Over the last eight years we have been involved in the design, development, maintenance, training and support of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Electronic Logbook program (ELog).
DFO ELog was created to streamline the paper log book approach used to report on catch data. The fisherman’s electronic logbook (ELog) is designed to replace hard copy paper logbooks and fulfill all catch reporting and licence requirements while also eliminating the associated manual data entry upon submission. Modeled after the paper logbooks being used in the commercial fleet, the ELog program uses a simple, user-friendly interface for fishermen to use on-board their vessels while out fishing.
ELog modules are used by hundreds of fisheries operating on both the east and west coasts of Canada.