Identifying electronic platforms to increase safety at sea in the Australian commercial fishing fleet

Project Number:



Diversity Sustainable Development Consultants Pty Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Geoff R. Diver

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FRDC Expenditure:



Communities, Industry, People


1. To identify an electronic platform which can accurately and automatically receive a signal from Australian fishing vessels wherever they operate to determine in a timely manner if the vessel is still able to receive and transmit a signal.

2. To determine a protocol for timely action if a signal has been deemed to be lost

3. To identify an electronic platform which can alert skippers of heightened risks from fast developing, or fast changing weather and sea conditions

4. To make recommendations for the integration of these platforms into regulation through Australian maritime and fisheries jurisdictions