Something Fishy Coming To Blockchain, Future of Fish Travel Secured

Something Fishy Coming To Blockchain, Future of Fish Travel Secured

An unusual and unexpected issue with transporting fish across the globe could be solved with an even more surprising use of technology, as those shipping seafood are looking to implement Blockchain to keep record shipments. It is a little disconcerting to learn that an epidemic of mislabeling plagues the shipping businesses that haul fish and seafood. It has been estimated, over the last decade, that 30 percent of seafood shipped globally is being mislabeled. In fact, certain fish such as snapper, perch and grouper were incorrectly labeled around 80 percent of the time making it almost....


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