Bar codes

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

A worker runs a gad­get over a fish just af­ter it’s pulled from the boat, giv­ing it a bar code that cre­ates a per­ma­nent record of where it was caught. It’s a sim­ple swipe with pro­found po­ten­tial. Thomas Kraft at Nor­pac Fish­eries Ex­port es­tab­lished one of the in­dus­try’s first bar-code sys­tems that give each fish a tag that can pro­vide de­tails about lo­ca­tion, boat, species, and weight. He’s been us­ing the tech­nol­ogy in lo­ca­tions world­wide and says it could eas­ily be ex­panded to in­clude crews on in­di­vid­ual boats to help fight against la­bor abuse.

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