Cost-effective operations and traceability
Collecting good data is key to determining sustainable fishing levels. MVT aims to make substantial change to sustainability practices and consumer perceptions across the entire seafood industry.
Sustainable fishing is both a mandated objective of modern fisheries and an expectation of our communities. The monitoring and collection of data on targeted fish catch and unintended bycatch is necessary to meet sustainability objectives. However currently, it is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous.
In Australia and globally, electronic monitoring using cameras is replacing human observers on fishing vessels, resulting in large amounts of data being analysed manually. MVT products being developed address this issue by reviewing footage automatically. It has the potential to analyse 100 per cent of fishing operations at a highly reduced cost.
The technology is being trialled on targeted catches, particularly tunas, in high-seas fisheries to ensure resource sustainability. As the system develops, we will have an operational system to help managers and scientists use the data to better understand stock status of fish populations and initiate timely interventions and compliance measures to ensure sustainable seafood stocks and supply chains.
With our ever-growing demand for food, MVT can inform global fishing operations and keep our fisheries resources in good health.
Watch how MVT can make a difference to fisheries management: