ThisFish Inc. is a seafood traceability software and artificial intelligence that enables seafood processors to digitize their data in realtime on the factory using tablets and IoT devices. Their Tally software can cut labour costs, strengthen compliance and enable real-time process control. The company’s mission is to improve the social, environmental, and financial sustainability of seafood enterprises by empowering people through better data.
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Trace Register is a supply chain data and data analytics company. Its software solutions empower the supply chain to link and trace product information, on a lot-by-lot, case-by-case, and shipment-by-shipment basis, linking upstream external data to downstream internal data. Trace Register’s data integration tools allow companies at every step of the supply chain to share data from many different sources in order to provide a unified view of valuable information. Through the TR+ Analytics Dashboard data can be put to work to gain valuable insights to improve business and the bottom line.
Tracey, a traceability and trade data companion, incentivizes fishers to capture catch and trade data into a blockchain-enabled application.
By utilizing direct and indirect methods of data monetization, the app gives fishers access to institutional microfinance in return for verifiable trade data; and enables data buyers, such as retailers and final buyers, to directly “tip” the fishers for the provision of verified traceability data.
Data is captured from 3rd party sensors streaming data in real-time, manual e-logging, and QR codes. Furthermore, Tracey utilizes the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) data recording standards.
The data can be accessed directly from the Tracey app or via the Streamr Data marketplace. Analytics can be run on the data using the Streamr Core App to assess everything from fish stock levels within a specified geographic area, to location of seafood products in the value chain, to quantity of specific seafood products sold.
The USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) is a five-year activity (2015-2020) that works to strengthen regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region. USAID Oceans works with public and private sector partners across Southeast Asia to develop and implement electronic catch documentation and traceability systems, improve sustainable fisheries management using an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management, address human welfare and gender equity concerns, and develop public-private partnerships in support of these efforts.
Vericatch is a technology solutions provider whose mission is to empower fisheries with data-driven decision making. We enable fisheries to accurately capture their data and leverage value throughout the supply chain. The company’s FisheriesApp platform allows fisheries to record, transmit, save, and share fisheries data generated at the time of harvest, as well as view catch data analytics in real-time. KnowYour.Fish allows for verifiable end-to-end seafood traceability, while increasing trust and accuracy in the supply chain
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports sustainable fishing and good governance in geographic places such as the Arctic, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, the Southern Cone, and on the high seas. WWF focuses efforts on reducing the impact of fishing that is making a considerable footprint on ecologically important marine ecoregions and conserving commercially valuable species such as tuna and whitefish. WWF also works with private partners to push market demand for sustainable seafood. WWF has worked to advance seafood traceability through crafting guidance documents such as Traceability Principles for Wild-Caught Fish Products and Recommendations for a Global Framework to Ensure the Legality and Traceability of Wild-Caught Fish Products, and participating in various collaborative projects aimed at advancing industry-wide traceability best practices such as the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability.
This effort has regional work that contains more information on regional initiatives, such as WWF Peru and WWF Japan. Use the Seascape Map to search by region for more information.
The Vessel Tracer (VT) iVMS is a small vessel monitoring unit that has been specifically designed for small-scale fisheries. The VT iVMS comes in both solar-powered and line-powered versions. The transponder uses inexpensive cell-phone technology to transmit vessel movements, allowing for higher reporting frequency than traditional VMS. This, in turn, allows for higher resolution monitoring to help determine fishing activity. Both models report positions while within mobile-phone coverage and store any positions and alerts internally if outside coverage. Once coverage is re-established, any stored positions will be forwarded to secure servers. These transponders can instantly warn fishers (and authorities) if a vessel enters into an MPA or any other closure. This assists fishers to work towards legal and sustainable fishing and can be a tool to help protect vulnerable stocks and habitats.
For information on what philanthropic, government, and international agencies are funding initiatives around the world to better seafood traceability and counter-IUU fishing practices, please use the Funding the Ocean map.