The Mapping feature provides you with a visual representation of your electronic reports.

Mapping works in tandem with the electronic reports you have submitted to FishServe.
The map will populate with data from your electronic reports; it does not use location data from your GPR.

You can map out your fishing events, from the day you began reporting electronically.
By using the maps’ dynamic combination of filters, you can search by:

  • Date – View events over time or within a specific timeframe.
  • Vessel - If you own or operate more than one vessel, you can filter by specific vessels or show all.
  • Permit - If you are authorised under more than one permit, you can filter by specific permit numbers or show all.
  • Fishing Methods - View events that match the selected fishing method/s (e.g. only view events where surface longlining was used)
  • Target Species - View events based on a selected target species
  • Catch Species - View events based on a selected catch species.
  • Non-Fish or Protected Species - View NFPS events, and filter by species group, specific species or life status.

You need to click the "Refresh Map" button when you change the filters to apply these to the map.

You can use a combination of some of the above filters to narrow your search.
For example, you can filter for events that:

  1. Occurred between 1st January 2020 and 31st March 2020; where midwater trawling was the fishing method; snapper was the target species; and snapper and tarakihi were the catch species.

OR

  1. Occurred between 1st October 2019 and 1st July 2020; where rock lobster potting was the fishing method; rock lobster was the target species; but no rock lobster was caught.

OR

  1. NFPS events that occurred between 1st June 2020 and 14th June 2020; involving gulls or terns; where the bird was uninjured.

In addition, Mapping also has the layers function. You can apply some of the following layers to the map:

  • Quota Management Areas – View QMA boundaries for specific species.
    You can only view one QMA at a time.
  • Other Layers – View boundaries for the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone); restricted areas like marine sanctuaries; other fisheries management areas such as statistical areas and substock management areas.
    You can apply as many of the other layers as you wish.

For the best experience when using Mapping, we recommend the Google Chrome web browser, available here

Using Mapping

Vessels and Permits

Fishing Events

Non-Fish or Protected Species

Accessing Mapping

Step Description
1 To access Mapping, click the ER tab.
Note: You must be signed into FishServe and have ER authorisation to view the ER tab.
2 In ER, click Mapping in the side-menu.
A new browser tab will open, and Mapping will display.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Moving Around

Click the Information button to go to this information page.
  Click this button to hide the filters side-menu.
Click this button to show the filters side-menu.
Use the + and – buttons to zoom in (+) and zoom out (-).
If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use that to zoom in/out.
Double-click on the map to zoom in.
Hold down and drag the mouse to move around the map.
Some lists will contain a scroll bar.
Drag this to scroll up and down a list.
If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use that to scroll up and down.
Some fields will contain drop-down menus.
Click the arrow to open the drop-down menu.

Some filters require a checked box to be applied.
Tick the box next to the filter you would like to apply.
Likewise, if you wish to remove a filter, uncheck the box.
Some fields will allow you to type.
These fields will provide autocomplete suggestions.
You can:
  • Type out all the information (e.g. 3 character species code) and press Enter to add.
  • Type out some of the information and click one of the suggestions to enter.
To remove information, such as species codes, click the red X.
Use the date slider to search for reports within a timeframe.
Drag the sliders to narrow or widen the timeframe of your search.
Use the left slider to select the start date.
Use the right slighter to select the end date.
Click Refresh Map after making changes to the filters.
This will refresh the map and apply any changes made.
The filters side-menu will display the number of reports found matching the search criteria provided.
The latitude and longitude of the cursor is shown in the bottom left-hand side of the map.
These will change as the cursor moves around the map.
  Some layers are colour coded.
If you select a colour coded layer, it will display on the map in the same colour.
Some filters are colour coded.
If you select a colour coded filter, events matching that filter will display on the map in the same colour.
The map will indicate the starting point of a fishing event with an arrow.
The arrow will indicate the direction of travel.
To see more detail about an event, click on it.
When an event is selected, it will be highlighted.
Clicking on an event will bring up a pop-up on the right side of the screen.
This pop-up provides more detail about the highlighted event.
To close the pop-up, click the X in the corner.
To view the entire event report, click View.
This will open a new tab and display the report in its entirety.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Using Layers

