On 23 January 2023, representatives of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) and its partners TMT and the European Fisheries Control Authority (EFCA) began a three-day joint assessment process of the FCWC Regional MCS system with its service provider Xsealence Sea Technologies toward improving the regional vessel monitoring system (RVMS).
The representatives met to review changes, updates, and improvements to the Seasight RVMS software supplied as part of the supply contract between FCWC and Xsealence, under the European Union-funded Improved Regional Fisheries Governance (PESCAO) project.
During a recent joint review of the Seasight application’s usage, performance and functionalities, some key issues were flagged to be addressed by the service provider. “The three-day meeting is meant to provide FCWC and member States with the opportunity to conduct a thorough review of the improved RVMS system as a final acceptance test of the acquired system”, said FCWC Secretary General Seraphin Dedi. The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) is a regional fisheries organisation with a membership of six West African countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo. The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) was established in 2007. This is to facilitate cooperation in fisheries management among the member countries. The countries have several shared fish stocks and identified a need for cooperation and shared management of these resources.
Source: The Secretariat