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The e-catch system allows fishermen to log their catch data electronically, and update the government as a legal requirement.
e-catch has been developed by working with professionals from the fishing industry. By manner of trials and testing in cooperation with the government, a product has been created that adheres to their standards. An excellent balance between user friendliness and functionality has been found.
e-catch designed by E.F.I.C.E. (Electronic Fish Information Center Europe) has been prepared according to legal standards and adheres to the full demands set by the government. The messages that e-catch produces are tested by the government for content, correctness and level of completeness. This programme has also been created in multiple languages.
The practicality of e-catch is so that data, which is the same every week can be automatically added from the users favourites which can be stored by the programme. These favourites (e.g. docking sites, fishing gear, the width of the net meshes etc.) only need to be filled out once during the installation and then saved in the configuration. The different fish species caught every week can be pre-selected and then automatically shown when the catch needs to be registered.
The programme is based on the principle that files which need to be changed are kept at a minimum. This has the advantage that the programme takes very little time on a daily basis.
Aside from the necessary components, e-catch also has some helpful added extras. For instance, it can give an estimation of the amount of fish caught during a trip. Also the prices of a certain types of fish can be entered in the system, giving some insight into the worth of the total catch and a decent estimate of the grand total before reaching port.

Below is a screen shot of the working software:

e-catch example screen












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