Fisheries of the Northeastern United States: Industry-Funded Monitoring


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Carrie Nordeen, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-282-9272


This action proposes regulations to implement the New England Fishery Management Council’s Industry-Funded Monitoring Omnibus Amendment. The New England Council is considering ways to increase monitoring in certain fisheries to assess the amount and type of catch and reduce uncertainty around catch estimates. This amendment would implement a process to standardize future industry-funded monitoring programs in New England Council fishery management plans and industry-funded monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery. This action would ensure consistency in industry-funded monitoring programs across fisheries and increase monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/06/2018