Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation

The development of an Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation system (eBCD) enables the complete tracking from catch to end-market distribution of all Atlantic bluefin tuna operations. The new electronic system provides greater accuracy and traceability via real-time information helping to more effectively detect and prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Together with Tragsa we are part of the project team to design, develop and implement an Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation system (eBCD) for the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) replacing the previously used manual and paper-based process with a real-time information system.

The solution will enable the complete electronic operability of the catch documentation programme, tracking from catch to end-market distribution all Atlantic bluefin tuna operations.
It will maximize use and performance for end users, providing maximum security and reliability to the system.

How we helped

  • Architecture, design and implementation of the eBCD
  • Application quality assurance
  • Cloud hosting and infrastructure
  • User training and maintenance support

Results

  • Management of 5000 eBCD/year
  • Support for more than 100 concurrent users
  • High speed connectivity between service provider and ICCAT Secretariat