Loyola Marymount University-Led Team Wins National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Award to Create Seafood Traceability Tool

September 28, 2021 Loyola Marymount University

The world cephalopod catch, which includes octopuses and squid, has increased significantly over the past six decades. But octopus species are often misidentified, and their catch numbers and locations inaccurately reported, research shows, prompting fears that a dearth of data about these mollusks could lead to overfishing, threatening their future.

New Approach to Digital Traceability Opens Global Doors for Artisanal Fishers

September 7, 2021 Trace Register

An innovative study in the Peru mahi and jumbo squid fisheries proved how affordable digital technologies can work with new global seafood traceability standards to produce positive results for small-scale fishers and their customers. The study was organized by World Wildlife Fund Peru (WWF-Peru) in collaboration with the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) Secretariat (WWF-US and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)), and traceability technology companies Trace Register and Plenumsoft Marina.

As FDA Food Traceability Mandate Looms, Retailer/Wholesaler Group and ReposiTrak Launch Traceability Network

August 19, 2021 ReposiTrak

With the FDA in the process of finalizing new regulations requiring the food industry to trace thousands of products in the supply chain from beginning to end, the Food Traceability Leadership Consortium (FTLC), is implementing a food traceability solution that will meet or exceed FDA requirements at a cost that will have no material impact on supplier margins or consumer prices.

Government of Canada Launches Consultation on Boat-to-Plate Traceability For Fish and Seafood Products

The Government of Canada is working in collaboration with Canada’s seafood industry to ensure they remain competitive in the global marketplace and to protect consumers and fisheries by preventing seafood fraud and taking action to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Seafood Industry Traceability Pilot Confirms That Standards Are Key to Supply Chain Interoperability

June 28, 2021 GS1 US 

A recent seafood industry traceability pilot study has confirmed that standards are essential to helping trading partners seamlessly exchange supply chain data across technology platforms, improving end-to-end visibility.