Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Tuna fleet activity map in Africa. (Photo: BDI Comunicación)

Satlink favours collaboration between tuna fleets and seismic surveys

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 01:40 (GMT + 9)

A new system based on the exchange of information among vessels jointly developed by the satellite telecommunications company Satlink and the Spanish tuna fleet, introduces a pioneering collaboration among different types of fleets as a new key factor for the sustainability of marine resources.

Broadly speaking, this new collaboration avoids negative interference when boats share the same area of ​​activity and has been used, for the first time, by tuna fishing and geological prospecting fleets.

In this case, the solution shares the information of the satellite buoys that the tuna boats use in their fishing gear with the geological prospecting vessels, whose activity can reach 2.5 km2. With this, these ships know the location of fishing gear avoiding collisions with an average cost in terms of environmental impact and employment, estimated at EUR 30,000 per incident.

The new system, which has already been used about 40 times in waters of more than 12 countries, mainly West Africa, has registered an efficiency ratio of 75 per cent, which has led to adopt it as a final solution for both fleets.

The new project is a pioneer in its genre and opens the door to collaboration among the different fleets as a key factor for the sustainable development of the so-called Blue Economy.

"The cooperation among the sectors that develop their activity in the marine environment is key to strengthen the sustainability strategies and from Satlink we believe that technology can help decisively to achieve it", points out Helena Delgado, director of the scientific department of Satlink. "Avoiding interference among fleets is a good example and also the first practical implementation of many others that we are developing."

How it works

In brief, the solution crosses the information of the satellite buoys used by the fishing gear of the tuna fleet (position and journey) with the information of the operations zones of the geological prospecting vessels and the whole process is coordinated through of Satlink technology.

The information is transmitted either through an email twice a day or through a software application, developed by Satlink and called ELB Manager, installed on the ship's server. This software, which includes security systems so that the information can only be accessible to authorized users, makes it possible to analyze the data on the screen or export them to other cartographic systems.

The ELB Manager also guarantees better control of the buoys since it can be set up with different alarms and commands, for example, to increase the frequency of position transmission when approaching certain areas or to turn on the flashlight for a better visualization of the device at night. Likewise, when the operative moves to another area, the visual framework of the software is modified and automatically adjusted to the new zone.

[email protected]
www.fis.com

 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Canada
Jul 19, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Warmer water could reduce expected abundant sockeye return to the Fraser
Spain
Jul 19, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
University of Cádiz researchers assess sustainable mullet farming diet
Australia
Jul 19, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Tassal and Petunia given green light to stock Macquarie Harbour site
India
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Goa Bans Fish Imports From States Till Month End After Formalin Scare
United Kingdom
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
Viet Nam
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Vietnam orders vessels back to port, braces for Son Tinh tropical storm
Denmark
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Greenland plans office in Beijing to boost trade ties with China
Bangladesh
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - FAO recognizes Bangladesh as 3rd top fish producing country
India
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Congress demands judicial inquiry into formalin in fish issue
New Zealand
Jul 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Crackdown on shellfish poaching
New Zealand
Jul 19, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Govt urges seafood companies to monitor foreign crew treatment
Ecuador
Jul 19, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Minister notes progress in modern shrimp feed plant building
Iceland
Jul 18, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Samherji purchases British distributor to strengthen its position in the UK
European Union
Jul 18, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
SIOFA strengthens sustainable fishery measures in Indian Ocean
Chile
Jul 18, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
AquaChile ensures it did not experience salmon escape in Quellon



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Fiji joins international treaty against IUU fishing
Fiji The Fiji government has agreed to sign up to a FAO treaty aiming to prevent, deter and stop illegal fishing by implementing efficient port state measures.
EU sanitary authority approves control systems for bivalve mollusks
Peru The Directorate General of Health and Food Safety of the EU has approved the audit carried out by a specialized team of that entity in the country to the production chain of live bivalve mollusks, such as scallops.
EU and China partner to boost ocean sustainability
European Union The EU has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China intended to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.
Fishing vessel detained under ILO convention
South Africa The first detention of a fishing vessel under the provisions of the International Labour Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), has taken place.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER