How to use our App...

The Marine Farming Association (MFA) App has been designed to make reporting easier, faster and more accurate.

It focuses on environmental reporting, in the top of the south (NZ) and it allows our members and the wider community to report beach cleans and float retrievals in real time.

This information helps the MFA monitor environmental impact and to proactively put training programmes in place to mitigate any issues arising.

The Vessel & Farm check aspects of the App have been built in for our environmental mentors to report with ease when out auditing and training members on best practise.

The app can be used when offline, so it’s perfect for use anywhere in the top of the south (NZ).

Step 1 - Download app

Download the app from Apple store or Google Play Store

Step 2 - Sign up

Fill out "Sign me up!" form

Step 3 - Log in

You will be emailed a log in & password.
When this happens you will be able to log into the app.

Step 4 - Home screen

Once logged in, you will see the home screen options:

1. Create New Reports 
This is where the data gets entered

2. Pending Reports
These are reports that you have entered offline so if there are any reports sitting in this box, you will need to select "Sync Reports" when you are back in coverage.

3. All reports
Once reports are entered they will sit in here.

Step 5 - Create new report

FARM AUDIT REPORT
Please don't use this form, for MFA Environment mentors only.

VESSEL AUDIT REPORT
Please don't use this form, for MFA Environment mentors only.

BEACH DEBRIS REPORT
This report should be used if you have done a beach clean and need to report your findings.
The MFA use this data in a number of ways so if we get lots of reports, the picture the data paints is much clearer.

  • Select "Create new reports" from the home screen & you will see a drop down menu.
  • Tap in the blank box that says "Select an item"
  • Select "Beach Debris Report" from the drop down menu.
  • Then press "Create report"
  • Choose the bay you cleaned by typing it into the search area. 
  • If you cant find the bay, there are general options eg. Pelorus Sound_Other, if you select a general area, please add the actual bay in the notes, then we can add it for the future.
  • Enter "People Time" = Number of people x Number of hours cleaning. (To the nearest quarter hour eg: 1.25 hours).
  • Enter "Vessel Time" = Number of hours steaming + downtime while beach cleaning. (To the nearest quarter hour eg: 1.25 hours).
  • Enter " Aquaculture debris " from Marine Farming found = a rough guide for weight is a 9L bucket full is around 1.5kg.
  • Select what types of rope you have found, if you know.
  • Enter "Other debris" found, this is anything you have picked up that isn't Aquaculture debris from Marine Farming.
  • Enter "Notes" - this can be anything else you feel we need to know. And where you enter the bay you cleaned if you had to make a general selection above.
  • Enter "Company" - this is the company you are cleaning for, if you are a member of the public, you can select "Casual Beach Cleaner"
  • Enter "Contact phone number" - just in case we need more information.
  • Once you are happy - "Press SUBMIT"

FLOAT COLLECTION REPORT

  • Select "Create new reports" from the home screen & you will see a drop down menu.
  • Tap in the blank box that says "Select an item"
  • Select "Float Collection Report" from the drop down menu.
  • Then press "Create report"
  • Choose the bay you collected the float from by typing it into the search area. 
  • If you cant find the bay, there are general options eg. Pelorus Sound_Other, if you select a general area, please add the actual bay in the notes, then we can add it for the future.
  • Enter "Number of floats" - you will need to fill in one report per float ID.
  • Enter "Float ID" - if you cant find the ID on the float or it's not in the list, select "NO ID", if you can find the ID but it's not in the list, enter the ID into the notes and we will add it.
  • Tell us where you took the floats - and if anything further needs done about it
  • Enter "Comments" - this can be anything else you feel we need to know. 
  • Enter "Company" - this is the company you are cleaning for, if you are a member of the public, you can select "Casual Beach Cleaner"
  • Enter "Contact phone number" - just in case we need more information.
  • Once you are happy - "Press SUBMIT"

If you spot floats but cant get to them to collect them, please complete this form - https://www.marinefarming.co.n...

Final words.

The app will stay logged in, if you want to log out.
On your device screen, swipe your finger from left to right and it will open up a "logout" option.

Any problems, queries or concerns...
Contact us