New Zealand’s leading marine electronics distributor, ENL Group, will supply camera monitoring systems to commercial fishing vessels as part of a new initiative from Fisheries NZ (MPI) to monitor the endangered Maui Dolphin population on the West Coast of the North Island.
The monitoring hardware supplied by Marine Instruments and associated review software is from Archipelago Marine Research Ltd - A partnership combining world leading global providers of marine resource management products and services.
As the New Zealand distributor for the world leading technology, ENL Group will undertake the system design, Factory Accceptance Testing and installation of the systems to the vessels here in New Zealand.
“ENL have partnered with Marine Instruments of Spain who manufacture world class maritime camera solutions & Archipelago’s EM Record data logging software to provide a turnkey solution to meet the customers requirements,” says Alastair Kennard, ENL National Sales Manager, Commercial Fishing.
The Archipelago EM Observe v5.0 electronic monitoring system includes a GPS receiver, multiple equipment sensors, and up to eight digital video cameras, all linked to an onboard control centre.
Equipped with Archipelago’s EM Record data logging software, this monitoring system manages and logs fishing activity data, while providing a real-time view of key fishing activities on deck.
The control centre monitors equipment status, and automatically records data anytime fishing activity is detected. All video, sensor, and GPS data is recorded securely to a portable hard drive, where it can be retrieved for review and interpretation once the vessel returns to port. An option to encrypt fishing activity data ensures that all information remains safe and secure. The recorded trip footage and data can be downloaded by MPI staff once the vessel returns to port and analysed off-site.
The supply of the Archipelago EM Observe v5.0 system to the New Zealand commercial fishing industry follows on from ENL Groups release last year of the Olrac digital log book and Marine Instruments GPR solution.
“I believe ENL were successful in this bid based on our proven technical capability to supply and support complex electronic solutions such as these in a rugged environment, added ENL Group Managing Director, Gareth Hodson.
The camera systems that will be fitted to commercial fishing vessels.
For further information, please contact:
ENL Group Auckland – Ph 09 373 5595
ENL Group Nelson – Ph 03 548 4987