Seafood Technology: When 'Net' Means More than Catching Fish
Traditionally, fishermen have relied on their own instincts to locate and sell fish, but due to increased competition and a desire by customers to trace food sources, fishermen are turning to technology to help streamline the cost of running their businesses and satisfying consumer needs. Some technologies that are in the works include "Boat to Plate" an effort of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Maine Coast Fisherman's Association and others. The goal is to create a database that includes the boat name, fisherman, catch , distribution and other information, so that the source can be traced if a food safely issue arises. Using data can also predict the health of a fishery. Online auctions are another technology that helps get the fish to buyers more efficiently. [image]
Fisheries, Fishery technology
Valigra, Lori, "Seafood Technology: When 'Net' Means More than Catching Fish" (2015). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6464.