We operate a full traceability system with our product and have MSC Chain of Custody certification. This means that our customers can trace the product’s source to its precise location and date of catch.
Every box of fish produced on the vessel is uniquely identifiable through label information and bar codes. Label and barcode Information includes a unique number, the product, line number and date of catch which is tagged to information in an electronic logbook that stores full details of the product, including co-ordinates of every line set and hauled. This information is passed to our customers at the end of the trip when the labels of the boxes and bags are scanned whilst the shipping containers are being loaded.
We would urge all consumers of toothfish to request traceability of the product from suppliers. This is one of the ways that we can help remove any trace of illegal product on the market.