True Facts or Fake News? Monitoring and Verification in 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 rapidly (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?
This interactive panel will bring together experts from a variety of perspectives to discuss approaches to ensuring the availability and verification of digital supply chain data in the rapidly evolving seafood sector. The goal is to encourage multi-stakeholder convergence on a shared vision for best practices and for overcoming obstacles to achieving them. The session coincides with the intensification of work within the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) on norms for the verification of “key data elements”, and will offer SWSS attendees an opportunity to provide input and raise questions as the GDST moves into its final phase of drafting new voluntary industry standards for seafood traceability.