Spanish electronics company ERB becomes part of Satlink
Electrónica Rías Bajas (ERB) has a strong reputation for supplying a range of electronic systems for the marine sector

Spanish electronics company ERB becomes part of Satlink

Engineering company Satlink, which specialises in technological systems and developments based on satellite communications, has acquired the company Electrónica Rías Bajas (ERB), a longstanding provider of services around maritime electronics…

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Finding the sweet spot in every tow
Francis Parrott of Notus and Fran West of Seafield Navigation with the Notus Echo at this week’s Skipper Expo in Aberdeen

Finding the sweet spot in every tow

An acoustic detection system developed by Canadian company Notus to enable shrimp trawler skippers to identify where their catches are being caught has been adapted to provide the same advantages…

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Squid show on F3X multibeam sounder
The WASSP F3X screen with backscatter with squid showing in the sounder and as water column targets. Image: WASSP

Squid show on F3X multibeam sounder

One of the Vigo-based trawlers fishing for squid in Falkland Islands waters is seeing the benefits of having a WASSP F3X multibeam sonar on board. The 83 metre trawler went…

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Electronic Monitoring: A Culture of Co-operation or Surveillance?

As the UK government is poised to extend the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) across the inshore fleet in England, recent experience with electronic monitoring systems (EMS) illustrates two very different trajectories for fisheries management, and the NFFO has examined the situation to set out the complexities of electronic monitoring of fishing vessels and the pitfalls that have to be avoided.

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