App to Reduce IUU Fishing in Pacific
Real- or near-real-time management of Pacific purse seine tuna fisheries is now possible for the first time in history, changing the game for fisheries management.
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and WWF are celebrating the rollout of observer electronic reporting tools, through the new Observer eReporting App, that will reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and bolster supply chain transparency and traceability in the Western and Central Pacific tuna fisheries.
The initiative places ruggedized tablet computers and Rock7 Satellite Personal Communication Devices (PCDs) into the hands of fisheries authorities, so they can better monitor fish catches and, in turn, verify and validate catch records and regulatory requirements.
Photo Credit: Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)