True Facts or Fake News? The GDST, Verification, and the Data-Driven Future of Seafood
The digital revolution is arriving full force in the seafood sector. With the rapid emergence of powerful new technologies—from innovative electronic fisheries monitoring devices through blockchain platform solutions—the availability of data about how fish products are made is poised to grow explosively. But is technology really the silver bullet we’ve all been waiting for? How quickly (and equitably) will reliable eFM and IT solutions become available across the wide variety of fisheries globally? What does it take to turn a flood of data into authoritative and useful information? And how can NGOs, industry stakeholders, and governments help ensure that human systems are ready to promote the reliable and fair digitization of seafood?
These questions are especially relevant as more than five dozen leading seafood companies intensify their work through the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) to adopt voluntary industry norms for the verification of “key data elements” in interoperable traceability systems. This interactive expert panel will offer SWSS attendees an opportunity to get updated, give input, and raise questions as the GDST seeks to describe best practices for verification of digital supply chain data in the rapidly evolving seafood sector.