BackTracker is a seafood traceability software that provides a platform for seafood supply chain participants to increase the value and sales of their products through market differentiation and product validation. The BackTracker system authenticates seafood products by linking them back to official government landing records. Our system allows fishing companies to retain confidentiality of their information while providing consumers a solid verification of each individual lot of product that has been transacted. Using current available technology, BackTracker extracts information from government databases, ERP software, supply chain invoices, and purchase orders, and uses secure systems to verify and authenticate the source of seafood products. BackTracker can be used by trade partners to decide collectively which information they chose to share downstream to traceability applications, research institutions, or corporate management.