IT’S AN ISSUE ALWAYS INVESTIGATING FIRST REPORTED ON YEARS AGO… AND IS NOW PAY, AND EVEN ALLEGATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CREW CAPTIVITY ABOARD SOME OF THE BOATS THAT DOCK THEM TO SUSPEND BUYING ANY FISH FROM THE LOCAL PROMISES OF CHANGE. GINA MANGIERI IS ALWAYS INVESTIGATING AND HAS Joe, industry watchers say the whole foods move could out vessels with unfair labor practices. telling always investigating they have ” zero tolerance for human rights abuses” whole foods said tuesday until we can ensure the working conditions on these boats align with our core values. ” whole foods may call it small, but it’s a big deal down on the docks 01;19;52;25 we’d hate to lose such a prominent customer as relationship, to get them back on board saying we respect the hawaii fleet enough that we can bring their product back into our stores and sell it to our customers with confidence that’s our goal 16 01;26;11;06 we hope that whole start a domino effect — council and other stakeholders to come up with a tracking has been set of the paper trail, documentation, occuring, United Fishing Agency willl ONLY ACCEPT FISH and will ONLY SELL FISH on behalf of vessels that 01;12;40;41 GM like an independent accreditation so to speak? 01;12;40;41 yes and we’re having to do this on our own because it hasn’t been done before. It’s a move major local seafood restaurants welcome. that. I want to make sure the fish auction is not accepting any of those boats any more to unload the fish on the block meanwhile whole foods says it “will continue to source 01;26;25;33 we feel that this is the type of community effort 01;25;13;50 i think that the auction is also taking a step in the right direction. 25:15 we want to be sure that they follow through with this and we will make sure that they do to do its job. US customs and border patrol needs to do the job and catch those guys and make the thing so everybody process could be ready within 01;18;33;10 it’s going to take a little time, but we’re working as quickly as possible. i want to say within the year we’re is something they can come up with…and let you know when the fish auction’s new system is up and running. the industry points out as a whole hawaii’s 140 longliner fleet is the most regulated and sustainable fishery in the standards.