An Apple ID account, GARFO credentials provided by GARFO, and an iPad (WiFi + Cellular).
You’ll find Deckhand Pro in the App Store on your iPad. You’ll need to search for it using the search box, and then click the “GET” button to install it on your iPad before proceeding. Once you install Deckhand Pro, it should appear on your iPad Home Screen, click on it to launch. Deckhand is ready to use with some sample fishing methods, but since you’re a GARFO user, you’ll want to immediately set up the GARFO reporting capability.
To do this, you’ll need to have your GARFO-provided username and password to link Deckhand to your GARFO license. If you don’t have this, this page [https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/resources-fishing/how-create-account-fish-online-and-link-vessel] on the GARFO site explains how to get one.
Fishbank is where your Deckhand account is managed and is the service that is responsible for securely transmitting your fishing reports through to GARFO. To set this up:
Take it fishing! Deckhand is unique in that it “fishes with you.” You can tally individual hauls, tows, traps, strings, as you go; or, you can wait to input any data until you wish to submit the eVTR. Whether you want to interact with it a lot or hardly at all, Deckhand adjusts to the way you fish and want to work.
Deckhand is an electronic logbook application that empowers fishermen to collect data for themselves and for the regulators that require mandatory electronic trip reporting.
You’ll find Deckhand in the Apple App Store®. Search for “Deckhand Pro” to find the latest release designed solely for commercial use. Deckhand runs on the Apple iPad® with Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, (though a cellular plan is not necessarily required).
Running on the Apple iPad, Deckhand seamlessly replaces paper logbooks as the most comprehensive electronic logbook solution entering the market today. You can use Deckhand to collect, store and feed back your proprietary fishing data to help inform critical business decision making. In addition, when integrated with the fishery regulator in your area, Deckhand sends the data required for electronic reporting via WiFi, cellular, or satellite* — whichever is available and convenient at the time.
*Satellite connectivity currently available in New Zealand fisheries only.
If you are a vessel cooperative, trade association, or other type of fishermen’s organization, Deckhand™ Pro is a powerful tool for your membership.
Keep your constituents up-to-date with the latest electronic reporting standard. Tailor Deckhand™ Pro to suit your organization’s needs using our own Catchflow™ workflow customization engine. Or, simply serve as the conduit for connecting your membership with a superior, redefined logbook.
Start a conversation with us today to learn more about engaging your membership to collect the data your organization needs.
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