The Verifish software allows you to meet responsible fishing, sustainability and quality standards through your phone, tablet or PC. The system reduces cost, reduces paperwork and gives you a cloud based central point for your vessel documents and records.
Freezer or factory trawlers can use the software to implement and maintain their legal requirements (HACCP) for food safety and quality, in one easy to use system.
Fishery Improvement Projects
Fishery Improvement Projects provide a platform for fishermen, seafood buyers and suppliers to develop a strategy to improve a specific fishery by considering better policies and management over a given time period.
Fishery Improvement Projects
The target species in the Irish crab fishery is Cancer pagurus. C. pagurus is a “long lived” (i.e.>20 years) species. It matures at a size of approximately 100-130mm carapace width and at a probable age of 5-7 years. Juvenile crab are abundant in shallow coastal waters and tend to migrate to deeper waters as they grow. Recently size frequency data of crab from the fishery shows a trend in increasing size with distance offshore.
All targeted fishing for crab is undertaken with pots or creels set in ‘strings’ of 25-100. The pots are composed of a metal frame supporting a wide mesh netting. Entrances are designed mainly as so called “soft-eyes” which consists of a flap of netting which the crab can push upwards as it enters the pot and which then closes. Some pots may have hard eye tope entrances and may have a double chamber. However such variations are exceptions in the targeted crab fishery and are more likely to be used locally in the lobster fishery. Gear is baited with a variety of fish species and is soaked for 24-72hrs although exceptionally, during for example poor weather, they may be soaked for longer periods of time.
The Celtic Sea Herring Management Advisory Committee (CSHMAC) is implementing a Fishery Improvement Project for Celtic Sea Herring. CSHMAC is working with The Marine Institute (Ireland’s fisheries scientific body) on a rebuilding plan. The plan is being developed over the summer of 2018 and will be presented to the Pelagic Advisory Council in October.
The fishery for Brown Crab inside the Biologically Sensitive Area (BSA) by vessels over 10 metres was closed in November and December of 2018 due to the effort limit being exceeded. In order to avoid a similar problem in 2019 a closure from January to March was proposed and supported by the industry. The fishery is now open but for a number of reasons, including the entry of new vessels and the need to hold back days for later in the year, it is essential that effort in the fishery is well managed and monitored by industry itself.
This page is a simple registration process so that you can participate in a simple and confidential data logging system. This will allow the industry group to monitor overall effort uptake.
Once you have registered you can also access minutes of all of the meetings held by the BSA crab group to date. Further regular meetings of the group will be held throughout the year to monitor effort uptake.
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Cork fisherman Frank Fleming of Marine Applications has developed Supply Chain Software Technology to help the fishing industry meet quality and sustainability standards.
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European Space Agency (ESA) and Marine Integrated Applications (MarIA): Our company is in a project, with ESA, enabling fishing vessels and processors to use satellite technology to support sustainability and quality initiatives. ESA Project