The Shellcatch “package” includes barcoded stickers that fishers can use to label their products, and a smartphone app that buyers can use to verify the authenticity of the stickers. In this sense, Shellcatch can provide an incentive and reward for fishermen, as well as authorities who are working to meet (government) enforced by-catch reduction targets.
The system offers a unique opportunity to accurately monitor and collect statistics on fisheries practices, including:
locations where nets are set
any possible bycatch of high conservation value wildlife