Global Dialogue for Seafood Traceability: Hackathon


Host: GDST
Date: 11 Feb, 2019 - 12 Feb, 2019
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Do you know what’s in your fishstick? Was that salmon caught in Alaska and processed in China? Do you know the story of how your tuna was caught, canned and then made its way to your dinner table?

Global Dialogue members (fishers, processors, and retailers) are shifting the market towards traceability systems that enable tracking seafood from vessel to plate. They are developing industry standards in a pre-competitive environment that include solutions for small- and large-scale actors alike. The key element is linking traceability systems so they can seamlessly communicate with each other. Interoperable traceability will mean we know when, where, how and by whom the seafood we consume is caught, processed and shipped.

We need your expertise in designing technical solutions to capture data, creative ways to share that data, and strategies to convert data seamlessly. Ultimately, with your help we will make progress towards connecting the seafood industry to make sure we can answer these questions accurately in the future. On 10-12 February 2019, the GDST is hosting a Seafood Traceability Hackathon (Seafood Trackathon). Its mission is to promote seafood traceability and interoperability by sharing the standards and methods developed by the GDST with the seafood industry’s technical community. Interoperability requires communication between and among seafood companies, retailers, brokers, processors and IT system providers that support them.

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