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Fishery Management & Policy
Environmental Impact
Economic Assessment & Impacts
Fishery Expert Witness
Salmon Investigations
Infrastructure Development
Derelict Gear Removal
Cable-Fisheries Interaction
Energy Management Program



Cable-Fisheries Interaction

NRC specializes in providing the undersea cable survey and installation industry with highly detailed, timely and accurate information on the types of fishing activity, temporal and geographic extent of fishing activity, potential threats to undersea cables and pipelines from fishing, and cable protection recommendations. NRC believes that by supplying high quality, unbiased fisheries risk data to the cable owners, operators and installers, cable routes can be selected quickly, with less risk of unforeseen damage to cables and at minimal installation cost.

NRC's work in the cable industry includes the following:
  • Fishery desktop reports (descriptions of fleets, vessels, fishing gear, seabed bottom penetration, operational methods, GIS maps of fishing effort distribution and intensity, and analyses of fishery threats to cables and pipelines.
  • Fishery monitoring along cable/pipeline routes
  • Advice on changes in fisheries that may offer additional future fault threats
  • Fishery caused cable fault analysis review
Our services include assisting cable/pipeline owners in public education programs of appropriate fishers' groups to achieve effective fault prevention. NRC has completed many successful cable-fisheries projects over the last twenty years and has formed a growing client base of telecommunication cable and surveying companies for which we coordinate ongoing work.

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