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French Polynesia is ‘OnBoard’: implementation of an electronic logsheet application for longline fishing vessels

Captain Taura Tehahe is using the OnBoard app. on his fishing vessel Vini Vini 9 (image: Malo Hosken).

In 2016, the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) of the Pacific Community (SPC) developed the Android application ‘OnBoard’. This application allows captains of tuna longline-fishing vessels to electronically fill in and send a report of their effort and catch data, which is commonly known as the logsheet, to their fisheries authorities. The application works offline while the vessel is at sea. The data is easily transmitted once in the reach of connectivity when back in port. OnBoard data integrates with the tuna data management system TUFMAN2 that is used by all the fisheries authorities in the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). 

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