Find out how this company ensures that the seafood delivered to the plates is of the highest quality

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Health and nutrition experts often recommend eating seafood as it is a good source of essential nutrients.

Research has shown that seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat, and rich in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and B, arguably essential for good health.

While seafood is recommended, the journey from its aquatic habitat to the plate and then to the stomach can often lack transparency. As more and more people become aware of what they eat, the source and processing of their food before it reaches their plate has also become important.

With top players like Mowi ASA MHGVY and Leroy Seafood Group ASA LYSFFthe global seafood market reached $253 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach approximately $336 billion by 2025.

Ensuring quality is not always easy

Although the future of the industry may look bright, the lack of standards could hamper its growth.

Blue Star Foods Corp. BSFCan integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) seafood company, seeks to process, package and sell high-value seafood to consumers.

The Miami-based company owns and operates the oldest Continuous Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) salmon farm in North America.

Blue Star Foods hopes to eliminate poor industry practices such as mislabeling and illegal fishing that continue to occur on a large scale.

Founded in 1995 as a small company with the ambition to provide Americans with a healthy and delicious crab product that was responsibly caught and sustainably produced, the company has grown to become one of the largest importers of crabmeat. pasteurized crab in the United States and Europe.

Innovate for sustainability?

In 2018, the company launched the Blue Star data-driven traceability app, which generates reports on crab landings, sex and size distribution, species habitat and spawning potential rate, among other vital parameters.

The traceability system tracks the movement of each Blue Star product from point of capture to point of sale. All relevant information, including fisherman’s name, vessel and gear used, vessel route and processing plant, is tracked, recorded and uploaded in real time using solar-powered GPS.

Blue Star is promoting its app as the seafood industry’s first-ever on-demand traceability app, free to download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app gives consumers key information about each Blue Star product.

In addition to the transparency offered to consumers, the application and traceability process are part of the company’s efforts to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 14.

The company believes that continuing to improve the traceability of raw materials and educating consumers and investors about the meaning of sustainability, especially where products are purchased, leads to responsible sourcing.

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