Part 5: Resources

This resource list provides further guidance and information for practitioners working in (or curious about) the fisheries data modernization space.

While the list is not exhaustive, it does provide over 90 resources screened for content value and accessibility. Resources fall into 1 of 8 categories: Awards, Events, Guides, Information Platform, Initiatives, Reports, Technologies, & Toolkits. A number of resources may cover more than one category—however, in this instance, they were only listed once in order to prevent user confusion and maintain a streamlined list. We highly recommend both the SALT and EM4Fish sites as more comprehensive and up-to date resource libraries.

 


List of resources

Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program
The Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program helps to integrate technology into U.S. fisheries data collection to improve fisheries management.
Category: Award

Fish 2.0
Fish 2.0 builds connections to spur growth, investment, and innovation in the sustainable seafood sector globally. Competitors engage in a challenging but fun and interactive process to improve their business models and learn how to successfully approach investors; in turn, investors who participate gain early access to new deals, co-investors, and insights into sustainable seafood trends and opportunities.
Category: Award

Fisheries Innovation Fund
The program seeks to advance NOAA’s sustainable fisheries goals to partner with fishermen, stakeholders, state agencies and Fishery Information Networks to systematically integrate technology into fisheries data collection and observations, and streamline data management and use for fisheries management. The program aims to improve the quality, quantity, and timeliness of fisheries-dependent data, catalyzing the implementation of electronic technologies for catch and compliance monitoring, and improvements to fishery information systems.
Category: Award

Fishtech Awards
The aim of the Fishtech Awards is to champion innovation in the rapidly expanding seafood industry. The Fishtech Awards creates a global platform to support innovation in the seafood sector by bringing together industry innovators, professionals and investors in China, the world’s fastest growing seafood market.
Category: Award

The Marine Protection Prize
The Marine Protection Prize competition seeks to identify a range of solutions that offer low-cost and easy-to-maintain technologies that address the needs of local communities. The competition will source the best uses of technology and data collection to help combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing affecting island nations and coastal communities.
Category: Award

The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator
Techstars and The Nature Conservancy are seeking for-profit entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change.
Category: Award

Fishackathon
Fishackathon inspires the creation of digital solutions to address sustainable fisheries challenges. Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend to build practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.
Category: Event

IFOMC
This conference and international forum for work on issues surrounding fisheries observer programs, emerging monitoring technologies, and other approaches to fishery-dependent data collection and analyses.
Category: Event

Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies (SAFET) Conference
A conference to explore and discover the potential of emerging, and potentially disruptive, technologies that could be applied to improve the conservation and management of our world's fisheries.
Category: Event

A Human Rights Based Approach to Data
In step with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), this note aims to provide general guidance and elements of a common understanding on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Data (HRBAD), with a focus on issues of data collection and disaggregation.
Category: Guide

A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government
This report examines the status of IT modernization in the public sector and draws on key lessons from private industry, state government, and exemplary federal government agencies.
Category: Guide

An Inventory of New Technologies in Fisheries
This paper examines some of these technologies used in maritime fisheries management, both current and emerging, so as to better understand how policies can influence their development and use and vice-versa. It was designed to help governments to consider how they can adapt and improve their policies, regulations, their enforcement and compliances.
Category: Guide

Building a Fisherman-First Data Ecosystem
This report presents opportunities and possible models for the New England groundfish community to own, control, manage, and use fisheries data, with a particular focus on governing electronic monitoring data
Category: Guide

Catalyzing the Growth of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries: Building Greater Transparency and Accountability at Sea
This paper presents a brief overview of the current state of EM, the benefits of the technology, and the main barriers to broader adoption, as well as a set of recommendations to help catalyze the growth of EM in fisheries.
Category: Guide

Challenges, Opportunities, and Costs of Electronic Fisheries Monitoring
An evaluation of the importance of EM and the associated challenges, opportunities, and costs; as well as an easy to use but comprehensive financial spreadsheet.
Category: Guide

Cost Recovery Guidelines for Monitoring Services
This report examines options, and proposes guidelines, for the recovery of costs for electronic monitoring (EM) services in FFA island member country tuna longline fisheries. Includes presentation as well as model spreadsheets.
Category: Guide

