MaineBiz: Jen Levin, sustainable seafood program manager at GMRI, says the collaborators have created a proof-of-concept smartphone app and have $175,000 in grant funding through Maine Coast. The effort is now focused on creating the back-end data system that will collect and store the information.
She says the system will be open source so everyone can use it. The first meeting this coming October will include information technology specialists.
"The end goal is to empower consumers about where seafood is coming from," Levin says. "Another goal is to help the Gulf of Maine seafood industry."