The information on this page is for the Cedric version valid from 1st October 2017, designed to meet the digital monitoring regulations. For information on the original Cedric please click here.
What is Cedric?
Cedric is a simple, easy to use tool that enables permit holders to submit their fishing trip reports electronically to FishServe.
Cedric has been upgraded to meet the new digital monitoring requirements and can be used to report trawling, purse seining and bottom longlining.
Permit holders that elect to use Cedric will need to have a GPS device connected to Cedric and register an GPR device for their vessel to comply with GPR regulations.
What do I need to do to start using Cedric?
If you are not a current Cedric user, you need to download the and install the latest version of Cedric. You also need to ensure that any users that you want to be able to complete reports on your behalf have been set up in FishServe as an Electronic Reporting Reporter, Manager or Administrator and have a FishServe username and Password. They must also have set their location sharing preference for your organisation in the FishServe website. Please note that you will be charged a monthly fee for each vessel using Cedric each month.
The latest Cedric installer file can be downloaded from our dropbox account by clicking the link here: Cedric Installer v4
Minimum System Specs
Any PC, Laptop or Tablet, running Windows 10 will meet the minimum system specifications. The device needs to running version 4.7.1 or newer of the .NET Framework.
Check your version of the .NET Framework here.
GPS Location Reporting
Cedric must be connected to GPS in order to record your locations on fishing reports (e.g. to populate the Trip Start Location).
Cedric supports the NMEA 0183 standard for receiving GPS position details. There are two options available:
- UDP (Network Broadcast) – Cedric can listen for GPS position details broadcast on the vessel network using the UDP protocol (e.g. broadcast from a sea plotter).
- USB/Serial GPS Devices– the device can be connected to the laptop or PC using Cedric via serial port or USB port.
Internet Connectivity and Data Sizes
The laptop or PC using Cedric on the vessel will need to be connected to the internet in order to submit your fishing events and comply with the new reporting requirements. Cedric can operate without an internet connection, but a connection is required for submission.
Based on field trials, the following are some average data sizes for submission of events via Cedric:
|Disposal:||10 – 12 Kb|
|Landing:||12 – 16 Kb|
|Trip Start:||10 Kb|
|Trip End:||10 Kb|
The event data sizes are dependent on the amount of data in the event – very large Processing or Landing Events may have slightly larger data sizes.
- Cedric will cost $69.00 (plus GST) per month per vessel
- You are only charged for the months where you submit a report and the charge will appear on your statement at the end of each month
- There is also a logbook registration fee that will be charged when Cedric is installed and activated.
All personnel who will be using Cedric need to be registered as Authorised Users by the permit holder and given Reporting Rights for Electronic Reporting. They are also required to set their location sharing preference before they can submit reports on behalf of the permit holder.
This is only required for existing Cedric users who are upgrading from an older version of Cedric to Cedric v4.
Click here for a step-by-step guide on upgrading Cedric to SQL Server 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What support is available
A. IT support is available to help with the setup of Cedric and any ongoing support and troubleshooting that might be needed between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Q. What do I do if there is a system failure?
A. If you become aware that your Cedric has failed and you are unable to record event data, or unable to transmit event data you must notify MPI immediately of the nature of the failure by calling 0800 00 83 33 or 04 819 4690 (then Option 2), or emailing NCC@mpi.govt.nz. They will instruct you on what you need to do.
If you are unable to record event data and have received a direction from MPI under regulation 43 of the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017:
- use an alternative method of recording all the required event data and required trip-related data. Paper versions of the Cedric events are available for download on our Digital Monitoring page here. We recommend downloading and printing some paper versions to carry onboard your vessel to have available in case of system failure.
If you are unable to transmit event reports:
- continue recording the event data.
Upon returning to port, in both cases, supply the appropriate event reports and trip-related data to FishServe via an authorised electronic device or through the FishServe website. Do not send in the paper versions you have used to record your data whilst at sea. The information needs to be entered and submitted electronically.
Q. What reports are available?
A. As of the 1st October 2019, the following event reports can be completed via Cedric;
- System Test
- Trip Start
- Non-fish/Protected Species
- Trip End
- Bottom Longlining
- Purse Seining
Q. Can I use my Cedric data to create my MHR?
A. MHR details can be generated from ERS reports via FishServe's online services (not within Cedric itself). MHR details are generated from your landing and disposal reports by selecting the Generate from ERS button in your MHR Summary page. A step by step guide is available here.
Q. What do I do if I don't know the landed details from my LFR, but I need to submit my Landing report?
A. You can submit your Landing report without the LFR details. At a later date when your LFR sends you the details, you can amend your Landing report to add these in via FishServe's online services. A handy step by step guide for this process is available here.
Q. When are my Cedric reports due?
A. All reporting obligations are specified in the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017. Please use the information below as a guide to timeframes only.
All catch reports
|Record type of fish targeted, date and time when the fishing starts and location where the fishing starts.||Immediately after the fishing starts.|
|Record date and time when the fishing ends and location where the fishing ends.||Immediately after the fishing ends.|
|Record all other details as specified in the Circulars, such as catch taken details.||Within 8 hours after the fishing ends.|
|Submit the event report to FishServe.||Before the close of the day on which the details as specified in the Circulars had to be recorded. i.e. the close of the day which was 8 hours after fishing ended.|
|Record all details, and submit the event report to FishServe.||Before the close of the day following the day covered by the report, or if the processing starts on one day and ends on another day, before the close of the day following the day on which the processing ends.|
|Record all details, and submit the event report to FishServe.||Before the close of the day on which the permit holder becomes aware of the catch.|
|Record the type of fish or fish products landed and their quantities, date of landing, and the destination type code.||Any time between the end of fishing and the end of landing.|
|Record information from the Circulars, such as greenweight and LFR order number.||As soon as practicable.|
|Submit the event report to FishServe with the type of fish or fish products landed and their quantities, date of landing, and the destination type code recorded.||Immediately after the landing is finished.|
|Amend the event report with FishServe to add the additional information from the Circulars, such as greenweight and LFR order number.||As soon as is practicable after actual weights are received from LFR.|
|Record all details and submit the event report to FishServe.||Before the close of the day following the day on which the event report must be completed.|
|Record all details of a Trip Start event.||Before the first fish catch event report is started.|
|Record all details of a Trip End event.||When the vessel arrices in port (unless it is an end-of-year Landing Report or relates to transhipping).|
|Submit a Trip End event.||No later than the date that the Landing Report is provided.|
Copies of the latest regulations and cirulars are available from the MPI website here.
- Cedric User Guide
- Step by Step: How to add LFR Details to Landing Reports
- Step by Step: How to generate MHR Details from Landing and Disposal Reports