FSA assessed the development of digital solutions in the fishing industry
Despite the relatively low level of digitalization of the primary sector of the economy, the pace of implementation of digital solutions in fisheries has been growing in recent years.
As the analysis of the Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA) showed, digitalization covers almost all segments of the fishing industry: from state management and control to the organization of fishing and production.
The process of improving digital solutions is ongoing and is associated with specific market demands. In particular, it is planned:
mobile applications for an electronic fishing journal and control of the origin of products, a digital atlas of fisheries, a system of electronic certificates of origin of aquatic biological resources, electronic veterinary accompanying documents;
expanding the use of satellite technologies in the field, including for telemedicine (a mobile complex for remote diagnostics of a patient's health status on a vessel was first tested in July of this year);
consolidation of information systems on a single platform for end-to-end traceability and control over the catch and turnover of aquatic biological resources and fish products.
The digitalization of the fishery should be end-to-end - along the entire chain of production of fish products. Thus, it is planned to introduce automated systems for weighing catches. FSA has been active in supporting this initiative as an important element in the sustainability of fisheries. Digital control of the volumes of catches and their processing will make it possible to eliminate the release of substandard fish and juveniles, thereby increasing the safety of the main commercial objects. Automation of existing methods of control, associated today with the mandatory presence of border service officers during reloading of fish products, will reduce the loss of misuse of the time allotted for fishing.
Digitalization is becoming an important factor in competitiveness, it allows for a more accurate and flexible approach to the processes of planning the extraction of aquatic biological resources and processing, accelerates the interaction between industry participants and regulators when making decisions.