Design Options for the Development of Tuna Catch Documentation Schemes
Catch documentation schemes (CDS) have been a topic of debate for more than 16 years, and continue to mean different things to different people. This paper clarifies the nature of CDS and what they can achieve, and identifies the factors to be considered in the design of such schemes as a management and MCS tool in tuna fisheries.
Category: Guide

Designing and Implementing Electronic Monitoring Systems for Fisheries
This guidebook is aimed at helping fishermen, fishery managers, NGOs, seafood buyers and others interested in monitoring fisheries to understand how EM works, what EM systems can do and how to design and implement an EM program that overcomes barriers to full implementation.
Category: Guide

Electronic Monitoring and Electronic Reporting: Guidance & Best Practices for Federally-Managed Fisheries, Discussion Draft
Advice and best practices is provided in a discussion document format for NMFS and Councils to evaluate, add to, and apply where applicable in developing regionally-appropriate fishery dependent data collection programs utilizing electronic monitoring and electronic reporting.
Category: Guide

Electronic Monitoring Program Toolkit: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Electronic Monitoring Programs
This toolkit presents an overview of key questions and issues that may arise when governmental bodies in general, and fishery managers in particular, are considering the development and implementation of EM programs.
Category: Guide

Electronic Monitoring White Papers
The term electronic monitoring (EM) is used broadly, indicating all means of collecting, recording, or reporting data both on shore and at sea. However, EM and electronic reporting (ER) technologies are significantly different in terms of design, purpose, and application. To the extent possible, this paper will provide distinctions between ER and EM while maintaining a cohesive summary of existing technologies.
Category: Guide

Evaluating Electronic Methods of Fisheries Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance
Comparison of various EM technologies and case studies at a global scale
Category: Guide

The Field Guide to Human Centered Design
The Field Guide has everything you need to understand the people you're designing for, to have more effective brainstorms, to prototype your ideas, and to ultimately arrive at more creative solutions
Category: Guide

Fisheries Digital Data Collection Guide
For managers, scientists, fishers, and anyone involved in ocean conservation, increasing accessible data collection tools presents opportunities to bring faster, more accurate data into management. This guide is to help users think through which tools might make sense for their fishery, and what questions to ask before adopting them.
Category: Guide

Fisheries Monitoring Roadmap
A guide to evaluate, design and implement an effective fishery monitoring program that incorporates electronic monitoring and electronic reporting tools
Category: Guide

FishPath
A comprehensive decision support tool for fisheries management, FishPath guides fisheries managers through the otherwise overwhelming array of choices before them, highlighting the best management options for their unique circumstances
Category: Guide

Getting There from Here: A Guide for Companies Implementing Seafood Supply-Chain Traceability Technology
This report aims to highlight the compelling market incentives of traceability, while raising awareness of the very real human and technological barriers that hamper broader adoption.
Category: Guide

Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) on National Seafood Traceability Systems
This document aims to guide the relevant national authorities on the uniform and proactive application of good practices so as to ensure that fish and fishery products entering the global supply chain do not come from IUU fishing. Ultimately, these good practices will provide and/or facilitate capacity building and institutional strengthening opportunities for those responsible for developing, integrating, implementing and/or evaluating traceability systems.
Category: Guide

Guiding Principles for Development of Effective Monitoring Programs
The Monitoring Guiding Principles provide guidance for fishery managers and other stakeholders on planning, developing, and implementing monitoring programs. By outlining key components to consider and providing concise recommendations, the Guiding Principles can expedite and improve the design of monitoring programs.
Category: Guide

Improving Net Gains: Data Driven Innovation for America's Fishing Future
The modernization and streamlining of fishery information systems is a critical fisheries challenge--this report reviews progress to date, assesses the experiences of fisheries stakeholders, considers best practices from elsewhere, and makes recommendations for how the National Marine Fisheries Service can work with partners to successfully move forward.
Category: Guide

Minimum Standards for the Implementation of Electronic Monitoring Systems for the Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fleet
This document presents a series of proposed standards for the use of EMS to monitor purse seine fisheries.
Category: Guide

