The Original Cedric
All vessels, except over 28m trawlers, can continue using the original Cedric until the 31st of March 2018.
For information on the original Cedric please click here.
The information on this page below is for the Cedric version valid from 1st October 2017, designed to meet the digital monitoring regulations.
What is Cedric?
Cedric is a simple, easy to use tool that enables permit holders to submit their fishing trip event reports electronically to FishServe.
Cedric has been upgraded to meet the new digital monitoring requirements, to ensure all trawl vessels over 28 metres can use Cedric to send their event reports to FishServe from 1st October 2017.
At this stage Cedric will only be available to support the trawling fishing methods. Cedric may be upgraded to support other fishing methods in the future.
What do I need to do to start using Cedric?
If you have already been using the original Cedric, you just need to upgrade to the new version.
If you are not a current Cedric user, you need to complete the Cedric application form (available on our forms page under Digital Monitoring) and return it to FishServe. Once we receive your application we will send you an email which will include everything you need to begin using Cedric.
The latest Cedric installer file can be downloaded from our dropbox account by clicking the link here: Cedric Installer v3
Minimum System Specs
Any PC, Laptop or Tablet, running on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 will meet the minimum system specifications.
GPS Location Reporting
Cedric must be connected to GPS in order to record your locations on fishing events (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.
At present the services to develop and support Cedric are part of the catch effort services we are contracted to deliver by MPI, and consequently no direct charges were attached to the product. However, this will no longer be the case under the new regulations from 1 October 2017, as industry is expected to source log books independently. FishServe will therefore need to seek funding for the upgraded Cedric via a monthly charge.
From 1 October 2017;
- Cedric will cost $69.00 (plus GST) per month per vessel
- You are only charged for the months where you submit an event and the charge will appear on your statement at the end of each month
- Any other vessels within your fleet can continue using the old Cedric without incurring any fees. This is until the 31st March 2018 when they will need to upgrade to the new Cedric to comply with the new digital monitoring requirements, or set up with another e-logbook solution.
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. This will allow the authorised users to submit events on behalf of the permit holder.
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 of the nature of the failure by emailing email@example.com.
If you are unable to record event data:
- 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. 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 events are currently available?
A. As of the 1st October 2017, the following event reports can be completed via Cedric;
- Trip Start
- Non-fish/Protected Species
- Trip End
Q. Can I use my Cedric data to create my MHR?
A. No, MHR reports are no longer able to be generated from Cedric. These will need to be submitted seperately.
Q. When are my Cedric event 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.|
- Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017
- Limited Exemption from Compliance
- Fisheries Geospatial Position Reporting Devices Circular 2017
- Fisheries E-logbook Users Instructions and Codes Circular
- Fisheries E-logbook Technical Specifications Circular 2017
- Cedric User Guide
- A Geospatial Position Reporting and E-logbook reporting Guide for >28m trawl vessels is available for download from the MPI website here