SEATRACE (FS077)

Aim:

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:

£39,592

Duration of Project:

3 months

Project Summary:

The SEATRACE (SEAfood TRACEability) project aims to examine the feasibility of implementing tracking tags combined with a cloud data management system to enable full traceability of the marine ingredients / marine by-products supply chain in the UK.

SEATRACE will: 

*assess the current methods and systems in place for data management across this fragmented and complex supply chain

*identify Key Data Elements (KDE) and key tracking points / Critical Tracking Events (CTE) for by-products within the entire supply chain that are most relevant and useful to this supply chain

*propose solutions for the most effective and cost-viable system for implementation, with details on the economic, environmental, and operational impacts and benefits of the solution.

The key aim of SEATRACE is to identify the best technology (or technologies) that will allow the marine ingredients industry to have an end-to-end, electronic, and interoperable traceability system. This system would automate data collection and assure data transparency, reliability, operational improvements, and opportunities for increased sustainability in this particular supply chain.

Two aspects of this project are innovative: first, the integration of tracking technology in the marine ingredients industry in the UK and, second, the combination of these tracking systems with a cloud storage data management solution in this industry. The proposal aims to justify the financial investment needed to implement this solution. The insights and findings of the project will also feed directly into accelerating the implementation and testing of the first prototypes in the aquaculture value supply chain for fish meal and fish oil production.

STATUS: Ongoing

Project Lead

HSSMI Limited