Supported by NEFISCO

Create fisheries statistics Google account
Create fisheries statistics apllication engin
Install ODK on your server
Log in on your server
The basics of ODK XLS form
Sample based fisheries statistics
Design a fisheries landing survey ODK form
Convert XLS form to XLM form
Upload XLM form to your server
Install ODK on your mobile phone
Download collected data from your server
Tips and tricks in small scale fisheries data collection

A mobile phone application for fisheries data collection

The rapid expansion of 3G mobile phone networks globally provides an opportunity for the introduction of new technologies in fisheries data collection.

Due to its large numbers and large dispersion, small scale fisheries catches can only be monitored through sample based data collection, carried out by enumerators at the landing sites.

Till recently paper forms were filled at the landing sites and send to the department for processing. This traditional way is expensive and time consuming

This process has been improved through the development of a mobile phone application for small scale fisheries data collection.

The mobile phone application is being tested in projects supported by FAO and WorldBank in East and West Africa..