The South African Deep-sea Trawling Industry Association
CapMarine works closely with the hake trawl fishery SADSTIA, providing them with a year-round, well-managed and comprehensive scientific observer programme.
It has proven to be an essential and integral component in the management of the hake resource. In particular, it has assisted in species specific stock assessments. It also provides an additional source of information that can augment the independent data collection from research surveys and the commercial catch and effort data.
Furthermore it provides an essential platform for collecting samples and specimens for other important projects.
Observers collecting data such as; vessel data, catch composition data, biological data, environmental data, bird counts & warp interactions, mitigation & compliance.