Fishing Liason & Cable Awareness
Your undersea cable system is a valuable asset that needs ongoing protection.
SubCom’s Fishery Liaison and Cable Awareness services can greatly
lower the risk of damage to your undersea cable system. Bringing to bear more
than 50 years of construction experience and system ownership knowledge,
SubCom’s team can design and implement a cost effective cable awareness
solution that protects your cable.
SubCom’s expertise in fishing risk management and fishery liaison on
a global scale can provide just the help that cable owners need in order to understand
and reduce risks from the earliest project planning stages through installation
and maintenance. SubCom works cooperatively with fishing
organizations in diverse regions at the early phases of system planning and on into
system installation. Leveraging the fisheries database and relationships with other sea
bed users around the world, SubCom identifies local risks to cable
systems and distributes cable information to seabed users in formats tailored for local
conditions. These activities contribute to better relations among different maritime
industries, increasing the safety of the cable and other seabed users.
“Oregon fishermen have a great relationship with the submarine cable industry, due
in no small part to the efforts of SubCom,” said Scott McMullen,
Chairman Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee. “I have been impressed with the way
SubCom works with the fishing fleet to avoid conflicts. They have
a good understanding of how to address issues before they become problems.
SubCom has demonstrated a high degree of integrity in working with the
Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee to cooperatively address fishing issues.”
SubCom maintains strong ties with local and national agencies,
fishing organizations, and businesses to ensure safe environmental practices.
SubCom’s representatives serve on the Executive Committee of the
International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), the North American Submarine
Cable Association (NASCA), and the United Kingdom Cable Protection Committee
(UKCPC). These organizations of cable owners, operators and suppliers are focused on
protecting cable installations, sharing the seabed in harmony, and promoting marine
SubCom can provide a 24-hour hotline that fishermen can call in case
of suspected cable snags.
Cable route position lists, electronic cable awareness charts for selected areas, and
more details are available by contacting:
250 Industrial Way West
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724 USA
Voice: +1 973-216-2096