Fishazam App to Verify Source of Seafood
There are plenty of fish in the sea — who can tell them apart? London developers are working on a smartphone app that uses infrared pattern-recognition technology — like the song-identifying tool Shazam — to help shoppers and retailers determine the source and species of their seafood. Fish are often illegally caught and a third are mislabeled as more expensive species. Fishazam is a finalist in Fishackathon, a U.S. government-sponsored initiative promoting sustainable fishing, and the $10,000-prize winner will be announced today for World Oceans Day.