IUU – illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

IUU is getting more and more important these days as this is a serious threat to sustainable fishing and a huge damage of the marine environment. To reduce the IUU problem the VHF based “real-time-tracking” devices vmsTRACK-PRO by the German Weatherdock AG are the most suitable and cost effect solution possible in the market. To Read more about IUU – illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing[…]

Is there a relation between fishermen death at sea to coastline length to equipment level of the fishermen and how can these events been prevented?

The question is how many poor fishermen do loose their lives at sea in lower developed “fishing nations” like India, Sri Lanka or Vietnam? Is it possible to create a broad rule of thumb for possible death per kilometer coast length under consideration of equipment level and how can these death´s be prevented? The main Read more about Is there a relation between fishermen death at sea to coastline length to equipment level of the fishermen and how can these events been prevented?[…]

Cost effective AIS vessel management system

IUU also occurs not only in high seas, but also in the exclusive economic zones of coastal States by national and foreign vessels and in river and inland fisheries. However, in marine fisheries, while it is difficult to estimate precisely the total IUU catch in tonnage or value terms, the level of IUU fishing has Read more about Cost effective AIS vessel management system[…]

Locating, Tracking and Reporting via App – the new kind of Fishing

Commercial Fishing Companies as well as local Fishing Communities need to get reliable information about where are the vessels located and where the “catch of the day” was caught by any vessel which has went out. Another important fact to know is to see the full track of the vessel, not only where the caught Read more about Locating, Tracking and Reporting via App – the new kind of Fishing[…]

IUU – illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

IUU is getting more and more important these days as this is a serious threat to sustainable fishing and a huge damage of the marine environment. To reduce the IUU problem the VHF based “real-time-tracking” devices vmsTRACK-PRO by the German Weatherdock AG are the most suitable and cost effect solution possible in the market. To Read more about IUU – illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing[…]

AIS and M2M Protect Against IUU Fishing by Small Vessels

In addition to causing economic damage, these actions can threaten local biodiversity and food security in many countries. Unfortunately, none of this come as a surprise to anyone involved in global fishery management. But all is not doom and gloom. Many actors are taking actions to limit IUU fishing. The U.N.’s Agreement on Port State Read more about AIS and M2M Protect Against IUU Fishing by Small Vessels[…]

Local Area and Offshore Tracking & Monitoring

Today tracking and monitoring of all vessels from a local fishing fleet is limited by the receiving range of the used base stations. What about if a vessel is out of range and no longer trackable for a bunch of hours? Where have these vessels been? What has been done at this location? How long Read more about Local Area and Offshore Tracking & Monitoring[…]

AIS MOB personal locator easyONE is updated into better easyONE-DSC-CL

The German Weatherdock AG just presented the latest development of their market high-runner easyONE. An AIS MOB personal locating beacon with additional DSC "closed loop" distress call functionality and an integrated bright strong red LED Flare for maximum visibility of the victim in the water. The new integrated DSC distress call functionality guarantees alerting of Read more about AIS MOB personal locator easyONE is updated into better easyONE-DSC-CL[…]

New AIS Class B SOTDMA transceiver from Weatherdock AG

At the Marine Electronics Trade Show METS in Amsterdam, which took place from 14th to the 16th of November, Weatherdock has presented his latest winner according the new AIS Class B SOTDMA standard: easyTRX3 The new flagship of AIS Class B transceiver in the Weatherdock product range comes along with massive 5 Watt transmission power Read more about New AIS Class B SOTDMA transceiver from Weatherdock AG[…]

NATO-related European Navy decided to use safety equipment from Weatherdock

The Royal Dutch Navy, an important NATO-related European Navy decided to use Weatherdocks’ AIS SART personal emergency beacon easyRESCUE to increase the safety level aboard for all crewmen. Integrated into automaitc life jackets the AIS transmitter will broadcast an AIS emergency message once the unit is activated automatically when the life jacket is submerged and Read more about NATO-related European Navy decided to use safety equipment from Weatherdock[…]