This document presents a framework and glossary for the critical tracking events (CTEs) and key data elements (KDEs) that are being proposed/suggested for capture during the demonstration and testing phase of USAID Oceans-supported Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) Systems. This document is intended to outline the terms, definitions, and intended uses of all relevant and required KDEs within a traceable, wild-caught seafood supply chain for Southeast Asia, in alignment with the ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (ACDS). This ‘KDE Guide’ has been written as a resource for participating and interested private sector, technical, and academic partners. This guide may be updated as lessons learned out of the testing and demonstration of the CDT Systems progress through support by USAID Oceans, and/or as regional (e.g., ACDS) or international requirements evolve.

For a quick reference guide of KDE recommendations, download our USAID Oceans Quick-Reference KDE Guide.