A period of parallel reporting of fishing effort was carried out in 2019, using the statutory paper forms alongside early adoption of electronic reporting. Twenty vessels, mainly active in the northern snapper (SNA 1) fishery, actively participated in the trial, providing 294 vessel-days of parallel reporting data. Overall, the study indicates no major concerns for the generation of trawl or bottom longline fishery CPUE indices with continuity across the change in reporting regime.
FAR 2021/65 Comparing paper and electronic reporting: a parallel reporting trial
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)