OECD Issue on Inventory of new technologies in fisheries (2017)
This issue address the theme, "Inventory of new technologies in fisheries: challenges and opportunities in using new technologies to monitor sustainable fisheries
Category: Guide

Offshore Fish Identification Cards for Small Scale Fisherman
Identification cards to help improve the catch data and statistics from small scale fisherman that target pelagic species. Small scale fishers who are fishing on the pelagic stock and fisheries officers who are monitoring these fishes are most likely users of these carde.
Category: Guide

Open Water Guidance on Vessel Transparency
This paper provides recommendations for how companies can improve vessel monitoring and transparency both within their operations as well as globally. Recommendations for increasing the global ratification and enforcement of key international agreements are also included to support the ultimate goal of strengthening vessel safety and labor protections for crew.
Category: Guide

Principles for Digital Development
The Principles are not meant to be stagnant, nor compulsory. They are a set of living guidance intended to help practitioners succeed in applying digital technologies to development programs.
Category: Guide

Seafood Traceability for Fisheries Compliance
This document explores ways in which individual countries in seafood supply chains can, in their capacities as coastal, flag, port, processing or end-market states, contribute to maximizing the effectiveness of catch documentation schemes.
Category: Guide

Smart Boats and Networked Fisheries
New pathways to sustainable fishing in the digital age
Category: Guide

Technologies for Improving Fisheries Monitoring
The purpose of this report is to describe other kinds of monitoring technologies that can be especially useful in fisheries that do not have sufficient infrastructure, revenue or capacity for conventional EM systems, and to show how monitoring programs using technologies can be designed for any fishery
Category: Guide

Technology for Fisheries Monitoring and Surveillance
Pew Charitable Trusts visualizes the various technologies in fisheries monitoring and surveillance on this infographic leaflet. It seeks to clearly identify some significant emerging technologies and their differing uses for improving global fisheries against illegal fishing activity.
Category: Guide

The Business Wins of Seafood Traceability Technology
This set of case studies highlights vendor-specific examples that lay foundational evidence for the tangible business wins of traceability technology.
Category: Guide

The Field Guide to Human Centered Design
The Field Guide has everything you need to understand the people you're designing for, to have more effective brainstorms, to prototype your ideas, and to ultimately arrive at more creative solutions
Category: Guide

The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide To Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures
In an infographic and supporting paper, ISSF presents a suite of conservation measures for tuna purse seine fisheries – many of which are also tracked on ISSF’s ProActive Vessel Register – and other best practices encouraged by ISSF and some tuna RFMOs as a guide to tuna sustainability best practices for purse seine vessels.
Category: Guide

Tools and Technologies for the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance of Unwanted Catches
Review of the currently available and emerging options for the MCS of discarding of unwanted catches, including well-established pros and cons. Includes a review and analysis of the main EM technologies currently available in European fisheries.
Category: Guide

TDWI Big Data Maturity Model and Assessment Tool
Complete the assessment and receive a set of scores indicating your big data maturity across five dimensions that are key to deriving value from big data analytics: organization, infrastructure, data management, analytics, and governance.
Category: Guide

CountrySTAT
CountrySTAT is a collection of software tools, methods, and standards to facilitate the acquisition, management, and analysis of large, diversified and distributed sets of data. It supports multiple-sourced data integration and harmonization according to international standards and contributes to improving data quality and reliability.
Category: Information Platform

EM4Fish
Virtual collaborative community for fishery electronic monitoring experts. Includes tools and resources as well as a list of EM vendors, services, and events.
Category: Information Platform

FishCom Ghana
The Fisheries and Coastal Management database of Ghana serves as a data hub seeks to acquire and archive data on Ghana’s coastal resources and their management. It embraces managed data access for researchers and fisheries managers, policy makers as well as promotes exchange of information between universities, government agencies and non-governmental organisations both local and international.
Category: Information Platform

ICT4Fisheries
This information and networking portal is intended to promote broader, international cross-learning and collaboration among stakeholders developing open source apps for small-scale fisheries across the globe
Category: Information Platform

ISSF
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. (MSC Certification focused)
Category: Information Platform

OCTO: Open Communications for the Oceans
OCTO accelerates ocean conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need. Through a broad suite of tools and communities, this platform seeks to break down barriers to knowledge – empowering ocean professionals to apply best practices and science worldwide.
Category: Information Platform

