Archipelago Marine Research partners with Marine Instruments

16 Jun 2017
Electronic Monitoring agreement

Gabriel Gómez (left), general manager of Marine Instruments, signed the agreement with Howard McElderry, Archipelago’s VP of monitoring technologies

Canada-based Archipelago Marine Research and Spanish-owned Marine Instruments have partnered to enable ongoing development and implementation of Electronic Monitoring (EM) technology globally.

The alliance aims to support the adoption of EM as a viable solution for fisheries monitoring.

“The fisheries industry needs more effective and efficient monitoring,” explained Gabriel Gómez, general manager of Marine Instruments. “Our new arrangement with Archipelago Marine Research ensures we are meeting that need – now and into the future.”

Howard McElderry, Archipelago’s VP of monitoring technologies, added: “The alliance allows each company to focus on our complementary strengths in a way that ensures high quality, cost-effective EM programs. This is a big win for fisheries sustainability around the world.”

A key element of the partnership involves the transfer of EM intellectual property from Archipelago to Marine Instruments.

Marine Instruments said it plans to use its marine electronics research, design and manufacturing experience to drive advancements in EM technology in a bid to improve capability, increase production and reduce user costs.

Archipelago will continue to own and manage the development of its EM Interpret (EMI) data review software outside of this agreement.

The formal agreement was signed by both organisations in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.