Increasing prevalence of lost commercial and recreational fishing gear has significant environmental, ecological, and economic effects on fishing communities and the ocean ecosystem. With our knowledge of and experience in telematics, JO Thomas has successfully implemented vessel and gear monitoring programs to track the loss of these persistent fishing materiel for subsequent retrieval.
ELECTRONIC REPORTING AND IMAGERY
Supporting contemporary monitoring programs as they evolve, JO Thomas offers practical real-time electronic and imagery coverage, available for fisheries management. Our streamlined, real-time reporting and imagery programs developed and customized in house provide flexibility and adaptability, allowing for an innovatory approach to fisheries monitoring.
VESSEL AND GEAR MONITORING
Timely vessel and gear tracking are key features for every monitoring and management program. Our vessel monitoring systems collect real-time GPS vessel and gear positioning for active fishing fleets as large as 200 vessels, for which information is critical for in-season planning and management decisions.