Satu Data website
A website describing all aspects related to Satu Data (e.g. regulations, history, analytics), a database system currently under development by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), that aims to streamline data from all sectors of the economy (including fisheries) into one single system.
Category: Information Platform

WHOFISHESFAR
This website aims to demonstrate the need for institutional transparency and accountability of the activities of the EU fleet's activities in waters outside the EU. The website discloses information about EU fishing vessels operating in third-country waters.
Category: Information Platform

Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Staistics Program (ACCSP)
ACCSP's goal is to be the principal source of fisheries-dependent information on the Atlantic coast through cooperation of all program partners, producing dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries that are collected, processed and disseminated according to common standards agreed upon by all program partners.
Category: Initiative

Caught Red-Handed
Works with navies, coast guards, and law enforcement to systematically increase the value and sophistication of human intelligence in vessel monitoring datasets used to combat illegal fishing in the Western Indian Ocean
Category: Initiative

CRISP
CRISP is a centre for research-based innovation established to develop smarter technologies to meet future challenges for a sustainable and economically viable fishing industry
Category: Initiative

Fish-i Africa
In FISH-i Africa, country representatives (Task Force) and international technical experts (Technical Team) use advanced analytical tools, systems and investigative techniques to identify and track vessels to gather and share intelligence about illegal fishing operations and responsible actors. Through the systematic compilation, and exchange of information and involvement in illegal fishing cases, the FISH-i partners get a better understanding of the nature and patterns of illegal fishing operations in the Western Indian Ocean and how to improve controls.
Category: Initiative

Fisheries Information System Program
This collaboration works to improve access to comprehensive, high-quality, timely fisheries information by investing in data gaps and data quality, efficient technology and data integration, and the effective coordination and communication in the design, collection, and uses of data
Category: Initiative

Fishing Data Innovation Taskforce
The Fishing Data Innovation Taskforce is a coalition of experts from the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, seafood industry, conservation community and technology industry; established with the goal of promoting efforts to modernize and streamline fishery information systems.
Category: Initiative

Global Fishing Watch
A technology platform that uses satellite Automated Information Systems (AIS) data to monitor fishing activity around the world in near real-time. Provides an online map available for free to the public that tracks the movements of commercial fishing vessels all over the world, including downloadable data about past and present activities
Category: Initiative

Open Data Kit
Open Data Kit is an open community of people whose mission is to help millions around the world collect, manage, and use their data. They value open communities and open source, and the work is user-focused and deployment-centric.
Category: Initiative

Safe Ocean Network
The Safe Ocean Network was launched by the U.S. Department of State in 2015 to build a global community to better detect, enforce against, and prosecute those engaged in illegal fishing and other associated criminal activities. The goal of the Safe Ocean Network is to enhance coordination, information sharing, and capacity building worldwide.
Category: Initiative

Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)
The partnership will initially convene meetings of interested parties to identify and agree on the problems it will seek to address, within three larger topics: expanding electronic catch documentation traceability programs, bolstering the ability of countries that export fish to implement those traceability systems, and increasing incentives for industry to adopt such systems.
Category: Initiative

Smart Boat Initiative
EDF's Smart Boat Initiative is working with our partners to test sensor, network, data analysis and other technologies to open new frontiers for fishing fleets of all sizes
Category: Initiative

SMARTFISH H2020
To create new technologies, tools, and systems to revolutionize the sector in terms of monitoring, analyzing and improving processes in all facets of the European fishing sector
Category: Initiative

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is an autonomous inter-governmental body established in 1967. SEAFDEC's mission is to promote and facilitate concerted actions among the Member Countries to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia.
Category: Initiative

The Ocean Data Alliance
The Ocean Data Alliance will seek to design and build this open-source integration platform for all ocean data and to ensure that it is geared from the outset to serve the global public interest. The key will be to encourage collaboration among all the key sensor enterprises to catalyse the process of integrating their data from a range of sources. With a design concept a blueprint in place for the integration exchange or platform, app designers and large data processors such as IBM Watson can then engage in public-private design labs to work with various oceans and fisheries stakeholders from across industry, research and government to find out exactly how best they may want to use the data streams on offer
Category: Initiative

