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Catch Quota Trials: Under 10 metre trial

Trial testing the reliability of using remote electronic monitoring equipment on under-10-metre commercial fishing vessels.

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The trial tested the reliability of using remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment on commercial fishing vessels less than 10 metres overall length, and to find out if the technology could be used to monitor and quantify catches.

Two trawlers from Whitehaven were equipped with REM equipment and sensor data and CCTV footage collected was analysed by a shore-based observer.

The systems proved very reliable on board with sensors working almost continuously.