Digital supply chain traceability for ASC-certified shrimp

May 24, 2023 | The Fish Site |

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched the Key Data Elements (KDE) project to enable digital traceability of ASC-certified shrimp products. The software captures key data from ASC-certified farms and feed sources and transfers it digitally along the supply chain, providing transparency and traceability. The captured data includes scientific name, stock size, origin of broodstock, production method, location of farm, transportation documents, certification status of feed ingredients, and more. The project's initial focus is on shrimp in Vietnam, with many companies labeling their shrimp products with the ASC label already signed up. UK retailer Sainsbury's and supplier Lyons Seafoods Ltd are participating in the project's initial phase, offering valuable feedback for continuous improvement. The digital traceability tool aims to build trust in seafood, support responsible sourcing policies, and ensure integrity for shrimp products across the supply chain.