Real-time reporting app to avoid unwanted catches2019-10-11T09:57:48+00:00

Project Description

Faced with zero catch advice for West of Scotland cod and whiting, and a ban on discarding, this FIS project will see fishermen trial a new real-time reporting app to avoid unwanted catches of these species. The bespoke software has been designed to report hauls of these species in ‘real-time’. When hauls are too high an alert is triggered automatically informing other participating vessels in the vicinity so they can avoid hot-spot areas.

The project is led by the Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO), the University of Aberdeen and Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS), with support from the other Scottish POs, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association, Seafish and Chordata LLC, a US-based IT company.

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