During the 2nd Annual Maritime Summit in Gloucester, MA it was discussed a lot because one of the Exhibitors for the event, Ocean Genome Legacy" has the ability to organize a bar coding system for local Seafood as part of what they do.
OGL (Ocean Genome Legacy) is a nonprofit agency in Ipswich, MA which uses FDA approved methods and guidelines allowing for specific seafood label markets and genres. OGL SpeciesCheck is a state of the art scientific method for identifying animal species using mitochondrial DNA barcode analysis for seafood and restaurant industries,government, researchers, and consumers for identification of fish species.
Did you know that substituted and mislabeled seafood is a violation of Federal Law? But up to now, how could anyone tell the difference?
Creating a local Seafood brand would go a long way in boosting the awareness of buying locally from Gloucester.