This project required MRAG to refine and web-enable the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels, a record of fishing vessels authorised to fish in the convention area beyond national jurisdiction of the Commission Member whose flag the vessel is flying. The refinement and web-enablement of the record assisted the Commission Secretariat to store historical data following changes to individual records and display the history pf the record on its website. The data was also made aviabl available to the Global Vessel Database being developed by five tuna regional fisheries management organisations.
A web application using PHP and MySQL was developed to display data from a database on the WCPFC web site: http://www.wcpfc.int/vrecord/search.php that allowed users to search the data by a number of different criteria. A export function was added to the WCPFC internal access database to generate MySQL scripts to update the data on the web site.