The Sustainability Incubator
The Sustainability Incubator is a network organization focused on project design and methodology , as well as raising the right team of experts to solve existing problems with fresh perspective and in new ways.
Category: Initiative

Too Big To Ignore: Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries
A global research network and knowledge mobilization partnership that focuses on addressing issues and concerns addressing viability and sustainability of small-scale fisheries
Category: Initiative

A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government
This report examines the status of IT modernization in the public sector and draws on key lessons from private industry, state government, and exemplary federal government agencies.
Category: Report

The Case for A Digital Ecosystem for the Environment
This discussion paper outlines the status quo of the most salient challenges related to the collection, management and use of environmental data, algorithms and insights according to a comprehensive group of international stakeholders
Category: Report

eCatch: Enabling Collaborative Fisheries Management with Technology
eCatch enables avoidance of sensitive species and habitats and quantitative reporting on performance metrics related to those activities. What started as a technology solution to a problem of timely scientific monitoring revealed collateral benefits of collaboration with the fishing industry and markets that support sustainable activities.
Category: Report

Improving the Collection, Management, and use of Marine Fisheries Data
This study reflects NMFS' desire to have the National Research Council assess methods for improving data for stock assessments and fisheries management, and a more specific interest by Congress to have the summer flounder stock assessments reviewed.
Category: Report

Project to Develop an Interoperable Seafood Traceability Technology Architecture: Issues Brief
The issues brief describes factors associated with enterprise‐level traceability systems that will impact the design of technology architecture suited to enabling whole chain interoperable traceability. The brief details why a technology architecture is required, what it means for industry in terms of benefits and opportunities, and how the architecture will translate into practical results.
Category: Report

The Business Wins of Seafood Traceability Technology
This set of case studies highlights vendor-specific examples that lay foundational evidence for the tangible business wins of traceability technology.
Category: Report

Opportunities to improve fisheries management through
innovative technology and advanced data systems
By reviewing the application of fishery‐dependent data technology in multiple fisheries sectors globally, we show that innovation is stagnating as a result of lack of trust and cooperation between fishers and managers. We propose a solution based on a transdisciplinary approach to fishery management that emphasizes the need for collaborative problem‐solving among stakeholders.
Category: Report

Abalobi
A mobile app suite and programme aimed at social justice and poverty alleviation in the small-scale fisheries chain, transformation in the way knowledge is produced, stewardship of our marine resources, and resilience building in the face of climate change.
Category: Technology

Earth Twine Stratis Platform (SPARKL)
The first dedicated blockchain system for origin data and tracking for the international seafood industry. This platform combines collaborative technologies (Earth Twine, SPARKL, Stratis), and will provide the means for tracking mandatory data for IUU compliance.
Category: Technology

FACTS
Electric Edge’s platform provides electronic data collection and reporting, harvest verification, and data management for the state’s commercial, charter, and wholesale needs to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Category: Technology

FLUX
The Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange (FLUX), provides a harmonized message standard allowing Fishery Management Organizations (FMOs) to automatically access the electronic data needed for fish stock management. Such data include vessel and trip identification, fishing operations (daily catch or haul‐by‐haul), fishing data (catch area, species and quantity, date and time, and gear used), landing and sales information, license information and inspection data.
Category: Technology

FOCUS (Fisheries Open Source Community Software)
The Fisheries Open Source solution community is an open source community that aims to oversee and maintain free software dedicated to the management and preservation of the fishery resource. Serves as platform for FLUX and Union VMS
Category: Technology

I-Fish Database
I-Fish is an Indonesian fisheries information system for fishing boat captains, boat owners, and managers
Category: Technology

Integrated Fisheries Management System (IFIMS)
iFIMS is currently only used by the PNA for purse seiners and FADs, but is aimed to expand to longline. The iFIMS platform integrates vessel position and activity generated from Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), reports of catch from fishing industry, and reports from fisheries observers. Companies can see their own boat and catch information through the industry database as well as apply for licenses electronically through the portal. Individual PNA parties can access data related to catch and vessel activity in particular EEZs. Overall, it holds industry, government and flag state information and is currently utilizing Electronic Reporting apps as iFIMS data entry tools for observers and vessel operators.
Category: Technology

