Digitalisation in Seafood Supply Chains
Using Digitalisation to improve transparency in seafood supply chains
Collaborating to test how current, ad hoc data collection could be improved by a coordinated approach, Verifact worked with FIS and Seafood Scotland to develop a project whereby seafood supply data is captured once but made available for use as many times as needed by different users - in science, markets, certification, and management.
This seafood data ‘one stop shop' focused on two Scottish species: Nephrops and Haddock. Verifact harnessed existing technology to enable automatic data transfer and looked at opportunities to enhance the competitive position of seafood through improved traceability and provenance.
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The solution developed used secure cloud-based databases to allow fishing and processing businesses to upload and share information.
A ‘toolkit' was developed to support future data sharing projects. The Toolkit includes:
Verifact worked with a number of high profile seafood processing companies, retailers and primary producers on the project.
Verifact carried out a gap analysis on existing systems and developed digital solutions to enable the businesses involved to assess their readiness for emerging demands for data in seafood supply chains.
The participating companies were able to utilise the solutions developed to demonstrate their sustainability credentials and improve food safety in supply chains.
Tuesday 26th September 2023