SEATRACE will identify the best technologies that will allow the marine ingredients industry to have an end-to-end, electronic, and interoperable traceability system.

Funding Amount:


Duration of Project:

3 months

Project Outcome:

HSSMI and MarinTrust’s Seafood Traceability (SeaTrace) project, funded by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund, engaged 26 industry stakeholders to determine how key data elements (KDEs) were captured at each stage of the supply chain. The stakeholders ranged from retailers, seafood processors, formulated feed producers, fishmeal plants, and NGOs.

The project:

  • mapped the seafood supply chain in the UK
  • assessed which KDEs were most relevant to various actors along the supply chain, and which actors had access to other members’ KDEs
  • compared different data collection and storage solutions that would enable traceability across this supply chain

Based on this study, the Seatrace consortium was able to do an initial assessment of what the likely most appropriate and effective solutions for traceability in the UK would be.

One of the consortium’s most interesting findings was that who owns the data that is collected in supply chains is unknown to the majority of stakeholders at all levels in the supply chain, irrespective of their position within the supply chain, although they each manage the data that is relevant in their own business.

STATUS: Completed

Project Lead

HSSMI Limited