Electronic logbook for small vessels, A preliminary study
According to the EU's Common Fisheries Policy all vessels longer than 10m are obliged to fill in the manual logbook, whilst all vessel longer than 15m have to submit their VMS signal. A new legislation on replacing manual logbooks with electronic logbooks will affect vessels longer than 10m but shorter than 15m. Generally such vessels don't have electronic equipment on board due to both space and power supply limitations. Electronic logbook solutions based on handheld devices are technically possible, however the challenges lie in the interface design and the power supply. The on board power supply requirement will depend on the legislative framework. Satellite transmitted haul-by-haul catch reports will be more power intensive than simple catch data storage without transmission. Various solutions can be designed according to the needs of the small vessel fisheries.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22114 EN (2007), 10 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22114-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819752 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
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