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North Pacific Observer Program Contacts

North Pacific Observer Program

North Pacific Observer Program Contacts

Observers collect biological samples and fishery-dependent information on total catch and interactions with protected species. Managers use data collected by observers and electronic monitoring to monitor quotas, manage groundfish and prohibited species catch, and document and reduce fishery interactions with protected resources. Scientists use observer-collected data for stock assessments and marine ecosystem research.

Fee Payment Questions

Log Trips Over the Phone

Observer Deployment and Sampling Questions

Regulatory Questions

Additional Resources