At-Sea Observer Services

Changeable weather conditions, geographic isolation and frequent use of heavy hauling and lifting equipment all combine to make for a hazardous workplace.

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Commercial fishing vessels provide an ideal platform for most fisheries data collection, but it is imperative that seagoing observers are highly experienced and trained to the highest appropriate industry standards in personal safety.  Training your own “in-house” team can be a lengthy and expensive process with no guarantee that the staff will be able to cope with the harsh work conditions.  SeaScope staff operate to strict safety procedures and have all undertaken rigorous safety training. They are highly trained in catch sampling techniques and in collecting biological samples (e.g. otolith extraction, tissue sampling, tagging) and they are all highly experienced seagoing professionals.

The core team at SeaScope have been involved in the collection of fisheries data aboard a wide range of commercial fishing vessels and fisheries for a combined 35 years.  They have carried out fishing gear technology trials, undertaken routine catch sampling, collected control data at sea for EM projects and have led on government stock assessment Research Vessel surveys.  This experience, along with the comprehensive training to STCW95 standards ensure that all SeaScope staff are amongst the most professional observers available for data collection at sea or in the intertidal zone.

At SeaScope we are dedicated to delivering fisheries research and monitoring programmes of the highest quality at competitive prices.  Being an independent company, we pride ourselves on impartiality, data quality, delivery, safety and flexibility and look forward to working with industry, scientists and fisheries managers alike to deliver your fisheries and marine related research to the highest possible standards.

Commercial fishing has long been recognised as one of the most dangerous professions.

Our Services

  • At-Sea Observer Services

    Changeable weather conditions, geographic isolation and frequent use of heavy hauling and lifting equipment all combine to make for a hazardous workplace.
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  • Data Analysis & Reporting

    One of the key elements to a successful project is the data analysis.
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  • Electronic Monitoring

    Since 2009 electronic monitoring of marine fisheries has been one of the main areas of focus for the SeaScope directors.
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  • Project Design & Management

    SeaScope offers a comprehensive Project Design and Management service.
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