2010 (and ongoing) Scotland program in cod fishery

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published September 4, 2016
  • Target species: Cod

    Program period: Started in 2010 and is ongoing

    Number of vessels in the program: 6-27

    Geographic scope of the program: North Sea

    Equipment employed in the EM / ER:

    The EM system consisted of a GPS unit, up to eight closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, and sensors for measuring force on the tow cables and net drum rotation. All sensors and cameras were connected to a control box with exchangeable hard drives for data storage. The sensors were used to trigger the control box to start video recording during fishing operations. The cameras re- corded overhead views of the working deck and catch-handling areas, while fishing, hauling, and processing the catches. Sensor and GPS data were recorded continuously whilst at sea.

    Goals of the program:

    • Determine the efficacy of a land-all policy.
    • Evaluation of installation and operation of REM for scientific purposes.
    • Analyse training programs for REM analysts.
    • Develop systems for combining length measurments and fish counts.
    • Use of REM in management advice

    Reporting agency or agencies involved in collecting, analyzing, storing the data:

    Marine Laboratory, Marine Scotland.

    Points of contact for learning more about the program:

    Coby L. Needle, C.Needle@MARLAB.AC.UK