Meeting with ARAP Panama

on fish traceability

August 27, 2021

Fishery traceability implies that all information associated with a fishing lot must always be available through means such as barcodes, integrated circuits or any device that allows its location and tracking.

Thus, lots must have an identification number, the name of the vessel and its identification number, the FAO code for each species, the date of the catch, the quantities of each species in kilograms, the name and address of the suppliers, consumer information and an indication of whether the product has been frozen.

Panama, through the administrator of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), Flor Torrijos, organized an interesting discussion, which brought together members of seafood processing plants and exporting companies, where we went with our Export Manager, Lourdes M. Perez, to present the services we provide to help in the internationalization process for our exporters.