CLG: Digitilisation of seafood supply chains

CLG: Digitilisation of seafood supply chains

Date: 27 June 2023

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

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This meeting will look closely at how the industry is moving towards end-to-end digital traceability of the whole seafood supply chain.

Digitalisation can add value to catches and build efficiencies in supply chains, whilst also contributing to scientific data collection and sustainable practices. Information captured on a digital platform, shared under a set of permissions with stakeholders, has the potential to improve the safety, efficiency, value and sustainability of seafood supply chains, and in turn increase consumer confidence.

This meeting will look closely at how the industry is moving towards end-to-end digital traceability of the whole seafood supply chain. This will cover how this transition is being managed, and the emerging technologies and supporting infrastructure that are being developed to support this.

If digital traceability is the goal, what are the short and long-term aims for both a catcher and buyer perspective. During the morning session we will highlight the work that is going on in the UK with a focus on case studies and seafood traceability projects. The afternoon session will look at ‘big data’ and international initiatives, taking a broader look at technical capabilities, market requirements and barriers to adoption.

Event Programme

10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Digitilisation projects in the UK.
  • How the FSA has used digital tools to enhance traceability in the supply chain/Overview of Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP).
    Sid Kalita, Food Standards Agency/Samantha Royston, Defra.
  • Fisheries Innovation and Sustainability (FIS) digitilisation work programme and Verifact/Nephrops project.
    Kara Brydson, FIS and Frank Fleming, Verifact.
  • Marine Management Organisation (MMO) traceability projects:
  • Exploring the benefits and challenges of traceability. Rod Capell, Poseidon.
    Rachel Hanbury, Poseidon.
  • Supply chain mapping work.
    Alex Caveen, University of Hull.
  • Traceability technologies.
    Steve Pegg, AVS.
  • Panel session.
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
The role of big data and digititiliation in optimising seafood supply chains.
  • Financial benefits of seafood traceability.
    François Mosnier, Planet Tracker.
  • Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST).
    Mike Platt, GDST.
  • Vessel analytics for improved due diligence
    Leah Buckley, Global Fishing Watch.
  • Digital traceability: From reactive to proactive.
    Stephanie Brooks, Foods Connected.
  • Panel session.
Update on Seafood Emissions Profiling Tool.
  • Stuart McLanaghan, Seafish.
Closing remarks.
3.30 pm
Meeting ends

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