Posted on 27 September 2019
The 2019 Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies (SAFET) Conference represented the first global conference where Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) and seafood supply chain practitioners from around the world were given the opportunity to learn about the very latest technologies available for application in fisheries MCS and supply chain traceability.
By exploring emerging technologies as diverse as satellite remote sensing and unmanned surveillance vehicles, this conference created and strengthened new connections among technology, industry, and government specialists as well as helped identify current and future opportunities for the application of innovative technologies in seafood supply chain traceability and fisheries MCS contexts. Moreover, the event helped identify potential solutions to complex fisheries challenges by connecting technology providers with fisheries and seafood supply chain professionals in a forum intended to foster a mutual and global vision toward solving the conservation and management challenges global fisheries currently face.
The theme for the 2019 SAFET Conference was “Illuminating the Supply Chain,” reflecting the recognition of the increasingly important role that the seafood supply chain plays in identifying and assisting actions related to investigations of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.