Commercial fishing plays a vital role in the fishing industry with the livelihood of millions of people worldwide being directly or indirectly dependent on it. While there is a wide variety of fishing methods used for commercial fishing, over 50% of which is done via trawling due to the massive amounts of fish brought in per catch. However, fisheries are being threatened by a host of challenges affecting their earnings and profitability. To sustain their profitability, many fisheries began seeking ways to optimise efficiency and reduce costs. This however, is a norm across the maritime industry. Vessel operators are often on the lookout for the most cost effective solutions in optimising their daily operations.