From 1 January 2010, the fishery is obliged to provide the logbook data digitally to the government. In 2011, this scheme was further expanded with mandatory notification to customs. This means that only one document has to be made. This saves time and money.
E-Catch has been developed in close collaboration with professional practice. Through long-term practical tests in collaboration with the government, a product has been created that meets all applicable requirements. An excellent balance has been found between usability and functionality.
E-Catch is a modular package. This means that in the basic version all government obligations can be met. In addition, the user can have additional expansions in the form of modules, for example a weighing system.
E-Catch meets all requirements set by the government. The messages that the program produces have been tested by the Dutch AID on content, correctness and completeness. In order to be able to serve the flagships, the program has been conducted in a multilingual manner.
One of the strengths of E-Catch is that data that is the same every week is automatically filled in from the favorites in the program. These favorites, such as home port, type of gear, mesh size, etc., are filled in once at the installation and stored in the configuration.
The fish species caught on a weekly basis are also pre-selected and displayed automatically if the catch has to be recorded.
Only matters that change must be changed by the skipper.
The program requires little time from the skipper on a daily basis
Parts have also been added that are not legally required but do provide added value. For example, the program already provides an estimate of the value of the fish caught during the fishing trip. If you set the prices of the caught fish in advance, you will have an insight into the value of each trek and at the end of the fishing trip you will have a good idea of the expected situation.
For ships equipped with a weighing system there is the possibility to link this, so that the weighing data is automatically read.
E-Catch can easily be connected to GPS equipment. All input with regard to position determination, ICES area and statistical course is hereby simplified.