Using crowdsourcing to develop electronic traceability


Traceability is fundamental to the work of the Task Force.

This means being able to track and trace seafood products through all stages of production, processing and distribution. It provides the ability to verify history, location or application of any item by means of documented, recorded identification.

So far, the Task Force has developed and completed a paper-based traceability system that links marine ingredients from Vessel to Feedmill.

Earlier in 2017, the Task Force decided to develop open source software through crowdsourcing and a pilot track and trace mobile app (Android) has now been developed with a prototype being tested by members of the Task Force as we speak.

The development of the system is being led by Sub-Group #2, WWF and Republic Systems with some strategic support from Deloitte. Pilots should be complete by the end of 2017 with a view to developing an IOS version at the beginning of 2018.

To find out more, download our latest progress update
Aaron McNevin #2 Electronic Traceability Sub-Group Head

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