The CatchID Program
The CatchID Program is an initiative launched by the Directorate of Fisheries to support development and implementation of new technological solutions to accommodate the challenges with illegal and unreported fishing and need for improved documentation.
The CatchID Program aims to support the development of a fully integrated documentation system. The approach is based on a compliance by design principle where third party technology is used to automatically register all marine resources harvested in real time and with limited or no need for human interaction, and to provide relevant data to MCS authorities.
The objective is to make quota deduction possible prior to landing, reducing the room to circumvent and violate the regulations. Furthermore, the program aims to support the development of a system which will be able to trace the fishery products throughout the value chain. This system will support documentation of the origin of the catch, assuring consumers that the product originates from ethical and sustainable fisheries, thus supporting the fight against IUU fisheries and crimes in the fisheries sector.
CatchID will make quota deduction possible prior to landing, reducing the room to violate the regulations – and make it possible to trace the fishery products throughout the value chain.
Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies
We arranged the 1st international symposium on catch identification technologies in Bergen 2. - 3. november 2022. The aim was to create a global meeting place for managers, scientists, policy makers, the fishery industry, exporters and marketers to present and discuss new and emerging catch identification technologies.