Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising seafood processing solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Seafood Processing Startups
For our 5 picks of seafood processing startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 295 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
ThisFish – Fish Labelling
In order to allow consumers to trace the seafood they buy, fish harvesters apply a unique code using a tag or label and upload the information about their handling and shipping of fish to the cloud. For example, the Canada-based non-profit startup ThisFish works on seafood traceability using QR-tags. It allows tracing a fish’s journey back to its origins and define who caught it, when, where and how via special QR cloud-connected tags.
LoveTheWild – Fish Packaging
As perishable fresh seafood was typically shipped in wooden or waxed boxes, distributors and the seafood industry have faced a shift to consumer-friendly packaging. Nowadays, seafood packaging is tailored to fit modern consumers’ preferences offering a lot of pre-cooked variations. US-based LoveTheWild packages fish with pre-packed sauces, creating pre-cooked dinner options. Consumers can then throw a ready package into the microwave or oven and get a sustainable dish.
SmartCatch – Fish Harvest Control
Many commercial fishing companies face different issues related to fish bycatch and government fines for hauling endangered species. In this respect, startups help reduce amounts of unintended catches and avoid fines for catching out-of-season fish by providing hardware and software control tools. SmartCatch, a startup from the USA, provides fishermen with eyes inside their nets, helps capture and organize data at the point of harvest, controls the net from the wheelhouse, and selectively releases unwanted catch.
FishLog – Fish Processing-as-a-Service
Things like post-harvest planning, managing, processing, logistics handling, and marketing have always been an issue for seafood farmers. The appearance of various Something-as-a-Service solutions that assist farmers with getting more benefits out of their fish business is aiming at solving this problem. Indonesian FishLog offers fish processing services that help farmers connect with buyers, sell their fish, educate the farmers on how to produce good fish as well as assist in storing and transporting fish.
AquaConnect – Real-Time Fish Data
A dynamic fish market demand requires its stakeholders to manage business data at a very quick pace. As rapid access to high-quality catch is based on the high demand, startups begin to offer solutions that interconnect data from catchers to sellers in a few seconds. The Indian initiative AquaConnect by the Coastal Aquaculture Research Institute helps plan fish sales by updating production and operation data in an app, so exporters receive catch details in real-time.
What About The Other 295 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 seafood processing startups showcased above are promising examples out of 300 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.