Blockchain Potential in the Pacific Islands (Part 1 of 2)

By |2019-11-26T00:35:39+13:00November 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

  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 [...]

Blockchain-enabled Digital Traceability

By |2019-10-09T13:36:07+13:00October 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Pacific Women and Tech

By |2019-07-18T10:57:38+13:00July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Last month I was fortunate to be selected as a participant to Pacific Connect’s Network Dialogue in Brisbane on Pacific Women Entrepreneurs as Technology Influencers. It brought together more than 20 women from Australia and the Pacific for 2 days to discuss, share ideas, and identify opportunities for collaboration and ongoing engagement. Participants came [...]

May 2019 Highlights

By |2019-05-30T19:43:01+13:00May 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The beginning of May was extremely exciting for TraSeable Solutions, we took part in the “Investment Readiness and Financial Inclusion” Workshop in Nadi hosted by CTA and PIFON on the 8th of May and then only a few days later on the 11th sent out a shipment of fully traceable tuna with Sea Quest [...]

Our Launch

By |2019-02-13T20:51:45+13:00February 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

On February 1 we launched our company and products with the theme "Reimagining Pacific Islands Fisheries and Agriculture." Minister for Fisheries Honourable Semi Koroilavesau was the Chief Guest.  And the launch was attended by representatives from Government, the fishing industry, NGO's, and the private sector. This occasion marked 16 months of our journey as a start-up.  [...]

We’re in Bangkok this week

By |2019-03-13T10:13:19+13:00February 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

Pioneering Blockchain Technology in the Pacific

By |2019-03-13T13:57:10+13:00December 17th, 2018|Tags: |

TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd was founded in Fiji in 2017 by my wife, Shaunalee and I based on what we perceived as a growing need in the fisheries sector that was not being met. We both had fisheries experience behind us – Shaunalee having worked for Samoa’s Fisheries division and myself with the Pacific Islands Forum [...]

The September Update

By |2018-12-21T15:43:08+13:00October 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 – The start to the rest of the world.

By |2018-12-21T15:38:30+13:00September 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]