Danish pelagic federation issues tender call for electronic monitoring
Wednesday, December 07, 2022, 01:30 (GMT + 9)
The Danish Pelagic Producers Organization (DPPO) aims from next year to become the first in Europe to introduce fully documented fishing on all vessels. The DPPO plans to install CCTV and associated sensors on all its vessels.
The DPPO's pelagic fleet is one of the world's most advanced, landing annually over 400,000 tons of sustainably caught herring, mackerel and other species. By adding electronic monitoring, the DPPO aims to provide consumers with an additional layer of assurance that fish is caught and handled responsibly and in full compliance with rules and regulations in Denmark and the EU.
ABSBJOERN fishing vessel DPPO
From 2023, all vessels in the DPPO will be connected to a closed data system operated and owned by the DPPO with the assistance of independent third parties. The transparent system will record and store all relevant fisheries related data from the vessels, including video from CCTV surveillance.
All data and information from the fishing operations will be made available directly to the Danish Fisheries Agency and other relevant public and private partners. The DPPO has issued a call for tender for a contractor to develop, install and service the REM system to be installed on its members' vessels.