tracking seafood

A Canadian group is pioneering a high-tech web system that allows diners around the world to track their seafood back to the person who caught it. Participating fishermen tag their catch and the information is entered intoThisfish.info.

Earlier this week, Nova Scotian Gordon Beaton caught a lobster in the Northumberland Strait, tagged it and sold it on. A couple of days later, Toronto diner Lynn Patterson ordered lobster at the Royal York Hotel.

She pulled out her iPad, went to Thisfish and entered the code.

"It's coming up," she said as the site tracked the lobster. "[It] tells us what it is, of course, an Atlantic lobster. Who caught it — a guy called Gordon Beaton! Caught in the Northumberland Strait two days ago. Fresh, fresh, fresh!"

Diners can log into Thisfish.info and see where their dinner came from. CBCBeaton was pleased to learn his lobster's final destination.

"Well that's good. I'm glad it made it to such a good place," he said.

via CBC News.