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Real-time reporting app to avoid unwanted catches (FIS032)2020-07-15T13:02:29+00:00

Real-time reporting app to avoid unwanted catches

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Following the European Union’s zero-catch advice for cod and whiting on the west coast due to a decline in stocks, the Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO), and the University of Aberdeen are trialling state-of-the-art technology to avoid unwanted catches of these species.

Between now and the end of 2020, fishermen on the west coast of Scotland will be trialling a bespoke software system to report hauls of these species in ‘real-time’.

If catches are too high, an automatic alert will be triggered to inform other participating vessels in the vicinity so they can avoid these areas.

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