Today, the issue of traceability is on the lips of the consumer, the distributor, the processor and the harvester.
Fleet Fisheries, having dozens of vessels in its fleet, is truly a vertically integrated seafood company. We track each of our boats and use this capability to create unique traceability programs for our committed customers. Each lot of our fresh sea scallops are traced from the boat (even if we purchase from independent vessels) to our customers for true traceability!
Fleet Fisheries uses modern-day software to manage all of its daily operations from tracking and communicating with the vessels out at sea to the inventory management and lot control.
Additionally, the seafood is always kept cold on fresh ice, in refrigerated trucks, coolers, freezers and even our main facility is air-controlled with a specially-designed air system that maintains the production floors at a controlled temperature!
We can tell the temperature of all seafood whether it was in one of our coolers, refrigerated trucks, freezers or even while it is traveling by freight airliners thanks to the time-temperature indicators.
"As much as one-third of seafood sold in restaurants and groceries is fraudulently labeled, according to a report the advocacy group Oceana released Thursday. The group sampled 674 retail outlets in the District of Columbia and 20 states between 2010 and 2012, often finding cheaper, farmed fish being sold in place of wild-caught ones."
- By Juliet Eilperin and Tim Carman, The Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2013