Dock to Dish: A Fresh Take on Fresh Catch
July 13, 2015 • Blog Post • By HPE Matter Contributor
Sustainable seafood cooperative Dock to Dish uses technology to return the seafood industry to simpler times
The globalized seafood industry is swimming in inefficiencies. Up to 90% of seafood in the U.S. is imported; a significant portion of that is caught by American fishermen, exported overseas for processing, and then reimported back to the U.S.
Dock to Dish is bringing the farm-to-table movement to the ocean, creating direct connections between fishermen and the local restaurants and customers who enjoy the days catch. Through their online platform, the Dock to Dish team can communicate with fisherman and customers, collect and share data and precisely track inventory. The result is fresh, local seafood delivered to customers on the day it is caught no overnight cooler, no shipping across international waters, no freezer burn.
Tools like the cloud, mobile technology and big data analytics enable entrepreneurs to quickly turn an idea into an enterprise. Will Dock to Dish be able to eliminate the seafood industrys global complexities? The sky or in this case, the sea is the limit.
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