Electronic logbooks (ELogs) facilitate the accurate and timely collection of data to meet both fishery management needs and regulatory reporting requirements.
Two ELog solutions are available to facilitate electronic data collection and reporting. Electronic monitoring systems can have a logbook tool embedded in them or there is an e logbook tool that can be used as separate software on a tablet.
These electronic logbooks can be connected to a VMS system or a camera on the boat. Electronic logbooks are more efficient for fish harvesters to use and result in decreased data entry errors.