Updates and general interest articles about Deckhand™ and electronic reporting.

New Proposed and Final Rules Published for Greater Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Electronic Reporting

On July 17, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a proposed rule for expanding electronic reporting in the Greater Atlantic Region. This rule mandates 100% electronic reporting for commercial fishermen in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Council fishery management regions as well as federally-permitted for-hire party/charter operators in the New England management region…

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Meet Lange Solberg

Meet Lange Solberg, Business Development Manager for Real Time Data’s North America operations. For two years, Lange has expanded RTD’s Australia origins into commercial fishing markets in the US and Canada. With offices based on Bellingham, Washington’s working waterfront, Lange continues to work hard at making RTD’s flagship product, the Deckhand electronic logbook, a tool…

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Electronic Reporting mandates hot topic among Councils

Three federal fishery management councils on both US coasts have recently been discussing and acting on electronic logbook-related policies.
Since 2018, the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils have been deliberating on whether or not all commercial fishermen harvesting species managed by the councils should switch to mandatory electronic vessel trip reports (eVTRs). Charter…

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Technology at sea: A refresher on EM, ER, and VMS.

The evolution of technology in commercial fisheries is as constant as the industry itself. Traps, nets, engines, electronics, and materials have always been changing at varying paces through time. It is worth remembering that adopting new technologies, even if in some cases it’s mandator, can empower fishermen and make one’s operation more efficient. Key among…

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Another Pacific Marine Expo Logged

Seattle, Washington: December 3, 2019 — Over 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees descended on the annual Pacific Marine Expo, held November 21-23 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington. PME is an annual trade show targeting the commercial marine industry, with many who attend representing the commercial fishing sector.
Under the booth name…

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