Fish from the clouds at Brixham

Brixham fish market has adopted a cloud-based trading system Photo: Auxcis Brixham fish market has adopted a cloud-based trading system Photo: Auxcis

UK fish market, Brixham, has become the first to introduce a cloud-based trading and information system.

Initial sales went smoothly, with around 70 buyers buying fish ‘in the cloud’ using the KOSMOS system, developed by Belgian automation specialist, Aucxis.

Managing director of Brixham Trawler Agents (BTA), Barry Young, said that it was time for a change.

“Time has moved on and trawler-men want a wider market for their catches. KOSMOS is a world’s first that enables fish buyers to purchase their fish at the Brixham fish market auction by logging in to the system via the internet, using their PC, tablet or smartphone.”

Despite early trepidation, feedback was positive with one buyer saying, “In all fairness, the sale went very smoothly and I was very pleasantly surprised. It’s a completely different environment but you’ve got to move with the times and embrace change. There were no issues at all, everything was excellent”.

Aucxis will continue to support BTA to ensure a smooth operation continues. Its next endeavour is to launch Kosmos at Urk fish auction in the Netherlands.

Barry Young concluded, “It’s been a great start and things can only get better as BTA and the buyers get more comfortable with this new system.”

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