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Improvement of Traceability Processes in the Farmed Fish Supply Chain

  • Alfredo Parreño Marchante
  • Alejandro Álvarez Melcón
  • Mira Trebar
  • Andrej Grah
  • Piero Filippin
Conference paper

Abstract

In the project “RFID from Farm to Fork” an implementation of RFID technologies are used along the food supply chain to be deployed in SMEs: from the farm to the consumer. As part of the project, two pilot deployments are being undertaken in the farmed fish business. The purpose of this paper is to show how the business process of the farmed fish supply chain can benefit from a novel system architecture that uses Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) to improve the processes of fish traceability. In order to show the technological evaluation, both a definition of each company’s business processes and how to upgrade them to the new technologies are presented.

Keywords

Traceability Farmed fish Supply chain Aquaculture RFID WSN 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work has been supported by European Union, under the project name “RFID from Farm to Fork”, grant agreement number 250444.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Parreño Marchante
    • 1
  • Alejandro Álvarez Melcón
    • 1
  • Mira Trebar
    • 2
  • Andrej Grah
    • 2
  • Piero Filippin
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Campus Muralla del Mar-AntigonesCartagenaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.School of TechnologyUniversity of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK

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