“[…] Besides enabling fishermen to work around the lack of a physical marketplace, technology offers an additional sustainability advantage: It matches supply and demand, increasing the chances of unwanted fish being returned to the sea alive.
“The reality is most caught produce goes to waste and in extreme cases this results in fishermen increasing their catch to compensate,” Yagi says. “It’s a vicious circle, but it can be countered by a reliable monitoring system.”
Yagi’s idea is one of many developed in recent years, each aimed at utilizing “internet of things” technology to ensure seafood comes from sustainable sources.
Some ideas come from communications companies that have joined forces with fishery organizations to develop groundbreaking technology.