eLandings Overview and Presentations about the system

eLandings Overview

The Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS) is an interagency project involving the three agencies that manage commercial fisheries in Alaska: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.  Commercial seafood processors are required to report data on seafood harvest to these agencies. Traditionally reporting has involved a combination of paper forms, such as fish tickets and weekly production reports, and electronic reporting such as shoreside processor electronic reporting and IFQ web-based reporting of halibut and sablefish.  

The IERS provides the Alaska fishing industry with a consolidated, electronic means of reporting landings and production of commercial fish and shellfish to multiple management agencies.  The agencies worked together to implement a system that enables the seafood industry to report landing, production, and IFQ to all 3 fishery management agencies through a single application.  The data are stored in a shared elandings repository database and each agency pulls the data that is needed for management.

Benefits of the IERS include:

  • Eliminates redundant reporting
  • Immediate verification of permits and vessel IDs
  • Timely catch reports for management agency use.
  • Options for processors to import or export catch and production information.
  • Significant reduction in data entry by management agencies.

 The system has five main components that interact with the elandings repository database.

  • eLandings - web-based access for seafood processors
  • seaLandings (including an elogbook)- locally installed program which enables data submission via email for catcher/processors and motherships with no web access report at sea.  seaLandings also includes an elogbook (ELB) for catcher/processors and motherships.
  • tLandings - locally installed program for salmon, shellfish and groundfish tenders with no web access
  • Agency Interface - locally installed access for fisheries agency personnel
  • System Interface - provides an interface for processors to transmit landing information directly from their own record-keeping systems. 

IERS also offers an elogbook for catcher vessels and the ability to integrate with the Commercial Operators Annual Report (COAR).  

In addition, the elandings system has an eLandings Training Instance with Training Scenarios as well as an eLandings Test Instance and the test site has links to test plans, valid codes, and related documents.

Implementation

The long-term goal of IERS is to provide a single reporting system for commercial harvest and production of groundfish, halibut, salmon, and shellfish in Alaska.   The eLandings reporting system was first released for the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program when the first fishery opened on August 15, 2005.

eLandings reporting of groundfish and halibut IFQ landings began in January 2006 on a voluntary basis. The system became mandatory for groundfish in 2009. eLandings for salmon was introduced in 2009 and is currently has been incrementally implemented throughout the state of Alaska.

Commercial Fishing Overview

Fisheries are regulated to ensure controlled harvest of species with a focus on future viability of the fishery. Regulatory measures for managing fisheries include limiting access to permitted entities, specifying harvest quotas, and allocating species by target fishery, gear, area, season, and management program. A recent innovation in fisheries management is individual fishing quotas which allow the quota holder flexibility in when and how to fish, but, restrict the quota owner to a specific amount of catch per year.

Seafood harvesters and seafood processors are both regulated. While most regulations are designed to meet biological objectives, some are designed to achieve socio-economic objectives. An example is Community Development Quotas which allocate a portion of certain fish harvests directly to coalitions of remote Alaska villages to increase local economic opportunities.

Commercial fishing typically involves a vessel and vessel owner, captain and crew, fishing gear, licenses or permits to harvest fish, target species, and incidental catch. A typical fishing trip begins when a vessel leaves port and ends when the vessel returns to port to sell the catch. The process of selling catch at the conclusion of a trip is called a landing.

Seafood processing at shoreside plants begins with offloading, weighing, grading and pricing, recording fishing trip data and licenses and permits, and reporting the landing to regulatory agencies. Seafood processing at sea is similar to shoreside processing with the exception that reporting is generally of the final product, and the offload of product occurs at intervals independent of fishing trips.

eLandings Presentations

Attached are various presentations on eLandings. Note that each presentation is tailored for a specific audience and may assume local knowledge of fisheries management issues or of the project's administrative or technical environment.

Historical Documents

The first formal documents published for this project are the Needs Analysis and the Technology Assessment, both published in July 2002. As a result of conclusions from the initial phase, a technology demonstrator project was conceived, and conclusions were published in December 2003.


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Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Overview_presentation_2017_ .pptx eLandings System Overview

Apr 19, 2017 by Susan Hall - NOAA Federal

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation FIS Overview.pptx

Jun 17, 2016 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation PSDCM 2015.pptx Pacific States Data Committee Meeting presentation on eLandings cost and benefits impact study

Jan 01, 2016 by Phyllis G Smith

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Aug 28, 2015 by Jennifer Mondragon - NOAA Federal

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Aug 28, 2015 by Jennifer Mondragon - NOAA Federal

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation eLandings_Overview.pptx

Aug 28, 2015 by Jennifer Mondragon - NOAA Federal

Microsoft Word Document eLandings Electronic Reporting Activities.docx Report to FIS ER and PM PSG's on eLandings grant activities

Sep 05, 2013 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation FIS presentation - Hopper Scales.pptx FIS Program Management Presentation on Hopper Scale Data Integration with tLandings

Sep 05, 2013 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Excel Sheet testdatavalues.xls

Apr 19, 2012 by Former user

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation MOU Presentation.pptx eLandings presentation and briefing for Commissioner

Aug 04, 2011 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Comfish Presentation.pptx tLandings Overview - Comfish Kodiak

Apr 12, 2011 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation eLandings Overview BB Processors.pptx

Apr 04, 2011 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Word Document tLandings Presentation for Bristol Bay Staff.docx Agenda

Mar 16, 2011 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Overview_presentation for BB Staff.pptx Bristol Bay Staff Meeting

Mar 15, 2011 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow tLandings.ppt eLandings Tender Application FIS Presentation - August 2009

Oct 01, 2009 by Phyllis G Smith

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow eLandings_overview.ppt Short Overview of the eLandigns system

Apr 29, 2009 by Jennifer Mondragon

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow FishCon_eLandings_poster.ppt Poster on eLandings presented in poster session at FishCon, July, 2007

Apr 29, 2009 by Jennifer Mondragon

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow FishCon_IERS_TechnologyPanel.ppt Presentation on eLandings at Technology Panel of FishCon. July, 2007.

Apr 29, 2009 by Jennifer Mondragon

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow PPC_Presentation.ppt Presentation on implementation of eLandings for salmon fisheries. March 25, 2009. Presenters: Gail Smity, Ammon Bailey, Amar Das Khalsa, Chris Keller

Apr 29, 2009 by Jennifer Mondragon

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow Dutch Harbor Trip Report.ppt Presentation to SC on agency staff trip to Dutch Harbor September 22 - 23, 2008

Apr 29, 2009 by Jennifer Mondragon

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow PCMFC_PRESENTATION_2.ppt Interagency Electronic Reporting - presented to PSMFC November 8, 2005

May 19, 2006 by Larry Talley - NOAA Federal

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow Mondragon_InteragencyElectronicReporting.ppt Development of an Interagency Electronic Reporting System in Alaska

May 19, 2006 by Larry Talley - NOAA Federal

Microsoft Powerpoint 97 Slideshow Keller-eLandings.ppt eLandings - An Interagency Electronic Landing Reporting System

May 19, 2006 by Larry Talley - NOAA Federal

PDF File smith_Alaska Fish Game_11-18-03.pdf Development of an Interagency Electronic Fishery Information Collection and Management Program in Alaska

May 19, 2006 by Larry Talley - NOAA Federal