CoFiDaCoM (Commercial Fisheries Data Collation and Management) (FS014)

Aim:

The objective of the feasibility study is to test a concept that aims to bring together existing technology providers and users in close and ongoing cooperation, to enable stakeholders to integrate efficient use of data in their working culture. CoFiDaCoM aims to integrate users in the supply chain from capture through to the wholesaler.

Funding Amount:

£49,800

Duration of Project:

3 Months

Data on screen

Summary:

The UK fishing industry continues to need high levels of data management to ensure compliance with fishery management legislation. Existing industry literature suggests that systems able to support industry access and enhanced understanding of catch, operational, and market data would be desirable in order to enable the industry to operate with increased efficiency and economic resilience, as well as to support sustainable fisheries. In response to the industry’s stated need for data access and perceived legal and technical obstacles to attain this aim, CoFiDaCoM proposes to address these needs and obstacles, scoping the potential of state-of-the-art technology platforms, in isolation or combined, to support the industry’s requirements. 

The feasibility study will progress this user-enabled data pooling technology concept by first identifying and mapping in detail the legal and commercial requirements of a fishing community via a case study. The objective of the feasibility study is to test a concept that aims to bring together existing technology providers and users in close and ongoing cooperation, to enable stakeholders to integrate efficient use of data in their working culture. CoFiDaCoM aims to integrate users in the supply chain from capture through to the wholesaler.

Project Lead

NLA International Ltd.