Once EM data has been collected at sea and stored on the control centre’s removable hard drive,
it must be analyzed to interpret fishing activity information in accordance with the fishery’s
program-specific monitoring objectives. When the fishing vessel returns to port, the hard drive
is removed from the onboard control centre, and delivered to a review centre.
The EM data provides a comprehensive resource that can be viewed, analyzed, and archived as
needed; although, with weeks or months of records to interpret, the task of reviewing data can
present a challenge. To simplify this process, Archipelago developed the EM Interpret™ data
analysis and reporting software.
EM Interpret™ integrates all GPS, sensor, and video data, and synchronizes these records along
a single timeline for easy reference. Designed specifically to assist EM reviewers, this
specialized software greatly reduces the time required to process and review fishing activity records.