Sustainability of Fish Species
Our oceans are being overfished at an alarming rate. Certain fisheries within our oceans are not sustainable without proper fisheries management. Part of any fisheries management strategy is to monitor the types of seafood being collected within each fishery. Having the chart coordinates, GPS readings, or other indicia of location where the catch occurred is not enough because the fish, once filleted, are not identifiable by sight alone. Thus, testing the species using AFT's DNA testing protocols is an essential part of any sustainability program.