From Rotterdam on 28 May VSTEP announced the forthcoming release of its new NAUTIS fishing module simulator, enabling effective training in fishing vessels and allowing fishermen (under training) to strengthen their skills in catch scenarios. Trainees will be able to engage in all aspects such as searching, catching and handling of fish, while at the same time familiarising themselves with vessel manoeuvring.
It is reported that the NAUTIS Fishing Module will allow trainees to train in realistic scenarios and gain a better understanding of modern fishing methods. Trainees will be able to operate an array of fishing vessels, including a stern trawler, a long liner and jigging vessels. Ability to train purse seine, pelagic and pair trawling, long lining and jigging will also be included in the module. In this way, future fishermen will be better prepared to react in different environments and weather, it is understood.