Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) have continued their support of the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen (NZFCF), by attending and sponsoring their annual conference held in Blenheim recently.

The conference brings fishers and industry supporters together from across New Zealand to network and catch up on the latest issues and recent innovations related to fishing and the marine environment.

ENL are a proud NZFCF member and are a Gold Sponsor of the annual event. Running concurrent to the conference there is also a trade exhibition for suppliers to present their products and services to the commercial fishing industry. ENL displayed their leading brands, including TimeZero, Marport, FURUNO, and the locally developed WASSP Multibeam Sounder system.

The Electronic Navigation Shield Recipient award was also presented at the conference. Since 1986, the award has gone to a member who has gone beyond to support and promote the Federation.

This year’s recipient was Donna Wells from FinestKind Limited. Donna runs a successful seafood quota brokerage and is a provider of quality seafood, based in Nelson.

“This award is a most worthy recognition for the valuable support, dedication and assistance Donna has continuously provided to the NZFCF for more than thirty years. Donna is enthusiastic about recognising Women in Seafood, so it is fitting she herself is recognised with this accolade,” says Dave James, ENL Group Asia-Pacific Regional Sales.


The conference also saw the Shipwreck auction which raises funds for the Shipwreck Welfare Trust. This year for such a worthy cause, ENL donated a TimeZero Professional software suite with PBG, Charting and High-Res Bathymetric data and a FURUNO FCV-588 Fish finder.

Combined, they fetched $5,400 at auction. In total the 2023 auction raised over $40,000 to help families of fishermen lost at sea.

Photo caption: Electronic Navigation (ENL) Shield Recipient, Donna Wells of Finest Kind with Richard Bowe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ENL.