POSEIDON
A joint project using advanced computer modeling to better understand the ecosystem, including the human dimension, to help identify simpler and better approaches to fisheries management. The program uses an agent-based computer modeling approach that can better capture how individuals interact with the system, often in unintuitive ways
Category: Technology

Project Eyes on the Seas
Unites satellite monitoring and imagery data with fishing vessel databases and oceanographic data to help authorities detect suspect fishing activity. Designed to be a cost-effective global fisheries monitoring and enforcement tool for governments around the world, including the most resource-poor enforcement agencies.
Category: Technology

TUFMAN2
A data entry & data checking tool for observers and vessel operators fishing in the WCFPC region, who can enter and secure access to their log sheets, unloadings, port sampling, and position reports (access to other nations data is also possible with data-sharing rules applied). Also features data quality checks and data-sharing.
Category: Technology

Union Vessel Monitoring System (Union VMS)
An EU project with the goal of producing a free, open-source implementation of a vessel monitoring system (VMS). Requirements for the project have been set by a board consisting of representatives from participating member states.
Category: Technology

Data Limited Methods Toolkit
The Data-Limited Methods Toolkit (DLMtool) is a freely-available, open-source software package that uses computer simulations of real-world fisheries to help scientists and managers with three common objectives: 1) identifying the most effective management methods given the uncertainties associated with data-limited fisheries, 2) computing explicit management guidance based on the best-available data, and 3) prioritizing future data collection programs.
Category: Toolkit

Digital Impact Toolkit
The Digital Impact Toolkit can help you learn to manage and govern your digital data safely, equitably and effectively with the same care you commit to financial and human resources
Category: Toolkit

Digital Investment Toolkit
Use of this resource will support robust development of digital systems that are effective, sustainable, and support the self-reliance of local partners that own and operate these systems.
Category: Toolkit

FishPath
The goal of the FishPath tool is to guide the selection of context-appropriate management strategies by identifying options for data collection, stock assessment, and management measures. Once registered, you may access the FishPath tool, including the FishPath questionnaire, interactive results tailored to your fishery, and supporting resources.
Category: Toolkit

LMMA Toolkit
This toolkit, available in both English and French, provides practical guidance in setting up and maintaining Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The Resource Kit is aimed primarily at technical partners that assist communities with implementation, but is also designed to be accessible by community members trained in LMMA implementation. With a focus on Madagascar, practical experience and case studies from the field are used to present user-friendly ‘How to’ guidance at each stage of LMMA creation.
Category: Toolkit

Open Artfish
Toolkit for routine small-scale fisheries data collection, comprising a generic database and a mobile phone application.
Category: Toolkit

Open Data Kit (ODK) Guide
Open source software for collecting data in our field sites without much prior technical knowledge. Much of this is available on the ODK website but here, non-developers have spent time working through some of the technical language, testing out different data collection methods and compiling our lessons and advice for using this in a remote, community based data collection setting, to produce a simple easy to follow step-by-step guide to setting up ODK monitoring.
Category: Toolkit

Standards, Specifications, and Procedures for Electronic Reporting in the WCPFC - operational catch and effort data + observer data
These SSPs are a set of data standards that:
a. provide a basis for those CCMs who are considering the implementation of electronic reporting technologies in their fisheries;
b. provides a mechanism, for those CCMs who have commenced implementation of electronic reporting technologies in their fisheries, to have the option of using these technologies to facilitate their implementation of certain reporting requirements to the Commission;
c. provides a basis for the Secretariats preparations to be ready to receive a standardized set of electronically reported fisheries data from CCMs and as appropriate from vessels;
Category: Toolkit

Sustainable FIsheries Toolkit
The Sustainable Fisheries Toolkit is a comprehensive set of resources for improving fisheries management practices and outcomes for people and the environment.
Category: Toolkit

The Fishers Factsheet: E-reporting and E-monitoring
This factsheet is designed to be printed and taken aboard fishing boats, so fishing captains and crew understand how e-reporting and e-monitoring affect them and what they need to know about it as the equipment is installed on their fishing vessels.
Category: Toolkit