Quota Management Areas
Step Description
1 Click Layers to open the section.
2 Under QMA, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of species, arranged by their common name, will display.
You can scroll through the list to see more species.
3 To filter by species QMA, click the species name.
For example, if you wish to view the QMA for BCO (Blue Cod), click “Blue Cod”.
Note: You can only view one QMA at a time.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map. The map will display the selected QMA.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Other Layers
Step Description
1 Click Layers to open the section.
2 Under Other Layers, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of other layers will display. The other layers are colour coded.
You can scroll through this list.
3 From the drop-down menu, you can select other layers, such as: 
  • EEZ
  • Restricted areas
  • Other fisheries management areas such as statistical areas and substock areas
Tick the box next to the layer you would like to view on the map.
For example, if you wish to view the Hoki substock layer, check “Hoki substock”.
Note: You can select as many of these other layers as you wish.
 
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map.
The map will display the selected other layer/s.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Using Filters

Vessels
Step Description
1 Click Vessels and Permits to open the section.
2 Under Vessels, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
Vessel/s registered to you or your organisation will display.
3 Check the box next to the vessel/s whose reports you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple vessels.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports from the selected vessel/s.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Permits
Step Description
1 Click Vessels and Permits to open the section.
2 Under Permits, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
The permit number/s under which you are authorised will display.
3 Tick the box next to the permit number whose reports you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple permit numbers.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports from the selected permit/s.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Fishing Methods
Step Description
1 Click Fishing Events to open the section.
Note: Fishing Events are checked by default. They can be removed from the map by unchecking the box.
2 Under Fishing Methods, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
The fishing method/s list will display.
3 Tick the box next to the method/s you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple methods.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports matching the selected fishing method/s.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Target Species
Step Description
1 Click Fishing Events to open the section.
Note: Fishing Events are checked by default. They can be removed from the map by unchecking the box.
2 Under Target Species, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of species code will display.
   
3 Select the target species you would like to view from the list OR type the species code.
Note: If you only wish to view reports based on one target species, skip to step 5.
4 Select multiple target species by clicking within the field.
A list of species codes will display.
Select the other species code you would like to view from the list OR type the species code.
Repeat this step if you would like to add more species codes.
5 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports where the selected species was the target species.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Catch Species
Step Description
1 Click Fishing Events to open the section.
Note: Fishing Events are checked by default. They can be removed from the map by unchecking the box.
2 Under Catch Species, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of species code will display.
   
3 Select the catch species you would like to view from the list OR type the species code.
Note: If you only wish to view reports based on one catch species, skip to step 5.
4 Select multiple catch species by clicking within the field.
A list of species codes will display.
Select the other species code you would like to view from the list OR type the species code.
Repeat this step if you would like to add more species codes.
5 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports where the selected species were caught.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Species Group
Step Description
1 Click Non-Fish or Protected Species to open the section.
Note: NFPS is left unticked by default. Tick the box to view NFPS events.
If you only wish to view NFPS events, you will need to untick Fishing Events first.
2 Under Species Group, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of species groups will display.
3 Tick the box next to the species you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple species from the same group OR select multiple species from multiple groups.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display NFPS reports involving the selected species or species group.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Species
Step Description
1 Click Non-Fish or Protected Species to open the section.
Note: NFPS is left unticked by default. Tick the box to view NFPS events.
If you only wish to view NFPS events, you will need to untick Fishing Events first.
2 Under Species, open the drop-down menu by clicking the arrow.
A list of individual non-fish and protected species will display.
    
3 Tick the box next to the individual species you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple species.
4 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports involving the selected species.

Back to "Using Mapping".

Life Status
Step Description
1 Click Non-Fish or Protected Species to open the section.
Note: NFPS is left unticked by default. Tick the box to view NFPS events.
If you only wish to view NFPS events, you will need to untick Fishing Events first.
2 At the bottom of the subsection, there are three tick boxes for life statuses:
  • Dead
  • Injured
  • Uninjured
Tick the box next to the status you would like to view.
Note: You can select multiple statuses.
3 Click Refresh Map to update the map and display reports with the selected life statuses.

Back to "Using Mapping".

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