In the Pacific, adoption of seafood traceability technology faces hurdles at multiple stages of the supply chain. Records frequently start on paper, which can be lost or damaged. Internet coverage is often spotty. Tags with QR codes have to be durable in harsh ocean conditions. Customs and habits are hard to change. And by [...]
This piece was written by TraSeable Founder, Kenneth Katafono, and first published by the International Center for Democratic Partnerships here – https://www.icdp.com.au/2019/11/25/blockchain-potential-in-the-pacific-islands/ Thinking of the Pacific often conjures up images of an idyllic tropical paradise with happy, smiling people in laid-back settings where time almost stands still. So, it may be surprising to some [...]
During September we participated in two important forums - the 7th Pacific Tuna Forum in Port Moresby, PNG and the inaugural Strike Two Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We shared our experience in seafood traceability and how blockchain technology could be used to enhance traceability. There were several takeaways from these events: Despite the hype, blockchain [...]
A traceability system in a food supply chain is simply a system that allows for a product to be traced forwards and backwards. Traceability systems have been used in food supply chains for several years now, from versions that are paper-based to those that are completely electronic. Bosona & Gebresenbet (2013), identified: regulatory requirements, food [...]
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We're in Bangkok this week to attend the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) PartnerLab. The PartnerLab will include learning sessions on electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT). Coinciding with the PartnerLab is the Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technology (SAFET) Conference. We are presenting our work with blockchain technology in Fiji's longline fisheries sector at SAFET.
Sea Land Processors (Fiji) Ltd Took Traceable Fresh Tuna Sashimi to The Seafood Expo Asia September started with Sea Land Processors (Fiji) Ltd (part of the Sea Quest/Sea Land Group Of Companies) displaying traceable fresh tuna sashimi at the Seafood Expo Asia, in Hong Kong, 4th-6th September. Representatives from Sea Land Processors (Fiji) Ltd were [...]
August was a pretty busy month for TraSeable. Apart from our usual efforts to transform and provide traceability solutions to stakeholders here in Fiji, we have begun work on another WWF-NZ project. If you missed out on our initial project with WWF-NZ and want to learn more here is the project report by our colleague [...]