Fish landing app keeps track of boats, catch
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With a mobile phone, fishery stakeholders can now find out where commercial fishing boats are located as well as the type of species these have caught. This is possible with a Fish Landing App recently launched in the Philippines by marine scientist, Dr. Stephen Box, who presented it through a web conference from his office at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Port Pierce in Florida. He serves as the institute's program coordinator of the Integrated Marine Planning and Conservation Tools. The mobile app- that also includes a fishelfolk registry and vessel monitoring system-was designed forAndroid devices and can be used by industry stakeholders and organizations. This will enable them to obtain data such as fish species, frequented fishing grounds, and the profile of fishers, said Box, who co-developed the app.
Fish landing app keeps track of boats, catch. (2015, September 17). Manila Bulletin, p. B-7.
Fishing harbours; Boats; Tracking; Monitoring systems; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Fishery management; Marine resources; Environmental protection; Commercial fishing; Fishery regulations; Data processing; Sustainable fishing; Integrated Marine Planning and Conservation Tools; Oceana Philippines; Fish Base Information and Research Group Inc.; Box, Stephen; Ramos, Gloria Estenzo
- Manila Bulletin