Facts about FACTS™
A two page document that summarizes the features of FACTS™View / Download
Real-Time Fishery Management™ and FACTS™
This document explains the concept of real-time fishery management and how FACTS™ supports that concept. You will read about the modules of FACTS™ and how they can be used together in any combination to meet the needs of fisheries worldwide.View / Download
FACTS™ in the News
FACTS™ is now in use in a new, high profile pilot program for the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab fishery in Maryland. Articles have appeared in various publications including the Annapolis Capital Gazette and the Baltimore Sun.View / Download
Project Profile: FOS (Fishery Operations System)
Electric Edge Systems Group provided a wide variety of modifications and enhancements to Fishery Operations System (FOS) to accommodate major changes to business logic as well as new functionality required by the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.
Electronic catch monitoring was one of the new technologies introduced in the plan. It allows for the electronic capture of data while at sea that has allowed for the removal of at sea observers to monitor vessel fishing activity (which is cheaper and less cumbersome than having an extra person on board). Electric Edge added functionality to the FOS system to allow for this data to be added to the system via a web interface or web services which are accessible to approved third-parties. This project included the retrofitting of the FOS to provide data via web services.
Along with the electronic catch monitoring enhancements, Electric Edge also added tight integration with the Quota Management System in order to combine quota data and catch data into a single report used to determine if a licence should be allowed to continue fishing or require it to transfer more quota onto it before being allowed back out.View / Download
Project Profile: QMS (Quota Management System)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is at the forefront of quota management for various groundfish fisheries. The Quota Management System (QMS) handles the information processing needs of the sophisticated Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.
The main purpose of the QMS System is to facilitate transfers of fishing quota between commercial licences across various groundfish fisheries (and will scale to accommodate other fisheries in the future). The system automates the application of a wide variety of complex business rules that govern the transfer of fishing quota.View / Download