In late 2016, FCF and Bumble Bee Foods partnered to fund a project installing Satlink, an electronic monitoring system, on ten longliner fishing vessels operating out of Fiji with review of vessel trips through Digital Observer Services (DOS). Catch data is compiled and can be used as part of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). FCF has a shared belief that electronic monitoring is the most effective and realistic way to increase observer coverage on longliner vessels. Once this project is proven successful, we will expand the project to fishing vessels in other locations.
Our Satlink and DOS programs are just two of many ways that FCF is making commitments to industry-leading sustainability policies. To learn more, visit our policy and commitment pages & find details on our FAD-free program.