The 2015 highlights were the implementation of electronic log books (Elog) on two or three pilot vessels and the development of in house processing software that will allow for complete lot traceability form vessel to merchant. Both systems will be up and running in 2017 with further evaluation of Elogs as the most cost effective traceability tool.
In addition to the traceability work there is ongoing catch data gathering and storage. The government sponsored observer program continues to be on hold affecting forward progress on bycatch recording.
Vessel licensing review and approval has dragged on well past a year leaving several on our FIP boats at the wharf for over 12 months.