The Blockchain idea for tracking seafood supply chain

The Blockchain idea for tracking seafood supply chain

According to the experts, blockchain technology could be a key to give a solution of supply chain tracking problems.

Sarah Romanous, a tech lawyer with HWL Ebsworth, said “we’ll have the traditional ham plus oysters and prawns. There will also be a mussels and Moreton Bay bug dish which we cook with a tomato sauce.” Mr Romanous will be one of people who are eating seafood at Christmas as many Australians.

However, people would like to be informed about their bought seafood where were caught.

She said “The idea of blockchain-based technology – open, distributed ledger that can permanently record and verify transactions between parties – to track where and when seafood is harvested was appealing.

“I’m very interested in the origin of the seafood I’m buying as well as when it was caught and whether it was sustainably fished.”

Blockchain service provider company Atato, helped Tuna supplies Pacifical and Swiss food company Gustav Greig about creation of a a blockchain for tracking fish “bait to plate” in November.

Maurice Brownjohn, Tuna supplies Pacifical’s commercial manager, said “This gives Gustav Greig's clients access to its blockchain on its rose tuna range to trace the captain, vessel, catch timing, method and area, as well as where and when it was processed.”

Joshua Bishop at the World Wildlife Fund, said “But blockchain itself can’t guarantee sustainability credentials. That still needs to be done by auditors or other technologies. But once verified data enters the blockchain, it can't be tampered with. That means that provenance can be guaranteed.”


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