WWF Uses Blockchain to Uproot Slavery And Illicit Trading in Fishing Industry

WWF Uses Blockchain to Uproot Slavery And Illicit Trading in Fishing Industry

Poachers better brace for innovations, which watchdogs are going to use to combat their illicit actions, or even give up on their ‘businesses.’ Recently it has been released that the World Wide Fund for Nature is going to destroy unlawful fishing in the tuna sphere with the help of… blockchain. And it is going to be the premier practice of such a type ever.

Preventing Slavery & Tracking Tuna Fish

This month, WWF announced its plans to adopt blockchain in order to avert people from buying tuna fish from unlawful, uncovered and uncontrollable fishing deals in the Pacific Islands. Moreover, the trendy tech will help to extirpate slavery in the sphere. Such initiation proves one more time that blockchain’s transmittance, as well as its other features, make it applicable in various areas of life, and not only on the crypto market.

“Ridding the industry of these sorts of unsustainable practices will help protect fishers from human rights abuses and save the environment,” said Dermot O’Gorman, WWF-Australia Chief Executive Officer.

Often, fishers suffer from the violation of human rights when forced to work in unacceptable conditions for low wages. Such a situation needs to be stopped, though at WWF.

Hence, to implement the idea, some organization’s divisions, including WWF-Fiji, WWF-Australia, as well as WWF-New Zealand, decided to collaborate with mondial technological companies ConsenSys and TraSeable and tuna industry firm Sea Quest Fiji. The last one, by the way, is going to use the help of the companies, mentioned above, to adopt blockchain tech.

How It Will Work

This way, Sea Quest Fiji will get the opportunity to eye the fish from a ship to a spreader. No poachers will be able to intrude into the process, as blockchain will register all the ‘fingerprints’ in the case. How will they do it? The answer is pretty simple. People will have to merely scan a QR code on fish’s batch with the help of their gadgets. A particular application will show them at what time and at which place the tuna was caught, how it was shipped, by which technique, by whom and so on.

Before, there have already been trials to track tuna with traditional means, like paper documentation and online-recording. But all of them failed. Now the new tech is expected to make a difference in the field. To conclude the blockchain fishing initiative, the participants only need a marketer to join the crew.