Calling All Gulf of Alaska Fixed Gear Groundfish Harvesters: Space Available to Participate in Expanded Electronic Logbook Trial Starting in Mid 2024

Img: Linda Behnken / ALFA Real Time Data (RTD), a fisherman-founded software company, has been awarded funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to expand their pilot electronic logbook project Gulf of Alaska fixed gear groundfish fisheries, beginning during the 2024 halibut and sablefish season. Fishermen who are currently reporting on paper in

Real Time Data Secures Second Round of NFWF Funding

Real Time Data Secures Second Round of NFWF Funding to Support Electronic Data Collection in Alaska Fixed Gear Groundfish Fisheries Real Time Data (RTD), a fisherman-founded software company, has been awarded funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program to expand their pilot electronic logbook project for the

Fishing in Alaska? Deckhand Logbook Advances Data Collection at Sea

The world continues to move at a faster technological pace with supercomputers in everyone’s pockets and satellites streaking across the sky, beaming internet connections to us at sea. At Real Time Data (RTD), our Deckhand electronic logbook platform is helping to bring the Alaska fishing industry up to modern tech standards across fixed gear, troll,

Addressing Fisheries Challenges Using Logbook Technology

If you’ve ever visited a foreign fishing port, you know that it’s always an experience walking the docks and looking around. It’s fascinating to see different looking boats and gear, while discovering new and interesting markets for landed product. But despite some of these outward facing differences, challenges faced by fishermen, regardless of hailing port
Deckhand Pro aboard the Fishing Vessel Iceberg Point

Deckhand™ Pro Logs Another Season on the F/V Iceberg Point

I recently returned from Alaska, having safely completed my twentieth year in the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to blend my role as a skipper with my position as Deckhand Logbook’s business development manager for North America, where our primary goal as a company is to develop and deploy Deckhand as…
Docked fishing vessels

Deckhand Pro Approved By NMFS For eVTRs

Real Time Data’s Deckhand Pro electronic logbook was approved as an official electronic vessel trip report (eVTR) application by the NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office in early May. This means that soon, federally-permitted fishermen will be able to use the software to collect data and submit eVTRs once the software goes “live” later this summer…
Fishing vessels docked

New Proposed & Final Rules Published For Greater Atlantic & 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…
Lange Solberg kissing a sockeye salmon

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…
NOAA Electronic Monitoring West Coast Workshop

Progress & Collaboration At The NOAA Electronic Monitoring West Coast Workshop

Which would you rather attend: The NOAA Electronic Monitoring West Coast Workshop or the latest blockbuster movie? If you said the movie, you may need to think twice.
An unexpectedly broad spectrum of information, cooperation and an incredible industry dynamic marked the most recent electronic monitoring (EM) workshop in Washington State last week. Similar to…